oilprice.com. “Kazakhstan Stuck Between Falling Exchange Rates And Oil Prices” - Kazakhstan’s growth rate since 2010 has been above 6%, but current forecasts are far less optimistic. Kazakhstan is a close ally of sanctions-hit Russia and a member of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), a supranational organisation furthered by the Kremlin and founded in Astana last May by Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
cnn.com. “Jesus: Married...with children?” - The question of whether or not Jesus had a wife is back again. This week two authors came out with a book about a newly translated ancient text -- a "Lost Gospel," as the book calls it. The text has been in the possession of the British Library since 1847 but only in recent years attracted scholars' attention. It suggests that Jesus was not only married but had two children, and that Mary Magdalene -- long viewed as a close friend of Jesus -- was indeed the Virgin Mary.
"Declared dead, 91-year-old woman wakes up 11 hours later in funeral home" Never underestimate the healing power of a good nap. A 91-year-old woman in Poland was declared dead November 6 and sent to a funeral home, only to wake up 11 hours later in cold storage, CNN's Polish affiliate TVN reported. Now she's home and doing fine.
reuters.com. "Rat poison chemical found in pills linked to India sterilization deaths" - Tablets linked to the deaths of more than a dozen women who visited a sterilization camp in India are likely to have contained a chemical compound commonly used in rat poison, two senior officials in Chhattisgarh state said on Saturday.
bnews.kz. "Russia plans 'alternative Wikipedia" Russia is planning an alternative version of the Wikipedia, the country's presidential library has said. A statement said the initiative aimed to provide better information about Russia than is available on Wikipedia.