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Tajikistan: Turning pigs into sheep, and other plagiarism adventures

The Tajik president's advisor allegedly made the thesis his own by switching "church" to "mosque" and "Russia" to "Tajikistan."

An Italian village is selling homes for $1.25 so it doesn't become a ghost town

On the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, the old village of Ollolai is at risk of turning into a ghost town.<p>Over the past half-century, the town's population has declined from 2,250 people to just 1,300. And now, there are hundreds of abandoned homes.<p>In an effort to lure new residents, Ollolai's …

Kazakhstan Succumbs to Arctic Chill

Northern Kazakhstan has succumbed to glacial conditions so extreme that is startling even many of the region’s implacable residents.<p>Winter in the …

Class Imbalance in Credit Card Fraud Detection - Part 1 : Understanding Effect on Model Accuracy

Whenever we do classification in ML, we often assume that target label is evenly distributed in our dataset. This helps the training algorithm to …

On Language: The Many Flavors of Persian in Eurasia

Copyright show: NoIs Tajik a dialect of Persian? Or a language in its own right? What differentiates it from varieties prevalent in Afghanistan and …

Fuel Crisis Grips Kazakhstan

Copyright show: NoKazakhstan, a nation rich in hydrocarbons, is grappling with a gasoline shortage that has enveloped the entire country, including …

Brussels hosts conference on “10 years of the EU Strategy for Central Asia” | Eurasian Council of Foreign Affairs

The Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the German Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted an international conference …

#1339; Less Borrowing than Hoarding

Kazakh oil export revenues have increased 53 percent in 2017

ASTANA – Almost 80 percent of all oil produced in the country is exported. The revenues of the Kazakh budget from the export of crude oil increased …

Oil

An infographic of mine was just published in Reader's Digest! https://t.co/z2ChIoUmEG

The Aral Sea from 35,000 Feet: Not a Pretty Picture

Editors' Picks: No081817-1eE.jpgThe disappearance of the Aral Sea ranks as one of the worst man-made environmental disasters of the 20th century. …

Astana Financial Center to Open by January 2018

Origins of the apple: Fruit was brought to Europe by traders travelling the Silk Road 10,000 years ago after they discarded eaten cores picked in Kazakhstan | Eurasian Council of Foreign Affairs

<b>• DNA analysis has uncovered how the common apple first reached Europe</b> <b><br>• Traders travelling west on the Silk Road would munch of large, bland wild</b> …

Astana airport renamed after Nursultan Nazarbayev

<b>AKIPRESS.COM</b> - Astana international airport has been reportedly renamed after the President and now it is "Nursultan Nazarbayev international …

Airports

Kazakhstan set to agree to limit oil production, but on new conditions

ASTANA – OPEC and non-OPEC producers, including Kazakhstan, will meet in Vienna May 25 to renew the deal limiting oil production for an additional …

Kazakhstan will soon bid farewell to Cyrillic

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has announced that the Kazakh language will make the switch from the Cyrillic alphabet to Latin …

A Retiree Discovers an Elusive Math Proof—And Nobody Notices

Author: Natalie Wolchover. Natalie Wolchover Science<p>Date of Publication: 04.02.17.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>As he was brushing his teeth …

Being a woman and doing business in Central Asia

ASTANA – Being a businesswoman and a housewife at the same time is really arduous – in a society in which most household chores are still the …

Guy Who Got a C on Constitutional-Amendment Paper GETS CONSTITUTION AMENDED

If you’re concerned that this means the Constitution was amended recently without anybody telling the public about it, that concern is totally …

Tuesday assorted links

Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, duped and ‘not aware it was assassination attempt by alleged foreign agents’, says head of police<p>An Indonesian woman arrested for suspected involvement in the killing of the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s half-brother in Malaysia was duped into thinking she was part …

North Korea

Stalin’s Giant Pencil: Debunking a Myth About Central Asia’s Borders

Copyright show: NoEurasiaNet CommentaryFew parts of the world are the subject of as much sustained journalistic ignorance as Central Asia. News from …

Mummy 'wearing Adidas sneakers' found in Mongolia dates back to 9-10th centuries of Kyrgyz Khaganate

<b>AKIPRESS.COM</b> - The remains of a woman found in Mongolia's Altai Mountains in April last year date back to the 9-10th centuries, the period of Turkic …

What Exactly Does Mexico Export to the US? – J. W. Mason

One of the many ways conventional economic theory hinders our discussions of trade is it gets us thinking about goods “produced” in one country and …

Nazarbayev's grandson makes Facebook post critical of Kazakh high profile officials

<b>AKIPRESS.COM</b> - Kazakh President's grandson Aisultan Nazarbayev in one of his Facebook posts shared his opinion on latest government reshuffle and …

Kyrgyzstan plane crash: Dozens die as Turkish cargo jet hits homes

<b>A Turkish cargo plane flying from Hong Kong has crashed into a village in Kyrgyzstan, killing all four crew and at least 33 people on the ground.</b><p>The Boeing 747 operated by ACT Airlines crashed as it was about to land in fog at Manas airport, 25km (15 miles) north of the capital, Bishkek.<p>At least 15 …

Air temperature in Naryn plummets to -38°C creating coal shortage

<b>AKIPRESS.COM</b> - Air temperature in Kyrgyzstan's coldest region Naryn plummeted to -38°C creating a coal shortage, which was covered by local …

Young Designer Launches Islamic Clothing Line

ASTANA – Ulzhan Turabayeva, a young mother of two, decided six months ago to connect her life with fashion and design. She has chosen an Islamic …

Kazakhstan: Former Economy Minister Detained in Corruption Probe

Anti-corruption investigators have reportedly detained recently dismissed National Economy Minister Kuandyk Bishimbayev on suspicion of taking …

Kazakhstan: Registration Law Sparks Widespread Indignation

Kazakhstan has adopted a law requiring citizens traveling within the country to register with local authorities if they remain in one locality for …