The Huffington Post - 'Unladylike' Schoolgirls Banned From Wearing Skirts At Walkwood Church of England Middle School - "It was becoming difficult, especially when it came to them sitting down in the school hall," he explained. "It was very unladylike. We would ask them to make their skirts longer, but they would just roll them up again when we turned away."
Business Wire - The Insurance Industry in Kazakhstan: Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 - Kazakhstan has maintained steady economic growth during the review period (2008-2012), and expansion is expected to continue throughout the forecast period. The Kazakh insurance industry registered a CAGR of 11.3% during the review period. Growth is attributed to the life segment, which registered an increased at a staggering CAGR of 76%. The non-life segment, which accounted for 58.7% of total written premiums in 2012, recorded a moderate CAGR of 1.2% during the review period. The life insurance segment is expected to record growth over the forecast period. It is dominated by the general annuity category.
China Daily - Cuban boxers to train in China - Four Cuban boxers will begin training in China this week in preparation for the 2013 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan in October and the World Series of Boxing the following month, a sports official said Tuesday.
Reuters - Dissident Kazakh Ablyazov faces extradition to Ukraine - Dissident Kazakh Mukhtar Ablyazov, accused of embezzling up to $6 billion from his former bank BTA, was heard by a judge in southern France on Thursday and could be extradited to Ukraine, court officials said.
BBC - Kazakhstan: City chiefs 'made to get buses' - "It's important to be in tune with the people, learn their problems, what they think and what they discuss. Today I heard women... discussing the rising price of vegetables and utilities."
RFI - Kazakhstan oligarch Ablyazov arrested in France - France has no extradition treaty with Kazakhstan and officials judged that the agreement with Russia could be annulled, so they are acting on Ukraine’s request.