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2011-02-11 14:05:00

Australia's research agency CSIRO reported on Friday that scientists hunting for fossils of giant rats in East Timor stumbled on unique rock carvings up to 12,000 years old.

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2010-07-26 08:20:00

Archaeological research in East Timor has unearthed the bones of the biggest rat that ever lived, with a body weight around 6 kg.

2010-07-01 14:33:00

DILI, Timore-Leste, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first-ever MTV concert held in Timor-Leste kicked-off the new, USAID-funded MTV EXIT anti-trafficking campaign last Friday night, June 25th.

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2009-09-30 11:10:13

The world's largest living lizard species, the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), is vulnerable to extinction and yet little is known about its natural history.

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2009-06-25 14:35:00

A national park established to protect groups of dolphins and whales - recently discovered mingling and feeding off East Timor - may soon be funded by the young Asian country’s own government.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

2006-08-17 03:01:09

By Jerry Norton DILI (Reuters) - During the day, Fernanda Gomez stands at her tiny roadside kiosk selling canned goods and sundries in front of the blackened remains of burned-out houses in her village near Dili.


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Timor Pony
2014-05-27 11:55:48

The Timor is a breed of pony developed on Timor Island, Indonesia. Its origin is most likely from Indian breeds imported to the island. A close relative to the Timor is the Flores Pony developed on the nearby Flores Island. The local people used both breeds as working cattle ponies, for riding, driving and light farming. Many ponies have been exported to Australia to be bred and enhance the Australian Pony. The Timor is a strong breed, it is agile, quiet and has a willing disposition....

Australia
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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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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2006-10-19 13:09:29

The Yellow-crested Cockatoo, Cacatua sulphurea, is a medium-sized cockatoo inhabitant to wooded and cultivated areas of Timor-Leste and Indonesia's islands of Bali, Timor, Sulawesi and Lesser Sunda Islands. There is also a feral population of these birds in Hong Kong. The large group has apparently developed from a number of caged birds that have been released into the wild over many years. The Yellow-crested Cockatoo is about 13.75 inches long. It has all-white feathers, bluish bare...

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