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Akorda at night. ©Turar Kazangapov
Kazakhstan's Akorda among world's most beautiful presidential residences

The residence of Kazakhstan's President Akorda is the third most beautiful presidential palace in the world according to Theestle.net.

Kazakhstan's Akorda among world's most beautiful presidential residences
Outgoing Afghan president downsizes retirement home
Outgoing Afghan president downsizes retirement home

Afghan President has decided a lavish residence specially built for his imminent retirement is too big and he will move into a more modest home instead.

Outgoing Afghan president downsizes retirement home
Vienna's Versailles offers imperial hideaway
Vienna's Versailles offers imperial hideaway

Schoenbrunn Palace was Marie-Antoinette's summer childhood home and the beautiful and tragic Sissi's favoured residence. Mozart performed there as a child and Napoleon was so smitten he moved in -- twice.

Vienna's Versailles offers imperial hideaway
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16,500 Kazakhstan citizens receive U.S. residence permits in 9 years

1,202 Kazakhstan citizens naturalized in the U.S. in 2012: 664 of them are close relatives of U.S. citizens, 247 received residence via the Green Card lottery and 129 received the refugee status.

16,500 Kazakhstan citizens receive U.S. residence permits in 9 years
Idrissa Traore. Photo courtesy of badoo.com
An African complained to UN against Kazakhstan authorities

UN Human Rights Committee received a complaint of violation of the international covenant on civil and political rights by Kazakhstan authorities.

An African complained to UN against Kazakhstan authorities

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