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  • A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia

    04/16/2014 4:39:12 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    Most children, Asher Svidensky says, are a little intimidated by golden eagles. Kazakh boys in western Mongolia start learning how to use the huge birds to hunt for foxes and hares at the age of 13, when the eagles sit heavily on their undeveloped arms. Svidensky, a photographer and travel writer, shot five boys learning the skill - and he also photographed Ashol-Pan
  • Native Americans actually came from a tiny mountain region in Siberia, DNA research reveals

    01/27/2012 8:32:48 AM PST · by Theoria · 98 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 Jan 2012 | Rob Waugh
    Altai in southern Siberia sits right at the centre of Russia. But the tiny, mountainous republic has a claim to fame unknown until now - Native Americans can trace their origins to the remote region. DNA research revealed that genetic markers linking people living in the Russian republic of Altai, southern Siberia, with indigenous populations in North America. A study of the mutations indicated a lineage shift between 13,000 and 14,000 years ago - when people are thought to have walked across the ice from Russia to America. This roughly coincides with the period when humans from Siberia are thought...
  • China Splits With Russia Over Ukraine

    03/19/2014 1:00:55 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    voanews.com ^ | March 18, 2014 | Scott Stearns
    STATE DEPARTMENT — With Russia's most vocal critics imposing economic sanctions over Crimea, some of Moscow's allies are also questioning its actions in Ukraine. In Syria's civil war, China and Russia have together blocked tougher action against President Bashar al-Assad, denouncing foreign support for the rebels as a breach of Syrian sovereignty. Now, China has quietly split from Russia over Crimea -- on the same issue of sovereignty. "China always respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states. The Crimean crisis should be resolved politically under the frameworks of law and order. We call on all sides to remain...
  • N. Korea: Mongolian leader to N. Korea: 'No tyranny lasts forever'

    11/16/2013 4:43:33 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | November 15, 2013
    Mongolian leader to N. Korea: 'No tyranny lasts forever' BEIJING, Nov. 15 (Yonhap) -- Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, at the end of his rare visit to North Korea late last month, encouraged the North to let its people "live free" and emulate Mongolia's model of transformation, saying, "No tyranny lasts forever," according to a transcript of Elbegdorj's speech on Friday. Elbegdorj gave the speech at the Kim Il Sung University on Oct. 31 or before wrapping up his four-day visit to North Korea, the Mongolian leader's office said in the transcript. It marked the first visit by a head of...
  • Another Republican-Supporting Business Raided: Suspicion of Using Mongolian Wood

    09/28/2013 2:41:48 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 71 replies
    Thursday, Federal agents raided Lumber Liquidators. Lumber Liquidators advertises heavily on The Rush Limbaugh Show and even put in the flooring for one of Rush’s studios. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: "Agents from the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Department of Justice executed the search warrant at the company’s headquarters and plant near Williamsburg, said Brandon Montgomery, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security." The reason for the raid? Suspicion of using Mongolian Wood. Mongolian wood, apparently, is an imminent threat to Homeland Security.
  • Pakistan, India, Afghanistan likely to become SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Org.) members: Zaki

    09/03/2013 8:51:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Mongolia are expected to become full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) at its next summit, said former Secretary General of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Akram Zaki on Wednesday. Speaking at an international conference entitled “SCO’s Role in Regional Stability: Prospect of Its Expansion” organized by Islamabad Policy Research Institute here, Akram Zaki said China and the Russian Federation had supported Pakistan, India and other countries’ membership of the SCO. The SCO is a Eurasian political, economic and military organization, which was founded in Shanghai in 2001 replacing the Shanghai Five that came into being...
  • Mongolia neo-Nazis announce a change of tack—pollution control

