4,000-year-old human bones found in UAE RAS AL KHAIMAH. KAZINFORM - An unprecedented joint project has seen Ras Al Khaimah’s Department of Antiquities and Museums collaborate with two prominent US universities to study 4,000-year-old human bones unearthed at two ancient tombs in the emirate, WAM reports.
Number of COVID-19 cases tops 1,000 in US: Johns Hopkins University NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States reached 1,001 with 28 deaths by 11:30 pm EST Tuesday (0330 GMT on Wednesday), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University, China Daily reports.
Akzharkyn Turlybay’s case under constant control of President NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The issue regarding the fate of Akzharkyn Turlybay was raised during the visit of member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of China’s Communist Party Yang Jiechi to Nur-Sultan, Kazinform reports citing the President’s Press Secretary Berik Uali.
Head of State meets with economic expert Zhaksybek Kulekeyev NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev held a meeting with prominent economic expert and adviser to General Director of KazMunaiGas Engineering Zhaksybek Kulekeyev, Kazinform has learnt from the Akorda’s press service.
Premiere at Astana Opera: Modern take on an old story NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Gaetano Donizetti’s famous opera Don Pasquale will soon be presented at the country’s main theatre stage – the Astana Opera. The premiere is scheduled for April 8, 9 and 10 at the PICCOLO Chamber Theatre. The production team will set the story in the present time; the characters familiar to everyone will joke and play pranks, as expected in the comedy genre. Music Director and Conductor: Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Abzal Mukhitdin; Stage Director: Natalya Kagadiy, Astana Opera informs on its website.
Ministry of Sports recommends cancelling mass sports events in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan has advised to cancel mass sports events, including trips abroad for Kazakhstan athletes, due to the coronavirus situation worldwide, Kazinform reports.
Olympics: Tokyo organizing exec suggests 1-2 year delay over virus: WSJ NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - A member of the Tokyo Games organizing committee's executive board said it would be more realistic to postpone the Olympics by one or two years rather than cancel the games due to the coronavirus outbreak, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, Kyodo reports.
Samsung plans to release 5G smartphones in over 40 countries this year SEOUL. KAZINFORM Samsung Electronics Co. plans to release its 5G smartphones in more than 40 countries this year, a company official said Wednesday, as the South Korean tech giant seeks to further expand its global presence amid the rise of the next-generation mobile service.
S. Korea reports 242 new virus cases, total now at 7,755 SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea reported 242 new cases of the new coronavirus on Wednesday, up from 131 new cases a day earlier, bringing the nation's total infections to 7,755. Confirmed cases showed no signs of a slowdown in the southeastern city of Daegu and capital Seoul, Kazinform has learnt from Yonhap.
Russia remains a reliable partner of Kazakhstan in all areas of activities, Nursultan Nazarbayev MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - The First President of Kazakhstan-Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev has held a meeting with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, Kazinform reported with the reference to the press service of Elbasy.