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  1. Tropical Disturbance Expected to Impact the Marianas by MidweekRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | KUAM News

    Guam Weather Forecast Office continues to monitor a developing tropical disturbance in eastern Micronesia. As of 5 p.m., the disturbance was located just north of Pohnpei, about 1075 miles east-southeast of Guam and 1060 east-southeast of Saipan.

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  2. Tropical Disturbance Could Impact the Marianas by MidweekRead the original story

    Yesterday | KUAM News

    ... Service (NWS) - Guam Weather Forecast Office continues to monitor a developing tropical disturbance in eastern Micronesia, currently located just northwest of Kosrae near 8 degrees north latitude and 160 degrees east longitude; about 1100 miles ...

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  3. Underground Capitalism Rises in VenezuelaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 16 | RedState

    Necessity is the mother of invention, so the saying goes. Venezuelans are proving the adage true.

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  4. 'I'm Alive and That's an Extremely Good Thing'Read the original story

    Sunday Oct 14 | Artdiamondblog.com

    Mr. Jaynes, a Micronesian journalist, was aboard a plane set to land on Weno, the tiny Pacific island that is part of the Federated States of Micronesia. "I thought we landed hard until I looked over and saw a hole in the side of the plane and water was coming in," he said in a Facebook video, describing the landing of a Boeing 737-800 flown by Air Niugini at Chuuk International Airport on Friday morning [September 28, 2018].

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  5. U.S. Could Help Pacific Allies Build Capabilities, Navy Undersecretary SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 4 | U.S. Department of Defense

    ... and its capital on the island of Tarawa. He also visited Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia and the U.S. island of Guam. The area is vast, he said, and there was hardly an island that was not a battlefield during ...

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  6. Navy Undersecretary Modly Shores Up Alliances in OceaniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 2 | U.S. Department of Defense

    ... island of Tarawa. Modly and his party also visited Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji, and the Federated States of Micronesia, and it ended in Guam. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis asked Modly to make the trip. "It was a fascinating trip for me, ...

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  7. FSM Consulate aiding shelterees at AstumboRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 3 | KUAM News

    The only standing shelter at Astumbo Gym is projected to close Thursday morning, and 19 shelterees remaining are now on their way out. Amongst other community partners, the Federated States of Micronesia Consulate says they're lending a hand to help even the most challenging cases in need of temporary shelter.

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  8. Passenger's body found in Pacific lagoon after plane crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 2 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    In this Sept. 28, 2018, file photo, local fishing boats move in to recover the passengers and crew of Air Niugini flight following the plane crashing into the sea on its approach to Chuuk International Airport in the Federated States of Micronesia.

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  9. Posted On Oct 03 2018Read the original story

    Wednesday Oct 3 | Saipan Tribune

    A passenger's body has been found in the Pacific lagoon where a plane crash-landed last week near an island runway in Micronesia. Air Niugini had initially said all 47 passengers and crew had survived when the Boeing 737 crashed near the Chuuk island... A snapshot of the CNMI based merely on its minimum wage paints a very different picture from just 11 years ago, in 2007, when the minimum wage was pegged at $3.05 an hour, making the CNMI a low-wage economy.

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  10. Negative economic growth for Tonga in 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 3 | Matangi Tonga

    Forecasts for economic growth in 2018 for Tonga remain negative at -0.3% a report by the Asian Development Bank ( announced a revised forecast growth of 1.1%, down from 2.2% projected in April, due to disaster-related challenges and declines in public spending, and a weaker outlook for the Pacific's largest economy Papua New Guinea and third largest economy Timor-Leste. The forecasts for 2018 growth remained unchanged for Fiji at 3.6%, Vanuatu at 3.2%, the Cook Islands at 3.5%, Samoa at 0.5%, Tonga at -0.3%, Kiribati at 2.3%, the Federated States of Micronesia at 2.0%, and the Marshall Islands at 2.5%.