    07/02/2013 9:03:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jul 2, 2013 6:34am EDT | Carlos Barria
    A Mongolian neo-Nazi group has rebranded itself as an environmentalist organization fighting pollution by foreign-owned mines, seeking legitimacy as it sends Swastika-wearing members to check mining permits. Tsagaan Khass, or White Swastika, has only 100-plus members but it is one of several groups with names like Dayar Mongol (Whole Mongolia), Gal Undesten (Fire Nation) and Khukh Mongol (Blue Mongolia), expanding a wave of resource nationalism as foreign firms seek to exploit the mineral wealth of the vast country, landlocked between Russia and China. From an office behind a lingerie store in the Mongolian capital, the shaven-headed, jackbooted Tsagaan Khass stormtroopers...
  • Smuggled dinosaur skeleton returned to Mongolia

    05/07/2013 10:12:03 AM PDT · by bgill · 5 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | May 6, 2013 | Verena Dobnik
    The dinosaur was seized by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents after it was sold at auction in New York for over $1 million last year. The government said the skeleton was mislabeled as reptile bones from Great Britain. By law, any dinosaur fossils found in Mongolia belong to the country and its people. "It's really important that as nations, we recognize there's a difference between art sold in the regular course of business, and then there are things that are truly national heritage," said ICE director John Morton.
  • When People Fled Hyenas

    11/20/2002 6:43:45 PM PST · by VadeRetro · 52 replies · 1,373+ views
    ABC News ^ | By Lee Dye
    When People Fled Hyenas By Lee Dye Special to ABCNEWS.com Nov. 20 — Deep inside a cave in Siberia's Altai Mountains, Christy Turner and his Russian colleagues may have found an answer to a question that has hounded him for more than three decades. As a young anthropologist, Turner spent time in Alaska's Aleutian Islands in the 1970s, working at several archaeological sites and occasionally gazing westward toward Siberia. "I thought, 'That's the place that Native Americans came from,' " he says now from his laboratory at Arizona State University in Tempe. But why, he wondered then as he still...
  • The Hunt for Genghis Khan’s Tomb

    12/04/2012 11:51:09 AM PST · by Theoria · 32 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 03 Dec 2012 | Oliver Steeds
    For centuries historians and treasure seekers have searched for the burial site of history's most famous conqueror. New findings offer compelling evidence that it's been found. In the eight hundred years since his death, people have sought in vain for the grave of Genhis Khan, the 13th-century conqueror and imperial ruler who, at the time of his death, occupied the largest contiguous empire, stretching from the Caspian Sea to the Pacific. In capturing most of central Asia and China, his armies killed and pillaged but also forged new links between East and West. One of history’s most brilliant and ruthless...
  • Choose Jesus and no other and you "shall" walk in his fullness ![Charistmatic caucus]

    11/22/2012 10:58:09 AM PST · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 11-22-12 | Jedediah
    Many of my children have stepped backword into a precipice of darkness "yeah" into a revelation not of Me for I desire for my children to walk in the fullness of my glory and goodness each day. I came to stand in the road to Damascus to deliver Paul out of just this thing for truly though he knew My word he had yet to meet me and it is these "Sauls" of disaster I am after in these last days . So "GO" My church and declare the wonders of my fullness for there is no one thing or...
  • British have invaded nine out of ten countries -- so look out Luxembourg

    11/10/2012 10:41:13 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | Sunday, November 4, 2012 | Jasper Copping
    Britain has invaded all but 22 countries in the world in its long and colourful history, new research has found. Every schoolboy used to know that at the height of the empire, almost a quarter of the atlas was coloured pink, showing the extent of British rule. But that oft recited fact dramatically understates the remarkable global reach achieved by this country. A new study has found that at various times the British have invaded almost 90 per cent of the countries around the globe. The analysis of the histories of the almost 200 countries in the world found only...
  • Nazi-Acquired Buddha Statue Came From Space

    09/27/2012 6:21:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    LiveScience ^ | September 26, 2012 | Stephanie Pappas
    It sounds like a mash-up of Indiana Jones' plots, but German researchers say a heavy Buddha statue brought to Europe by the Nazis was carved from a meteorite that likely fell 10,000 years ago along the Siberia-Mongolia border.
  • Mongolia’s Coal Development Policies Tied to Reducing Proportion of [Red] Chinese Investment

