In a melee of hooves and hands, a scrum of horseriders on the plains of Central Asia wrestle to get control of the ball.
'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.
Did you hear the one about the Irishwoman who taught the French how to cook?
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.
Japanese Buddhist monks strutted their stuff in a contest highlighting sutra chanting skills, giving funeral sermons and loud karate chops.
Archaeologists in Kazakhstan are puzzled over headless remains found in ancient burials of Hun and Sarmat warriors.
First youth festival Khan Qoryk dedicated to the 550th anniversary of Kazakh Khaganate opens in Kazakhstan.
Festival of nomadic civilization Millennia around Astana was held in the capital of Kazakhstan from July 3 to 6.
21st March is the beginning of the celebration of the oldest holiday in the Kazakh Steppe - Nauryz, the day of rebirth and new beginning.
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?
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.
The World Health Organization has recommended Kazakhstanis to abstain from drinking tea during mealtime.
A South-Kazakhstani TV channel has tested public reaction to kidnapping of a girl in Kazakhstan's southern city of Shymkent.
World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan gave thousands of visitors a taste of real nomadic spirit of competition.
18-year-old Indian girl has married a dog to break an evil spell that was supposed to bring misfortune to her first husband.
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.
Hyenas howl and feast on flesh every night outside the ancient walls of Harar -- one of Islam's holiest cities .
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 festival of nomadic civilisation - Millenniums around Astana - opens doors into the ancient culture and lifestyle of nomadic people.
Have you heard the sound of jetigen? It is a Kazakh many-stringed harp-like instrument that is similar to Russian gusli.
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