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Landlocked country in East Asia

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Mongolia: Landlocked country in East Asia
Mongolia is a landlocked country in East Asia. Its area is roughly equivalent with the historical territory of Outer Mongolia, and that term is sometimes used to refer to the current state. It is sandwiched between Russia to the north and China to the south, where it neighbours the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Mongolia does not share a border with Kazakhstan, although only 37 kilometres (23 mi) separates them.

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‘Preparation Trumps Youth’: 70-Year-Old Man Wins Longest Multi-Horse Race

The winner, Bob Long, “hated” to think that he couldn’t complete the Mongol Derby, a grueling 1,000-kilometer competition across the steppes of Mongolia.
NYTimes.com - Published

With an eye on Russia, China and a horse, Pentagon chief visits Mongolia

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper met senior Mongolian leaders on Thursday in a rare visit to the strategically important nation as the Pentagon seeks to implement its strategy of focusing on..
Reuters - Published

'Victory': Trump reveals name for Mongolian gift horse

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday revealed the name he chose for a horse that was somewhat symbolically given to his 13-year-old son, Barron, by visiting Mongolian President Battulga Khaltmaa:..
Reuters - Published

A horse for Barron Trump: Mongolian president seeks name for gift steed

Mongolian President Battulga Khaltmaa will visit the White House on Wednesday, seeking help from President Donald Trump on trade and military deals - and possibly a name for the horse his government..
Reuters - Published

The Dutch Solution, Redemption, Fly Like An Eagle

How Dutch stormwater management could mitigate damage from hurricanes; then, meet a convicted felon who became a Georgetown law professor; and, how an Oklahoma woman learned to fly like an eagle in..
CBS News - Published

Hunting with eagles in Mongolia

In the Mongolian steppe, hunters partner with golden eagles to catch game. When Lauren McGough found out about it she said, "I have to see it. I have to do it."
CBS News - Published

How an Oklahoma woman learned to fly like an eagle in Mongolia

In the Mongolian steppe, hunters partner with golden eagles to catch game. When Lauren McGough found out about it she said, "I have to see it. I have to do it."
CBS News - Published

Getting a bird's-eye view of hunting eagles

To film this week's story about the last eagle hunters of Mongolia, 60 Minutes cameramen needed patience and ingenuity
CBS News - Published

Democratic but deadlocked, Mongolia braces for 'inevitable' political change

An hour's drive from Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar, a lavish monument to national hero Genghis Khan could provide a salutary lesson to the man who built it a decade ago: champion wrestler, businessman..
Reuters - Published

Eletro-belts, spiked batons, even a gas chamber - EU seeks ban on trade in torture items

Trade in instruments for torture and execution should be illegal and could one day be banned under an initiative spearheaded by the European Union, Argentina and Mongolia, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia..
Reuters - Published

Switzerland women go on strike for fairer pay, more equality

Despite the country's wealth, Switzerland ranks 34th for women's economic opportunity, below Mongolia and Slovenia
CBS News - Published

Thousands rally in Mongolia to call for government to step down

Thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of Mongolia's capital, Ulaanbaatar, on Thursday to demand the leadership step down over allegations of corruption and failure to revive a..
Reuters - Published

After eating raw rodent’s kidney for 'good health,' couple dies of bubonic plague, sparks quarantine

A Mongolian couple died from the bubonic plague after eating raw marmot meat, sparking a quarantine that trapped tourists for days, officials said.
USATODAY.com - Published

Not in a galaxy far, far away… here's China's Gobi desert

Gobi Desert, the vast desert region between the north of China and the south of Mongolia is one of the biggest deserts in the world.
USATODAY.com - Published

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