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Kazakhstan's 300 hajj-goers leave for Mecca

3,000 Muslims from Kazakhstan will make the hajj to Mecca this year, the Caucasus Ministry of Social Development's press service said. First 300 hajj-goers have already left Almaty for Saudi Arabia, Interfax-Kazakhstan …

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Russians prefer Baku as tourist destination

Baku topped the list of the most popular destinations for summer holidays among Russian citizens, according to TurStat. The top-5 places also include Minsk, Almaty, Yerevan and Astana. They are followed by Tashkent, Chisinau, …

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Suspect held in Almaty over Denis Ten's murder

Police in Kazakhstan's Almaty have detained a suspect after the murder of Olympic figure skater Denis Ten, the city prosecutor said. Ten, 25, one of Kazakhstan's most noted sporting heroes, "caught two …

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Olympic figure skater Denis Ten stubbed in Almaty

First Kazakh Olympic figure skating champion Denis Ten has died at the age of 25, the country's Ministry of Healthcare has confirmed. "Unfortunately, he is not with us anymore," Kazinform cited spokesman …

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Almaty region hit by 4.8-point earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 occurred in the Almaty region, the Seismological Experimental and Methodological Expedition of the Science Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of Education and Science said. The tremor occurred at …

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Quake hits 477 km from Almaty

The Kazakh Network of Seismic Stations recorded an earthquake today at 05:15 a.m., Kazinform reports. "The epicenter of the earthquake was located in Kyrgyzstan, 477 km southwest of Almaty city. Energy class of the earthquake: …

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 Nine injured in Almaty triple road accident

An accident took place in Almaty today. Two passenger buses crashed with Toyota Camry on Sharipov street in the Kapital of Kazakhstan.  As a result of the accident, nine people were injured and hospitalized, Sputnik Kazakhstan …

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2018 FIFA World Cup Trophy arrives in Almaty

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Trophy arrived today at 1.50 pm at the Almaty International Airport, Kazinform reported on Sunday. The trophy is made of solid 18-carat gold and weighs around 6 kg. Traditionally, a team receives a gold-plated …

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New earthquake hits Almaty region

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 points has been registered 300 km west from Almaty today, the Committee for Emergency Situations of the Ministry of Education of Kazakhstan said. The epicenter of the quake was at a depth of 10 …

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Open skies initiative proposed for Almaty airport

The open skies initiative proposed for Almaty International Airport will boost tourism and the country’s attractiveness, said Kazakh Tourism Board Deputy Chairperson Timur Duissengaliyev. The national company expects to …

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 New Supreme Mufti of Kazakhstan elected

New Supreme Mufti of Kazakhstan was elected during the 8th Kurultai of the Spiritual Board of Muslims of Kazakhstan in Almaty. Chairman of the Spiritual Administration of Kazakhstan Yerzhan kazhi Malgazyuly nominated …

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Multifunctional complex burns in Almaty

This night, the fire stratred at the multifunctional complex in Almaty, fortunately, no casualties reported, " the official representative of the Department for Emergency Situations of Almaty, Sandugash Baymukhambetova, …

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4.6-point earthquake hits Kazakhstan

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 points has been registered 224 km north from Almaty at 21.52 (MSK). No data about victims or damages has been reported, Kazimform reported. …

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 Earthquake registered near Almaty

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 points was registered near Almaty last night, Sputnik Kazakhstan reported. The earthquake's epicenter was located 437 km south from Almaty on Chinese territory at a depth of 5 …

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Earthquake hits China, tremors reach Kazakhstan

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck China’s autonomous region of Xinjiang, with tremors reportedly felt in neighboring Kazakhstan. The quake rocked an area near the town of Jinghe in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region at 23:27 GMT on …

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