The death toll in a mysterious mass deaths of critically endangered saiga antelopes has risen sharply to 85,000, according to authorities in Kazakhstan who are still unsure of the cause.
Herds of one of Central Asia's most iconic animals, Kazakhstan's saiga antelope, are dwindling rapidly and no one seems to know why.
Tajikistan's parliament has unanimously approved a Tajik-Chinese agreement on the mutual extradition of suspected and convicted felons.
The death toll in a sudden die-off of critically endangered saiga antelope is nearing 20,000, according to authorities in northern Kazakhstan who are still unsure of the cause.
A group of Kazakh villagers lovingly restored their hometown's crumbling Stalin statue, but local authorities didn't let it stand for long.
The toll in a startling die-off of saiga antelope went above 10,000 after authorities in Kazakhstan found thousands of carcasses of the critically endangered species in a northern region.
A group of athletes is asking the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to pressure Kazakhstan to drop proposed antigay legislation.
Authorities in Kazakhstan say they've found hundreds more carcasses of a critically endangered species of antelope in a northern region, with the toll in the latest die-off now topping 1,000 animals.
The survey's results appear to dash the widely held assumption about the former communist countries of Europe that while they performed poorly in many areas, at least students there were well educated in math and science.
Kazakh authorities say some 100 saiga antelope have been found dead in a northern region, with few clues as to what killed the critically endangered animals.
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