The death toll from this morning’s plane crash in Kazakhstan has risen to 12.
A Bek Air plane with 95 passengers and five crew members on board crashed near the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan on Friday, killing at least nine people, authorities in the Central Asian country said.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the hand-picked successor to Kazakhstan’s longtime ruler, was inaugurated as president Wednesday after winning an election marred by a police crackdown and slammed by foreign monitors for “voting irregularities”.
A presidential election in Kazakhstan won by the hand-picked successor to the country’s long time ruler showed little respect for democracy, foreign monitors said on Monday.
In a gym in Kazakhstan’s largest city Almaty, Paralympic weightlifter Alina Solodukhina’s slight shoulders are feeling the strain under more than 60-kilogrammes of cast iron.