    08/20/2012 9:17:50 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies
    On August 22-25, 2012, Dai Bingguo, Chinese State Councilor and top national security advisor to President Hu Jintao, will go to Ulaanbaatar to meet newly installed Mongolian government and Parliamentary leaders. This visit may be a reaction to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s July 9 trip and the 7th annual Khaan Quest joint exercise of the Mongolian Armed forces in partnership with the Alaska National Guard for the US Army Pacific Command (USARPAC), occurring on August 11-23. However, more likely Dai’s timing is governed by a growing crisis in Sino-Mongolian mineral trade and investment. Ovoot Tolgoi mine, Mongolia Propelled...
  • 4000-year-old rock art discovered in Mongolia

    05/22/2012 5:21:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Stone Pages ^ | Saturday, May 12, 2012 | Edited from China Daily
    Eighteen rock art sites dating back over 4,000 years have been discovered by archaeologists in northern China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region. The prehistoric art was discovered in the Yinshan Mountains in Urad Middle Banner (an administration division of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region), said Liu Binjie, head of the Cultural Relics Bureau of Urad Middle Banner. The rock art is still clear and Liu added that they are the finest of their kind that have been unearthed so far. Among the carvings, seven faces were exaggerated and monstrous, and have been interpreted as the seven stars of the 'Big Dipper'...
  • Rethinking the Thundering Hordes

    05/06/2012 7:31:58 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Archaeology, v65 n3 ^ | May/June 2012 | Andrew Lawler
    Vast stretches of Central Asia feel eerily uninhabited. Fly at 30,000 feet over... Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan -- and there are long moments when no town or road or field is visible from your window. Wandering bands and tribes roamed this immense area for 5,000 years, herding goat, sheep, cattle, and horses across immense steppes, through narrow valleys, and over high snowy passes. They left occasional tombs that survived the ages, and on rare occasions settled down and built towns or even cities. But for the most part, these peoples left behind few physical traces of their origins, beliefs, or ways...
  • Heads up: the dinosaur with the longest neck (discovered)

    03/24/2006 2:48:22 AM PST · by S0122017 · 5 replies · 207+ views
    nature.com/news ^ | 20 March 2006 | Michael Hopkin
    Published online: 20 March 2006; | doi:10.1038/news060320-2 Heads up: the dinosaur with the longest neck This creature was way out in front. Michael Hopkin At eight metres, Erketu ellisoni's neck may be a record breaker. © Jason Brougham Talk about sticking your neck out: palaeontologists working in Mongolia have discovered a dinosaur that was far ahead of its peers. The creature had one of the longest necks of all time, measuring a staggering eight metres. Relative to body size, the creature is a contender for the most impressive neck ever, say its discoverers. Although smaller overall than the famous Diplodocus,...
  • I AM your Kingdom Walk and Existence \o/

    11/23/2011 1:35:44 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-23-11 | Jedediah
    Ordinary measures are not warranted anymore for I have overcome for you and in Me you reside in the heavenlies. So cast off your flesh when it distracts you from My Will of virtue and Righteousness and "Remain" in "MY" Loyalty for I AM all you need to KNOW! John 15:9 (AMP) 9I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [[a]continue in His love with Me]. Acts 17:28 28For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his...
  • Nest Full of Baby Dinosaurs Discovered

    11/20/2011 6:29:52 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    Discovery News via Fox ^ | November 16, 2011 | Jennifer Viegas
    A 70-million-year-old nest of the dinosaur Protoceratops andrewsi has been found with evidence that 15 juveniles were once inside it, according to a paper in the latest Journal of Paleontology. While large numbers of eggs have been associated with other dinosaurs, such as the meat-eating Oviraptor or certain duck-billed hadrosaurs, finding multiple juveniles in the same dino nest is quite rare... All were found at Djadochta Formation, Tugrikinshire, Mongolia, where it's believed sand "rapidly overwhelmed and entombed" the youngsters while they were still alive. The researchers conclude that the 15 dinosaurs all show juvenile characteristics. These include short snouts, proportionately...
  • Tiny Drone Reveals Ancient Royal Burial Sites [ Scythians ]

