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- Construction of the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran transnational railway was launched on December 1, 2007. It was started officially with a special ceremony in Bereket, Turkmenistan.
- Prime Minister Daniyal Akhmetov resigns unexpectedly. Deputy Prime Minister Karim Masimov is expected to replace him. President Nazarbayev accepted his resignation, but immediately appointed him Acting Prime Minister. (Hindustan Times)