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South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak and his wife Kim Yoon-ok. ©REUTERS
S. Korea's first lady to face land-deal probe

South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak's wife will be questioned in writing by special prosecutors probing alleged irregularities in the purchase of a retirement home for her husband.

S. Korea's first lady to face land-deal probe
Lee Kwang-Bum. Photo courtesy of koreatimes.co.kr
Travel ban sought against S. Korea president's son

A South Korean special prosecutor has asked for President Lee Myung-Bak's son to be banned from leaving the country while he probes alleged irregularities in a project to build Lee's retirement home.

Travel ban sought against S. Korea president's son
Actress Lindsay Lohan arrives in court. ©REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Lindsay Lohan escapes new Hollywood prosecution

Prosecutors declined Tuesday to press charges against Lindsay Lohan for an alleged theft from a Hollywood Hills home, averting a new court case for the perennially-challenged actress.

Lindsay Lohan escapes new Hollywood prosecution
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Bank HSBC probed for money laundering: report

US prosecutors are looking into whether British bank HSBC was involved in laundering money for Mexican drug cartels and moving cash for Saudi Arabian banks with ties to terrorists, The New York Times reported Saturday.

Bank HSBC probed for money laundering: report
Efraim Zuroff, director of the Jewish Simon Wiesenthal Center. Photo courtesy of search.wn.com
Hungary shown 'new evidence on No 1 Nazi suspect'

The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Centre confirmed Sunday that Laszlo Csatary, accused of complicity in the killings of 15,700 Jews, had been tracked down to the Hungarian capital.

Hungary shown 'new evidence on No 1 Nazi suspect'
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Alimony payers in Almaty are $1 million in debt to their children for 2011

The total amount of alimony debt made up more than 124 million tenge (about one million dollars) in Almaty in 2011.

Alimony payers in Almaty are $1 million in debt to their children for 2011
Official representative of the General Prosecutor's office of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nurdaulet Suindikov. Photo by  Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan’s General Prosecutor’s office speaks about provocations during elections

On January 15 the prosecutor’s office received 536 requests, 63 of them referred to violations at the elections to the parliament's Majilis, and 472 – at elections to Maslikhats.

Kazakhstan’s General Prosecutor’s office speaks about provocations during elections
Aktau. Photo by Olga Yaroslavskaya/ lada.kz
Crowd gathered near local administration building in Aktau

A crowd of people has gathered at the Yntymak square near the Akimat (regional administration building) of Mangistau Oblast.

Crowd gathered near local administration building in Aktau
Photo courtesy of kad.gov.kz
1 person kill, 11 wounded in clashes at Shetpe train station in Mangistau oblast

1 person has been kill and 11 injured in clashes at Shetpe train station in Mangistau oblast in western Kazakhstan.

1 person kill, 11 wounded in clashes at Shetpe train station in Mangistau oblast
©Olga Yaroslavskaya/lada.kz
Nazarbayev ordered investigation into Zhanaozen violence

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has ordered an investigation into the violence in the western town of Zhanapzen that left 11 people dead and 86 injured.

Nazarbayev ordered investigation into Zhanaozen violence
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Kazakhstan General Prosecution Office to develop draft law on peaceful meetings and rallies

Kazakhstan General Prosecution Office will prepare a draft law with notification-based permit for peaceful meetings, rallies and demonstrations.

Kazakhstan General Prosecution Office to develop draft law on peaceful meetings and rallies
Chairman of Russia's Investigation Committee Aleksandr Bastyrkin. ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan General Prosecution Office and Russia's Investigation Committee agreed to cooperate

Agreement between Kazakhstan General Prosecution Office and Russia's Investigation Committee on cooperation is on a completion stage of approval.

Kazakhstan General Prosecution Office and Russia's Investigation Committee agreed to cooperate
Conference of the International Association of Prosecutors in Astana
Astana is hosting regional conference of International Association of Prosecutors

The conference is attended by prosecutors from 42 countries, representatives of the United Nations, OSCE and Eurojust.

Astana is hosting regional conference of International Association of Prosecutors
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Tengizchevroil pays penalty for gas flaring

Oil production output at Tengiz in 2010 made up 26 million tons.

Tengizchevroil pays penalty for gas flaring