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Almaty residents select Top 7 attractions

Almaty youth has been polled to identify the Seven 'Wonders' of Almaty city.

Almaty residents select Top 7 attractions
Drug use surges among US baby boomers: survey
Drug use surges among US baby boomers: survey

The use of illegal drugs among Americans in general is holding steady, but it's surging among middle-aged baby boomers.

Drug use surges among US baby boomers: survey
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6.5 quake hits east Japan: USGS

A strong 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit eastern Japan on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, but local authorities said there was no risk of a tsunami.

6.5 quake hits east Japan: USGS
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Britain has secret Middle East web surveillance base: report

Britain is running a secret Internet surveillance station in the Middle East, a report said Thursday citing the latest leaked documents obtained by fugitive US security contractor Edward Snowden.

Britain has secret Middle East web surveillance base: report
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Australian PM launches discrimination inquiry

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick will oversee a national survey to assess the prevalence, nature and consequences of discrimination relating.

Australian PM launches discrimination inquiry
US confidence in newspapers hits new low: poll
US confidence in newspapers hits new low: poll

Confidence in newspapers has taken another hit among Americans, dropping to 23 percent.

US confidence in newspapers hits new low: poll
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Women tourists desert India after sex attacks: survey

The number of foreign women tourists visiting India has dropped by 35 percent in the past three months following a spate of sex attacks that have made global headlines.

Women tourists desert India after sex attacks: survey
French president's popularity dwindles at home: survey
French president's popularity dwindles at home: survey

French President Francois Hollande's popularity plummeted in March, with 67 percent of his countrymen saying they were dissatisfied with his performance and less than a third of them saying they were happy with it.

French president's popularity dwindles at home: survey
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US teens go mobile for Internet: survey

Most American teenagers use their phones to access the Internet, with one-fourth of them going online mostly on their mobile device.

US teens go mobile for Internet: survey
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Japan manufacturers make big emissions cuts: survey

Japan's big manufacturers reduced greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 15 percent annually on average over the past five years compared to 1990.

Japan manufacturers make big emissions cuts: survey
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Japan to survey Pacific seabed for rare earth

Japan will launch a survey of its Pacific seabed, an official said Thursday, hoping to find rare earth deposits large enough to supply its high-tech industries and reduce its dependence on China.

Japan to survey Pacific seabed for rare earth
Chinese say country still not 'world power': poll
Chinese say country still not 'world power': poll

More than 80 percent of Chinese say they do not yet see their country as a "world power", according to a newspaper poll published Monday.

Chinese say country still not 'world power': poll
Eight in 10 Chinese want political reform: survey
Eight in 10 Chinese want political reform: survey

Eight out of 10 people in China's major cities support political reform, according to a survey reported Wednesday, on the eve of a once-in-a-decade leadership transition.

Eight in 10 Chinese want political reform: survey
Gastronomy nourishes Spain's gourmet city
Gastronomy nourishes Spain's gourmet city

Ham with brie, wild mushroom croquettes, cured-meat ravioli: gourmet cooking has put this Basque town on the gastronomic map, drawing visitors from around the world.

Gastronomy nourishes Spain's gourmet city
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Three-quarters of African countries face food insecurity: report

Three-quarters of African countries and several "Arab Spring" nations are at high or extreme risk of a food crisis, according to an analysis published on Wednesday.

Three-quarters of African countries face food insecurity: report
Ai Weiwei gets first big US show, shaped by his plight
Ai Weiwei gets first big US show, shaped by his plight

The first US survey of the work of Ai Weiwei opens this weekend in Washington, shaped -- in the words of the dissident artist himself -- by his ongoing struggle with the powers that be in Beijing.

Ai Weiwei gets first big US show, shaped by his plight
Widening Obama lead piles pressure on Romney
Widening Obama lead piles pressure on Romney

A flurry of polls showing widening leads for President Barack Obama Wednesday heaped pressure on Mitt Romney to use their first head-to-head debate next week to launch a major comeback bid.

Widening Obama lead piles pressure on Romney
OIC tours unrest-hit western Myanmar: official
OIC tours unrest-hit western Myanmar: official

Members of an influential Islamic body have visited Myanmar's Rakhine state, a government official said Tuesday, to survey fallout from deadly sectarian unrest between Buddhist and Muslim communities.

OIC tours unrest-hit western Myanmar: official
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China slowdown biggest risk to Asian growth: survey

A slowdown in China's economy is perceived as the biggest risk to Asia's economic growth, a survey of regional powerbrokers released Wednesday said.

China slowdown biggest risk to Asian growth: survey
Venezuela's Chavez has big lead over rival: poll
Venezuela's Chavez has big lead over rival: poll

President Hugo Chavez has a more than 15-point lead on his main rival ahead of Venezuela's October presidential vote, according to the latest survey from pollster Datanalisis.

Venezuela's Chavez has big lead over rival: poll