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Marshalls decries inclusion on EU tax blacklist

Majuro - The Marshall Islands has described its inclusion on a European Union tax haven blacklist as "sad", with the Pacific nation's chamber of commerce alleging the move was politically motivated.

Decomposed body in boat washed up on remote Pacific island

Majuro - A decomposed body, believed to be Mexican or Colombian, has been found in a washed up boat on a remote Pacific island, officials said Wednesday, raising the possibility it had drifted 9,400 kilometres (5,800 miles) from Latin America.

'Earhart' photo taken years before disappearance: expert

Majuro - A photograph supposedly showing Amelia Earhart alive in the Marshall Islands in 1937 that caused a stir earlier this month is from a Japanese book published years before the famed aviatrix disappeared, a military expert said Wednesday.

Rising sea levels? U.S. builds radar site on island anyway

The Marshall Islands became the "poster child" for climate change in 2013 when drought in the northern atolls, along with rising sea levels forced the island nation to declare a state of emergency.

Bikini nuclear refugees seek U.S. aid to leave Marshall Islands

Majuro - Nearly 70 years after they were uprooted to make way for United States' nuclear tests, Bikini Islanders have approved two new resolutions seeking Washington's aid to relocate again -- including one citing the "psychological toll" of leaving their atoll...

Govt adds 20 species of coral to endangered species list

St. Petersburg - More than a dozen species of corals are the newest addition to the Endangered Species Act, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Announced on Tuesday. The listing of 20 species is the largest Endangered Species Act ruling ever.

Bikini Atoll: 60 years after the dawn of the nuclear age

Bikini Atoll is a paradox. On the one hand, the atoll looks like a beautiful earthly paradise, undisturbed by the march of time. It is the first place in the Marshall Islands to be named a World Heritage Site. Yet Bikini has a more sinister history.

Islanders afraid to go home 60 years after Bikini Atoll H-bomb

Majuro - The Marshall Islands marks 60 years since the devastating US hydrogen bomb test at Bikini Atoll Saturday, with angry exiled residents saying they are too fearful ever to go home.Part of the intense Cold War nuclear arms race, the 15-megaton Bravo test ...

Details of castaway's Marshalls arrival emerge

Majuro - Fresh details have emerged of castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga's first encounter with other people after months at sea -- including how Marshall Islands residents communicated with him in broken Spanish learned from popular children's television show D...

U.S. drift study backs Marshalls castaway's remarkable tale

Majuro - A U.S. study of the prevailing wind and current conditions during the 13 months castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga claimed to be at sea supports his remarkable tale of having drifted 8,000 miles across the Pacific.

Pacific castaway flies out of Marshall Islands

Majuro - Pacific castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga departed the Marshall Islands on a Honolulu-bound flight Monday to begin his journey home to El Salvador, an AFP reporter at the scene said.

Castaway goes to ground awaiting medical all-clear

Majuro - El Salvadoran castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga went to ground in the Marshall Islands Sunday, with phone calls blocked and escorts to and from his hotel room as he awaits medical clearance to travel home.

Castaway likely suffering post-traumatic stress, says doctor

Majuro - A castaway who says he survived 13 months adrift in the Pacific appears to be suffering post-traumatic stress syndrome, a doctor said on Saturday, as officials confirmed he had been living in Mexico illegally.

Pacific castaway prepares to go home

Majuro - Pacific castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga was preparing Wednesday for a faster and more comfortable journey home after 13 months adrift in a small fishing boat, as his mother called his rescue "a divine miracle".

Pacific castaway prepares to go home

Majuro - Pacific castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga was preparing on Wednesday for a faster and more comfortable journey home after 13 months adrift in a small fishing boat, as his mother called his rescue "a divine miracle".

Pacific castaway says dreams of family, food sustained him

Majuro - A castaway who claims he survived 13 months adrift in the Pacific said Tuesday he thought about suicide but was sustained by dreams of eating his favourite food -- tortillas -- and reuniting with his family.

Pacific castaway arrives back in civilisation

Majuro - Sporting a bushy beard and clutching a can of Coke, a castaway who says he survived more than a year adrift in the Pacific Ocean arrived in the Marshall Islands capital Majuro on Monday.

Mexican castaway begins long journey home

Majuro - A Mexican castaway who says he survived more than a year drifting at sea pleaded on Sunday to be taken home as he was picked up from the remote Pacific island where he had washed ashore.

Mexican castaway 'getting better' after months adrift in Pacific

Majuro - A Mexican man who claims to have survived 16 months adrift on the Pacific was on Saturday regaining strength on a remote Marshall Islands atoll as a navy ship was sent to pick him up.

Castaway: Norwegian researcher finds shipwrecked man

Majuro - Ola Fjeldstad has been doing research work on Ebon, an atoll in the Marshall Islands, and in the process discovered more than he bargained for. He found an emaciated Mexican man who claims he was shipwrecked on the island.
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