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Rare Dinosaur To Be Returned To Mongolia After Illegal Sale
2012-06-19 09:52:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com A million-dollar rare dinosaur will likely be returned to its rightful owners after it had been brought into the US illegally and sold to an anonymous bidder at auction last month, according to the US government, which has filed a lawsuit to force return of the fossil to Mongolia. The US lawsuit, filed in New York federal court, follows a restraining order placed on the sale of the dinosaur -- a Tyrannosaurus bataar (or Tarbosaurus) -- by Mongolian...

Tarbosaurus Fossil Was Illegally Imported, Sold In United States
2012-06-10 05:30:59

Experts say that a dinosaur fossil which sold for more than a million dollars during an auction last month had been removed from Mongolia illegally before being sold in the United States. According to LiveScience Senior Writer Wynne Parry, the specimen in question is a 75% complete skeleton of a Tarbosaurus, an Asian tyrannosaur which is related to the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Paleontologists from Canada, Mongolia, and the United States revealed on Wednesday that the fossil, which was sold to...

2011-06-20 19:28:00

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and MIAT Mongolian Airlines have announced an order for two Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes and one 767-300ER (extended range) airplane. The order, valued at $245 million at list prices, marks the first time in more than two decades that MIAT Mongolian Airlines will extend its route network by purchasing Boeing airplanes instead of leasing them. The agreement was signed by Kim Pastega, vice president and general manager of...

2006-07-26 07:50:00

By Lindsay Beck ULAN BATOR -- Mongolia's has more livestock than people, and one-third of the population lives below the poverty line. But what it lacks in might, the country makes up for in geography. Sandwiched between Russia and China, Mongolia punches above its weight diplomatically, as its giant neighbors covet its mineral resources and Washington courts it as a beacon of democracy in Central Asia. "For Mongolia, when it threw off the yoke of Soviet neo-colonialism in the early 1990s,...

2006-01-25 01:58:38

ULAN BATOR (Reuters) - Mongolia's parliament chose the mayor of its capital as the new prime minister on Wednesday, finding a short-term solution to a crisis likely to prompt further protests in the spring. The trouble began two weeks ago when more than half of the cabinet, all members of the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party, quit the coalition government of Prime Minister Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, a Democrat. Supporters of both sides launched mostly brief protests in the city in...

2006-01-16 02:28:05

By Eve Johnson and Mark Chisholm ULAN BATOR (Reuters) - Hundreds of Mongolians braved ice and snow and below-freezing temperatures on Monday to protest in the capital's vast main square against parliament's dissolution of the coalition government. Police took up position in front of parliament as demonstrators gathered, but activists were told they would be arrested if they marched on the headquarters of the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (MPRP), where on Thursday protesters...

2005-11-21 00:49:27

By Steve Holland and Caren Bohan ULAN BATOR (Reuters) - Hundreds of Mongolians lined the streets of the capital to welcome George W. Bush who on Monday became the first U.S. president to visit the vast, windswept country to thank it for its help in Iraq. Air Force One carried Bush and his wife, Laura, to smoggy Ulan Bator in the frigid plains between Russia and China for a four-hour visit that was to include a speech and traditional ceremonies. It was Mongolia's support for the Iraq...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'