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- Foreign currency exchange rates fixed by National BankThe National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan fixed the foreign currency exchange rates to the tenge for January 21:
- The male beauty contest judged by womenTall, slim, facial symmetry and good teeth - this could be the universal tick list of a beauty pageant judge of a Gerewol beuaty contest, BBC reported.
- Gazprom to boost purchase of Central Asian gasRussia's state-owned energy giant Gazprom will boost gas purchases from Central Asian countries, the agency reports.
- Doctor 'killed babies' at abortion clinicA Philadelphia doctor Kermit Gosnell has been accused of performing thousands of illegal late-term abortions and murdering newborns after inducing labour, the agency reports.
- Feminine women more likely to win promotionFeminine women more likely to win promotion
- EULEX mission investigates Kosovar PM accusations of organ-traffickingThe EU's justice and police mission started investigation of allegations of crimes of Prime Minister Hashim Thaci and other officials accused of organ-trafficking, the agency reports.
- Pill that fights skin cancer developedA pill, which could revolutionise treatment of the most deadly form of skin cancer, has been developed, significantly improving survival rates, Daily Mail reported.
- Kazakh government confirmed new rules of granting of subsoil use rightThe government's decree of the Republic of Kazakhstan of December 30, 2010 № 1456 on the regulations of granting of the subsoil use right has been published in the official press of Kazakhstan.
- More children nowadays can use computers but can't tie shoelacesMore children nowadays can use computers but can't tie shoelaces
- Hu admits 'a lot to be done' on human rightsChinese President Hu Jintao has admitted that China needs to do a lot to improve its human rights, the agency reports.
- Accused Arizona shooter indictmentA federal grand jury in Arizona indicted Jared Lee Loughner on Wednesday on charges of attempting to assassinate Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords and the attempted murder of two of her staff members, Reuters reported.
- Stress of household chores is bad for your heartThe study reveals doing household chores stress more than being at work, the agency reports.
- OPEC's grip on oil market to return to 1970s levelsWorld oil prices remained close to the $100-per-barrel mark last night as BP said OPEC was set to increase its share of global oil production to levels not seen since the oil shocks of the 1970s.
- Berlusconi calls for new laws to protect himselfItalian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Wednesday said he would propose new laws to prevent magistrates from pursuing elected officials, as he went on the offensive over allegations he paid for sex with a minor, The Telegraph reported.
- China signed $45 billion in U.S. contractsThe United States and China signed a trade deal worth over $45 billion, the agency reports.
- Kazakhstan, France to create joint venture on manufacture of military technologyKazakhstan and France will create a joint venture to manufacture modern military technology, the agency reports referring to the press service of the Ministry of Defence of Kazakhstan.
- President signed Law on Status of Nazarbayev UniversityThe President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, signed the Law on Status of the Nazarbayev University, Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools and Nazarbayev Fund, the president's press service reports.