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- Washington reports 'unusual events' at its nuclear plantA spokesman for a Washington nuclear power plant has said that a small amount of hydrogen gas trapped in a pipe ignited in a brief, six-inch flame Thursday when workers cut into the pipe, the Associated Press reported on Friday.
- Student addiction to technology similar to drug cravingsYoung adults around the world experience distress when they try to unplug from technology for even one day, a research project has found, Kazakhstan Today reports.
- Nazarbayev sworn in as President of KazakhstanNursultan Nazarbayev was sworn in as Kazakh president for the fourth time.
- Archeologists unearth first-ever gay caveman skeletonArchaeologists in Prague say they've uncovered a Stone-Age man buried in a position usually reserved for women, Kazakhstan Today reports.
- Japanese nuclear power plant Onagawa leaks radioactive waterThe latest strong aftershock to hit Japan Thursday night damaged Onagawa NPP, which now leaks radioactive water, Kazakhstan Today reports.
- Heavy drinking raises cancer riskResearch shows heavy drinking increases the risk of cancer, Kazakhstan Today reports.
- Belarus is short of gold and diamondsBelarus is short of certified diamonds and gold bars weighing from 100 grams to a kilogram, Kazakhstan Today reports.
- More Libyan rebels killed in NATO air strikesLibyan rebels said five of their fighters were killed when NATO planes mistakenly bombed a rebel tank column near the contested port of Brega in eastern Libya, Kazakhstan Today reports.
- Kazakhstan President's inauguration began in AstanaThe inauguration ceremony of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev began today,April 8, in Astana in the Palace of Independence.
- Vietnamese PM urges Kazakhstan to open embassy in VietnamPrime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Tan Dung has requested Kazakhstan to soon open its embassy in Vietnam to foster bilateral cooperation and Vietnamese investments in oil and gas, mining and garment industries, VOVNews reported.
- 12 children killed in Brazil school shootingThe gunman who allegedly opened fire in a Rio de Janeiro school this morning killed 12 children before shooting himself, officials said, Kazakhstan Today reports.
- Japan struck by 7.1-magnitude earthquakeA 7.1 magnitude earthquake rattled Tokyo for over a minute on Thursday night, Kazakhstan Today reports.