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A senior member of the Mongolian security services was lured to Britain so he could be arrested and jailed under a European Arrest Warrant, his lawyer said yesterday.

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A senior member of the Mongolian security services was lured to the UK so he could be arrested and jailed under a European Arrest Warrant, his lawyer said today.

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One exchange is the world's smallest, the other is in a country recovering from war, but they're both thriving

'Freed' dissident's fate still unknown

An activist who campaigned for Inner Mongolia's independence from China appears to have been released from prison after a 15-year term but is probably still being detained elsewhere, according to a relative.

Mongolia's spy chief: invited to Number 10, detained in Wandsworth

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The First Emperor's Terracotta Army recruited outside China

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Parents descend on Beijing to hunt for China's stolen children

Desperate families claim trafficking gangs are selling baby boys for up to £4,000

Small Talk: Aim wants its rules relaxed to allow easier investment

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.

Lie back and think of Genghis: Conn Iggulden reveals the inspirations behind his historical fiction

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...

Andy Kershaw returns to Radio 3

Broadcaster Andy Kershaw is to return to BBC Radio 3 after three years off-air as a result of personal problems, it was announced today.

Briton dies in Iran during charity car rally

A young British man was killed and another injured while driving across Iran during a charity car rally to Mongolia.

Mongolia rally drives off from Goodwood to Ulan Bator

Competitors set off from the Goodwood Motor Circuit in Chichester on a 10,000-mile journey to Mongolia.

Errors & Omissions: Sometimes it's better to get straight to the point

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