Almaty is the most 'alluring city' in Kazakhstan and number 7 of the Top 10 cities to visit in 2014 according to The Rough Guide.
Police in Rio de Janeiro used tear gas Tuesday to disperse around 100 protesting teachers who tried to disrupt the city council vote on a wage increase.
An audit into the finances of the 2016 Rio Olympics shows preparations are behind schedule with earmarked state cash largely unspent.
Tens of thousands of pilgrims packed Rio de Janeiro's streets to greet Pope Francis on Monday, joyfully swarming his car and chanting his name in a country recently rocked by social unrest.
Gunshots erupted ahead of a foot race for peace in Rio de Janeiro favela on Sunday, delaying the start by an hour as police stepped up security along the route.
A shortage of hotel rooms has led Rio authorities to invest millions of dollars to convert raunchy motels to accommodate the legions of tourists expected for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 summer Olympics.
Rio's Carnival festivities reached their crescendo late Monday with a final night of samba school parades, part of a contest appropriately dubbed the greatest show on earth.
As world celebrities watched, top samba schools paraded their elaborate fantasy floats and scantily-clad beauty queens Sunday in the fiery highlight of the Rio Carnival.
Hundreds of pets decked out with sequins, ruffles and hats paraded on Rio's famed Copacabana beach Sunday in an annual pre-Carnival extravaganza briefly interrupted by a spate of robberies.
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Rio Monday to press Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to veto a bill that would redistribute oil royalties in favor of non-oil producing states.
Techno music was thumping as tens of thousands hit the streets in Rio Sunday for the annual Gay Pride Parade, which organizers insisted was both a party and political.
The Olympic flag arrived Monday in Rio de Janeiro, which will host the 2016 Summer Games -- a challenge which authorities in Brazil say the city is prepared to conquer.