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Former martial arts star wins Mongolian presidential election

ULAANBAATAR: Populist former martial arts star and businessman Khaltmaa Battulga has won Mongolia's presidential run-off election, according to voter data from the General Election Commission released on Saturday. The poll was seen as a referendum on the government's economic recovery plans and the role of southern neighbor China in the landlocked but resource-rich country known as the birthplace of Mongol emperor Genghis Khan. Battulga, of the opposition Democratic Party, won with 50.6 percent of the vote on a 60.9…

Online martial arts game Absolver to release on August 29 on PS4

Indie Parisian game development studio Sloclap has announced the martial arts focused action role-playing video game will release on Playstation 4 on August 29. Pierre Tarno, a partner at Sloclap made the announcement and said that players will enjoy it as much as them as they had fun playing tournaments inside the studio. He said that the Absolver doesn’t require high level of dexterity but players will be challenged on other skills; timing, reflexes, observation, and memory Absolver allows players explore the ruins…

‘Matches were not fixed’ says Ashraf Tai

KARACHI: Renowned martial arts grandmaster Ashraf Tai has denied any involvement in matching fixing and clarified that the results of certain matches was predetermined rather than fixed. Ashraf Tai has disclosed earlier that he had received $500,000 during his fight with Howard Jackson of Germany in 1983. He had said that the fight was neither title fight nor it was fought for the national side. However, Tai seemed to backtrack on his statement and said that it was a demo fight and he did not sell his country for…