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Goat polo, tug-of-war as Central Asia readies for Nomad Games
Goat polo, tug-of-war as Central Asia readies for Nomad Games

In a melee of hooves and hands, a scrum of horseriders on the plains of Central Asia wrestle to get control of the ball.

Goat polo, tug-of-war as Central Asia readies for Nomad Games
Korean dog meat farmers seek fresh start
Korean dog meat farmers seek fresh start

'It's a dying business,' Gong In-Young said as he watched US activists clear out the cages of his South Korean dog meat farm.

Korean dog meat farmers seek fresh start
Woman who 'taught France to cook' swept away by Irish food
Woman who 'taught France to cook' swept away by Irish food

Did you hear the one about the Irishwoman who taught the French how to cook?

Woman who 'taught France to cook' swept away by Irish food
Scottish islanders don helmets for Viking fire festival
Scottish islanders don helmets for Viking fire festival

Residents of Scotland's remote Shetland Islands brandishing swords and shields celebrated their Nordic roots in a fest that culminated in burning of a Viking ship replica.

Scottish islanders don helmets for Viking fire festival
Japanese monks karate chop, chant in funeral contest
Japanese monks karate chop, chant in funeral contest

Japanese Buddhist monks strutted their stuff in a contest highlighting sutra chanting skills, giving funeral sermons and loud karate chops.

Japanese monks karate chop, chant in funeral contest
©liter.kz
Headless human remains discovered in ancient Hun burials in Kazakhstan

Archaeologists in Kazakhstan are puzzled over headless remains found in ancient burials of Hun and Sarmat warriors.

Headless human remains discovered in ancient Hun burials in Kazakhstan
Photo © Oleg Paramonov
Khan Qoryk Festival to open in Ulytau in celebration of 550 anniversary of Kazakh Khaganate

First youth festival Khan Qoryk dedicated to the 550th anniversary of Kazakh Khaganate opens in Kazakhstan.

Khan Qoryk Festival to open in Ulytau in celebration of 550 anniversary of Kazakh Khaganate
Photo © Turar Kazangapov
Festival of nomadic civilization Millennia around Astana

Festival of nomadic civilization Millennia around Astana was held in the capital of Kazakhstan from July 3 to 6.

Festival of nomadic civilization Millennia around Astana
©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan celebrates Central Asian New Year - Nauryz

21st March is the beginning of the celebration of the oldest holiday in the Kazakh Steppe - Nauryz, the day of rebirth and new beginning.

Kazakhstan celebrates Central Asian New Year - Nauryz
©riafan.ru
Fashion makes headlines with Hollande wearing traditional Kazakh costume

Francois Hollande putting on a Kazakh costume provoked a flurry of Internet jokes, some comparing the French leader to Borat. Was it really a bad fashion choice?

Fashion makes headlines with Hollande wearing traditional Kazakh costume
© Tengrinews illustration
UNESCO recognizes Kazakh yurt and kuy as cultural heritage of humankind

The UNESCO has included the art of Kazakh dombra kuy and traditional knowledge and skills in Kazakh and Kyrgyz yurt into the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

UNESCO recognizes Kazakh yurt and kuy as cultural heritage of humankind
©RIA Novosti
WHO advises Kazakhs against drinking tea

The World Health Organization has recommended Kazakhstanis to abstain from drinking tea during mealtime.

WHO advises Kazakhs against drinking tea
Frame from the video ©youtube.com
Reaction of Kazakhstanis to kidnapping tested

A South-Kazakhstani TV channel has tested public reaction to kidnapping of a girl in Kazakhstan's southern city of Shymkent.

Reaction of Kazakhstanis to kidnapping tested
First World Nomad Games draw crowds
First World Nomad Games draw crowds

World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan gave thousands of visitors a taste of real nomadic spirit of competition.

First World Nomad Games draw crowds
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18-y.o. girl marries dog in India

18-year-old Indian girl has married a dog to break an evil spell that was supposed to bring misfortune to her first husband.

18-y.o. girl marries dog in India
Photo courtesy of  rus.azattyk.org
Bride kidnapping incident in Kazakhstan

Medieval traditions or not, but bride kidnapping continues in some parts of Kazakhstan. A bystander took a video of a failed attempt to kidnap a woman.

Bride kidnapping incident in Kazakhstan
Ancient Ethiopian walled city keeps modern life at bay
Ancient Ethiopian walled city keeps modern life at bay

Hyenas howl and feast on flesh every night outside the ancient walls of Harar -- one of Islam's holiest cities .

Ancient Ethiopian walled city keeps modern life at bay
A dying business: family graves in Japan
A dying business: family graves in Japan

Every once in a while, Kumiko Kano meets a group of people with whom she has decided to spend eternity, one of a growing number in Japan who are shunning the expense and commitment of a traditional family grave.

A dying business: family graves in Japan
Photo courtesy of event organizers
Festival of nomadic civilization in Astana on June 4-7

A festival of nomadic civilisation - Millenniums around Astana - opens doors into the ancient culture and lifestyle of nomadic people.

Festival of nomadic civilization in Astana on June 4-7
Photo © Alisher Akhmetov
First time ever electro jetigen at The Spirit of Tengri

Have you heard the sound of jetigen? It is a Kazakh many-stringed harp-like instrument that is similar to Russian gusli.

First time ever electro jetigen at The Spirit of Tengri