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Random Sunsets Around the World - Part 7, Asia - Sinking Low on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 01.08.2017 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The blog series on sunsets moves on to Asia today, once more including both the setting orb and wherever it casts its gilding rays. North Korea Ku...

China's Diplomatic Achievements Based on Economic Power

AsiaToday | Posted 12.22.2016 | World
AsiaToday

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - China is making impressive diplomatic achievements by using its powerful economic power as strateg...

Bird flu: learning lessons from traditional human-animal relations

The Conversation Global | Posted 12.17.2016 | World
The Conversation Global

The H5N8 virus is especially dangerous for migratory birds. Meinzer Wyman/Flickr, CC BY-ND Fréderic Keck, Collège de France - PSL Bird flu is back...

People power: how communities and cities can help save the environment

The Conversation Global | Posted 12.15.2016 | Green
The Conversation Global

The uncovering of Seoul's Cheonggye stream, which was once covered by a highway, shows the kind of initiatives cities can take. Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters M...

Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs: On Eurasia

Joana Lazarova | Posted 11.08.2016 | Arts
Joana Lazarova

Swiss artists Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs work together as a collaborative duo. They travel, discover and interpret what they see. Their diverse unde...

Pyonyang in Ulaanbaatar: Exploring a Restaurant Run by the North Korean Government, in Mongolia's Capital

Yuliya Neyman | Posted 09.07.2016 | Travel
Yuliya Neyman

My husband has always been fascinated with North Korea. In his words, "It's probably the most different place on Earth. Like the Galapagos Islands... ...

Asia on the Medal Stand: Rio Forecasts

East-West Center | Posted 08.04.2016 | Sports
East-West Center

By Marcus Noland, Non-resident Senior Fellow with the East-West Center and Executive Vice President and Director of Studies at the Peterson Institute ...

These Young Contortionists Will Blow Your Mind With Their Extreme Stunts

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 07.12.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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NatGeo's Travel Photos Of The Year Will Give You Major Wanderlust

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 07.05.2016 | Travel

Sorry, guys, but these travel photos will put your Instagram game to shame. National Geographic crowned its first-ever Travel Photographer Of The Year...

Trippy.com Announces the World's Most Underrated Destinations

Trippy | Posted 12.12.2016 | Travel
Trippy

Although it seems counterintuitive, the only thing that can be more annoying than discovering a destination is overloaded with tourists, is discoverin...

Camels, Ships of the Desert Plying the desert - Camelids, Section 2: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 18

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.12.2017 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Moving on from single-humped dromedaries in this second blog on camelids, we come face to spitting face with double-humped camels in darkest Asia. I'm...

Inside Mongolia’s Only Gay Bar

Gawker | James Nichols | Posted 06.05.2016 | Queer Voices

At the only gay bar in the most sparsely populated independent country in the world, Zorig Alima tells me he’s a “penis shaman.” The proprietor ...

Watch Mongolian Hunters Use Eagles To Catch Prey In This 360-Degree Video

The Huffington Post | Joi Lee | Posted 05.26.2016 | World

To watch HuffPost RYOT’s 360-degree footage on a desktop browser, click and drag to look around. On a phone, tap here to open it in the YouTube app,...

Spiritual Center Aims To Revive Buddhism In Former Communist Mongolia

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.06.2016 | Religion

Since Mongolia's transition from communism to constitutional democracy in 1990, the East Asian country has worked to revive its centuries-old Buddhist...

Rare Images of Art From Inside Iraq's Oldest Monastery -- Now Gone

Paula Froelich | Posted 01.21.2017 | Arts
Paula Froelich

Yesterday, ISIS destroyed St. Elijah's, a 1400-year-old Christian monastery just outside of Mosul -- part of their mission to obliterate history and anything that doesn't fit into their warped version of Islam.

Nature Ganganbaigal and His Mongolian Band Tengger Cavalry Is a Great Listen if You're Looking for a New Sound

Ilana Rapp | Posted 12.17.2016 | Arts
Ilana Rapp

I've come to the conclusion that the entire universe knows I love New York City, so when I saw the interesting band name Tengger Cavalry come up in my list of bands playing in NYC, I had to find out more. I was like, "What kind of music could a band named Tengger Cavalry play?"

Quality of Death Survey Offers Hope in Unexpected Places

Eric J. Hall | Posted 11.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

Palliative care for people at the end of life is meant to ease their physical, psychological and spiritual suffering. However, in many parts of the world, especially in poorer economies, it is still unknown.

Inside The Life Of A Family Entirely Dependent On Reindeer

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 10.05.2015 | World

In the northern mountains of Khövsgöl Aimag, Mongolia, the Tsaatan people have been raising and herding reindeer for thousands of years. One of the ...

Climate Change: A Genocide Driver, Solar Scores Again, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.14.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

New data, with help from Google, illustrate unprecedented -- and until now, largely overlooked -- forest loss in Southeast Asia and West Africa, among other hotspots.

Saving Lake Baikal

Nezir Sinani | Posted 09.10.2016 | Green
Nezir Sinani

Lake Baikal, as a World Heritage site, should be off limits to any economic activities that may negatively affect designated sites, even under the banners of "development" or "carbon emission reductions."

Travel the Trans-Siberian in Luxury

Richard Powell | Posted 09.08.2016 | Travel
Richard Powell

Siberia, the vast region with the once terror-inducing name, was singularly failing to live up to its fearsome reputation this warm autumn afternoon on the banks of the Angara River.

Opening an Embassy in the Land of Genghis Khan

ADST | Posted 09.08.2016 | World
ADST

Getting a new embassy up and running is a tremendous task. Joseph Edward Lake was the second U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia, and the first to reside permanently in the country. He was charged with establishing a functional embassy in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.

What You Need to Know About Energy and Poverty

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 08.19.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

When power is available, it can be expensive: In many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, consumers pay as much as 20-50 cents per kilowatt-hour against a global average close to 10 cents.

Street Art & Gender in Mongolia

Emily O'Dell | Posted 06.22.2016 | Arts
Emily O'Dell

Whenever I'm heading off to Mongolia for research, colleagues and friends react with a mix of bewilderment and concern -- as if I'm flying away to a faraway planet.

Why the 'Asian Century' Might Actually Belong to India, Not China

Samir Saran | Posted 06.02.2016 | World
Samir Saran

India's existential dilemma for the 21st century is to "stare down the dragon while embracing it."