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The slow and deadly dzud in Mongolia
So far this year, more than one million animals have been killed by the dzud. The word conjures up an image of a mythical monster, but it is a peculiar weather phenomenon and the fear of herders on the Mongolian steppes, as journalist Helen Wright reports.
Hidden treasures of a remote record shop
Until recently, people in Mongolia had to travel more than 1,000km (600 miles) across the Gobi desert to Beijing to get to their nearest record shop. But this year, a new specialist store opened in the capital, Ulan Bator.
Regin, new computer spying bug, discovered by Symantec
A leading computer security company says it has discovered one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen.
Facebook sets up ‘dark web’ link to access network via Tor
Facebook has created the ability for users to connect directly to the social network via anonymising “dark web” service Tor.
‘Abuse’ row over baby’s Mongolian blue spot birthmark
A baby girl was referred to social workers after a doctor incorrectly reported a birthmark as bruising, the child’s parents have said.
On the hunt for dinosaur eggs in Mongolia’s Flaming Cliffs
I knew that I probably wouldn’t find any dinosaur eggs – that the best and perhaps sole specimens had been carted away on camelback almost a century ago. But that certainly didn’t stop my search. Striding onto the red soil of Mongolia’s Flaming Cliffs – one of the greatest dinosaur fossil sites the world has [...]
Dozens placed in quarantine after China plague death
Part of a city in north-west China has been sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.
A precarious life in Mongolia’s north
We had been riding nonstop for five hours, our mounts alternately cantering through meadows and picking their way through evergreen forest. The land became increasingly bare and mountainous, a forbidding landscape under a leaden sky. On the final descent into the valley we dismounted; easier than inching downhill along the treacherous, muddy slope. I was [...]