Kazakhstan

  • Russia to make fresh attempt to launch new rocket July 6, 2014

    Moscow: Russia will on Wednesday attempt to launch its newest rocket after an embarrassing lastminute glitch forced authorities to abort the initial test last week. "A new attempt to launch the Angara rocket will take place on July 9," the Interfax news agency reported, citing a source close to the...
  • Federer steers Swiss to Davis Cup semis, Italy edge Britain April 7, 2014

    London: Roger Federer sealed Switzerland's place in the Davis Cup semi-finals when he completed a comeback win for the hosts over Kazakhstan on Sunday but Britain's last-four hopes were trampled into Italian clay in Naples. France are also in the last four despite looking dead and buried on Friday when they...
  • Davis Cup: Switzerland trail Kazakhs, Murray puts Britain on brink April 6, 2014

    Roger Federer's hopes of adding a Davis Cup winners' medal to his vast collection of silverware were hanging by a thread on Saturday after Switzerland fell 2-1 behind to Kazakhstan in their World Group quarter-final tie. The 17-times grand slam champion teamed up with Australian Open winner Stanislas Wawrinka on Saturday...
  • Switzerland, Kazakhstan level at 1-1 in Davis Cup April 5, 2014

    Geneva: Roger Federer eased to victory over Mikhail Kukushkin on Friday, bringing Switzerland level at 1-1 with Kazakhstan in the Davis Cup quarter-finals. Federer's 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 win in less than two hours restored order for the 15,000 Swiss fans who saw Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka surprisingly lose the opening...
  • Missing Malaysian jet may have been flown to Taliban controlled areas March 18, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: The most baffling mystery in aviation history continues as search for the missing Malaysian Airliner moves into the 11th day on Tuesday. This even as a report in 'The Independent' has said that the plane was flown towards Taliban controlled areas deliberately. This report comes a day after Malaysian...
  • Malaysian plane: Kazakhstan join search, countries' tally rises to 26 March 17, 2014

    Kuala Lampur: Malaysia says searches have begun in both the northern and southern corridors of a vast swath of Asia where the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is believed to have ended up. Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein says that Kazakhstan joined the search on Monday in the farthest northwest section of...
  • Madan Lal bows out of World Boxing Championships October 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Madan Lal's (52kg) campaign at the AIBA World Boxing Championships came to an end in his very first bout in the competition that began in Almaty, Kazakhstan Monday. The 21yearold, competing in his first world championships, put up a good show but came up short against Moldova's Alexandros Riscan....
  • Shakhter Karagandy stun Celtic in Champions League qualifier August 20, 2013

    London: Kazakhstan champion Shakhter Karagandy closed in on a spot in the Champions League group stage for the first time on Tuesday by beating Scottish club Celtic 20 in the first leg of their playoff. Andrei Finonchenko put the hosts ahead after seizing on slack defending in the 12th minute, and...
  • I would like to be Harry Potter, says David Cameron July 1, 2013

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday said that he would like to emulate JK Rowling's childwizard hero Harry Potter but the Prime Minister also hinted that many voters might view him as the evil Voldemort. Cameron said there were lots of the author's characters he would not like to...
  • Kazakhs cut Czechs' lead to 21 in Davis Cup QFs April 6, 2013

    Astana, Kazakhstan: Yuriy Schukin and Andrey Golubev beat Radek Stepanek and Jan Hajek 76 (2), 64, 63 in doubles on Saturday to cut the Czech Republic's lead against Kazakhstan in the Davis cup quarterfinals to 21. After rallying from a break down to win the first set, the Kazakh pair broke...
  • Czechs lead Kazakhstan 10 in Davis Cup quarterfinal April 5, 2013

    Astana: Jan Hajek defeated Mikhail Kukushkin 63, 62, 64 in the opening singles Friday, giving the defending champion Czech Republic a 10 lead over Kazakhstan in their Davis Cup quarterfinal. Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev was scheduled to play Lukas Rosol in the second singles. Hajek saved a break point in the third...
  • Reus brace guides Germany to 41 win over Kazakhstan March 27, 2013

    Nuremberg: Marco Reus scored two goals to help Germany overcome Kazakhstan 41 in a World Cup qualifying match on Tuesday that saw the visitors give the favorite some trouble in the second half. The win left Germany firmly in control of Group C in European qualifying, eight points ahead of...
  • Stepanek back from surgery for Davis Cup quarterfinals March 27, 2013

    Prague: Radek Stepanek has recovered from neck surgery and is expected to play doubles for defending champion Czech Republic in next month's Davis Cup quarterfinals against Kazakhstan. Stepanek, who underwent surgery on January 28, is likely to team up again with Tomas Berdych for the April 57 matchup on an indoor...
  • Germany on guard against complacency vs Kazakhstan March 25, 2013

    Nuremberg: Germany are playing down World Cup expectations and battling complacency ahead of their second backtoback qualifier against Kazakhstan on Tuesday. Joachim Loew's side leads Group C with four wins from five games and is looking for another routine victory to follow Friday's 30 result over winless Kazakhstan in Astana. "It...
  • Draxler out of Germany's WC qualifier against Kazakhstan March 24, 2013

    Berlin: Germany midfielder Julian Draxler has been ruled out of Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan while Sven Bender has joined the squad. The German football federation says tests on Saturday confirmed that the Schalke attacking midfielder suffered a concussion from a collision during Germany's 30 win over Kazakhstan in the...
  • Germany look to continue their domination against Kazakhstan March 21, 2013