    10/11/2011 3:31:47 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    LiveScience ^ | October 7, 2011 | Charles Choi
    Tuekta is in the Altai Mountains where Russia, China, Kazakhstan and Mongolia come together. Researchers there have discovered burial mounds 2,300 to 2,800 years old and up to 250 feet (76 meters) wide. These burial mounds, called "kurgans," probably belonged to chiefs or princes among the Scythians, a nomadic people known for their horsemanship, who once had a rich, powerful empire. Excavations of some of these have revealed extraordinary treasures of gold and other artifacts well-preserved by permafrost. Nearly 200 burial mounds were discovered in Tuekta, situated along the River Ursul. The site's heart appears to once have been a...
  • Mongolia's rapid growth masks its vulnerability {grows at 17% in H1 2011}

    08/31/2011 3:16:55 AM PDT · by Cronos · 6 replies
    Finance Asia ^ | 30 Aug 2011 | Rupert Walker
    While fears have mounted about a double-dip recession in the US and Europe, Mongolia’s small, open economy grew a staggering 17.3% year-on-year during the first half of 2011, according to a World Bank report released late last week. The country’s booming copper and coal mining industry is driving the economy, but at the same time makes it vulnerable to a global downturn. Mining comprises 22% of overall GDP and the sector expanded 40% in 2010, despite continued political controversy about how best to exploit the natural riches held in the two vast mining complexes of Oyu Tolgoi (copper) and Tavan...
  • Biden 'takes on' wrestler, practices archery in Mongolia (Hilarious!)

    08/22/2011 9:12:46 AM PDT · by maggief · 42 replies
    msnbc ^ | August 22, 2011 | Jonathan Woods
    Oh, Vice President Biden. How you continue to provide endless amusement.
  • U.S. Vice President Biden begins trip to China, Mongolia and Japan

    08/16/2011 9:55:11 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies · 1+ views
    BNO News ^ | August 17, 2011
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday departed for Beijing to start a nine-day trip to China, Mongolia, and Japan, the White House said. In each country, Biden will meet with key leaders to discuss the full range of bilateral, regional and international issues as part of the Obama administration's efforts to renew and intensify the country's role in Asia. Biden's trip to China originated when Chinese President Hu Jintao formally invited him to China during his state visit to Washington, D.C. earlier this year. While in Beijing, the Vice President will meet with Vice...
  • The fullness of you in The Fullness of ME(JESUS) [charismatic caucus]

    08/16/2011 2:14:09 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 8-16-11 | Jedediah
    Ordinary measures will not do anymore , For I am opening up in you a Grand new door , The fullness of your upper and lower springs ! ( Joshua15:17-19 ) My answer is " YES" and now my spirit brings ~ ~ ~ , Truly all it is you need to know , So now just come to me that to you my fullness I may show , Not just a twinkling but the fullness of my 7 eyes , Things others will not know but you have paid the price , So now step into My Sanctuary ,...
  • China and Rare Earths - Monopoly for Now

    08/11/2011 9:20:55 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 18 replies
    OilPrice.com ^ | 10/08/2011 | John Daly
    First, the bad news - China's constrained rare earth supplies will be an "irreversible trend" and prices will remain at high levels, according to Zhang Zhong, general manager of Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth Hi-Tech Co. Zhang should know, as his concern is China’s leading rare earths producer – the Baatou mine produces more than 95 percent of China’s production, while Chinese mines currently account for 97 percent of global supplies. The increase in global demand for rare earth metals has sent prices soaring in world markets. According to the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association, since January rare earth metal...
  • Resource Rich Mongolia Attracting Outside Interests

    08/10/2011 8:43:05 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 1 replies
    OilPrice.com ^ | 09/08/2011 | John C.K. Daly
    Pity poor Mongolia, bereft of fiscal resources, caught between the ambitions of its superpower neighbors, Russia and China. Ulaan Bator’s situation is akin to interwar Poland, dexterously attempting to reconcile its foreign policy between the USSR’s hammer and Nazi Germany’s hard place. Who will ultimately benefit is anyone’s guess, but the country’s nascent energy and mineralogical riches have opened the land of Genghis Khan to a fierce bidding war those ultimate outcome is unclear at best. The nation is essentially empty, its 2.8 million citizens producing an average population density of just over 1 person per sq. km. That said,...
  • U.S. pressing for deal with other countries to build nuclear fuel repository in Mongolia

