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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 April 8:
- Russia banned import of Japanese fishRussia has temporarily banned import of fish and seafood from 242 fish processing plants across Japan's main island, Honshu, Kazakhstan Today reports.
- Eating three bananas a day could reduce risk of a strokeScientists say eating three bananas cuts your risk of a stroke, Kazakhstan Today reports.
- Belarus mercenary paid 1,900 pounds a month to help Gaddafi forcesA mercenary from Belarus has spoken of getting paid 1,900 pounds a month to help Col Muammar Gaddafi's forces fight against the rebels and said there were "several hundred" of his compatriots doing the same thing, The Telegraph reported.
- New HIV/AIDS-like virus reports in China dismissedA senior health official has dismissed media reports that thousands of people on the mainland have a mysterious infectious condition that has been dubbed "negative AIDS", AsiaOne reported.
- South Korean schools close over radioactive rain concernsSome South Korean schools close amid fears over radioactive rain, Kazakhstan Today reports.
- Libya says NATO air strike hits major oil fieldLibya said Britain air strike hit its major Sarir oilfield, damaging a pipeline connecting the field to a Mediterranean port, Kazakhstan Today reports.
- 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia5.8 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia on April 6, 2011, Kazakhstan Today reports.
- Gagarin crew steps aboard ISSThe crew of the newly arrived Soyuz spacecraft has docked with the International Space Station, Kazakhstan Today reports.
- Kazakhstan ratifies amendments to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone LayerKazakhstan President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has signed a law on ratification of the amendments to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, Kazakhstan Today reports.
- Japan injects nitrogen into nuclear reactorJapan injected nitrogen into a crippled nuclear reactor Thursday, trying to prevent more hydrogen explosions, Kazakhstan Today reports.
- Explosion near Egyptian pyramids, 3 injuredA small bomb exploded near Egypt's pyramids on Wednesday, injuring three people that police said were trying to open the casing of the old abandoned munition, Kazakhstan Today reports.
- Gadhafi, in letter, asks Obama to end air strikesCol Muammar Gaddafi wrote to President Barack Obama on Wednesday asking him to end what Gadhafi called "an unjust war,'' Kazakhstan Today reports.