Brisbane Times - Friends of accused bomber debated how to help him - ...And in the wake of the twin bombs that exploded last month at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, federal prosecutors now say, the three showed just how close their friendship was: Two of them decided to put a backpack and fireworks linking Tsarnaev to the blasts into a black trash bag and toss it into a dumpster. Prosecutors say the third later lied to investigators when asked about it.
Boston Herald - Kazakhs ‘liked to attract attention’ - “They used to screech their tires in the parking lot and play loud music in their car. They were quite noticeable. They liked to attract attention,” said University of Massachusetts Dartmouth MBA student Raja Nageswarn about Kazakh suspects Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov.
UBI - 3 detained in marathon bombing investigation - Dias Kadyrbayev, 19, and Azamat Tazhayakov, 19, both of New Bedford, Mass., were charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice by conspiring to destroy, conceal and cover up "tangible objects" belonging to suspected marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev -- a laptop computer and backpack containing fireworks.
The Asian Age - ‘I was surprised I made it’ - Brought up by a Russian mother and Kazakh father in Russia, Kristina is far from a quintessential Bollywood heroine. She can’t speak Hindi either. But none of that has deterred B-town’s latest find, Kristina Akheeva from making a debut in Hindi films. She will be seen playing the lead role opposite actor Sunny Deol in the actor’s home production Yamla Pagla Deewana 2.
The News - Print will prevail, says Kazakh president - Kazakhstan President Nursultan Abishulý Nazarbayev has rejected predictions of an imminent disappearance of print publications in the wake of the social media onslaught.
Radio Free Europe - On the Road with Kazakhstan's women shuttle traders - Valentina recalls how, after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, she lost her job at a geodesy and cartography firm and launched into a new career -- shuttle trading.