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Xinjiang residents must submit DNA for passports
Xinjiang residents must submit DNA for passports

Residents of a border district in China's mostly Muslim region of Xinjiang must now provide DNA samples when applying for passports.

Xinjiang residents must submit DNA for passports
Przewalski's horse in the wild in Hustain Nuruu national park, Mongolia. ©flickr.com
Once extinct, world's last wild horse returns to steppes

The path out of oblivion for Przewalski's horse lies in getting on a plane to China, Mongolia and, most recently, the Russian steppes.

Once extinct, world's last wild horse returns to steppes
Sergey Polikarpov, 56, wins the half marathon. Photo courtesy of omskzdes.ru
56-yo Kazakhstani wins Omsk half marathon for 6th time

56 y.o. Kostanay native Sergey Polikarpov has won the Spring Half Marathon in Omsk, Russia for the sixth time.

56-yo Kazakhstani wins Omsk half marathon for 6th time
Photo © Nikolay Kolessnikov
The Spirit of Tengri promotes Kazakhstani ethnic musicians worldwide

The contemporary ethnic music festival The Spirit of Tengri aims to present yet unknown Kazakhstani ethnic musicians internationally.

The Spirit of Tengri promotes Kazakhstani ethnic musicians worldwide
Sandra of TRAD.ATTACK. Photo © Nikolay Kolessnikov
Estonian folklore energizes crowd at The Spirit of Tengri in Almaty

A young and ambitious band from Estonia Trad.Attack! has energized the crow with a contemporary take on traditional Estonian folklore.

Estonian folklore energizes crowd at The Spirit of Tengri in Almaty
Photo © tengrinews.kz
The Spirit of Tengri 2015 presents historical journey through ethnic music

International contemporary ethnic music festival The Spirit of Tengri extends its geographic repertoire this year.

The Spirit of Tengri 2015 presents historical journey through ethnic music
The joint photo of the heads of delegations in the Alexander Park after the celebrations of the Victory Day. Photo courtesy of may9.ru.
Nazarbayev meets with UN Secretary General and leaders of seven countries in Moscow

Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, has met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the leaders of Azerbaijan, Cuba, Czech Republic, Mongolia, Serbia, South Africa, Venezuela during his official two-day visit to Moscow, Russia.

Nazarbayev meets with UN Secretary General and leaders of seven countries in Moscow
The World Trade Organization WTO logo is seen at the entrance of the WTO headquarters in Geneva April 9, 2013. ©REUTERS/RUBEN SPRICH
Kazakhstan's WTO accession hampered by Mongolia and Ukraine: Deputy PM

Deputy Prie Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev said that Kazakhstan's accession to the World Trade Organisation was hampered by two countries - Ukraine and Mongolia.

Kazakhstan's WTO accession hampered by Mongolia and Ukraine: Deputy PM
Mongolian MPs open talks to choose new PM: official
Mongolian MPs open talks to choose new PM: official

Mongolian lawmakers will meet to start talks on choosing a new prime minister for the resource-rich country.

Mongolian MPs open talks to choose new PM: official
China's Xi reassures Mongolia over "independence, integrity"
China's Xi reassures Mongolia over "independence, integrity"

Chinese President told Mongolia that Beijing respected its independence and integrity as he concluded a visit looking to forge closer ties.

China's Xi reassures Mongolia over "independence, integrity"
China's Xi visits Mongolia with focus on trade
China's Xi visits Mongolia with focus on trade

China's Xi Jinping began a two-day trip to neighbouring Mongolia with trade high on the agenda against a backdrop of resource nationalism.

China's Xi visits Mongolia with focus on trade
Photo © solarpix.com
British businessman detained for keeping harem in Spain

British millionaire Shoja Shojai suspected of confining women in his harem against their will in a mansion near Marbella was arrested in Spain.

British businessman detained for keeping harem in Spain
2 dead as cargo boat with N. Korea crew sinks off S. Korea
2 dead as cargo boat with N. Korea crew sinks off S. Korea

South Korean coastguard units searched Friday for survivors of a cargo ship with 16 North Korean crew that sank with the loss of at least two lives off the South's southern coast.

2 dead as cargo boat with N. Korea crew sinks off S. Korea
Genghis Khan. Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org
Mild weather may have propelled rise of Genghis Khan

A pleasantly warm and wet spell in central Mongolia eight centuries ago may have propelled the rise of Genghis Khan.

Mild weather may have propelled rise of Genghis Khan
Mongolia incumbent poised to win second presidential term
Mongolia incumbent poised to win second presidential term

Preliminary results from Mongolia's presidential election suggested that the front-running incumbent is poised to secure a second term.

Mongolia incumbent poised to win second presidential term
Mongolians go to polls hoping for mining wealth
Mongolians go to polls hoping for mining wealth

Mongolians headed to the polls Wednesday for a presidential election with the three candidates promising fairer wealth distribution from a spectacular mining boom that has raised questions over the role of foreign investors.

Mongolians go to polls hoping for mining wealth
World's second most polluted city turns to buses
World's second most polluted city turns to buses

On the streets of Ulan Bator a people renowned for their horse riding skills have to contend every day with ever more Hummers, Land Cruisers and Range Rovers.

World's second most polluted city turns to buses
Miss World beauty queens in China desert city
Miss World beauty queens in China desert city

Beauty queens from all over the planet made final preparations to compete for the Miss World title Saturday in a Chinese mining city on the edge of the Gobi desert.

Miss World beauty queens in China desert city
Olympics: London boasts most expensive medals
Olympics: London boasts most expensive medals

The eight tons of gold, silver and copper unearthed from mines in Mongolia and Utah and now under guard at the Tower of London is the largest ever haul used to make Olympic medals.

Olympics: London boasts most expensive medals
Clinton in Mongolia as parties dispute vote results
Clinton in Mongolia as parties dispute vote results

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Mongolia Monday as part of an Asian tour aimed at promoting democracy, as local politicians were locked in dispute over recent elections.

Clinton in Mongolia as parties dispute vote results