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MANDAN, N.D. (AP) - Mananbai Sadykov cuffed his stiff blue jeans over intricately stitched cowboy boots and tread mindfully though minefields of cattle manure at the Helbling Hereford Ranch in central North Dakota. Sadykov, 48, is no citified dandy,...
Tags: Kazakhstan, Russia, Vaccines, John Wayne
For the premiere episode of its third annual Big Cat Week, National Geographic Wild has upped the stakes. Having already explored man-eating lions and most of their lethally gorgeous kindred, this Big Cat Week opens Sunday night in Kabul where big cat...
Even as the European Union reached out to the East this week, sending its foreign affairs chief touring through Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan for a string of meetings marked with smiling photos and words of goodwill, experts say its...
FrameworkTuberculosis is still a very deadly disease – especially in the former Soviet Union. The number of patients with very difficult to treat forms of tuberculosis is growing steadily in that part of the world. Photographer Misha Friedman has spent the...
VarietyMOSCOW -- Akan Satayev's epic story of warfare in Central Asia, "Myn Bala: Warriors of the Steppe" is Kazakhstan's entry for foreign-language Oscar consideration. The sweeping $10 million-budget movie is the true story a group of teenage rebels who...
Until now, if someone had predicted a presidential election pitting two African-American candidates, I'd have asked what he was smoking. It's still a long shot — especially after nearly two weeks of sexual-harassment accusations, culminating Monday...
"Opus 1861: The Civil War in Symphony" City Lit Theater's five-year-long "Civil War Project," undertaken in commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the bloodiest conflict in United States history, dovetails with the longest war we've waged —...
Tags: Music, Culture, Concerts, Wars and Interventions, Afghanistan
World NowThe founder of the Moscow gay pride movement was convicted Friday of promoting homsexuality and fined $167 in the first prosecution under a controversial new St. Petersburg municipal law that human rights activists have denounced as homophobic....
It has a smoky, bitter taste, a deeply unpleasant odor and bears a close resemblance to black gobs of tar. Pricey tar, mind you: 10 grams (a month's supply) will set you back $80. The substance, called shilajit, is an ancient ayurvedic medicine. On...
CNNBERLIN -- New Zealand is perceived as the least corrupt nation on earth, and Somalia and North Korea are seen as the most corrupt, a German watchdog organization said in a report released this week. The United States ranked 24th least corrupt on a...
Tags: North Korea, Venezuela, European Union, Bribery, Chile
Daily DishAnother in our series of rediscovered gems from food historian Charles Perry: In England, a traditional breakfast dish dating from the days of the British Raj is kedgeree, usually consisting of lightly curried rice mixed with flaked smoked fish, and......
Culture MonsterPasadena Symphony announces its 2012-13 seasons. A series of guest conductors will lead the concerts at the Ambassador Auditorium....
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