The Moscow Times - U.S. Couple Jailed for Rape of Adopted Kazakh Kids - Joseph Mayotte, 50, was sentenced to 16 to 20 years in prison for repeatedly raping his adopted daughter, starting when she was 8 years old, the Milford Daily News reported. His wife Linda Mayotte, 49, was sentenced to 18 to 22 years in prison for raping the couple's adopted son, according to the report.
Fifa.com - Duff, a Scotsman in Almaty - Positioned on the border with China, Kazakhstan is far flung from the blustery coastline of the east of Scotland. But it is in the nation's biggest city of Almaty that Scottish midfielder Stuart Duff now plies his trade at the local side Kairat Almaty as the first ever British footballer to play in the national league.
Upstream - ONGC eyes acquisitions in Kazakhstan - India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has been looking at buying into some oil and gas blocks in Kazakhstan while also planning to raise funds for the proposed acquisition of a Mozambique gas field.
Bloomberg - Russia Increases Gold Holdings With Kazakhstan for 11th Month - Russia and Kazakhstan expanded their gold reserves for an 11th straight month in August as bullion prices rallied. Mexico reduced its holdings.
Post Gazette - China Gains New Friends in Its Quest for Energy - On the northern reaches of the Caspian Sea, not far from this old Soviet town known for its oil and sturgeon, lies a vast new oil find, the biggest outside the Middle East. China was rebuffed when it asked for a stake 10 years ago.