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2015-05-18 08:30:40

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club announced that it will honor an Azerbaijani reporter, Khadija Ismayilova, with one of its 2015 press freedom awards.

2015-05-18 08:29:34

Think Tank adds Prominent Experts from Washington, D.C.

2015-05-18 08:24:36

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Trilliant announced today that the company has been selected "

2015-05-18 04:25:01

DUBAI, UAE, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kens & Company and Studio E Hand Painted Wallpaper are happy to announce their partnership to bring to the Gulf their collection

2015-05-18 04:23:42

Celebrities and VIP's attend gala event at Nobu Hotel City of Dreams Manila MANILA, Philippines, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Academy Award winning actor Robert De Niro and world-renowned

2015-05-16 04:20:15

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, May 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SEDCO Holding Group showcases its previous accomplishments and perceives sustained growth through further expansion in

2015-05-15 23:04:32

Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Founder Sharon Kleyne will discuss water wars in the Middle East on her upcoming Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® broadcast of May 18, 2015.

2015-05-14 23:10:39

With its industry-leading business and operational intelligence products now installed in approximately 350 gaming properties across North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia, VizExplorer

2015-05-14 23:01:13

Joining forces to provide pragmatic advice for reducing potential liabilities. St.

2015-05-14 12:28:05

CHICAGO, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A Hong Kong-Guangdong province joint investment and partnership mission will explore collaboration opportunities between North American companies, Guangdong


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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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.