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Kalachi - Kazakhstani village where sleep is nightmare

Kazakhstani village of Kalachi was hit by a mysterious disease, which puts unsuspecting victims to sleep anywhere and anytime. The causes are yet unknown. One thing is clear though: many wish to run away before the disease takes hold of them too.

Kalachi - Kazakhstani village where sleep is nightmare
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Kazakh Vice Prime Minister visits Berezovka village after mass poisoning of children

Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Berdybek Saparbayev has visited Berezovka village located just several kilometers away from the major oil and gas field Karachaganak, where emissions of hydrogen sulfide took place shortly before the incident.

Kazakh Vice Prime Minister visits Berezovka village after mass poisoning of children
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Nazarbayev urges to focus on livestock industry development in North Kazakhstan

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev checked on the state of grain crops at Kutuzovka-Alibi fields and the goods produced by the local farmers.

Nazarbayev urges to focus on livestock industry development in North Kazakhstan
Sicilian hilltop houses on sale for one euro, great view included
Sicilian hilltop houses on sale for one euro, great view included

Rustic abodes in a picturesque hilltop village on the island of Sicily, once home to Italian peasants and their donkeys, are up for sale for just one euro.

Sicilian hilltop houses on sale for one euro, great view included
Spains's Rioja region uses wineries to draw tourists inland
Spains's Rioja region uses wineries to draw tourists inland

La Rioja has sought over the past decade to draw visitors to its numerous wineries, many featuring stunning contemporary architecture.

Spains's Rioja region uses wineries to draw tourists inland
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Kazakh swims 70km to commemorate 70th Victory Day

Omirzhan Oshanov, a 53 y.o. resident of Zhanatan village in Pavlodar Oblast, swam for 10 hours to commemorate the upcoming 70th Victory Day.

Kazakh swims 70km to commemorate 70th Victory Day
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Attack on Ivorian village kills 13: minister

An armed gang attacked an Ivorian village near the border with Liberia, killing three soldiers and 10 civilians, Defence Minister Paul Koffi Koffi said.

Attack on Ivorian village kills 13: minister
Photo © Turar Kazangapov
Village turns into island in Kazakh steppe

Talapker village near Astana has turned into an island in the middle of the steppes as a result of flooding in Kazakhstan.

Village turns into island in Kazakh steppe
Photo © press office of the Ministry of Emergency Situations
Akmola Oblast flooded by melt waters in Kazakhstan

Meltwater has flooded 330 houses in Atbasar town in Akmola Oblast in central Kazakhstan.

Akmola Oblast flooded by melt waters in Kazakhstan
Volunteers helping clean Kokpekti village after the flood.  ©Zhan Otan Karaganda
More volunteers arrive to Kokpekti

Minister of Emergency Situations denied rumors about villagers missing after the flood in Kokpekti village.

More volunteers arrive to Kokpekti
Dr. Rosa Abzalova. Photo a KTK screen shot
Preliminary findings: Kazakhstan's sleep syndrome not infectious

The team of Kazakhstani scientists working in Kalachi village on the mysterious sleep syndrome has published their preliminary statement.

Preliminary findings: Kazakhstan's sleep syndrome not infectious
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No Grimm Brother's Tale: Sleep syndrome in Akmola Oblast

It is certainly not a Brothers Grimm’s fairy tail, but a reality of Kalachi village in Akmola Oblast where people have started falling asleep for no obvious reason.

No Grimm Brother's Tale: Sleep syndrome in Akmola Oblast
Tiny French village to become 'oasis' for ageing British gays
Tiny French village to become 'oasis' for ageing British gays

Salleles-d'Aude is a picturesque village like so many in France, with vines, a tree-lined canal, a church... and soon, a "private oasis" for ageing British gay people -- reportedly a first in the country.

Tiny French village to become 'oasis' for ageing British gays
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Villages treatened by flood in Pavlodar oblast

Several villages are under threat of flood because of snow melting in Pavlodar oblast.

Villages treatened by flood in Pavlodar oblast
German villagers bury 'Big Bad Wolf' fears
German villagers bury 'Big Bad Wolf' fears

Thirteen years after wolves returned to an east German village, its residents have not only overcome age-old fears to live peacefully alongside the predator but even come to enjoy the benefits of its presence.

German villagers bury 'Big Bad Wolf' fears
Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Village Akims to be elected in August in Kazakhstan

The elections of village Akims will be held throughout Kazakhstan. Maslikhat deputies will be voting for the candidates.

Village Akims to be elected in August in Kazakhstan
US to support Afghan village operations: envoy
US to support Afghan village operations: envoy

The US military will keep providing logistical support in villages as it hands over the security lead to Afghan forces this spring, Afghanistan's envoy to Washington said Monday.

US to support Afghan village operations: envoy
Media outnumber doomsayers in Turkish 'apocalypse haven'
Media outnumber doomsayers in Turkish 'apocalypse haven'

As the village of Sirince waited for what some say is an apocalypse from which the tiny Turkish hamlet will be spared, its streets were teeming not with doomsayers but a hoard of disappointed journalists.

Media outnumber doomsayers in Turkish 'apocalypse haven'
Photo by Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan President approved Concept of Development of Local Self-Administration

Village Akims (Mayors) in Kazakhstan will get their own budgets and personnel.

Kazakhstan President approved Concept of Development of Local Self-Administration
Afghan ghost village 'haunted by US soldier's rampage'
Afghan ghost village 'haunted by US soldier's rampage'

Najeeban in southern Afghanistan is a ghost village, deserted by the surviving inhabitants after a murderous rampage allegedly carried out by a rogue American soldier earlier this year.

Afghan ghost village 'haunted by US soldier's rampage'