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Russia cargo begins two-day trek to International Space Station after lift off from Kazakhstan base

An un-crewed cargo space craft lifted off to deliver supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday. The Progress MS-17 lifted off atop a Soyuz rocket from the Russian space complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan at 4:27am local time. It’s scheduled to dock at the station two days later, delivering food, fuel, equipment and supplies […]

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Kazakhstan’s ruling party tops parliamentary elections amid opposition boycott

Nur Otan, Kazakhstan’s ruling party, topped the preliminary results in Kazakhstan’s January 10 parliamentary elections. According to the Central Election Commission, Nur Otan led by First President Nursultan Nazarbayev captured 71.1 percent in the election, which the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said “lacked genuine competition.” Two other parties, both with seats […]

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Kazakhstan president scraps death penalty

Kazakhstan abolished the death penalty, making permanent a nearly 20-year freeze on capital punishment, according to a notice on the presidential website. The notice published on Saturday said President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev had signed off on parliamentary ratification of the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Executions were paused in […]

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Kyrgyz President RESIGNS after days of protests following disputed elections

Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov resigned after days of protests following a disputed election that plunged the country into turmoil. “I do not want to go down in Kyrgyzstan’s history as a president who shed blood and shot at his own citizens,” he said in a statement. Kyrgyzstan has been in crisis since parliamentary elections on […]

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China claims ‘unknown pneumonia’ outbreak deadlier than coronavirus has hit Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan authorities denied reports published by Chinese officials claiming that the country is experiencing an outbreak of “unknown pneumonia” potentially deadlier than the novel coronavirus. The Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan issued a warning to citizens living in the Central Asian country On Thursday claiming that the pneumonia had killed more than 1,700 people. “Kazakhstani Health […]

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Ethnic clashes in Kazakhstan kills eight, injures dozens

At least eight people have died and dozens have been injured in reported ethnic clashes in Kazakhstan. About 30 houses and 15 commercial properties were destroyed during the clash in Masanchi village on Friday. Ethnic Kazakhs clashed with members of the Dungan minority group and Hui Muslims, a group that migrated from China in the […]

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World’s only brown bear released from prison after serving 15 year sentence

The world’s only brown bear serving a prison sentence in a human jail has been ‘released’ after 15 years. Katya was locked up alongside murderers and other criminals when she was sent to a Kazakhstan prison in 2004. The grizzly was found guilty of maiming two people at a campsite in two separate incidents, leading […]