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Police break up anti-government protest in Kazakhstan

Police broke up an anti-government protest in Kazakhstan's biggest city Almaty on Saturday, detaining dozens of protesters and cordoning off the city's main square.

 Sat May 21 07:21:53 UTC 2016

Kazakh government warns of crackdown on eve of planned protest rallies

Authorities in Kazakhstan warned on Friday they would crack down on organizers of protests planned against President Nursultan Nazarbayev's government and an unpopular land reform it has proposed.

 Fri May 20 11:15:58 UTC 2016
'Unicorns' Lumbered Across Siberia 29,000 Years Ago

'Unicorns' Lumbered Across Siberia 29,000 Years Ago

Large, four-legged beasts, each with a single horn growing from its head, once ambled across part of western Siberia, in what is now Kazakhstan.

 March 30, 2016 - 21:16:56 GMT
Ruling party seals expected victory in Kazakhstan vote

Ruling party seals expected victory in Kazakhstan vote

Energy-rich Kazakhstan's ruling party has secured a landslide win in parliamentary polls that never threatened to trouble autocrat President Nursultan Nazarbayev's long reign, official results confirmed Monday.

 March 21, 2016 - 09:27:05 GMT

Kazakh election falls short of democratic standards: OSCE

ASTANA Reuters - Kazakhstan's parliamentary election on Sunday fell short of its own commitments for democratic elections, observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said on Monday.

 March 21, 2016 - 09:25:28 GMT

Observers see irregularities in Kazakh election

MOSCOW - An international election observation group says there were irregularities in Kazakhstan's parliamentary elections, which affirmed the ruling party's grip on power.

 March 21, 2016 - 09:21:47 GMT
 Kazakh leader's party wins landslide in snap parliamentary vote

Kazakh leader's party wins landslide in snap parliamentary vote

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev visits a polling station during a snap parliamentary election in Astana, Kazakhstan, March 20, 2016.

 March 21, 2016 - 07:06:42 GMT
Voting in parliamentary election begins in Kazakhstan

Voting in parliamentary election begins in Kazakhstan

ZHANAOZEN, Kazakhstan - Voting has begun in a parliamentary election in the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan, where the governing party is expecting an easy win.

 March 20, 2016 - 09:14:22 GMT
Kazakhstan goes to polls in parliamentary vote

Kazakhstan goes to polls in parliamentary vote

Citizens of energy-rich Kazakhstan went to the polls Sunday in an early parliamentary election expected to provide a commanding majority for ageing autocrat President Nursultan Nazarbayev's ruling Nur Otan party.

 March 20, 2016 - 07:11:43 GMT

Despite troubles, Kazakh president's party seen winning

ZHANAOZEN, Kazakhstan - State news media churn out paeans to Kazakhstan's leader ahead of Sunday's parliamentary elections and the governing party is expecting an easy win, but in this isolated oil-field town, the country's distressed economy and memories of police violence five years ago cast a mood of mistrust.

 March 19, 2016 - 15:20:55 GMT
 Russian rocket with US grandpa astronaut onboard lifts off for space station

Russian rocket with US grandpa astronaut onboard lifts off for space station

US astronaut Jeff Williams waves at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, prior to blasting off to the International Space Station on March 18, 2016

 March 18, 2016 - 22:53:41 GMT
Russian rocket with US grandpa astronaut onboard lifts off for space station

Russian rocket with US grandpa astronaut onboard lifts off for space station

A Russian rocket lifted off from the Baikonur space base Friday, carrying three crew to the International Space Station, including a US grandfather who is poised to enter the record books.

 March 18, 2016 - 22:32:31 GMT

Soyuz heads for space station with 2 Russians, 1 American

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan - A Soyuz space capsule carrying two Russians and an American is heading for the International Space Station after blasting off from Russia's manned space launch complex in Kazakhstan.

 March 18, 2016 - 22:04:06 GMT

OHB SE: ExoMars 2016 lifted off from Baikonur

DG-News: OHB SE / Key words: Miscellaneous2016-03-14 / 14:50The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.---------------------------------------------------------------------------Baikonur, March 14th 2016The ExoMars 2016-Mission, including the Trace Gas Orbiter and Schiaparelli,was launched this morning at 09:31 GMT 10:31 CET aboard a Russian Protonrocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

 March 15, 2016 - 01:24:37 GMT
 European-Russian spacecraft blasts off in search of life on Mars

European-Russian spacecraft blasts off in search of life on Mars

The Proton-M rocket booster blasts off at the Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Monday, March 14, 2016.

 March 14, 2016 - 15:16:02 GMT
What Is The ExoMars Mission? Everything You Need To Know

What Is The ExoMars Mission? Everything You Need To Know

A Russian rocket blasted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome Kazakhstan on Monday to launch Europe-s ExoMars mission searching for life on Mars.

 March 14, 2016 - 11:17:03 GMT

ESA and Roscosmos launch rocket to Mars

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan - The European Space Agency has begun the first stage of a two-part mission to explore Mars and hunt for signs of life on the red planet.

 March 14, 2016 - 10:12:27 GMT
Spacecraft blast off on mission seeking life on Mars

Spacecraft blast off on mission seeking life on Mars

Baikonur Kazakhstan AFP - Two robotic spacecraft blasted off on a Russian rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday as part of a European-Russian unmanned space mission to sniff out leads to life on Mars.

 March 14, 2016 - 10:11:52 GMT
Serena sloppy in win at Indian Wells

Serena sloppy in win at Indian Wells

Top-ranked Serena Williams moved into the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday with a ragged 7-6 2, 6-0 victory over Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan.

 March 14, 2016 - 02:35:07 GMT
Serena Williams advances in Indian Wells

Serena Williams advances in Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Top-ranked Serena Williams moved into the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday with a ragged 7-6 2, 6-0 victory over Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan.

 March 14, 2016 - 00:33:19 GMT
 Astronaut Scott Kelly retiring after longest U.S. space mission

Astronaut Scott Kelly retiring after longest U.S. space mission

In this Wednesday, March 2, 2016 photo provided by NASA, International Space Station (ISS) crew member Scott Kelly of the U.S. reacts after landing near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. On Friday, March 11, 2016, NASA announced Kelly's retirement, which begins April 1. The 52-year-old Kelly holds the American record for most time in space: 520 days. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

 March 12, 2016 - 01:03:46 GMT
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