theatlantic.com. “Social Networking by Tribe” - A new website in Kazakhstan is seeking to organize today's social web by ancient clan identities. When Kazakhs meet for the first time, two key questions are all it takes to figure each other out: What part of the country are they from? And what horde and tribe are they?
bbc. “Apple-a-day call for all over-50s” - If everyone over the age of 50 ate an apple a day, 8,500 deaths from heart attacks and strokes could be avoided every year in the UK, say researchers.
Apples would give a similar boost to cardiovascular health as medicines, such as statins, yet carry none of the side-effects, the University of Oxford researchers say in the BMJ.
bnews.kz. “Kazakh yoga centers to be open abroad” - Opening of the centers of improving gymnastics "aykune", so-called Kazakh yoga, is planned in a number of the countries abroad, director of the Almaty center – said the owner of the patent on "aykune" Aygerim Kaliyeva.
tengrinews.kz. “New Zealand winegrowers report bumper harvest” -New Zealand winegrowers enjoyed a record harvest in 2013 but are well placed to avoid the oversupply issues that have hampered them in the past, AFP reports citing accounting giant Deloitte.
pakobserver.net. “Springing up ‘Land of Kazakhs’ has a role in world” - THE Republic of Kazakhstan, the biggest land-locked transcontinental country is coming up economically in the region to play a role not only in the region but in the world also. Laden with natural resources, its per capita income is one of the best in the world. Combating with enormous issues after gaining independence, Kazakhstan is now walking on a road of progress and stability.
dnaindia.com.“Why India must act before its influence wanes” - Jaideep Prabhu explores why India is dawdling on making strategic inroads in the grand prize of the new Great Game. Central Asia does not feature in the news much. Indeed, why would it, when surrounded by far more happening regions? To its south lies the war in Afghanistan, the flames of Islamism in Pakistan, and a nuclear hot zone.