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Expensive patriotism: man in Kazakhstan fined for hanging flag

A man in Kazakhstan was ordered to pay a fine for hanging a flag off his balcony in a multi-apartment house. Lawyers and public do not agree with the decision. Will he pay?

Expensive patriotism: man in Kazakhstan fined for hanging flag
Philippines tells nationals to shun red, yellow in Thailand
Philippines tells nationals to shun red, yellow in Thailand

Filipinos travelling to Thailand have been told to shun red or yellow items to avoid being caught up in the political unrest there, the Philippine embassy in Bangkok said.

Philippines tells nationals to shun red, yellow in Thailand
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'Gay' Christmas lights spark Rome row

The gay rainbow-flag theme for the Christmas lights on Rome's main shopping street that were switched on Friday have sparked an unholy row in the Eternal City.

'Gay' Christmas lights spark Rome row
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Kazakhstan anthem to be played simultaneously in Astana, London, Washington, Moscow and Shanghai

Kazakhstan anthem will be played simultaneously in Astana, Moscow, London, Washington and Shanghai to commemorate the Kazakhstan State Symbols Day on June 4.

Kazakhstan anthem to be played simultaneously in Astana, London, Washington, Moscow and Shanghai
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Oops! Norwegian maple leaf adorns new Canada $20 bill

The maple leaf shown on Canada's new $20 bills is from a Norway maple, which is not native to Canada, several botanists cited by Canadian media decried Friday.

Oops! Norwegian maple leaf adorns new Canada $20 bill
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Iraq aims to unite with new national anthem, flag

Iraq is seeking to replace its national anthem and flag in a move aimed at providing unifying national symbols and putting decades of conflict and hardship in the country behind it.

Iraq aims to unite with new national anthem, flag
Japan tsunami 'miracle pine' cut down, preserved
Japan tsunami 'miracle pine' cut down, preserved

A lone pine tree that stood as a symbol of hope in Japan, after surviving the huge tsunami that swept away a forest of 70,000, was being cut down Wednesday in a bid to preserve it.

Japan tsunami 'miracle pine' cut down, preserved
Kazakhstan features two holes at Olympics
Kazakhstan features two holes at Olympics

Two incidents involving Kazakhstan symbols at London Olympics-2012 outrage the country's citizens.

Kazakhstan features two holes at Olympics
Kazakhstan national emblem. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Kazakhstan national emblem ashtrays sold in Pavlodar

Pavlodar residents are outraged with the ashtrays with Kazakhstan national emblem being sold in the city.

Kazakhstan national emblem ashtrays sold in Pavlodar

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