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Nigeria signs $4.5 billion refinery deal with US energy firm

Nigeria on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with an American energy firm to build six oil refineries, in a project worth 4.5 billion dollars.

Nigeria signs $4.5 billion refinery deal with US energy firm
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Twitter says government requests rising in 2012

Twitter said Monday in its first "transparency report" that the number of government requests for user information or to block content is rising in 2012.

Twitter says government requests rising in 2012
With heatwave pounding US, libraries become cool again
With heatwave pounding US, libraries become cool again

There's nothing like a record-setting heat wave, combined with a third full day without power, to get people to rediscover the joys of their local library.

With heatwave pounding US, libraries become cool again
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Raunchy teddy bear 'Ted' tops N. America box office

"Ted," starring Mark Wahlberg and his raunchy teddy bear pal, topped the North American box office this weekend, besting the male strippers of "Magic Mike," industry figures showed Monday.

Raunchy teddy bear 'Ted' tops N. America box office
Apple settles Chinese iPad trademark fight: court
Apple settles Chinese iPad trademark fight: court

US technology giant Apple has paid a Chinese firm $60 million to settle a long-running dispute over the iPad trademark in China.

Apple settles Chinese iPad trademark fight: court
Scientologists deny tailing Cruise wife, eyeing daughter
Scientologists deny tailing Cruise wife, eyeing daughter

The Church of Scientology denied Monday sending anyone to follow Katie Holmes after she filed for divorce from Tom Cruise, amid reports she feared her husband's plans for their daughter.

Scientologists deny tailing Cruise wife, eyeing daughter
Power slowly returns as US heatwave drags on
Power slowly returns as US heatwave drags on

Utility crews made slow progress Sunday in restoring electricity to millions of households amid a record-setting heatwave in the eastern United States that showed no sign of abating soon.

Power slowly returns as US heatwave drags on
Scientologists 'creepy,' says Murdoch on Tom Cruise
Scientologists 'creepy,' says Murdoch on Tom Cruise

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch weighed in on the Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce story Sunday, saying he thinks Scientologists are "creepy" and possibly even evil.

Scientologists 'creepy,' says Murdoch on Tom Cruise
Obama tours Colorado wildfire 'disaster'
Obama tours Colorado wildfire 'disaster'

US President Barack Obama declared rampaging wildfires in Colorado a "major disaster" before flying out to the Rocky Mountains state on Friday to tour damage and meet firefighters.

Obama tours Colorado wildfire 'disaster'
'Nuns on the Bus' taking America by storm
'Nuns on the Bus' taking America by storm

Signing autographs along the way, a group of Catholic nuns is taking a road trip across America to stand up for the poor.

'Nuns on the Bus' taking America by storm
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World stocks, euro, oil jump as EU summit delivers

World stock markets surged Friday, the euro jumped against the dollar, and oil prices rocketed after a key EU summit delivered surprise emergency measures to fight the eurozone debt crisis.

World stocks, euro, oil jump as EU summit delivers
Kazakhstan President's advisor Yermukhamet Yertysbayev. ©tengrinews
Creation of new transport corridors in Central Asia will strengthen Kazakhstan’s sovereignty: Yertysbayev

The fact that America is taking steps in this direction is very important for Kazakhstan: President's Advisor Yertysbayev.

Creation of new transport corridors in Central Asia will strengthen Kazakhstan’s sovereignty: Yertysbayev
AmCham Executive Director Doris Bradbury. Photo by Dmitriy Khegai©
Kazakhstan businessmen flock to American Chamber of Commerce

More and more Kazakh businessmen are trying to get a membership in the American Chamber of Commerce: AmCham Executive Director Doris Bradbury

Kazakhstan businessmen flock to American Chamber of Commerce
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Facebook buys Instagram photo app for $1 bn

Facebook announced Monday that it made a billion-dollar-deal to buy the startup behind wildly popular smartphone photo sharing application Instagram.

Facebook buys Instagram photo app for $1 bn
Condoleezza Rice, Mikhail Gorbachev and Julian Assange invited to the X Eurasian Media Forum

April 26-27 Astana will be hosting the X Eurasian Media Holding, an annual gathering of journalists, political figures, scholars, media experts and businessmen.

Condoleezza Rice, Mikhail Gorbachev and Julian Assange invited to the X Eurasian Media Forum
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Desert Eagle-2011 military training started in Almaty Oblast

More than 1400 military men from Kazakhstan, the United States, Great Britain, Lithuania and Kyrgyzstan are taking part in the event.

Desert Eagle-2011 military training started in Almaty Oblast
Kazakhstan among countries with low possibility of terrorist attacks
Kazakhstan among countries with low possibility of terrorist attacks

The list of 20 most dangerous countries of the world in terms of the possibility of terrorist attacks is led by Somali.

Kazakhstan among countries with low possibility of terrorist attacks
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Astana Arlans to start WSB season with fight against Los Angeles Matadors

The fight has been scheduled for June 11 in the US. The Kazakh boxers are also expected to face Dinamo Moscow, Milano Thunder, Pohang Poseidons and Mumbai teams this season.

Astana Arlans to start WSB season with fight against Los Angeles Matadors
The meeting with U.S. Special Representative M.Grossman. Photo courtesy of flickr.com
Massimov met US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan

They discussed bilateral cooperation in the framework of international organizations.

Massimov met US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan
Kazakhstan does not pose a terrorist threat: Marc Grossman, US Special Representative
Kazakhstan does not pose a terrorist threat: Marc Grossman, US Special Representative

US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan has arrived to Astana. He discussed the much talked-of inclusion of Kazakhstan into the specially designated countries list with Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister.

Kazakhstan does not pose a terrorist threat: Marc Grossman, US Special Representative