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Repression in Kyrgyzstan is eroding Central Asia's only democracy

TINY and turbulent, Kyrgyzstan likes to tout itself as a trailblazer for democracy in Central Asia, a region otherwise presided over by autocrats. The former Soviet republic of 6m has "proven to the world that it is a democratic country", its new president, Sooronbay Jeyenbekov, trumpeted triumphant


Central Asia: Window of Opportunity on Rights

(Berlin) - Political leaders in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan should use the window of opportunity offered by political change in their countries to improve human rights, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2018. Leaders of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan should also en


370 Kyrgyz miners reinstated after mass layoffs

17.01.2018 Mining and Metallurgical Trade Union of Kyrgyzstan (MMTUK) an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union managed to safeguard labour contracts with 370 employees of the Chinese mining company Full Gold Mining in the Jalal-Abad region of Kyrgyzstan. The employer agreed not to conduct mass layof


Tampines' 2002 Singapore Cup winners: Where Are They Now?

Tampines Rovers' 1-0 Singapore Cup final defeat of Jurong FC in front of 15,000 fans at the old National Stadium sixteen years ago marked the start of their rise as a local powerhouse. FourFourTwo traces the whereabouts of that Stags side who clinched the first major trophy in the club's history...


Rocking From Scotland to Saudi Arabia, Canada to Qatar

LONDON - Curling, once a minority pastime played mostly by Scots and Canadians, will sweep onto the ice at next month's Pyeongchang Olympics with the proud boast of being the world's fastest growing winter sport. The 'roaring game', with its origins in the frozen ponds and mists of medieval Scotland


The World is a (Surprisingly) Safe Place to Travel

PHOTO: Despite the granular categories of travel risk put out by the State Department, common sense and caution are still good ideas when staying safe abroad. (photo via Flickr/Lul_Plqeee) It's barely a week old, but the new, four-level travel advisory system unveiled by the U.S. Department of State


United States and Kazakhstan: An Enhanced Strategic Partnership for the 21st Century

President Donald J. Trump hosted President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan today at the White House to discuss enhanced strategic partnership between the United States and Kazakhstan. President Nazarbayev thanked President Trump for his hospitality and offered an invitation for President Trump to


India's bare 2018 calendar a cause of concern

'A four-nations tournament in June is likely to be the first major assignment for India in their run-up to the AFC Asian Cup in January next year.' A four-nations tournament in June is likely to be the first major assignment for India in their run-up to the AFC Asian Cup in UAE, slated to start on J


Bible Miraculously Didn't Burn When an Evangelical Church Was Firebombed by Militants, Congregants Claim

Christians in an evangelical church in Kyrgyzstan said they "saw a sign from God" when a group of militants firebombed their church, but their Bible didn't burn. Witnesses claimed that flames engulfed much of the church but stopped when they reached the Bible, according to Release International, an


Militant Muslims Firebomb Church in Kyrgyzstan; Flames Stop at Open Bible

Christians said they saw a "sign from God" following a firebombing attack by Muslim militants on an evangelical church in Kyrgyzstan. The flames burned through much of the interior but stopped at the open Bible on the altar. "This is an amazing sign," said a man identified only as Paul, from Operati


Chechnya's LGBT Muslim Refugees Struggle To Cope In Exile

Abdul Kadr's wife found out he was gay the night his relatives came to kill him. She hid him inside the home in Grozny, Chechnya, where they lived with their four young children, and told him she'd stand by him. "She saved my life," says Abdul Kadr, a silver-haired former businessman in his 40s. Bei


Russia: Siberian shoe factory fire kills 10 workers

At least ten workers died Thursday in a fire at a shoe factory in a small village in the Siberian region of Novosibirsk. The tragedy is only the latest in a series of workplace accidents and fires which take the lives of at least 15,000 workers in Russia every year. According to media reports at le


Tsarnaev Trial - a Lecture in Watertown

I am more than pleased to announce that Mary W Maxwell, PhD, LLB, will give a lecture in the library about the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on January 23, 2018 at 6pm. The lecture will be livestreamed at 911TV.org starting at 6 EST (which is Wednesday at 10am Sydney time). It will also be archived lat


Reports: At least 10 killed in Siberian warehouse fire

In this Russian Emergency Situations Ministry photo, made available on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, Firefighters attend the scene of a fire at a shoe-manufacturing company in the village of Chernoretsky, about 2800 kilometers (1800 miles) east of Moscow, Russia. Russian news reports say at least 10 peopl


Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.11%

Reuters. Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.11% Investing.com - Australia stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Energy, Healthcare and IT sectors led shares higher. At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.11%. The best performers of the se


Why no one has died in a commercial passenger jet crash in over a year

According to one firm, only 14 people died in commercial passenger flights globally last year. Photo by Jordan Sanchez via Unsplash Not a single person perished in a commercial passenger jet crash in 2017, making the year an extraordinarily safe one for flying. New reports from two separate organiza


2017 Was The Safest Year In The History Of Commercial Air Travel [Infographic]

2017 was the safest year in the history of commercial air travel, according to The Aviation Safety Network. There were no crashes involving large passenger airliners anywhere in the world despite the volume of air traffic reaching its highest point ever. Excluding acts of suicide, sabotage and hijac


Commercial Aviation Industry Had Safest Year In History In 2017: Report

2017 was adjudged as the safest year on record for commercial air travel, according a report by a Dutch aviation consultancy. Dutch aviation consultancy, To70, and Aviation Safety Network reported, Monday, that there were no commercial passenger jet fatalities in 2017. To70, according to the report,


To Sate China's Appetite, African Donkeys Are Stolen and Skinned

A gelatin made from donkey hides is prized as a traditional Chinese remedy. Now slaughterhouses have opened in Africa, and domestic animals are disappearing from villages. NAIROBI, Kenya - "This is the spot," said Morris Njeru, gazing down at a tangled patch of farmland where he recently found the b


'Happy New Year' - What can Indian Football look forward to in 2018?

As we welcome 2018 with festivities and cheer, Goal takes a look at what 2018 holds in store for Indian football... Most of us will agree that 2017 was a very promising year for Indian football. Not only did the national team qualify for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup on merit, the team rose meteorically