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Toxic Lake of Horror Comes From Making All Our Gadgets

Inner Mongolia lake filled with sludge from processing of rare earth minerals

(Newser) - "Dystopian" and "horrifying" are just two adjectives Tim Maughan uses to describe for the BBC what he recently witnessed in the remote industrial city of Baotou in Inner Mongolia. Most disturbing was his visit to a man-made lake filled with toxic sludge that makes the surrounding area smell... More »

Teen Executed 18 Years Ago Cleared of Murder

Another person confessed in 2005 to China crime

(Newser) - Eighteen years ago, an 18-year-old was put to death after reportedly confessing to the rape and murder of a woman. In 2005, another man admitted to the crime—but only today was the teenager's conviction ruled wrongful, Reuters reports. The teen, named Huugjilt, made his confession after 48 hours... More »

UFO Holds Up Chinese Air Traffic

Alas, the lights might just be military tests

(Newser) - Three Chinese passenger flights en route to Batou, Inner Mongolia, were forced to circle for an hour because of a UFO, the Telegraph reports. The object seemed to hover spastically while blinking until it suddenly vanished. Airport authorities held the flights and redirected others "to guarantee safety," a... More »

Six Busted in China Milk Scandal

Men nabbed in main dairy region

(Newser) - Six people have been arrested in connection with the tainted milk scandal in China, Reuters reports. The arrests were made in Hohhot, capital of China's main dairy producing region. Thousands of Chinese children have developed kidney problems from drinking milk formula contaminated by melamine. Four have died. More »

World's Tallest Man Weds, But Wife Doesn't Measure Up

Mongolian marries 5'6" hometown honey

(Newser) - A 7-foot, 9-inch livestock herder from Inner Mongolia has tied the knot with a saleswoman two-thirds his height and almost half his age. Bao Xishun, 56, and Xia Shujuan, 29, had a traditional Mongolian ceremony and extravagant reception, and some 15 businesses looking to get in on the publicity sponsored... More »

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