    08/01/2011 7:08:10 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    U.S. pressing for deal with other countries to build nuclear fuel repository in Mongolia Momentum has been quickly building behind the scenes for an ambitious and controversial project led by the United States and Japan to build a nuclear fuel repository in Mongolia as Washington is trying to secure a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with other countries concerned by the end of this year. After the Mainichi reported on the proposal in May, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which wants to be able to buy nuclear fuel from Mongolia, joined the list of countries pursuing the project, and earlier this...
  • The Seven Thunders are coming into view !

    07/30/2011 4:41:35 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 26 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 7/30/11 | Jedediah
    The Seven(7) thunders are coming into view , As Isaiah( Seer) witnessed (coals of testimony of Jesus Christ) and Ezekiel (Intercessor) Knew , The voices speaking together "AS ONE" , The Head of The Menorah , JESUS God's one and only Son , For The table has been set for the feast , The Bride entreated to come and take a peek , A look at what is about is about to be whole , The Bells of righteousness are about to sound, Raining down Heaven all around , The Coals of Testimony plainly in view , Burning with a...
  • India, Mongolia to expand defence cooperation

    07/29/2011 3:08:15 AM PDT · by Cronos · 11 replies
    The Hindu ^ | July 29,2011 | Neena Vyas
    A small but significant step was taken by India towards enlarging the scope of its relationship with land-locked Mongolia when President Pratibha Patil held wide-ranging talks with her counterpart, Tsakhia Elbegdorj, leading to the signing of three agreements between the two countries here on Thursday to expand cooperation in defence, planning and education and media exchanges.Ms. Patil arrived here on Wednesday from Seoul, where heavy rain had begun the previous day leading to damage and death in the city. Mongolia lived up to its description as the “land of the blue skies.” She was given a magnificent ceremonial welcome in...
  • Toshiba lobbying U.S. to build nuclear waste repository in Mongolia

    07/02/2011 3:48:24 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Toshiba lobbying U.S. to build nuclear waste repository in Mongolia In this image released Saturday, April 16, 2011, by Tokyo Electric Power Co., top of the container of the nuclear reactor, painted in yellow, of Unit 4 at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant is observed from its side with a T-Hawk drone Friday, April 15, 2011 in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. (AP Photo/Tokyo Electric Power Co.) TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Toshiba Corp. has lobbied a senior U.S. government official to realize an international nuclear fuel supply scheme that includes the construction of a nuclear waste repository in Mongolia, according to...
  • Open the doors of your sanctuary Invite all that are willing to see ,

    06/28/2011 5:24:55 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 9 replies
    Open the doors of your sanctuary , Invite all that are willing to see , Each and every color of skin , Invite them all so then you truly may begin , To worship Me in Spirit and Truth , Invite them all both the old and the youth , The weary , the poor ,the forsaken and lost , Bring them in at any cost , For I shall cover all your needs , For My heart for My children bleeds and bleeds , For every church and steeple , temple and sanctuary , To come together "AS ONE"...
  • Pursue The Lord's vigil of righgteousness \o/

    04/25/2011 6:34:21 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    My children you have done well to pursue My vigil for I am seeking after righteousness , virtue and truth , not from man but from Vessels filled with this drink for I am their Melchizedek and Lord . So come to Me that I may feed your soul and allow you to drink Me in for "I AM THAT I AM" your Eternal Sustainer and Guiding Light, The Lord of Hosts to all that will have Me as their wine, and drink in only me for I Am their complete inheritance . The name Melchizedek means king of righteousness...
  • In China, the true cost of Britain's clean, green wind power experiment: Pollution

