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WASHINGTON, April 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten days into Operation Decisive Storm, military operations by a coalition of nations led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been successful

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HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Performance Fibers, one of the world's leading producers of industrial polyester fibers and fabrics, today announced that it has completed the

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BANGKOK, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Pawoot Pongvitayapanu, a renowned leader in the digital industry of Thailand, has recently debuted efrastructure Inc. together

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MUNICH, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- H.C.

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SINGAPORE, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The second edition of the Singapore Media Festival (SMF) returns this November, said Singapore's Media Development Authority (MDA) today.

2015-04-01 23:06:58

Sunoida Solutions listed as one of CIO Review’s top 20 most promising banking technology solution providers globally.

2015-04-01 12:27:13

They Shall Not Perish: The Story of Near East Relief Tours Major U.S.

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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


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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gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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