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Guam archbishop welcomes sex abuse guilty verdict against prelate

Hagatna - The new head of the Catholic Church in Guam welcomed Saturday the guilty verdict against his predecessor, Anthony Apuron, who faced multiple sex abuse charges, as Apuron announced plans to appeal the finding.

US island Guam stays relaxed amid North Korea nuclear standoff

Tamuning - When North Korea last year bragged of plans to lob a salvo of ballistic missiles toward Guam, residents of this relaxed American island in the western Pacific didn't seem too worried. Months later, and with tensions still high, they remain sanguine.

Guam radio stations accidentally trigger emergency alert

Hagatna - Guam residents received a nasty jolt Tuesday after two radio stations accidentally issued emergency warnings to indicate an imminent threat or attack, at a time when the US territory is already on edge over North Korean threats to fire missiles into ne...

Guam officials 'ecstatic' as North Korea holds off attack

Hagatna - Guam officials were "ecstatic" Tuesday as North Korea appeared to back away from its threat to fire four missiles towards the US territory in the western Pacific.

Guam leader backs 'punch in the nose' for Pyongyang

Hagatna - Guam's leader said Monday that "sometimes a bully can only be stopped with a punch in the nose", in a spirited defence of President Donald Trump's rhetoric against North Korea which has the island in its crosshairs.

Guam residents pray for peace as North Korea deadline looms

Hagatna - The Catholic faithful in Guam led prayers for peace Sunday in the shadow of North Korean missile threat, with the western Pacific island's archbishop appealing for "prudence" amid an escalating war of words between the US and Pyongyang.

Kim Jong Un 'crazy as typhoons' but not as scary, say Guam residents

Hagatna - Guam residents say that if given the choice they would rather face the wrath of "crazy" Kim Jong Un than the power of a typhoon, as they count down towards a threatened North Korean missile attack.

Guam tourism sees silver lining in North Korean threats

Hagatna - Tourism-dependent Guam is looking to cash in on its new-found fame as a North Korean missile target, tapping an unlikely promotional opportunity to attract visitors to the idyllic island and prove that all publicity is good publicity.

Guam 'well-equipped' to handle North Korean threat: governor

Hagatna - Guam's governor on Thursday said the US territory was "well-equipped" to handle any North Korean strike thanks to robust infrastructure that had survived earthquakes and typhoons, after Pyongyang released a detailed plan to launch missiles towards the ...

Guam: strategic island in the Pacific

Paris - The Pacific island of Guam, a US territory and site of strategic US military installations, is at the center of tensions between Washington and Pyongyang over North Korea's missile programme.

Guam told to 'enjoy paradise', ignore North Korean threat

Hagatna - The Pacific island of Guam remained outwardly calm Wednesday in the face of a threatened North Korean attack, and a senior official in the US territory urged people to "relax and enjoy paradise".

Compensation for Guam WWII atrocity survivors

Hagatna - The US government has launched a compensation scheme for survivors of Japanese atrocities in Guam, 73 years after hostilities ended on the Pacific island.

Compensation for Guam WWII atrocity survivors

Hagatna - The US government has launched a compensation scheme for survivors of Japanese atrocities in Guam, 73 years after hostilities ended on the Pacific island.

Compensation for Guam WWII atrocity survivors

Hagatna - The US government has launched a compensation scheme for survivors of Japanese atrocities in Guam, 73 years after hostilities ended on the Pacific island.

Guam's Catholic Church in crisis over child sex claims

Hagatna - A Vatican administrator has urged Rome to remove the head of the Catholic Church in Guam over child sex allegations, warning the scandal could bankrupt the church in the deeply religious Pacific territory.

More U.S. Marines to move to Guam

Washington - A force of 4,800 U.S. Marines is to move to Guam to be ready for war and disasters in East Asia as part of Obama's pivot to Asia plan.

North Korea ratifies nuclear strike against the U.S.

In the latest round of threats coming out of North Korea, it has been reported that North Korean officials have confirmed that they have ratified plans to launch military strikes against the US, including nuclear attacks.

$12 billion U.S. super naval base to be built in Guam

Hagatna - The United States has announced that it plans to establish an $12 billion super naval base on the Pacific island of Guam in order to curtail China's military build-up. However, residents are concerned about the latest move.

3 powerful earthquakes, 14 aftershocks rock Mariana Islands

Hagatna - In a 24-hour period, the region of the Mariana Islands, near Guam, experienced three powerful earthquakes ranging from 6.3-magnitude to 6.9-magnitude. The region also has witnessed 14 aftershocks.

Guam Military Base Raises Environmental Concerns

Residents of the pacific island of Guam are angry about the ongoing transfer of the US military base in Okinawa to Guam, saying the relocation plan will have severe impact on Guam's environment and natural resources.

Jetstar Aircraft Catches Fire Mid-Air, Forced to Emergency Land

More than 200 passengers on a Jetstar Airbus 330 cheated death when the cockpit of their aircraft caught fire in mid-air, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing in Guam.
 

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