    01/31/2011 9:08:49 AM PST · by ruralvoter · 7 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 1/29/11 | SIMON PARRY in China and ED DOUGLAS in Scotland
    On the outskirts of one of China’s most polluted cities, an old farmer stares despairingly out across an immense lake of bubbling toxic waste covered in black dust. He remembers it as fields of wheat and corn. (snip) Vast fortunes are being amassed here in Inner Mongolia; the region has more than 90 per cent of the world’s legal reserves of rare earth metals, and specifically neodymium, the element needed to make the magnets in the most striking of green energy producers, wind turbines.
  • Prehistoric bone hats found in Inner Mongolia

    09/08/2010 8:09:06 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    People's Daily Online ^ | September 6, 2010 | Wang Hanlu
    Recently, archaeologists found prehistoric hats of human beings who lived 4,600 years ago from an ancient tomb site at Tongliao City of Inner Mongolia. Experts said it was the first time this kind of hats, which were made from bones, have been found in the same period of prehistoric culture. As of now, archaeologists have found and cleared near 400 ancient tombs dating back 4,500 years ago around the site, and more than 1,500 objects of pottery, jade stone, horn and clam shell were excavated. The newly-found bone hats were tightly cramped on dead bodies' heads and had the obvious...
  • Mongolia counts carcasses after harsh winter(exceptionally cold winter)

    06/01/2010 6:36:57 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies · 701+ views
    AP ^ | 06/01/10 | CHARLES HUTZLER
    Mongolia counts carcasses after harsh winter By CHARLES HUTZLER, Associated Press Writer 2 hrs 48 mins ago UYANGA, Mongolia – Before he can fully tend to his dwindling herd, Demberel has to bury the dead cows, goats and sheep in earth barely thawed from Mongolia's worst winter in decades. Fetid and fly-ridden, the carcasses lie stacked by the hundreds around a burial pit dug by Demberel and a dozen fellow herders. A truck brings dozens more carcasses. Others lie in piles or strewn in nearby valleys, potential health hazards for animals and humans alike. "We're bitter and sad that we've...
  • Mongolia Becomes 45th Nation Contributing Troops to ISAF

    03/30/2010 6:20:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 416+ views
      North Atlantic Treaty Organization The Mongolian Defence Minister, Luvsanvandan Bold, met with NATO’s Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero, at NATO Headquarters on 29 March. The meeting marked the formal recognition of the Mongolian contribution to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). This contribution was formally recognised during the meeting, through the exchange of signed agreements. "These are important agreements, not just from a legal perspective, but chiefly to mark Mongolia's full recognition as a member of ISAF and a key contributor to the international mission", said Ambassador Bisogniero.As a Troop Contributing Nation, Mongolia will be invited to join...
  • Mongolian Unit Trains ANA at Kabul Military Training Center

    03/15/2010 7:02:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 312+ views
    The flames from the D-30 artillery piece briefly warm the chilly morning air as the roar of the cannon echoes across the valley of the Kabul Military Training Center (KMTC). With arms crossed and a stern countenance, COL Damdindorj Tsevegsuren of Mongolia nods as his unit’s Afghan National Army trainees break into applause at their success in hitting the target. The Mongolian unit works with about 50 selected ANA Soldiers in each Kandak (battalion) to gain competency with three Russian weapons – the D-30, SPG-9 and the 82mm mortar. So far, they have one Kandak (the 122nd) that had completed...
  • A New Monorail Could be a Money-train for UB

    03/02/2010 3:58:06 AM PST · by Willie Green · 4 replies · 162+ views
    The UB Post (Ulan Bator, Mongolia) ^ | March 02, 2010 | Scott Powers Houston
    With a steady stream of new foreign investors coming to Mongolia, and to UB, in the wake of the recent Oyu-Tolgoi deal, it leads one to think maybe we should spruce the place up a bit. There’s a definite dearth of public parks, and even in the height of Summer, it’s hard to find many patches of anything even remotely green.  There apparently were public parks, but they’ve been replaced now by new condos and shopping centers.  There were clean sidewalks left by the Soviets, but they’ve since crumbled into a montage of rocks, and dirt.  That leaves us with...
  • Mongolian UFO Wreckage?

