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Clearing WWII's explosive legacy in the Pacific
The rusting hulks of tanks and field artillery are a common sight in the jungles of Peleliu, but the fighting that scarred the Pacific island in WWII also left a more dangerous legacy — unexploded bombs. The island — about an hour's boat ride from the Palau capital Koror — underwent months of aerial and naval bombardment before US marines launched an amphibious invasion in September 1944 that ...(8/11/2014 3:24:56 AM)
Palau looks to attract Kiwi tourists
The 45th Pacific Islands Forum wrapped up in Palau last night, but the question on many Kiwis' lips is still: Where is Palau?(8/2/2014 3:09:10 AM)
Pacific islanders battle the bulge as obesity toll grows
The new chairman of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) said Wednesday that he was determined to change the unhealthy lifestyle choices that have made his region the fattest in the world. Palau President Tommy Remengesau said that junk food had become a blight on Pacific island communities, leading to epidemic rates of heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure among an increasingly obese ...(7/30/2014 12:26:19 PM)
Pacific leaders say climate will claim entire nations
KOROR, Palau - Pacific leaders warned Thursday that entire island nations will disappear under the waves unless action is taken to address climate change. The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) wrapped up its annual meeting in Palau with a call to action on the issue of global warming, with the 15-nation regional grouping saying there was no excuse not to act to curb climate change. "We all know the ...(7/31/2014 8:53:59 AM)
Singapore's secret jungle escape
Palau Ubin is one of the last remaining pockets of what Singapore used to be before progress and money came to town.(8/20/2014 7:01:04 PM)
Opinion: Tiny Palau keen for Kiwi tourists
"A giant spider in my room, stray dogs fighting, a caged crocodile beneath my window. Welcome to Palau."(7/30/2014 1:11:58 PM)
Seabees replace airmen as Palau civic action team
During a civic action team change-of-charge ceremony held Aug. 8 at Camp Katuu, Palau, seabees from the 30th Naval Construction Regiment relieved airmen from Pacific Air Forces A4/7.(8/11/2014 1:15:25 PM)
Pacific leaders: Climate will claim entire nations
KOROR, Palau – Pacific leaders warned Thursday, July 31, that entire island nations will disappear under the waves unless action is taken to address climate change. The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) wrapped up its annual meeting in Palau with a call to action on the issue of global warming, with ...(7/31/2014 8:54:12 AM)
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The "1,000 Man Cave" on the Palua island of Peleliu, where the Japanese dug systems of low-ceiling caves, crisscrossing into the many limestone ridges on the island.(8/12/2014 12:03:08 AM)
Parliamentary Secretary Obhrai Attends Post Forum Dialogue Meeting in Palau
The Honourable Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, will travel to Koror, Palau, to participate in the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Post Forum Dialogue plenary session on August 1, 2014. This will be the Parliamentary Secretary's sixth consecutive Post Forum Dialogue meeting, demonstrating Canada's commitment to the Pacific ...(7/30/2014 6:37:00 PM)
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