Kazakhstan says 164 killed in week of protests

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MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan’s health ministry says 164 people have been killed in protests that have rocked the country over the past week. The figures reported Sunday on the state news channel Khabar-24 are a significant rise from previous tallies. It is not clear if the deaths refer only to civilians or if law-enforcement deaths are included. Kazakh authorities said earlier Sunday that 16 police or national guard had been killed. Authorities previously gave the civilian death toll as 26. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below. MOSCOW (AP) — The office of Kazakhstan’s president said...