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For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
Tags: Estonia, Armenia, Politics, United Nations, Peru
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Special to the Los Angeles TimesThe Gray Earth Galsan Tschinag, translated from the German by Katharina Rout Milkweed: 303 pp., $24 Galsan Tschinag was born in the 1940s in Mongolia and educated in Germany. After university, he returned to Mongolia to lead what was left of his...
Los Angeles TimesMichael Van Gorkom was laid off by Yahoo in late April. He didn't panic. He didn't rush off to a therapist. Instead, the 33-year-old Santa Monica resident discovered that being jobless "kind of settled nicely." Week one: "I thought, 'OK ... I need to...
Here's a discouraging metric: Google the phrase "endangered places" and you'll get more than 30,000 results. The Natural Resources Defense Council wants to preserve the white water of Patagonia's Futaleufu River; the World Wildlife Fund urges saving the...
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Times Staff WriterXILINHOT, China — Video recorder in hand, Wang Hong sat inside a small stone-and-brick house with one of China's aging musical masters — a Mongolian vocalist named Hajab who once sang his region's ancestral melodies for Chairman Mao Tse-tung....
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For tourist information on selected foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or...
Tags: Estonia, Armenia, United Nations, New Zealand, Peru
Zap2It.comEwan McGregor, who plays Jedi mentor Ben Kenobi in the "Star Wars" prequels, has taken someone under his wing in real life. The actor and his wife Eve Mavrakis have adopted a four-year-old girl from Mongolia, reports People magazine. Besides gaining two...
Times Staff WriterERENHOT, China -- It is their last supper together, and the shepherd has gathered his small flock of North Koreans around a table piled with steaming plates of shredded pork, rice and braised tofu. But the seven refugees are too nervous to do more than...
Tribune staff reporterIn a beat-up refrigerator humming away in his laboratory storeroom, Ken Weiss is storing vials of human blood: the largest gene pool left of a tribe of people inexorably vanishing from the Earth. The insides of the freezer, not much different from ones...
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