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MONGOLIA IS AWASH IN MEDIA CHOICES, WITH EVEN A REMOTE YURT HOOKED UP TO 60 CHANNELS
Deep in a desolate, rocky canyon, about 10 miles from the nearest paved road and even farther from any power line, Altai Davaa and her brother, Tsagaana, eke out a simple life. They sleep in a traditional Mongolian yurt, cook over a wood-fire stove, burn animal dung for fuel and use an outhouse. Every morning, [...]
Political corruption case illustrates Mongolia’s challenges
The man who was once the most powerful person in Mongolia lies in a hospital bed recovering from a hunger strike, the late afternoon sun falling across his sunken face.
Facebook, Twitter, other social media are brain candy, study says
Researchers at Harvard have gotten to the bottom of why so many of us are compelled to share our every thought, movement, like and want through mediums like Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Instagram and Pinterest.
Seoul gun-shy of pipeline deal with Moscow and Pyongyang
For newfound economic bedfellows South Korea and Russia, the biggest question over a proposed natural gas pipeline is a dark twist on the famous line from “Field of Dreams”: If you build it, will North Korea mess with it? South Korea President Lee Myung-bak this week met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in St. Petersburg [...]
Mongolian cultural event starts with a yurt
A traditional nomadic Mongolian home was erected outside Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday, part of a colorful cultural celebration that brought together artists from across the U.S. and several from Mongolia. The yurt, its wooden beams carved with intricate designs and covered with an off-white tarp, served as a centerpiece of the event, which [...]
China tries to avert Inner Mongolia protests
Chinese authorities Sunday blanketed volatile towns in Inner Mongolia with armed police, blocked Internet and telephone connections, and confined students to their campuses and activists to their homes in an effort to forestall protests scheduled Monday over the death of a Mongolian herder during a confrontation over land use. The killing of the herder, allegedly [...]
Gates Foundation pledges $500 million to help the poor save money
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledged $500 million Tuesday to help create new banking systems that will reach into the world’s most impoverished corners and allow families earning $2 a day or less to begin saving money.
Buddhism continues to flower in Mongolia
In the crimson-painted interior of a monastery in central Mongolia, boys as young as 6 face one another cross-legged on benches and chant Tibetan Buddhist prayers that they barely understand. Some fidget and get up every now and then to ladle bowls of fermented horse milk from a large metal vat. Their teachers occasionally call [...]