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2015-04-01 04:20:37

SINGAPORE, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Singapore is gearing up to host more than 14,000 participants from over 60 countries this month at Sea Asia 2015 -- one of the region's largest maritime

2015-04-01 00:20:45

Syrian businessman Al-Khayyat provides funding for young woman's studies at Bryn Mawr College WASHINGTON, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As a young woman in her native city of Aleppo,

2015-03-31 12:30:27

With Mobile as the Primary Form of Effective Communication in Emerging Regions, Research Confirms Strong Business Priorities and Investment Growth of Mobile Messaging Use Cases SEATTLE,

2015-03-31 12:27:17

MALVERN, Pa., March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SCILEX Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a company engaged in the development and commercialization of products focused on the treatment of pain, today

2015-03-30 23:08:30

The Arab ICT Organization (IJMA3) and the Arab Internet Freedom Alliance (Haqouna) are jointly against the recent monitoring, blocking and censoring of websites and news agencies in Yemen.

2015-03-30 23:03:25

Innovaacom Dedicates Resources to Advance Medicine in Asia and Support Quality Healthcare for Growing Diabetic and Aging Population Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB)

2015-03-30 16:37:38

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Founded in 2000, Thomsons Online Benefits is the business behind Darwin(TM), the leading software for global employee benefits administration.

2015-03-30 12:26:32

NEW YORK, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- LE PAN, a new international magazine and website from Hong Kong-based publishing company LPM Communications Limited, is set to become the leading

2015-03-30 12:23:55

The 17th Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai, No.1 Horticultural, Floricultural Garden Trade Fair in Asia, will be Held in Shanghai New International Expo Center on Apr.

2015-03-30 08:33:52

JERUSALEM, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AgriVest, a partnership between Israel's Ministry of Economy, Trendlines Agtech and GreenSoil Investments to be held at


Latest Asia Reference Libraries

Tibetan Pony
2014-05-27 11:13:01

The Tibetan Pony is a breed of pony native to Tibet, once believed to be bred from ancient Mongolian stock and other Chinese breeds. Horses have been kept by wealthy locals and farmers in Tibet, as well as by the Dalai Lama and other religious figures. Some Tibetan ponies were gifts to Chinese Emperors during the Ming and Tang dynasties. They were also traded for tea from the southern Sichuan province into the late 1950s. The route traveled for this trade activity was a route between Lhasa...

Manipuri Pony
2014-04-22 15:35:05

The Manipuri Pony is a breed of pony from India. The exact origin is disputed among experts, but they all agree it is an ancient breed. Some sources say the pony was an ancestor of the Tibetan Pony that was brought into India more than 1,000 years ago. Other sources says it was a cross between the Mongolian Wild Horse and Arabian. The pony was first mentioned in written chronicles of 1584 and were later being used by the calvary of the 1600 and 1700s. During the late 1800s and early 1900s,...

2014-04-18 10:27:02

The Sulu Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba menagei) is a species of bird within the pigeon and dove family Columbidae. It is native to the island of Tawi-Tawi and its surrounding islets within the Philippines’ Sulu Archipelago. This species is known from two specimens that were collected in 1891, and has not been recorded with certainty since then. It resides in primary and secondary forests that have a closed canopy. It is of medium size with a short tail. Bright metallic green colored feathers...

Northern White-Cheeked Gibbon, Nomascus leucogenys
2014-04-17 15:32:09

The Northern White-Cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys) is a species of gibbon that is native to South East Asia. It is closely related to the Southern White-Cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus siki) with which it was formerly thought to be conspecific. The females of the two species are virtually impossible to tell apart in their appearance. The genome of this species was sequenced and published in the year 2011. A considerable population of 455 critically endangered Northern White-Cheeked...

Nycticebus kayan
2014-04-16 11:34:17

Nycticebus kayan is a species of slow loris and a primate that can be found in northern and central areas of Borneo. Its range extends into East Kalimantan and Malaysia. This species prefers to reside in highland areas and it was named after a river that extends through its range known as the Kayan River. It was once classified with the Bornean slow loris, but studies conducted in 2013, focusing on physical differences, showed that it should be classified as a distinct species. Nycticebus...

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