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2008-12-31 13:35:00

Local and Australian researchers said on Wednesday that one of the world's highest concentrations of dolphins and whales -- many of them protected species -- has been discovered off the coast of East Timor. A study by the Timor government uncovered a "hot spot" of marine cetaceans migrating through deep channels off the Timor coast, including blue and beaked whales, short-finned pilot whales, melon headed whales and six dolphin species. Principal scientist Karen Edyvane said the team was...

2008-10-14 06:00:33

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Yonhap) - East Timor signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that could permit the export of gas from its Greater Sunrise well to South Korea by 2013, the government said Tuesday. The pact was reached in Dili and marks the first time that East Timor, which gained independence in May 2002, has signed an energy- resources pact with a foreign country, the Ministry of Knowledge Economy said. The MOU outlines...

2006-09-03 03:20:52

DILI (Reuters) - Australia, Indonesia and East Timor should aim to increase cooperation at upcoming three-country talks, Jakarta's foreign minister said on Sunday, amid renewed concerns about stability in the tiny fledging nation. Indonesian Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda made the comments upon arrival in Dili ahead of a meeting on Monday with Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer, East Timor Prime Minister Jose Ramos-Horta and East Timor President Xanana Gusmao....

2006-08-31 06:15:22

By Lirio da Fonseca DILI (Reuters) - International police and troops in East Timor were searching on Thursday for rebel leader Major Alfredo Reinado after a mass jailbreak raised serious concern about fragile security in the fledgling nation. Reinado, one of the figureheads of a revolt that plunged the former Portuguese colony into chaos in May, was among more than 50 prisoners who walked out of the Becora jail near the capital Dili on Wednesday. The rebel leader said on a video...

2006-08-31 03:26:08

By Lirio da Fonseca DILI (Reuters) - International police and troops in East Timor were searching on Thursday for rebel leader Major Alfredo Reinado after a mass jailbreak raised serious concern about fragile security in the fledgling nation. Reinado, one of the figureheads of a revolt that plunged the former Portuguese colony into chaos in May, was among more than 50 prisoners who walked out of the Becora jail near the capital Dili on Wednesday. Australian Foreign Minister...

2006-08-31 01:04:43

By Lirio da Fonseca DILI (Reuters) - International security forces and U.N. police in East Timor have launched a search for rebel leader Major Alfredo Reinado who escaped from jail with more than 50 prisoners, officials said on Thursday. Reinado, who was one of the figureheads of a revolt that plunged the fledgling nation into chaos in May, escaped from Becora jail near the capital on Wednesday. Brigadier Mick Slater, the head of Australian troops in East Timor, said the prisoners...

2006-08-27 09:15:47

DILI (Reuters) - East Timor's Prime Minister, Jose Ramos-Horta, said on Sunday he expected a new U.N. mission to arrive in a month, a move aimed at shoring up security in the fledgling nation torn by violence three months ago. The United Nations established the mission, comprising 1,608 police, on Friday despite a dispute over whether Australian-led international troops already in East Timor should remain independent or be part of a U.N. force. "I think within one month the...

2006-08-27 03:45:48

By Paul Tait SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will likely lower recruitment standards to let overweight people and mild asthmatics join up as it tries to boost troop numbers to combat regional instability, the nation's top soldier said on Sunday. Prime Minister John Howard last week unveiled a A$10 billion ($7.6 billion) plan to add two new battalions, or 2,600 troops, to the Australian army despite falling armed forces numbers. Lieutenant-General Peter Leahy, head of the Australian...

2006-08-26 02:41:57

By Paul Tait SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia said on Saturday it would contribute up to 130 police to a new U.N. mission in East Timor, in addition to troops sent to restore order after a wave of violence in the fledgling nation three months ago. The United Nations established the new mission, comprising 1,608 police, on Friday despite a dispute over whether Australian-led international troops already there should remain independent or be part of a U.N. force. "Australia, as a...

2006-08-25 15:40:43

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations established a new mission in East Timor on Friday but left Australian-led troops in place following a dispute over whether they should remain independent or be part of a U.N. force. The 15-member U.N. Security Council approved unanimously a Japanese-drafted resolution creating the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste, known as UNMIT, for at least six months. That operation would include 1,608 police and up to...


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2013-02-18 13:27:43

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country involving the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and a number of smaller islands. It’s the world’s sixth-largest country regarding to total area. Some of the neighboring countries include East Timor, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea to the north; the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. For at least 40,000 years before European...

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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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