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2008-09-12 06:00:29

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Jakarta: A small mortar shell exploded Thursday [11 September] near a US copper and gold mine operated by Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold Inc.

2008-08-06 00:00:34

InterOil Corporation (TSX: IOL)(AMEX: IOC)(POMSoX:IOC), a Canadian company with operations in Papua New Guinea advises that testing has shown an excellent gas flow at the Elk-4 discovery well.

2008-07-22 09:00:55

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX): HIGHLIGHTS -- Net income applicable to common stock for second-quarter 2008 totaled $947 million, $2.25 per share, compared with $1.1 billion, $2.62 per share, for second-quarter 2007.

2008-05-21 06:00:15

Text of report by Papua New Guinea newspaper The National website on 21 May [by Elizabeth Vuvu] Elders in the Duke of York Islands in East New Britain have expressed concern over global warming which is causing most of their islands to disappear slowly.

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2007-12-17 14:05:00

Researchers in a remote jungle in Indonesia have discovered a giant rat and a tiny possum that are apparently new to science, underscoring the stunning biodiversity of the Southeast Asian nation, scientists said Monday.

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2007-12-07 06:00:00

For time beyond memory on this remote bay of neon fish and underwater gardens, people have avoided the "masalai," taboo waters, where a monster octopus might lurk or spirits dwell in coral caves. Now it's science that wants no-go, and it's because of a new fear.

2007-05-18 06:00:56

By Hammar, Lawrence ABSTRACT A three-years-long,

2006-08-14 07:31:03

By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia abandoned plans for tougher new asylum laws on Monday after a revolt by government lawmakers, as eight illegal immigrants were found on a remote island in the Timor Sea.

2006-08-14 00:21:24

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia abandoned on Monday plans for tougher new asylum laws, designed to ease Indonesian concerns, after a revolt by government lawmakers ensured Prime Minister John Howard could not pass the legislation.

2006-05-28 02:51:51

By Paul Tait SYDNEY (Reuters) - Two strong earthquakes shook the South Pacific on Sunday but there were no reports of major damage or injury and seismologists said they did not signal an increase in seismic activity in the quake-prone region.


Latest Papua Reference Libraries

Ropen
2014-02-17 19:11:38

The Ropen is a flying creature claimed to inhabit the area around Papua New Guinea. This creature is part of the local folklore, however, the natives believe it is a real animal. The description varies from being bat-like to Pterosaur-like. Its tail is 25 percent as long as its wingspan. It is said to have a diet of fish, but some claim the creature also consumes human flesh. There have been three expeditions in search of evidence of the Ropen’s existence. In 2006, Paul Nation...

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2007-12-27 10:11:13

Southern Tailed Birdwing (Ornithoptera meridionalis), is the smallest species of butterfly in its genus. It is found in southern Papua New Guinea and in several areas along the south coast of Irian Jaya. It is strictly a lowland species, favouring primary rainforest. A very few specimens have also been collected at altitude in Irian Jaya, however these specimens were reared from immature stages and emerged crippled, suggesting that high altitude forests are not favoured habitats. Males...

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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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