Instead of pole vault or sprint, the World Nomad Games offer competitions, such as horseback battles over a dead goat, or stick wrestling. It's the second edition of the tournament in Kyrgyzstan.
Nearly 3 million Kyrgyz citizens were able to cast their vote to replace sitting President Almazbek Atambayev. The election may result in the former Soviet republic's first peaceful transition of presidential power.
The nation of 2 million has voted to bestow more authority on the prime minister amid rumors President Atambayev is eyeing the job for himself. The premier now has increased powers over the budget and top appointments.
Kyrgyz state security has detained a leading opposition politician. Omurbek Tekebayev has been accused of corruption and fraud - but critics are calling shenanigans as the country's presidential election looms.
Citizens in Kyrgyzstan are voting on several constitutional amendments, some of which have been slammed by rights groups. Analysts say the changes, promoted by the Kyrgyz president, are likely to pass.
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