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Beach SOS leads to rescue of sailors stranded on Pacific isle

Sydney - Three Micronesian sailors stranded on a tiny island in the remote Western Pacific were rescued after Australian and US warplanes spotted a giant "SOS" they had scrawled on the beach, officials said.

Pompeo makes history in Pohnpei, courts Pacific allies

Mike Pompeo became the first US Secretary of State to visit Micronesia Monday, as Washington's signalled a renewed interest in its Pacific allies, no matter how small, in the face of regional competition with China.

Body found inside plane days after it ditched into Pacific lagoon

Wellington - 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.

Plane ditches into Pacific lagoon

Majuro - Passengers were forced to swim for their lives Friday when an airliner ditched into a lagoon after missing the runway on a remote Pacific island and began sinking.

Couple rescued after searchers spot SOS on remote island

Wellington - Two people stranded for a week on a remote Pacific island have been rescued after a search aircraft spotted their SOS message in the sand, the US Coast Guard said Sunday.

Australian man wins Pacific island resort in raffle

Sydney - A lucky Australian man has won his own remote Pacific island resort in a raffle, after shelling out just US$49 for the winning ticket to claim the paradise property.

Micronesians appeal for help after devastating typhoon

Hagatna - Residents in storm wrecked areas of Micronesia appealed for help Thursday as a clean up began on the worst affected islands after Super Typhoon Maysak swept through the region on its way towards the Philippines.

State of emergency as super typhoon batters Micronesia

Hagatna - Residents of the Micronesian State of Chuuk were struggling to clear the roads of huge pieces of debris and return to damaged homes Wednesday as Super Typhoon Maysak cut a destructive path across the central Pacific leaving at least five dead.

Micronesia Continues to Fight Against the Czech Power Plant

The Czech Government received an official letter from Micronesia with comments on the extension project of the Czech coal power plant Prunerov on Tuesday, 5 January.

Micronesia Does Not Want to Be Sunk by Czech Power Plant

The representatives of The Federated States of Micronesia said at the Copenhagen climate summit they want to see a decrease of the global CO2 emissions to 350 parts per million, in order to limit the rise in temperatures to about 1.5 degrees.

Scientists Find Oil Leak Threatening Chuuk Lagoon

Scientists and volunteers affiliated with Earthwatch have uncovered signs of an oil leak in Chuuk (formerly known as Truk) Lagoon, a popular dive destination in Micronesia.

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