    02/25/2010 9:41:39 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 64 replies · 2,676+ views
    popfi ^ | 2/25/2010 | Ron Hogan
    What weighs two tons and randomly falls out of the sky in Mongolia? That’s what MUFON researchers and some very concerned Mongolians would like to know! Recently, two objects, one a two-ton hunk and the other a lighter 22-pound hunk, plummeted to earth outside the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator. Maybe it’s a jet engine; maybe it’s a big old piece of alien spacecraft. Whatever it might be, nobody’s coming forward to claim responsibility for the wreckage. Odds are, this is just some random junk that fell off some rusted relic of the Soviet Union’s air force. Maybe smugglers? There’s...
  • Skeleton of Western man found in ancient Mongolian tomb

    02/01/2010 8:42:29 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies · 674+ views
    Science News ^ | Friday, January 29th, 2010 | Bruce Bower
    Heading East Excavations several years ago at an ancient cemetery in Mongolia uncovered a man's skeleton, including this skull, that has yielded genetic evidence of Indo-Europeans reaching eastern Asia at least 2,000 years ago.Kim, et al. Dead men can indeed tell tales, but they speak in a whispered double helix... DNA extracted from this man's bones pegs him as a descendant of Europeans or western Asians. Yet he still assumed a prominent position in ancient Mongolia's Xiongnu Empire, say geneticist Kyung-Yong Kim of Chung-Ang University in Seoul, South Korea, and his colleagues... the Xiongnu Empire -- which ruled a vast...
  • Han Dynasty city ruins discovered in China's Inner Mongolia

    11/13/2009 7:02:25 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies · 504+ views
    People's Daily Online ^ | November 11, 2009 | unattributed
    Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-220 A.D.) city ruins have been discovered in Wuyuan County, Hetao Plain, China's Inner Mongolia. It's said that the scale of the city ruins is rarely seen in Hetao Plain. The city ruins are located in Taal Town of Wuyuan County, Bayannaoer City in China's Inner Mongolia and once covered with grassland. The city wall was about 2 km long and 1 km wide and is made up of compressed earth. The east wall is 2 meters high and remarkably preserved, while, the south wall has already collapsed and is now a road base 80 centimeters high...
  • Dinosaur herd buried in Noah’s Flood in Inner Mongolia, China

    04/14/2009 8:36:29 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 409 replies · 6,986+ views
    CMI ^ | April 14, 2009 | Tas Walker
    Dinosaur herd buried in Noah’s Flood in Inner Mongolia, China by Tas Walker Published: 14 April 2009 An international team of scientists have uncovered graphic evidence of the deadly terror unleashed on a herd of dinosaurs as they were buried under sediment by the rising waters of Noah’s Flood in western Inner Mongolia (figure 1).[1] Dinosaur bones were first discovered at the site, located at the base of a small hill in the Gobi Desert, in 1978 by a Chinese geologist. After about 20 years, a team of Chinese and Japanese scientists recovered the first skeletons, which they named Sinornithomimus,...
  • Daily Attacks in Iraq Drop Nearly 95 Percent

    12/22/2008 3:10:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 737+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2008 – The number of daily attacks in Iraq has dropped nearly 95 percent since last year, a U.S. military official said yesterday. Iraq suffered an average of 180 attacks per day this time last year. But over the past week, the average number was 10, Army Brig. Gen. David G. Perkins, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman, said. “This is a dramatic improvement of safety throughout the country,” Perkins told reporters during a wide-ranging news conference in Baghdad yesterday. He added that the country’s murder rates have dropped below levels that existed before the start of American...
  • Woman without hands or legs discovers ‘true joy’ after converting to Catholicism

    08/21/2008 7:49:14 AM PDT · by NYer · 56 replies · 1,160+ views
    CNA ^ | August 20, 2008
    Lucia Otgongerel (Photo credit: UCANews) Ulan Bator, Aug 20, 2008 / 09:03 pm (CNA).- Lucia Otgongerel was born in Mongolia 30 years ago without hands or legs.  She lived in a deep depression until 2002 when she converted to Catholicism and, as she explains, discovered “true joy.”  Today she works in the capital city of Mongolia, Ulan Bator, as a teacher for seven children with special needs.Now Lucia claims, “I could not live without my faith.”  She overcomes the challenges of her physical condition though an intense life of prayer: including the daily Rosary, meditations and study of the...
  • Genghis Putin

