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Mongolia praised for abolishing death penalty

Ulan Bator - The United Nations' top human rights official praised Mongolia Wednesday for abolishing the death penalty, after the sparsely populated Asian country approved a new criminal code eliminating executions.

Mongolia honours China conqueror Kublai Khan on 800th birthday

Ulan Bator - Mongolia on Wednesday celebrated the 800th birthday of epic conqueror Kublai Khan, a source of intense pride in a country trying to highlight its own history after centuries of Russian and Chinese influence.

India's Modi in Mongolia seeking stronger ties in China's backyard

Ulan Bator - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks Sunday with his counterpart during a visit to Mongolia, with the two nations upgrading relations as Delhi tries to strengthen its influence in China's backyard.

Mongolian scientists claim 200-year 'mummy monk' is alive

Ulaanbaatur - A 200-year-old mummified monk has been found in Mongolia, who, researchers at the Ulaanbaatur Buddhist University say is actually a "very deep meditation."

Mongolia’s 'Sutton Hoo' threatened by Canadian mine

Ulan Bator - A bid by a Canadian gold mining company to strip-mine part of northern Mongolia’s protected Noyon Mountain Forest which includes the country’s cultural equivalent to England’s Sutton Hoo site or Egypt’s pyramids is causing outrage in the country.

Global warming initiatives paying big sums

Countries around the world open their wallets and try to pitch in for the climate fund. Falling short of their pledge of $10b, this controversial issue for developing countries might see a different insight.

Using cigarette ash to remove arsenic from water

In a novel approach to filtering water, researchers in China and Saudi Arabia have come up with a way of using ash from cigarettes to remove arsenic from drinking water.

Huge haul of smuggled Mongolian fossils repatriated by Feds

New York - US authorities approved, Thursday, the shipment back to Mongolia of a huge haul of dinosaur fossils that had been illicitly imported to the United States having been stolen from archaeological sites in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert.

Sumo wrestler Kakuryū Rikisaburō: circle in the sand

Tokyo - Every summer In Japan, the Thunder Gods roar to life in the Grand Imperial Shinto Rite known to the outside world as sumo.

Our continuing fascination with the Mongolian death worm

Mongolia's Gobi is one of the world's greatest deserts, covering over 500,000 sq. miles. Unlike many deserts, there are very few sand dunes here. Instead, it is shaped by large, foreboding expanses of barren, sometimes rocky plains and outcroppings.

Man to serve 3 months in jail for smuggling dinosaur skeleton

A Virginia fossils dealer was sentenced to three months in prison for smuggling a Tyrannosaurus skeleton out of Mongolia.

Ocala Heart Institute: Saving lives at home and abroad Special

Each year approximately 1.1 million Americans have a heart attack. For approximately 515,000, myocardial infarction means death. (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)

The fading footsteps of Mongolia's Gobi bears

The Gobi is the world's fifth largest desert, and stretches from north to northwestern China and into parts of southern Mongolia. A land of climate extremes, temperatures can reach 122 degrees F in the summer and drop to -40 degrees F in the winter.

Hagel pushes US military ties with China's neighbour Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar - Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel Thursday endorsed stronger military ties with Mongolia as it seeks a US partnership as a counterweight to its powerful neighbours Russia and China.

In Mongolia, Hagel looks to bolster U.S. military ties

Ulaanbaatar - Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel flew to Mongolia Thursday to endorse stronger military ties with a government eager for U.S. partnership as a counterweight to its powerful neighbours, Russia and China.

Siberian cave study warns of permafrost thaw tipping point

Evidence assembled from stalactite and stalagmite formations in frozen caves in Siberia by a team of international scientists led by Oxford University gives some clues as to what might happen if global temperatures continue to rise.

Op-Ed: Killer uses her bra to strangle elderly neighbor

One woman tried to keep abreast of the situation by strangling her elderly neighbor with her bra because he refused to buy alcohol for her.

In Inner Mongolia, nomads fight enemy of advancing desert Special

Chifeng - As the threat of desertification grows higher, a nomadic tribesman in Inner Mongolia is leading his community in their fight against the menace

Heineken threatened boycott over alleged links to Asian dogfight

Heineken has launched an investigation after photo of a dogfight show was posted online with banners of the company flying in the arena. Beer drinkers have threatened to boycott Heineken because of the photo believed to have been taken in Mongolia.

Velociraptor's last meal revealed

BBC News is reporting that the bone of a large flying reptile has been found in the gut of the skeletal remains of a Velociraptor. The discovery was made in what is now Mongolia's Gobi Desert.
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