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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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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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