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Conflicts of interest keep Mongolian child jockeys in the saddle

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Conflicts of interest keep Mongolian child jockeys in the saddle

- Mongolian courts banned them, human rights groups slammed them and the labour ministry demands they cease, but none of that has stopped Mongolia’s politicians from letting child jockeys saddle up. Despite the outcry, coaches still hire child riders to race at breakneck speeds across the freezing steppe in high stakes contests with powerful backers. The contests have been met with outrage on social media, where commenters share photos of young riders suffering painful falls from the saddle and call on authorities to enforce the court order suspending the event
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Tags: Ethics |  Corruption |  Conflicts of interest | 
Places: Mongolia |  France | 

No joy ride: Mongolian child jockeys risk their lives in dangerous horse races despite ban

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No joy ride: Mongolian child jockeys risk their lives in dangerous horse races despite ban

- TSAGAAN HUTUL (AFP) - Mongolian courts banned them, human rights groups slammed them and the labour ministry demands they cease, but none of that has stopped Mongolia's politicians from letting child jockeys saddle up. Despite the outcry, coaches still hire child riders to race at breakneck speeds across the freezing steppe in high stakes contests with powerful backers. The contests have been met with outrage on social media, where commenters share photos of young riders suffering painful falls from the saddle and call on authorities to enforce the court order suspending the event
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Places: Mongolia |  Singapore | 

You’re never lonely in Mongolia

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You’re never lonely in Mongolia

- Each night I return home to one of the greatest luxuries available to human beings: an empty room. There is no one to speak to if I do not wish to make conversation, and no one to make demands of me as I sit idly in front of my window. I only became conscious of this privilege when I moved to Mongolia two years ago. Most of my friends there, including those living in apartments and houses, shared one room with the rest of their immediate family
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Places: Mongolia |  United Arab Emirates | 

Australian University helps Mongolia's flourishing photojournalism community

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Australian University helps Mongolia's flourishing photojournalism community

- A scholarship program at RMIT University in Melbourne is providing rare opportunities for Mongolian photojournalists to hone their craft in Australia. The independent journalism community in Mongolia is small – the Press Council of Mongolia, the country's first independent media council, was established only in January last year – but it is vibrant and growing. "Pre-independence in 1990, Mongolia had three official government sanctioned media outlets. In 2017 there is
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Categories: Society & Culture |  Education | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  Mongolia |  Victoria |  Melbourne | 

Mongolia agrees $7.8 billion economic bailout plan with IMF, others

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Mongolia agrees $7.8 billion economic bailout plan with IMF, others

- ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - Mongolia has agreed with the International Monetary Fund and other partners for a US$5.5 billion (S$7.8 billion) economic stabilisation package, according to a statement from the IMF on Sunday (Feb 19). The landlocked nation saw a double-digit annual growth rate over 2011-2013 as foreign investors rushed in to take advantage of its vast untapped mineral deposits, but it has been roiled by an economic crisis since 2016
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Tags: Economy |  Economics | 
Places: Mongolia |  Singapore |  Ulaanbaatar | 

Check out the menu for One Rooster Mongolian Bar, now open in West Midtown | Atlanta Restaurant Scene

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Check out the menu for One Rooster Mongolian Bar, now open in West Midtown | Atlanta Restaurant Scene

- One Rooster Mongolian Bar has opened its doors in West Midtown. The fast-casual Asian concept is located in the former Real Chow Baby space at 1016 Howell Mill Road in Atlanta. One Rooster is the brainchild of Mike Blum, who founded The Real Chow Baby, which previously occupied the space. The new restaurant’s concept is described on its Facebook page as “a create your own stir-fry experience like none
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Places: United States |  Mongolia |  South |  Atlantic |  Georgia |  Metro Atlanta |  Fulton |  Atlanta | 

Toxic Smog in Mongolia's Capital Worsens Amid Harsh Winter

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Toxic Smog in Mongolia's Capital Worsens Amid Harsh Winter

- ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA — On most winter mornings, Setevdorj Myagmartsogt wakes up to a cloud of toxic smog blanketing his neighborhood in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar, where the air quality is among the worst in the world. The city's air, which is at times far worse than Beijing's infamous smog, has become more polluted because of smoke from thousands of chimneys burning coal, wood and even trash, as poor residents try
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Places: United States |  Asia |  China |  Mongolia |  North |  Inner Mongolia |  Ulaanbaatar | 

Mongolian citizens offer cash, jewellery, horses to pay off gov't debt

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Mongolian citizens offer cash, jewellery, horses to pay off gov't debt

- ULAANBAATAR: Private citizens in Mongolia are donating cash, jewellery, gold and even horses to help the government make a near US$600 million payment to bondholders next month. The cash-strapped nation has been embroiled in an economic crisis brought about by a collapse in foreign investment, slowing growth in China and weak commodity prices. Its currency, the tugrik, lost nearly a quarter of its value last year. The government has been
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Places: China |  Mongolia |  Malaysia |  North |  Inner Mongolia |  Ulaanbaatar | 

Brazil hopes for economic collaboration with Mongolia

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Brazil hopes for economic collaboration with Mongolia

- The Embassy of Mongolia in Brazil held a cultural event in Brasilia to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, reports The UB Post. Since the embassy first opened in 2014, its staff has worked to develop cooperation between the two nations in agriculture, mining, sports, and education. The embassy in Brazil is the only Mongolian diplomatic mission in South America, also working
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Places: Brazil |  Kyrgyzstan |  Mongolia |  Central-West |  Federal |  Brasília | 

China says hopes Mongolia learned lesson after Dalai Lama visit

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China says hopes Mongolia learned lesson after Dalai Lama visit

- BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it hopes Mongolia has learned a lesson and will keep a promise not to invite the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama again after his visit in November led to a chill in relations. The Dalai Lama is upheld as a spiritual leader in predominantly Buddhist Mongolia, but China regards him as a dangerous separatist and warned Mongolia before the visit that it
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China says hopes Mongolia learned lesson after Dalai Lama visit

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China says hopes Mongolia learned lesson after Dalai Lama visit

- BEIJING China said on Tuesday it hopes Mongolia has learned a lesson and will keep a promise not to invite the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama again after his visit in November led to a chill in relations. The Dalai Lama is upheld as a spiritual leader in predominantly Buddhist Mongolia, but China regards him as a dangerous separatist and warned Mongolia before the visit that it could damage
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China says hopes Mongolia learned lesson after Dalai Lama visit

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China says hopes Mongolia learned lesson after Dalai Lama visit

- BEIJING - China said on Tuesday it hopes Mongolia has learned a lesson and will keep a promise not to invite the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama again after his visit in November led to a chill in relations. The Dalai Lama is upheld as a spiritual leader in predominantly Buddhist Mongolia, but China regards him as a dangerous separatist and warned Mongolia before the visit that it could
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Places: China |  Mongolia |  Singapore |  North |  Beijing |  West |  South |  Tibet | 

Late-night barbecue, Mongolian style

thestar.com.my

Late-night barbecue, Mongolian style

- GRILLED chicken wings, crisp at the tips and juicy at the drummets. Skewers of lamb and beef so juicy you can almost feel it dribbling down your chin. Fresh squid and cockles the size of 10-sen coins, slow-cooked over a charcoal fire and dipped in fresh chilli, garlic and ginger salsa. If you go for a night out in Changkat Bukit Bintang, try to stay sober so you can enjoy
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Tags: Food and Drinks |  Cooking |  Meat |  Poultry |  Chicken |  Barbecue |  Chicken Wings | 
Places: Asia |  Mongolia |  S.E. Asia |  Malaysia | 

Mongolia seeks to crush fossil black market

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Mongolia seeks to crush fossil black market

