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 Kazakhstan hit by 5.2-magnitude earthquake

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake hit Kazakhstan's Almaty region at night, according to the press service of the regional Ministry of Emergency Situations. The earthquake has been registered  at 01:15 local time 356 km north-east …

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Four injured in Almaty car accident

Four people were injured in a car accident in Kazakhstan. The accident occurred at the corner of Tole Bi and Yassaui streets in Almaty when Mercedes-Benz and Audi 100 collided.  The injured were taken to the nearest …

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Car crashes into bus in Almaty

Five people were injured as a result of a car accident with a minibus in Almaty. The accident occurred at the intersection of Ryskulov and Kazybayev streets. According to the witnesses to the accident, the driver of the Toyota …

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Car hits bus stop in Almaty, one person dies

One person died as a result of a car’s crash into a public transport stop in Almaty, the media report. According to eyewitnesses, a Toyota Corolla’s driver lost control on Tatibekov Street. As the result, the car hit the bus …

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Denis Ten's murders face 20 years in prison

The Almaty Prosecutor office demanded a 20-year sentence for the person accused in the murder of Kazakh figure skater Denis Ten. The trial began on December 25, 2018. Two men and a woman were charged in a …

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4.8 magnitude quake jolts 413 km away from Almaty

The Network of Seismic Stations recorded on November 21, 2018 an earthquake occurring at 7:02 p.m. Almaty time, Kazinform reported. The quake at a depth of 10 km was centered 413 km south-eastwards Almaty in the territory of China. Its …

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Heads of CIS security agencies meet in Almaty

The heads of security agencies from Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) members plan to boost the fight against international terrorism, the Kazakh National Security Committee said in a statement following a meeting of the CIS Council of …

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Former Almaty mayor sentenced in absentia

Former Almaty mayor Viktor Khrapunov and his wife have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms in absentia on corruption charges that they have called politically motivated. At a hearing, a court in Kazakhstan's …

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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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