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US-Russian crew of two heads to ISS

A Soyuz space capsule has blasted off for the International Space Station. An American astronaut making his first space flight and a veteran Russian cosmonaut are on board.

A Soyuz space capsule has blasted off for the International Space Station. An American astronaut making his first space flight and a veteran Russian cosmonaut are on board.

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Kazakh military helicopter stops to ask for directions

A lorry driver in Kazakhstan has captured the moment when a military helicopter landed on a highway, in order to ask for directions.

A lorry driver in Kazakhstan has captured the moment when a military helicopter landed on a highway, in order to ask for directions.

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Russia, Iran and Turkey agree to enforce shaky Syria truce

The three countries sponsoring the Syrian talks – Russia, Iran and Turkey – have agreed to monitor jointly a three-week fragile ceasefire.

The three countries sponsoring the Syrian talks – Russia, Iran and Turkey – have agreed to monitor jointly a three-week fragile ceasefire.

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Mixed signals from Syria peace talks in Astana

Signs of progress as well as stumbling blocks are emerging from the talks in Kazakhstan, aimed at ending Syria's civil war.

Signs of progress as well as stumbling blocks are emerging from the talks in Kazakhstan, aimed at ending Syria's civil war.

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Day two of Syria peace talks and Russia pushes for a truce deal

There is said to be a note of “cautious optimism” going into the second and final day of indirect peace talks between the Syrian government and rebel…

There is said to be a note of “cautious optimism” going into the second and final day of indirect peace talks between the Syrian government and rebel…

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Syria peace talks start in Kazakhstan

Syria's opposition and government representatives are meeting in Astana, in the latest efforts to secure peace after a six-year long civil war.

Syria's opposition and government representatives are meeting in Astana, in the latest efforts to secure peace after a six-year long civil war.

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Syria peace talks begin in Astana

The first talks in a year between the two waring sides in the Syria conflict begin today (Jan 23) in the Kazakh capital of Astana.

The first talks in a year between the two waring sides in the Syria conflict begin today (Jan 23) in the Kazakh capital of Astana.

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Russia confirms ISS-bound Progress spaceship lost after launch

Russia’s space agency has confirmed that an unmanned cargo ship launched on Thursday to take supplies to the International Space Station has been lost.

Russia’s space agency has confirmed that an unmanned cargo ship launched on Thursday to take supplies to the International Space Station has been lost.

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3 astronauts, 32 fish and a hippo en route to the ISS

Oleg Novitsky, Thomas Pesquet and Peggy Whitson will not see their nearest-and-dearest again until their return to Earth in May 2017.

Oleg Novitsky, Thomas Pesquet and Peggy Whitson will not see their nearest-and-dearest again until their return to Earth in May 2017.

Sport

IOC strip three Kazakh weightlifters of 2012 Olympic gold medals

The International Olympic Committee dealt another blow to drugs cheats on Thursday when they disqualified eight athletes from the 2012 Games in London.

The International Olympic Committee dealt another blow to drugs cheats on Thursday when they disqualified eight athletes from the 2012 Games in London.

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Kazakhstan: striving for nuclear disarmament

1.5 million people in Kazakhstan bear scars and deformities from years of nuclear testing but now something is being done about it

1.5 million people in Kazakhstan bear scars and deformities from years of nuclear testing but now something is being done about it

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The Kazakh role in ridding the world of nuclear weapons

Reflect on what you know about Kazakhstan and your list is likely to include oil, Sacha Baron Cohen’s fictional character Borat or the fact the country has a space launch…

Reflect on what you know about Kazakhstan and your list is likely to include oil, Sacha Baron Cohen’s fictional character Borat or the fact the country has a space launch…

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Four killed in Almaty 'terrorist' shootout

At least three policemen and one civilian were killed in street shootings in Kazakhstan’s largest city Almaty on Monday (July 18), security officials said.

At least three policemen and one civilian were killed in street shootings in Kazakhstan’s largest city Almaty on Monday (July 18), security officials said.

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Several police killed in Kazakhstan shooting

Kazakhstan’s interior ministry says three policemen and one civilian have been killed in a series of shootings in the centre of the biggest city Almaty.

Kazakhstan’s interior ministry says three policemen and one civilian have been killed in a series of shootings in the centre of the biggest city Almaty.

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Tim Peake: back to Earth after an 'out of this world' experience

A Russian, an American and a history-making British astronaut landed safely in Kazakhstan on Saturday, after a six month stint on the International Space…

A Russian, an American and a history-making British astronaut landed safely in Kazakhstan on Saturday, after a six month stint on the International Space…

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Kazakh police break up anti-government protests

Kazakh police have broken up anti-government protests detaining dozens of protesters and cordoning off the main squares of major cities.

Kazakh police have broken up anti-government protests detaining dozens of protesters and cordoning off the main squares of major cities.

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Axel Clerget and French leave Almaty Grand Prix on a high

The Almaty Grand Prix 2016 came to a highly-charged finale on Sunday. Kazakhstan’s annual leg of the IJF World Judo Tour featured the women’s

The Almaty Grand Prix 2016 came to a highly-charged finale on Sunday. Kazakhstan’s annual leg of the IJF World Judo Tour featured the women’s

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France, Georgia and Cuba victorious in Almaty Grand Prix finals

There’s been an unforgettable second day of action at the Almaty Grand Prix in Kazakhstan. In the under 63 kilos women’s final, Margaux Pinot of

There’s been an unforgettable second day of action at the Almaty Grand Prix in Kazakhstan. In the under 63 kilos women’s final, Margaux Pinot of

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Judo: Almaty matters for Rio qualifying hopefuls

Many believe Friday 13th is unlucky but it turned out to be full of good fortune for a number of competitors on the first day of the Almaty Grand

Many believe Friday 13th is unlucky but it turned out to be full of good fortune for a number of competitors on the first day of the Almaty Grand

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Progress 63 supply ship heads for International Space Station

A spaceship has been launched from Kazakhstan on a resupply mission to the International Space Station. The Progress 63 craft is carrying food, fuel

A spaceship has been launched from Kazakhstan on a resupply mission to the International Space Station. The Progress 63 craft is carrying food, fuel

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Cockpit crew hailed heroes after Kazakh emergency landing

It could have ended in tragedy. A plane in Kazakhstan was forced to touch down on Sunday without its front landing gear after a technical

It could have ended in tragedy. A plane in Kazakhstan was forced to touch down on Sunday without its front landing gear after a technical

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Kazakhstan returns ruling party of President Nazarbayev - again

The party of Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev has won a landslide in Sunday’s snap election. It captured 82 percent of the vote, according

The party of Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev has won a landslide in Sunday’s snap election. It captured 82 percent of the vote, according

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Snap election in Kazakhstan

People voting on 20 March in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan. According to an exit poll the party of president Nursultan Nazarbayev has won the snap

People voting on 20 March in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan. According to an exit poll the party of president Nursultan Nazarbayev has won the snap

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Kazakhstan diversifies economy to survive oil and gas slump

Kazakhstan’s economy depends on oil and gas and the slump in the industry has put its economic resilience to the test. Its currency has devalued and

Kazakhstan’s economy depends on oil and gas and the slump in the industry has put its economic resilience to the test. Its currency has devalued and

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ExoMars set for imminent launch to Red Planet

Was there ever life on the red planet? That is one of the major scientific questions of our time, and the European Space Agency is searching for an

Was there ever life on the red planet? That is one of the major scientific questions of our time, and the European Space Agency is searching for an