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Northern Mongolian province allows using guns against bears for self-defense

ULAN BATOR, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Northern Mongolia's Selenge province has allowed citizens to use guns against bears for self-defense, the provincial governor's office said Sunday.

"It's been illegal to hunt bears across Mongolia. But Selenge province has allowed (citizens) to use guns against bears for defending yourself or someone else, if necessary," it said.

The decision came after a 55-year-old man and his 8-year-old son were killed in a bear attack in Yeruu soum of Selenge province on Thursday.

Northern Mongolia Allows Using Guns Against Bears For Self-Defence

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia, Oct 6 (NNN-MONGOLIA WEB) – Northern Mongolia’s Selenge province, has allowed citizens to use guns against bears for self-defence, the provincial governor’s office said today (Sunday).

“It’s been illegal to hunt bears across Mongolia. But Selenge province has allowed (citizens) to use guns against bears, for defending yourself or someone else, if necessary,” it said.

The decision came after a 55-year-old man and his 8-year-old son were killed, in a bear attack in Yeruu soum of Selenge province, on Thursday.

Putin signs indefinite Treaty on Friendship with Mongolia

ULAN BATOR, September 3. /TASS/: The Russian and Mongolian Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Khaltmaagiin Battulga, have signed a new Treaty on Friendship and Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between Russia and Mongolia.

The ceremony was held after talks between the two leaders at the Government Palace in Ulan Bator, where the Russian president arrived for an official visit.

Snowstorm kills 4 in southern Mongolia

ULAN BATOR, May 12 (Xinhua): A heavy snowstorm had swept through southern Mongolian province of Umnugovi since Saturday, killing at least four people, the provincial government said on Sunday evening.

"Rescuers of the province's emergency management department have found alive 37 of the 41 herders who lost in the snowstorm. Unfortunately, remaining four people, including two members of a family from Tsogttsetsii soum of the province froze to death during the snowstorm on Saturday night," the provincial government said in a statement.

Spring Golden Eagle Festival opens in Mongolia

ULAN BATOR, March 3 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia's annual spring eagle festival kicked off near the capital city of Ulan Bator on Sunday, which is part of the country's efforts to attract tourists.

The event called "Spring Golden Eagle Festival" was co-organized by the Mongolian Ministry of Environment and Tourism, the Mongolian Eagle Hunter's Association and others with the aim of boosting tourism by promoting the tradition of hunting with eagles.

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