UNICEF calls for national, int'l help for 13.5 m uprooted children in Africa UNITED NATIONS. KAZINFORM At least 13.5 million uprooted children in Africa need strengthened national actions as well as regional and international cooperation to uphold their rights and help them fulfill their potential, the UN children's agency appealed Saturday.
New images from NASA confirm Ultima Thule's flat shape LOS ANGELES. KAZINFORM - The New Horizons mission from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has confirmed the shape of the most distant object ever explored, Kuiper Belt object nicknamed "Ultima Thule," to be flat rather than spherical, according to latest images the spacecraft sent back to Earth, Xinhua reports.
AIFC, Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry ink partnership agreement ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Last week, negotiations were held in Kyiv between the delegation of the Astana International Financial Center and the leadership of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, following the results of which a Partnership Agreement on Cooperation was signed, Kazinform has learnt from the Kazakh MFA's press service.
Air Astana announces revised check-in timing for flights departing from Istanbul ASTANA. KAZINFORM - The closing time for check-in for Air Astana flights departing Istanbul's new airport will be revised to one hour before scheduled flight departure time, with effect from 3rd March 2019, Kazinform has learnt from the company's press service.
Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino win big at 2019 Grammy Awards ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Country singer Kacey Musgraves reigned at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards Sunday with four wins, including Album of the Year for "Golden Hour," while Childish Gambino was the other big winner of the night also with four gongs, EFE has learned.
Symphony Orchestra of India directed by Marat Bisengaliev to tour UK LONDON. KAZINFORM In February 2019, the Symphony Orchestra of India (SOI) directed by internationally renowned Kazakh violin virtuoso Marat Bisengaliev will make its debut in the UK with six concerts across five cities, according to Kazakh Embassy in the UK.
WGS 2019: Wellbeing indicators should include state of the environment, community health, cultural and social ties ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Gross domestic product (GDP) has prevailed as a metric for the growth and wellbeing of countries for decades, but significant indicators such as state of the environment, community health, cultural and social ties should be included, agreed a panel of speakers at the Happiness and Wellbeing forum, held at the seventh World Government Summit (WGS 2019) today, WAM reports.
U.S. school closures ordered for Monday due to heavy snowstorm SAN FRANCISCO. KAZINFORM Many schools in the U.S. state of Washington have been ordered to be closed for next Monday's school day as a result of heavy snowstorms that swept the state over the weekend, the news outlet KEPR TV in Washington said Sunday, Xinhua reported.
Kazakhstan Embassy conducts international relay race in Beijing BEIJING. KAZINFORM - The Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the People's Republic of China held on Sunday an international relay race (4x550 m run) dedicated to the Year of Youth in Kazakhstan, Kazinform correspondent in China reports.
New Zealand to offer free mental health support to youths ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Porirua near New Zealand capital Wellington will be the first community to benefit from a trial of free mental health support, which aims to expand access options and the range of therapies, health officials said on Monday, Xinhua has learned.
Astana Pro Team scores first seasonal victory ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Astana Pro Team has successfully ended its first European race of the 2019, scoring the first seasonal victory. In the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, finished today in Valencia, Astana brought two riders on the final podium as Ion Izagirre became the overall winner of the race, while Pello Bilbao took a solid third place, the team's press office informs.
Patchy fog, strong wind predicted in Kazakhstan on Monday ASTANA. KAZINFORM - It will snow in most regions of Kazakhstan, except for the west and center which will see fair weather without precipitation. Patchy fog, ice slick, blizzard, strong winds are expected, Kazinform cites Kazhydromet Weather Service.