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By Sarah Fecht 1 of 14 George Lu/Flickr Pandas are no longer endangered In September, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature moved panda bears from their “endangered” list to merely “vulnerable.” And pandas aren’t the only ones. The fuzzy creatures that inspired teddy bears got de-red-listed, and monarch …

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Technology is really a marvel. So often, as new advances come out that allow us to do things that were thought impossible in the past, we hear the phrase “The future is now.” Popular Science and XPRIZE are teaming up to explore and explain technologies like these in a video …

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DEBKAfile: Russian ambassador killed by Nusra jihadist


The 22-year old Turkish special operations police officer Mevlut Mert Altintas, who assassinated Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov in Ankara Monday, Dec. 12, was a member of the Nusra Front, Al Qaeda’s Syrian branch. Atlintas approached the ambassador as he gave a speech opening a photo exhibit in the Turkish capital …

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Mexico fireworks market blasts kill at least 29, injure scores

A woman walks amidst the remains of houses destroyed in an explosion at the San Pablito fireworks market outside the Mexican capital on Tuesday, in Tultepec, Mexico, December 20, 2016.  REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

By Josue Gonzalez | TULTEPEC, MEXICO A series of massive, Technicolor explosions destroyed a fireworks market outside the Mexican capital on Tuesday, killing at least 29 people, injuring dozens and leaving the market a charred wasteland. Television images showed a flurry of pyrotechnics exploding into the early afternoon sky as …

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Best Android phones of 2016


With Android thoroughly dominating the mobile industry, picking the best Android smartphones is almost synonymous with choosing the best smartphones, period. But while Android phones have few real opponents on other platforms, internal competition is incredibly fierce. From sleek devices that impress with premium design, to powerhouses brimming with features, to …

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What will 2017 flagship smartphones look like?


What a year it’s been in the world of technology! 2016 has been filled with not so much revolutionary Android devices but evolutionary ones. Samsung refined the new design language it introduced last year, LG gambled with modularity (and failed), Lenovo made a strong comeback, and Google finally joined in on the …

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Mongolian State Great Khural and UAE’s Federal National Assembly ink cooperation MOU


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Speaker of Mongolian Parliament, Mr M.Enkhbold and the President of the Federal National Assembly of the United Arab Emirates, Dr Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation between Parliaments on December 19 in Abu Dhabi. The MoU covers issues concerning bilateral cooperation on …

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Nepal: Mongolian diplomatic passport holders – visa free travel


Nepal and Mongolia on Monday reached several agreements and understandings aimed at promoting bilateral ties. The understandings and pacts were reached during a meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat and visiting Mongolian Foreign Minister Tsend Munkh-Orgil at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who is currently making a …

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Miss World: Mongolian ‘Bayra Bela’ in eleventh place


Mongolian beauty A.Bayartsetseg has come eleventh in the Miss World finale. While Mongolia only has a population of three million people, Bayra Bela, which is A.Bayartsetseg’s competing name (Bayra is a short form of Bayartsetseg), has managed to amass hundreds and thousands of votes and received the People’s Choice Award. …

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Mongolia closes embassies and consulates


Mongolia is to close its embassies in Brazil and Indonesia. The reason is that very few Mongolian citizens live in these countries and a number of consular services can now be done online. In addition, the Mongolian consulates in Osaka, the second largest city in Japan and in the city …

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