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Kazakh President blames attacks on radical islamists

Astana - Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Friday blamed radical islamists for deadly shootings that left seven dead in the west of the oil-rich Central Asian state.

Kazakhstan accuses protesters of trying to oust government

Astana - Oil-rich Kazakhstan on Friday accused organisers of anti-land reform demonstrations last week of trying to overthrow the Central Asian country's government.

Canelo Alvarez knocks out Amir Khan in 6th round

It took Saul "Canelo" Alvarez five rounds to find his range against the fast-moving Amir Khan as he unleashed a big right hand to Khan's face in the sixth round when the 29-year-old Briton failed to raise his left hand to block Alvarez's power shot.

Ex-Soviet Kazakhstan halts land reform after rare protests

Astana - Energy-rich Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Thursday halted a controversial proposal to amend land laws that had sparked rare anti-government protests in the Central Asian state.

Gennady Golovkin knocks out Dominic Wade in round 2

WBA (Super), IBO and interim WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin scored a stunning knockout win over challenger Dominic Wade Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, to retain his multiple middleweight titles.

Golovkin is huge favorite to win over Wade Saturday night

WBA (Super), IBO and interim WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin is a huge favorite to win against undefeated middleweight contender Dominic Wade when they collide Saturday night at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Ruling party seals expected victory in Kazakhstan vote

Astana - The ruling party of energy-rich Kazakhstan's ageing autocrat President Nursultan Nazarbayev secured a landslide victory in parliamentary elections, results showed Monday, a poll OSCE observers said failed to meet international democratic standards.

Ruling party secures victory in Kazakh parliamentary polls

Astana - Projected results showed energy-rich Kazakhstan's ruling party claiming a comfortable win in early parliamentary polls on Sunday that never threatened to trouble autocrat President Nursultan Nazarbayev's long reign.

Three new crew, including US grandpa, join space station

Baikonur - Three new crew members have joined the International Space Station, including a US grandfather who is poised to enter the record books during his time there, NASA said.

Europe-Russia mission blasts off on hunt for life on Mars

Baikonur - A joint European-Russian mission aiming to search for traces of life on Mars blasted off on Monday for the start of a seven-month unmanned space journey to the Red Planet.

International Space Station's '1-year crew' returns to Earth

Dzhezkazgan - US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko returned to Earth Wednesday after almost a year in space in a ground-breaking experiment foreshadowing a potential manned mission to Mars.

Alvarez likely to headline first boxing fight at new MGM Arena

Mexican boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez could be the first boxer to headline a grand boxing event at the newly constructed Las Vegas Arena (formerly MGM-AEG Las Vegas Arena) which is due to open on April 16, 2016

British astronaut travels to ISS as country cheers debut trip

Baikonur - Tim Peake, the first British astronaut to travel to the International Space Station, blasted off on Tuesday from the Baikonur cosmodrome with two other spacemen, to cheers and excitement back homePeake, 43, joins Russian space veteran Yury Malenchenko ...

Former Kazakh PM sentenced to 10 years in prison

Astana - Kazakhstan has sentenced former prime minister Serik Akhmetov to 10 years in prison, a court said Saturday, the first time a former official of such stature will serve jail time in the country.

Three astronauts land back on Earth from space station

Almaty - Three astronauts, from the United States, Russia and Japan, on Friday successfully completed a rare nighttime landing on Earth in the wintry Kazakh steppe after returning from the International Space Station.

Op-Ed: Top 3 boxers who will dominate the sport starting 2016

Assuming Floyd Mayweather stays retired from the sport and Manny Pacquiao wins a senate seat to keep him out of boxing after his April 9 farewell fight, at least three elite boxers are expected to provide entertainment to fans and keep the sport alive.

Op-Ed: Golovkin, Alvarez to keep boxing alive in post Pacquiao era

Floyd Mayweather has retired from boxing and despite Manny Pacquiao's sustained efforts to make arrangement for a possible rematch, Mayweather has rejected the idea saying he isn't fighting anymore.

Supersized Kazakhs battle to drop pounds in hit TV show

Almaty - Gulmira Jumagulova, a 125-kilogramme (275-pound) contestant on a popular Kazakhstan fat camp reality show, is still haunted by the words of a boyfriend who dumped her mid-pregnancy."He told me 'I could never introduce you to my relatives.

Leonard Ellerbe cites reasons for Golovkin's low PPV turnout

If not for the fully sold out tickets for the Golovkin-Lemieux fight at the Madison Square Garden in New York, Gennady Golovkin's first foray in the pay-per-view (PPV) marketplace would have been a box office disaster.

Op-Ed: Golovkin needs to share spotlight with Cotto to become PPV star

Genaddy Golovkin's first foray in the pay-per-view market failed to take off with the reported low turnout of PPV buys for his recently-concluded fight against David Lemieux at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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