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Federal authorities have filed a civil complaint seeking the forfeiture of a stolen dinosaur skeleton and its return to Mongolia, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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Country profile: Mongoliaupdated: Mon Aug 22 2011 00:23:00

From sweeping grasslands to the desolate Gobi desert, Mongolia's dramatic landscape lends itself to the idea that it is one of the world's last frontiers.

Ancient cannabis stash unearthed in Chinaupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 22:35:00

An ancient race that lived 2,700 years ago in the Gobi Desert may have been among the first to use cannabis for medical or religious purposes.

Gobi racingupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 04:02:00

Highlights from the ultra marathon across the Gobi Desert in China earlier this year.

All systems Gobi for Silk Road raceupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 04:02:00

It was while running, walking and sometimes merely shuffling for 250 kilometers (155 miles) across the Gobi Desert that I learned what motivates people to reach the finish line and complete a physical and mental challenge.

Desertification: How to stop the shifting sandsupdated: Sun Apr 27 2008 23:57:00

When a 'Yellow Dragon' roars, Beijing listens.

China's green wallupdated: Sun Apr 27 2008 23:57:00

CNN's Eunice Yoon reports on one of largest ecological projects in Chinese history: the Green Wall of China.

Deadly fireworks explosionupdated: Fri Mar 28 2008 00:31:00

Firemen attempt to douse flames caused when a pile of fireworks blew up without warning outside Turpan, China.

Disconnecting is key to exploringupdated: Mon Mar 17 2008 07:47:00

There is such a thing as being out of time: of looking at a map in your bedroom and realizing the most intriguing bits of the world have already been explored, that many indigenous groups had already been ruined by modern life, that vast tracts of rainforests or deserts or seas had also been spoiled by progress, that climbing Everest has become just another sport.

Beijing: City overviewupdated: Thu Dec 07 2006 10:14:00

Dusty, windswept, yet shielded by mountains from the encroaching Gobi desert, Beijing represents the might of China's rulers from Kublai Khan to Chairman Mao. Once one of the four Great Ancient capitals, twice the largest city on Earth, Beijing reigns supreme over the world's most populated country: from the Forbidden City to Tiananmen Square, it is China's political epicenter and the figurehead of Chinese culture.

No day at the beachupdated: Thu Jan 20 2005 16:40:00

Imagine returning from vacation with tales of excavating mummies in the Atacama Desert in Chile or tracing the history of the planet's fresh water back nearly 20,000 years in Mongolia's Gobi Desert.

Fortune: Would Your Boss Survive This?updated: Mon Feb 09 2004 00:01:00

Marathons? Everyone's done one. Ironman? Hardly a real challenge. Hence, a growing number of hard-charging executives are taking up the painfully extreme sport of exotic ultramarathoning. Take the ...

Fortune: Where Did You Ever Find That Beautiful Satellite?updated: Mon Apr 17 2000 00:01:00

Watching Iridium's satellites get blown to smithereens is a fitting end to the disastrous project but hardly the most creative. The $5 billion network of 66 satellites was supposed to provide world...

Fortune: What the Chinese Want From the Gobi Desert to Shanghai's Bund, Gallup pollsters fanned out across China to updated: Mon Oct 11 1999 00:01:00

The Chinese market has been an elusive one, particularly for Westerners. Much of the frustration stems from the lack of information: Reliable facts about China and about how its people live have be...

Fortune: When Did the Future Get So Boring?updated: Mon Sep 27 1999 00:01:00

It shouldn't have bothered me when Iridium, the satellite-telephone company, filed for Chapter 11 protection. I have no current plans to visit the Gobi Desert, and my GSM phone works everyplace but...

Fortune: Just a Few Customers Shy of a Business Plan Iridium's phones are clunky--and that's the least of its problemsupdated: Mon Mar 29 1999 00:01:00

My friend Albert is a globe-trotting TV producer. On long trips, he takes three cell phones, each capable of working in only one area of the world. I tell him I'm writing an article on Iridium, the...

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