- FLAMING CLIFFS (Mongolia) — For years, herder Gelegrash had a sideline bringing tourists to see a dinosaur skull hidden near the Flaming Cliffs in Mongolia’s Gobi desert. Then, one day, it was gone. It is one of thousands of ancient fossils that have disappeared from the country since American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews — supposedly the inspiration for the movie character Indiana Jones — discovered dinosaur eggs there nearly a
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  • No joy ride: Mongolian child jockeys risk their lives in dangerous horse races despite ban
    No joy ride: Mongolian child jockeys risk their lives in dangerous horse races despite ban

    , straitstimes.com

    TSAGAAN HUTUL (AFP) - Mongolian courts banned them, human rights groups slammed them and the labour ministry demands they cease, but none of that has stopped Mongolia's politicians from letting child jockeys saddle up. Despite the outcry, coaches still hire child riders to race at breakneck speeds across the freezing steppe in high stakes contests with powerful backers. The contests have been met with outrage on social media, where commenters share photos of young riders suffering painful falls from the saddle and call on authorities to enforce the court order suspending the event
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    Places: Mongolia |  Singapore | 

Politics & Government

  • IMF Approves Terms for $5 Billion Loan to Mongolia
    IMF Approves Terms for $5 Billion Loan to Mongolia

    , voanews.com

    BEIJING — The International Monetary Fund said Sunday that it and other partners have agreed on terms for a more than $5 billion loan package to the Mongolian government to help get the north Asian country’s economy back on track. The deal is subject to approval by the IMF’s executive board, which is expected to consider Mongolia’s request in March. According to the terms agreed by the Mongolian government
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    Tags: Government | 
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Business

  • Mongolia agrees $7.8 billion economic bailout plan with IMF, others
    Mongolia agrees $7.8 billion economic bailout plan with IMF, others

    , straitstimes.com

    ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - Mongolia has agreed with the International Monetary Fund and other partners for a US$5.5 billion (S$7.8 billion) economic stabilisation package, according to a statement from the IMF on Sunday (Feb 19). The landlocked nation saw a double-digit annual growth rate over 2011-2013 as foreign investors rushed in to take advantage of its vast untapped mineral deposits, but it has been roiled by an economic crisis since 2016
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    Categories: Business | 
    Tags: Economy |  Economics | 
    Places: Mongolia |  Singapore |  Ulaanbaatar | 

Society & Culture

  • Australian University helps Mongolia's flourishing photojournalism community
    Australian University helps Mongolia's flourishing photojournalism community

    , smh.com.au

    A scholarship program at RMIT University in Melbourne is providing rare opportunities for Mongolian photojournalists to hone their craft in Australia. The independent journalism community in Mongolia is small – the Press Council of Mongolia, the country's first independent media council, was established only in January last year – but it is vibrant and growing. "Pre-independence in 1990, Mongolia had three official government sanctioned media outlets. In 2017 there is
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    Categories: Society & Culture |  Education | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  Mongolia |  Victoria |  Melbourne | 

Science & Nature

  • Mongolia seeks to crush fossil black market
    Mongolia seeks to crush fossil black market

    , todayonline.com

    FLAMING CLIFFS (Mongolia) — For years, herder Gelegrash had a sideline bringing tourists to see a dinosaur skull hidden near the Flaming Cliffs in Mongolia’s Gobi desert. Then, one day, it was gone. It is one of thousands of ancient fossils that have disappeared from the country since American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews — supposedly the inspiration for the movie character Indiana Jones — discovered dinosaur eggs there nearly a
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    Categories: Science & Nature | 
    Places: Mongolia |  Singapore | 

Law & Crime

  • Ulaanbaatar Traffic Police provided with smoke masks
    Ulaanbaatar Traffic Police provided with smoke masks

    , akipress.com

    Ulaanbaatar Traffic Police provided with smoke masks - Traffic police in the smog-covered Mongolian capital, are now wearing protective face masks while on duty, reports news.mn. Using special equipment, the ‘Green Crown’ laboratory has examined pollution levels on the clothes of police officers. According to the MNS 4585:2016 standard, the nitrogen dioxide NO2 level should be 50mkg/m3 in the air; however, traffic police officers inhale more than three to four
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