I struggled for 10 years as a jobbing actor Dad [the actor Tom Conti] was always very helpful. He said acting was about being real. It's a simple view, but it's difficult if you are not getting work in the first place. I felt a bit of a fraud calling myself an actor as I had so little work.
Coal mining within the region has led to a major economic revival. But how has this prosperity benefited the nomads or the environment?
The 'tyrant China strikes again' line isn't always applicable. We need more perspective when looking at China's policies in the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia
Amid the harsh splendour of Mongolia's arid plains, nomadic eagle hunters still follow a traditional way of life that has defied history, geography and political change. The photographer Christo Geoghegan offers an insight into their lives...
In 1938 a team of Nazi scientists, funded by Heinrich Himmler went looting in Tibet, where Himmler believed the Aryan race originated.
China's Zhang Cuiping won the first gold medal of the London Paralympics as the Shooting got underway at the Royal Artillery Barracks today.
Great Britain's Fred Evans is in the semi-finals of the welterweight division after a bizarre countback win over Custio Clayton last night in front of a bemused crowd here.
Team GB won a flurry of medals today, taking gold and silver in the men’s canoe slalom, gold in men’s double trap shooting and a gold for Chris Hoy and co in the men's team sprint.
The US Vice-President Joe Biden pretends to get to grips with a Mongolian wrestler during a display in his honour in Ulan Bator.
Mining promises fabulous wealth for Mongolia. Clifford Coonan reports from Ulan Bator
For her advanced years, she looks remarkable. Despite nearing the ripe old age of 4,000, long eyelashes still frame her half-open eyes and hair tumbles down to her remarkably well-preserved shoulders.
Some of the songs sound Kazakh, others Kyrgyz, and there's a lovely lullaby on this new album from these stars of the Mongolian grasslands.
Desperate families claim trafficking gangs are selling baby boys for up to £4,000
It may have come in for a few knocks and bruises over the past two or three years – some deserved, others not – but the Alternative Investment Market (Aim) is a major asset to the UK economy, according to research published last week.
The best thing about writing historical fiction is that the story has already been told. All Conn Iggulden – the bestselling author of 'The Dangerous Book for Boys' – has to do is imagine the gory details...