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  11. Pacific Beat: WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 3 | ABC News

    Papua New Guinea health authorities confirm the country's first polio-related death, since the disease re-emerged earlier this year; The actions of the crew of the ill-fated flight PX73 - and Air Niugini's training procedures - to be put under the spotlight as investigations continue into what happened when the plane landed short of the runway in the Federated States of Micronesia; An ambitious plan by Timor Leste to build an oil and gas pipeline but might it leave the country in a dire financial situation if it all collapses? New Caledonia's independence referendum is just a month away, but there is still controversy over who exactly is registered in official electoral rolls; While doubts remain over the future of Australia's Pacific Island Workers programme, the former minister who devised New Zealand's farm worker scheme says there could be room for further expansion; And the alarm ... (more)

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  12. Coast Guard crew from Oahu medevacs 4 people following plane crash in ChuukRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 2 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    In this photo provided by the U.S. Navy, sailors from the Navy's Underwater Construction Team 2 assist local authorities in shuttling the passengers and crew of the Air Niugini flight to shore after the plane crashed into a lagoon on its approach to Chuuk International Airport in Micronesia Friday. The U.S. Coast Guard said today that it successfully evacuated four people to Guam after a plane landed in the water Friday about a quarter-mile off the airport runway in Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia.

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  13. Body found inside plane days after it ditched into Pacific lagoonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 1 | Yahoo!

    A male passenger's body has been found inside an airliner that ditched and sank in a lagoon last week after missing the runway on a remote Pacific island, officials said. The Air Niugini Boeing 737-800 was attempting to land at Weno airport in Micronesia on Friday morning but fell short of the runway and splashed down in Chuuk lagoon.

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  14. Navy Undersecretary Modly Shores Up Alliances in OceanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 2 | U.S. Department of Defense

    ... island of Tarawa. Modly and his party also visited Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji, and the Federated States of Micronesia, and it ended in Guam. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis asked Modly to make the trip. "It was a fascinating trip for me, ...

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  15. Passenger's body found in Pacific lagoon after plane crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 2 | The Virginian-Pilot

    In this Sept. 28, 2018, file photo, local fishing boats move in to recover the passengers and crew of Air Niugini flight following the plane crashing into the sea on its approach to Chuuk International Airport in the Federated States of Micronesia.

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  16. Body found inside plane days after it ditched into Pacific lagoonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 2 | The Nation

    A male passenger's body has been found inside an airliner that ditched and sank in a lagoon last week after missing the runway on a remote Pacific island, officials said. The Air Niugini Boeing 737-800 was attempting to land at Weno airport in Micronesia on Friday morning but fell short of the runway and splashed down in Chuuk lagoon.

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  17. Watch: Miracle in Micronesia as U.S. Navy Seabees rescue flight PX56 at seaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 1 | The New Zealand Herald

    U.S. Navy sailors rushed to the scene of a plane that overshot the runway and landed in water in Micronesia on Friday. / AP A passenger on board the plane which crash-landed near Papua New Guinea today has praised the "awesome" response of the locals who jumped into their boats and pulled people from the jet as it sank into the ocean.

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  18. Divers Find Body of Passenger Who Died Escaping Micronesia Flight That Crashed in LagoonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 1 | Yahoo!

    A South Pacific airline announced Monday that a passenger died when a plane crashed into a Pacific lagoon in Micronesia last week. Air Niugini had initially said all 47 passengers and crew had survived when a Boeing 737 crashed near the Chuuk island runway on Friday.

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  19. Passenger's body found in Pacific lagoon after plane crash Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 1 | WSOCTV

    A passenger's body has been found in the Pacific lagoon where a plane crash-landed last week near an island runway in Micronesia. Air Niugini had initially said all 47 passengers and crew had survived when the Boeing 737 crashed near the Chuuk island runway on Friday.

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  20. Passengera s body found in Pacific lagoon after plane crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 1 | Medincine Hat News

    In this Sept. 28, 2018, file photo, local fishing boats move in to recover the passengers and crew of Air Niugini flight following the plane crashing into the sea on its approach to Chuuk International Airport in the Federated States of Micronesia.

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