Exposure to farm environment helps prevent children asthma: Hong Kong study HONG KONG. KAZINFORM An anti-inflammatory protein called TNFAIP3 was found to be a key factor in childhood asthma development and farm dust exposure can restore the level of TNFAIP3, the Chinese University of Hong Kong made the results public on Thursday.
Australia extends state of disaster in areas affected by bushfires SYDNEY. KAZINFORM The state of Victoria in southeastern Australia on Thursday extended the state of disaster due to bushfires and urged the people to evacuate danger zones before the situation became more complicated in the coming days.
Uzbekistan to chair OSCE Permanent Council's Economic, Environmental Committee TASHKENT. KAZINFORM - Uzbekistan has been appointed chairman of the Economic and Environmental Committee of the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) in 2020, Trend reports citing the press service of Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Kazakhstan and Malaysia compare notes on topical issues of bilateral and multilateral cooperation PUTRAJAYA. KAZINFORM - On January 10, 2020, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bolat Imanbayev has met with the Minister of foreign Affairs of Malaysia, Saifuddin Abdullah, in the administrative center of Malaysia, Putrajaya, Kazinform refers to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Representatives of aviation investigation agencies of US, Canada, France heading to Iran TEHRAN. KAZINFORM - Representatives of the three countries of the US, Canadian and French are heading to Iran to attend meetings of the Iran Civil Aviation Organization and Iran Air Accidents Commission after arriving in Tehran.
Land lots for housing development within Almaty airport restriction zone issued illegally, Vice PM NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The Almaty region’s Anti-Corruption Service is conducting a pre-trial investigation into the illegal allocation of land parcels near Almaty Airport, this has been announced at today’s briefing in the Central Communications Service by Roman Sklyar, Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan.
South Korea sentences Kazakh man to 2.5 years in prison over hit-and-run accident SEOUL. KAZINFORM – Kazakh man was sentenced to almost three years in jail in South Korea for his involvement in a hit-and-run accident which left a seven-year-old boy seriously injured, Kazinform has learnt from Khabar24.
Belarus president in favor of dismantling all barriers in Eurasian Economic Union MOSCOW. KAZINFORM – The press service of the Eurasian Economic Commission has released an address of Belarus President, Chairman of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council Aleksandr Lukashenko to heads of state of the Eurasian Economic Union on the occasion of Belarus' assuming presidency over EAEU bodies as of 1 January 2020, BelTA has learned.
Foreign tourists to Japan hit record high in 2019, but see limited growth TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The number of foreign visitors to Japan reached a record high of 31.88 million in 2019, but the growth was limited by a sharp fall in tourists from South Korea amid deteriorating bilateral ties, the tourism minister said Friday, Kyodo reports.
N. Korea ranks №1 in military spending as percentage of GDP SEOUL. KAZINFORM - North Korea ranked No.1 in the world in terms of the proportion of military spending in gross domestic product between 2007-2017, though the total amount accounts for only one-tenth of South Korea's military expenditure, a U.S. State Department report showed, Yonhap reports.