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2006-04-18 02:12:30

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian ferry carrying around 100 people has sunk in the eastern part of the country, but no deaths have been confirmed so far, rescue officials said on Tuesday. The Indonesian navy has dispatched one ship and an airplane to search for the boat which sank late on Monday near Rote Island, 1,900 km (1,180 miles) east of the capital Jakarta. "We believe more or less 100 people were on board ... But we don't know the real capacity of the ship nor the cause of...

2006-02-02 23:43:08

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The death toll from a ferry sinking in Indonesia this week has reached 10, while 125 people have been rescued, a search and rescue official said on Friday. That would leave around 20 people still missing, according to estimates from survivors of the total number who were on board the ferry that sank in heavy seas in Indonesia's east late on Tuesday. "Based on the latest report this morning, we have found 125 survivors, and 10 people died," rescue official Achmad...

2006-01-31 19:49:05

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian ferry carrying 105 people has gone missing in heavy seas in the country's east and naval vessels had been called in to search for it, a port official said on Wednesday. El Shinta radio station said the vessel had sunk. The port official, Syamsir Siahaan, told El Shinta there were 82 passengers and 23 crew on board. The vessel was traveling from Kupang on Indonesia's side of Timor island to nearby Rote island when officials lost contact with it on...

Latest Rote Island Reference Libraries

2007-01-02 11:38:41

The Timor Monitor or Spotted Tree Monitor, Varanus timorensis, is a species of small lizard native to Indonesia, New Guinea and Australia. More specifically they are found on the islands of Timor, Savu and Rote in Indonesia. They are found in Samoa in southern New Guinea, and in North territory, Queensland, West Australia. The Timor Monitor is generally a dark green or almost black in color, with bright gold-yellow spotting all along its back and a lighter straw-yellow coloring on its...

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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.