    06/24/2008 8:27:52 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies · 137+ views
    wsj.com ^ | June 24, 2008 | MICHAEL AUSLIN
    Russia's nationalized oil company, Rosneft, supplies more than 90% of Mongolia's oil. Over the past three months, it has increased prices twice -- by an average of 20% each time. This comes on top of surging prices that, since 2006, have pushed inflation in Mongolia to over 15% annually. Rosneft recently told Mongolian officials that it would "lower" oil prices if given the rights to "run oil production" in the country. Moscow also wants to build 100 gas stations throughout the country, which would solidify its overwhelming presence there and reduce consumers' energy choices even further. Similar tactics are afoot...
  • Mongolian Herdsmen No Longer Free To Roam

    03/08/2008 1:02:39 PM PST · by JACKRUSSELL · 19 replies · 856+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | March 6, 2008 | By Geoffrey York
    (WU XING, CHINA) — For as long as anyone can remember, Bator and his ancestors were horse-riding herdsmen, free to roam the vast grasslands of Inner Mongolia with their animals. On a spring day in 2002, his freedom was abruptly cancelled. A Chinese official drove his jeep to Bator's pasture, brandishing a piece of paper and announcing that the government was terminating the Mongolian way of life. Since then, Bator has not been on a horse. Today he lives in a small brick house in a new Chinese village, crowded among hundreds of other dispossessed herders. He survives on a...
  • Catholic Church celebrating 15 years in Mongolia

    02/05/2008 1:22:05 PM PST · by NYer · 2 replies · 57+ views
    ANS ^ | February 4, 2008
    “God has done great things for us, and we are glad!” said the apostolic prefect. The Church is increasingly present in the country with concrete deeds and works of evangelisation. The path covered leads to today’s challenge: how to increase local vocations. Ulaanbaatar (AsiaNews/UCAN) – The Catholic Church has celebrated 15 years in Mongolia. “God has done great things for us, and we are glad!” said Bishop Wenceslao Padilla, apostolic prefect of Ulaanbaatar, as he took stock of the lessons this period will have for the future.The Filipino prelate from the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (CICM) arrived...
  • Mongolians first to discover America claims professor

    01/13/2008 3:25:31 AM PST · by Daffynition · 41 replies · 421+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 11/ 01/ 2008 | unknown
    BEIJING, January 11 (RIA Novosti) - A Mongolian professor of history has said America was discovered by the Mongolians and not Christopher Columbus, as is popularly believed, the Xinhua news agency reported late on Thursday. Professor Sumiya Jambaldorj from the Genghis Khan University in the Mongolian capital, UIan Bator, performed a study proving the similarity between American place names and words in the Mongolian language. "About 8,000 to 25,000 years ago, Mongols with stone tools crossed the Aleutian Islands and arrived in America," Jambaldorj was reported as saying. The academic said that over 20 place names in the Alaskan Aleutian...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (Many photos) 10-23-2007

    10/23/2007 8:06:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 85 replies · 150+ views
    This morning President Bush visited the National Defense University in Washington DC to discuss the Global War on terror. He also talked about the fires in Southern CaliforninaTranscriptStatement on Federal Disaster Assistance for CaliforniaThe President today declared an emergency exists in the State of California and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local response efforts in the area struck by wildfires beginning on October 21, 2007, and continuing. The President's action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused...
  • Three-year Genghis Khan trek ends

    09/25/2007 1:49:08 PM PDT · by Renfield · 13 replies · 288+ views
    BBC News ^ | 9-23-07
    An Australian man has completed a three-year journey from Mongolia to Hungary, following in the footsteps of the Mongolian leader Genghis Khan. The journey took more than double the time Mr Cope anticipated When Tim Cope began his 10,000 km (6,200 mile) journey in June 2004 he expected it to take 18 months. However, a stint at home when his father died and other delays meant it took more than double that. Throughout the trek he travelled on horseback and relied on the hospitality of local people, including nomads. He travelled with three horses at any time, one to carry...