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More than 50 dead after bus catches fire on highway in Kazakhstan

More than 50 people died when fire spread through a bus traveling in Kazakhstan and killed almost everyone aboard, according to authorities. The Icarus bus was on a highway in the western part of the Central Asian country on Thursday morning when it was engulfed in flames, according to the country

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-18 09:33:41

Bus catches fire in Kazakhstan, killing 52 Uzbeks: Kazakh Interior Ministry

ALMATY (Reuters) - A bus caught fire in a remote part of Kazakhstan on Thursday, killing 52 citizens of neighboring Uzbekistan, the Kazakh Interior Ministry said on Thursday. The bus was traveling along a road in Kazakhstan's north-western Aktau region that links the Russian city of Samara to Shymk

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 07:36:05

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

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH - 2018-01-18 08:21:00

Dozens die as flames engulf bus in former Soviet state of Kazakhstan

MOSCOW -- Emergency officials in Kazakhstan say 52 people died when the bus they were on caught fire. The Emergencies Ministry of the former Soviet nation in Central Asia said Thursday's tragedy happened in the northern Aktobe region. The ministry said only five of 57 people on the bus managed to ge

CBS NEWS - 2018-01-18 07:46:48

John Barrasso encourages feds to investigate, possibly limit uranium imports from Russia

Sen. John Barrasso, chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, on Wednesday encouraged the Commerce Department to open an investigation into the national security impact of importing uranium from foreign countries. American uranium producers Energy Fuels and Ur-Energy on Tuesday


Colorado uranium companies ask Trump for help

Two Colorado uranium companies are jointly asking President Trump to help the U.S. uranium mining industry. In a joint letter yesterday to the U.S. Commerce Dept., Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE: UUUU) of Lakewood and Ur-Energy Inc. (NYSE: URG) of Littleton said that they want protection from "imports of u


'12 Strong' Review: Winning the Battles but Losing the War

I'm not really sure what the point of 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers is. On the surface, it seems to be a rah-rah true story of exceptional American soldiers teaming with Afghan fighters to score a crucial victory in the early days of the Afghanistan War. But as the War


Soccer-Long road ahead for China after under-23s flop

HONG KONG, Jan 17 (Reuters) - China is banking its footballing future on youth development and the world's most populous nation has plenty to do if their performance at the AFC Under-23 Championship over the last week is anything to go by. Coached by Massimiliano Maddaloni and with a handful of ful


In rewriting alphabet, Kazakhstan's leader looks to leave his mark - The Boston Globe

ALMATY, Kazakhstan - In his 26 years as Kazakhstan's first and only president, Nursultan A. Nazarbayev has managed to keep a resurgent Russia at bay and navigate the treacherous geopolitical waters around Moscow, Beijing and Washington, keeping on good terms with all three capitals. The authoritaria


AFC U-23 Championship: Uzbekistan and Qatar advance

Qatar and Uzbekistan both secured their places in the quarter-finals of the AFC U-23 Championship following victories on Monday. China U23 1-2 Qatar U23 Almoez Ali scored on either side of half-time as Qatar secured a huge 2-1 upset win over China to top Group A and knock the host nation out of the


Ex-Obama adviser Ben Rhodes floats Russia as possible culprit behind 'sonic attacks' in Cuba

Former top Obama advisor Ben Rhodes noted in a new interview that he is not really sure that Cuba's government is behind the sonic attacks on American diplomats. Instead, he said: "Whether it's a third party like Russia, or whether that is some harder-line faction in Cuba, to me it is someone with a


AFC-U23 Championship: Uzbekistan edge China

Uzbekistan earned their first win of their AFC U-23 Championship campaign when the held on to defeat hosts China 1-0 in Changzhou on Friday. The win puts the visitors into contention for the knockout stage, while China, with their 3-0 opening win over Oman, are still in the mix. Uzbekistan, who had


Qatar to take on Oman in AFC U-23 on Friday

Qatar's Olympic team will play against Oman on Friday in the second round of the AFC U-23 Championship, hosted by the Chinese city of Changshu. Qatar Olympic team won against Uzbekistan in the first round on Tuesday with one goal scored by Al Moez Ali in the 55th minute. After the victory against Uz


Uzbekistan delivers 25 buses, vows multifaceted support

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Uzbekistan on Wednesday reiterated its support for Afghanistan in diverse fields from energy to higher education, trade, transport, electricity to air flights and rail links. Uzbekistan's President Special Envoy for Afghanistan Ismatilla Irgashev, who visited the Hairatan P


China open AFC U23 finals with a home win over Oman

January 10 - The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Championship 2018 kicked off in China on Tuesday with the host nation China recording a comfortable 3-0 win over Oman and Qatar beating Uzbekistan 1-0.In total, 16 teams will be vying to claim the title won by Japan two years ago in Qatar, and


White Supremacist Tried to Commit an Act of Terrorism, and Government Didn't Tell Anyone

Did you know that in October, an armed white supremacist tried to hijack an Amtrak train in Nebraska? And that the federal government has since charged him with trying to commit an act of terrorism? That's OK, hardly anyone else did either. The story only came to light last week when a local reporte


More countries deserve 'Particular Concern' designation

The State Department has named 10 countries as the worst violators of religious freedom around the world but a U.S. official wishes there were more. It was the first time for the Trump administration to make this annual naming of "Countries of Particular Concern" (CPCs) which are Burma, China, Eritr


US Adds Pakistan to List of Religious Freedom Violators

U.S. President Donald Trump, flanked by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, holds a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Two weeks ago, the US State Department released its list of countries of particular concern (CPC)-a compilation of natio


Russian army demonstrates latest weapon: Cuddly puppies

In this photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 shows a frame grab from a New Year greeting video with puppies who are raised and trained at a dog breeding center in Knyazhevo, 103 kilometers (64 miles) north of Moscow, Russia. (AP


Turkmenistan Bans Black Cars, Because its President Likes White Ones

Everyone likes to imagine what they'd do if they were in charge for a day. Ban beards, bury all hybrid cars, convict U2 of crimes against humanity - it's all possible if you wield the big power stick. Well, Gurbanguly Berdimukhamedow is in charge, of the Asian nation of Turkmenistan at least, and he