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2008-08-13 18:00:16

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Beijing, Aug. 13 Kyodo - Eight pro-Tibetan independence protesters, including a Japanese citizen, were detained by police Wednesday after staging a demonstration near the Olympic village in Beijing. Five Americans - three men and two women - chanted pro-Tibet slogans at the gate to an ethnic-minority theme park not far from the main Olympic Stadium at just after noon before they were led away by police. Two other Americans...

2008-08-06 03:00:49

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Yonhap) - South Korea will build a solar power facility on Dokdo [Liancourt Rocks] by November as plans to make the islets more habitable to visitors are being reviewed, the government said Wednesday. Construction of a solar power facility should begin in September after detailed environmental impact studies are completed, sources at the Ministry of Knowledge Economy and the Korea Energy Management Corp. (KEMCO)...

2008-08-05 18:00:12

By Stephen Graham ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Blinded by the glare off the snow and ice, attempting a perilous descent down K2 to save his life, the Dutch mountaineer came upon three Korean climbers. One sat dazed. Another held a rope. The third was suspended at the other end, hanging upside down. "They were trying to survive," the Dutch mountaineer, Wilco van Rooijen, recalled Monday, "but I had also to survive because I was getting snow blind." He said he offered help but they declined,...

2008-08-05 09:00:19

By Stephen Graham Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A helicopter plucked two frostbitten Dutch climbers from K2 on Monday after an avalanche and exposure left at least 11 people presumed dead on the world's second-highest mountain. An Italian who was also stranded made his way down the slope with a rescue team after telling a colleague, "I am surely not going to give up now." One of the rescued men, Wilco Van Rooijen, blamed mistakes in preparation for the final ascent -- not just...

2008-08-04 09:00:31

China sets up highest wildlife research site in NW Qinghai XINING, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- Chinese zoologists have set up a wildlife research site in the altitude-4600 meters plateau of Qinghai, the highest in the country, an official with the Hol Xil Natural Reserve Administration said on Saturday. The site, jointly set up by the Institute of Zoology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS) and the Administration, was located in Wudaoliang wildlife protection station, where Tibetan...

2008-07-30 12:00:36

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Four Taiwan Seamen Rescued After Five-Day Ordeal at Sea"] FUZHOU, July 30 (Xinhua) - Four Taiwan seamen who disappeared on Friday after their ship caught fire were found alive on Wednesday afternoon by Chinese mainland rescuers. The four began their 114-hour ordeal after their Taiwan- registered vessel caught fire at 8:10 p.m. on Friday off Beiwo, Xiapu County, Fujian Province, as it was...

2008-07-29 12:01:02

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Floods Leave Two Miners Missing, Two Others Trapped in Northwest China"] XINING, July 28 (Xinhua) - Persistent rainfall triggered floods in northwest China's Qinghai Province, leaving two miners trapped, two others missing and more than 1,300 households of farmers and herdsmen affected by Monday afternoon, said local authorities on Monday. Two people had been trapped in a gold mine since...

2008-07-26 12:00:35

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "New Flood Peak Appears on Huaihe River"] HEFEI, July 26 (Xinhua) - Nearly 3,000 people in east China's Anhui Province have been patrolling the embankments on the upper middle reaches of Huaihe River while a new flood peak was passing by early on Saturday. The flood peak, the second this year, reached Wangjiaba, a key hydrological station on the upper middle reaches of Huaihe River, at 4...

2008-07-25 06:00:41

Text of report in English by South Korean newspaper Choson Ilbo website on 25 July [Original headline: "Korea To Develop Gas Hydrate Near Dokdo"] The government wants to develop gas hydrate near Dokdo [Liancourt Rocks] as a means to strengthen its dominion over the islets in the face of renewed Japanese territorial ambitions. Knowledge Economy Minister Lee Yoon-ho on Thursday told the National Assembly that development of gas hydrate near Dokdo [Liancourt Rocks] would help Korea protect...

2008-07-14 09:00:43

Magnitude 5 quake hits northernmost Philippine island MANILA, July 13 (Xinhua) -- A magnitude 5 quake rocked Batanes in the northernmost Philippines early Sunday morning, without causing damage or casualties, said the local TV network GMA News. The report quoted the United States Geological Service as saying the quake was recorded at 05:45 a.m. local time (2145 GMT Saturday) and traced the epicenter to 115 kilometers northwest of Basco in Batanes, or 715 kilometers north of Manila....


Latest Geography of Asia Reference Libraries

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...

Kurilian Bobtail
2013-06-11 13:06:21

The Kurilian bobtail, also known as the Curilsk Bobtail or the Kurilean bobtail, among many other names, is a breed of domestic cat that is sometimes considered a breed group by some registries. The origin of this breed has been claimed by Kamchatka, Sakhalin Island, Russia, and Japan, but it is thought to have originated on the Kuril Islands. The first members of the breed occurred naturally on the islands as a shorthaired variant about two hundred years ago, but the modern variant has only...

Persian Gulf
2013-04-18 13:55:23

The Persian Gulf is located in the western part of Asia between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. It’s an addition to the Indian Ocean. The Gulf was the focal point of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War, which each side assaulted the other’s oil tankers. In the year 1991, the Persian Gulf again was the background for what was known as the “Persian Gulf War” or otherwise known as the “Gulf War”, despite the fact that this disagreement was mainly a land conflict, when Iraq raided Kuwait...

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2011-04-11 15:10:03

Yunnanosaurus, meaning "Yunnan lizard," is a genus of prosauropod dinosaur from the Early to Mid Jurassic Period. This was perhaps one of the last living prosauropods of the time. It was discovered by Yang Zhongjian in the Lufeng Formation of Yunnan, China. The find consisted of twenty incomplete skeletons, including two skulls, and were excavated by Tsun Yi Wang. The type species, Y huangi, was named by C.C. Young in 1942, and created the family Yunnanosauridae based on the findings as a...

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2010-02-02 15:44:27

Lufengosaurus, meaning "Lufeng lizard", is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Early and Middle Jurassic Period of what is now southwestern China. It was named by C. C. Young in 1941. The type species, L. huenei, was discovered in the Lower Lufeng Formation of the Yunnan Province in China. Young described and named a second species a few years later. This is one of the few prosauropod dinosaurs to survive from the Early Jurassic into the Middle Jurassic eras. Lufengosaurus was about 20...

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