    Berlin: Whether it was Gerd Mueller, Rudi Voeller or Miroslav Klose, Germany have never had a shortage of gifted strikers but when they take on Kazakhstan in their World Cup qualifier on Friday there could be none in their lineup. Germany, top of 2014 World Cup qualifying Group C on 10...
  • Soyuz spacecraft brings US-Russian space station crew back to Earth March 16, 2013

    Almaty: A Russian Soyuz capsule made a "bull's eye" landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan on Saturday, delivering a Russian-American trio from the International Space Station, a day after its originally scheduled touchdown was delayed by foul weather. NASA's Kevin Ford and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin, who had...
  • India, Kazakhstan to carry forward civil nuclear cooperation beyond 2014 March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: India and Kazakhstan on Tuesday agreed to carry forward their civil nuclear cooperation beyond 2014, the deadline for the supply of fuel for the reactors as per the present nuclear contract, with the uranium-rich nation assuring to help meet the "big appetite" of energy-deficient India. The two sides also...
  • Iran nuclear talks show progress: Diplomat March 1, 2013

    Brussels: Nuclear talks between Iran and world powers this week were more constructive and positive than in the past, but Iran's willingness to negotiate seriously will not become clear until an April meeting, a senior Western diplomat said on Thursday. The diplomat was more upbeat about the talks in Kazakhstan than...
  • Indian Women thrash Kazakhstan 80 in World League opener February 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Jaspreet Kaur and Rani Rampal scored a hattrick each to help Indian Women thrash minnows Kazakhstan 80 in their opening match of the Hockey World League Round 2 at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here Monday. As expected, the 33rdranked Kazakh girls were no match for the 11th...
  • Kazakhstan: Boy declared 'pregnant' by doctors February 16, 2013

    Moscow: A male pregnancy is definitely a medical sensation grabbing headlines worldwide. A 15yearold Kazakh boy was recently declared pregnant, given a handful of erroneous medical prescriptions and a bill for 50,000 tenge ($330). Baizhan Aldashev was never really pregnant. But the boy was pronounced "with child" at a hospital in...
  • Indian men face Fiji in Hockey World League opener February 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian men's and women's team will play their opening matches against Fiji and Kazakhstan, respectively, in the Hero Hockey World League Round 2 to be held here from Feb 18. China, Ireland, Bangladesh, Oman, Fiji and India are participating in the men's event, while in the women's group,...
  • India thrashed 03 by Kazakhstan in Fed Cup February 6, 2013

    Astana: Competing against some top players in the world, a depleted Indian team was routed 03 by hosts Kazakhstan in their Fed Cup opener in Astana on Wednesday. Playing without its lone top player Sania Mirza, India had no answer to the quality players such as world number 32 Yaroslava...
  • Kazakhstan: Passenger plane crash kills 21 January 29, 2013

    Kyzyl Tu: A passenger plane crashed in thick fog near Kazakhstan's commercial capital Almaty on Tuesday and broke into pieces when it hit the ground, killing all 21 people on board. After several hours, rescue teams recovered the plane's flight recorder, the central communications service for Kazakhstan's president said on...
  • Passenger plane crashes in Kazakhstan, reports say 20 dead January 29, 2013

    Almaty: A passenger plane crashed near Kazakhstan's commercial capital of Almaty on Tuesday, killing 20 people, news agencies quoted SCAT airline as saying. The plane had been en route from the city of Kokshetau in northern Kazakhstan to Almaty in the southeast of the country when it crashed near the village...
  • China's Li Na into Australian Open second round January 14, 2013

    Melbourne: China's Li Na left the Australian Open in tears last year. On Monday, she was all smiles after returning to her winning ways in Melbourne. Li, the 2011 Australian Open finalist, breezed through her firstround match, beating Sesil Karatantcheva of Kazakhstan 61, 63 in 78 minutes. "I mean, yeah, always...
  • Kazakhstan military plane crashes, 27 people killed December 25, 2012

    Moscow: Kazakhstan's acting border service chief was among 27 people killed in a military plane crash on Tuesday near a southern city, authorities said. The An72 crashed at 1255 GMT (7:55am EST) about 20 kilometers (12 miles) away from the city of Shymkent near the border with Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan's Committee for...
  • Sunita Williams returns after 4 months in space November 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Recordsetting IndianAmerican NASA astronaut Sunita Williams along with two other cosmonauts returned to Earth on Monday after four months in orbit. The Soyuz capsule, carrying the astronauts, touched down on the steppes of central Kazakhstan at 7.50 am IST. It was a perfect landing for Williams and two astronauts,...
  • Watch: Bank creates diamond encrusted pure gold credit card October 31, 2012

    Kazakh bank Sberbank has created a diamond encrusted credit card made from gold for its top 100 customers. The card made with Visa does not have a magnetic swipe but can be used for chip and pin transactions. The cards are made of pure gold inlaid with 26 diamonds and...
  • Sapiyev pummels his way to gold in boxing August 12, 2012

    London: Serik Sapiyev stunned a boisterous home crowd on Sunday when he pummelled his way to welterweight gold with a 179 demolition of Britain's Freddie Evans and hand Kazakhstan its first boxing title of the Games. Kazakhstan, a rising force in amateur boxing who will host next year's world championships, had...