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archipelago

or kuh pe luh goh

  • n  a group of many islands in a large body of water

  • Thailand's Phi Phi islands are close to paradisethe soaring limestone cliffs and aquamarine waters of the archipelago have enchanted thousands, and in 2000 were the setting for .
  • Idle worship: A group of youths hangs out on a street corner in the archipelago nation's compact capital of Mal On a plane to the Maldives, tourists sigh about the luxury resorts .
  • Helping the archipelago achieve a measure of self-sufficiency is certainly a matter of self-interest for France, whose government currently provides it around $133 million (or $ 21 .
News & Articles

  • A bit of good luck: A new species of burying beetle from the Solomon Islands Archipelago
    Scientists discovered a new species of burying beetle from the Solomon Islands Archipelago. Nicrophorus efferens was discovered when one of the authors, Tonya Mousseau, decided to look through the local museum collections during a holiday in Hawaii. The lucky find is a type of burying beetle, a group of beetles famous among naturalists for their peculiar reproductive habits. The study was ...
    June 21, 2013 - EurekAlert!
  • Travel and Adventure: Vast Indonesia is a world in one country
    There's no place quite like Indonesia. The world's fourth most populous country, its 237 million citizens occupy roughly a third of the more than the 17,500 islands that comprise this archipelago nation.  
    June 21, 2013 - The MetroWest Daily News
  • Britain rejects involvement of pope in Falklands dispute
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Britain and a representative of the Falkland Islands on Thursday rejected the idea of Pope Francis intervening in the long-running dispute with Argentina over the islands, which Buenos Aires claims are Argentine territory. In 1982 Britain sent its armed forces to the Falklands to repel an Argentine invasion of the contested South Atlantic archipelago, which Argentina ...
    June 20, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • John Thain in TheStreet.com
    Nelson was a key advisor to me and the board of directors at NYSE,Thain said in a statement. "He played critical roles in the Euronext and Archipelago mergers and also has been instrumental in the development and execution of our...
  • Noordin Mohammed Top in AFP
    Noordin, 41, calls himself leader of "Al-Qaeda in the Malay Archipelago", a splinter group of the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) terror network blamed for the Bali attacks.
  • Jon Meacham in USA Today
    Refusing to leave his country to denounce better the acts of the rulers, he produced at risk of his life Cancer Ward then The Gulag Archipelago which amount to acts of resistance to oppression. His intransigence, his ideals and his long, eventful... Nicolas Sarkozy http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas_Sarkozy&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFJuqxjEgdZQt3BsHMjPBfd14N5gQ ABC Online http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/08/05/2324155.htm%3Fsection%3Dentertainment&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFDk6Rge6FqC0Nu0usjtmUfb4qrAg Aug 4, 2008 5145 7504 architect Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham calls Elliott the architect of the modern Newsweek."

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