Micronesia

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Slain American Had Islands' 'Most Dangerous Job'

Rachelle Bergeron was acting attorney general in Micronesian state

(Newser) - Rachelle Bergeron, an American serving as an acting attorney general in Micronesia, was shot to death outside her home Monday night. She had just returned from a jog and was opening the back of her car to let her dog out when three gunshots rang out, the AP reports. Her... More »

Boeing 737 Misses Runway, Sinks in Lagoon

Micronesian fishermen rescued passengers, crew

(Newser) - The runway at Chuuk Airport in the Federated States of Micronesia is notoriously short—something the pilot of Flight 73 apparently wasn't aware of. The Air Niugini Boeing 737, stopping in Chuuk on its way to Papua New Guinea, overshot the runway and hit the water while trying to... More »

Sailors Rescued From Deserted Island Thanks to Sandy SOS

The couple had been missing more than a week

(Newser) - A couple was rescued from a deserted island in the Pacific Ocean on Friday after their cry for help was spotted by a US Navy helicopter, the BBC reports. The couple were identified as Linus and Sabina Jack, both in their 50s. According to USA Today , they set sail in... More »

How One Man Bought a Tropical Resort for $49

It's a great week to be Joshua from New South Wales

(Newser) - An Australian couple who made the bold but brilliant move to build a resort from the ground up on the tropical island of Kosrae in Micronesia 21 years ago is now ready to move back home and be full-time grandparents. So what to do with their successful business? Wanting to... More »

Go Where the $ Is Still Good

Planning to travel? Head to a country where flashing a few dead presidents still means something

(Newser) - It hurts when even a dollar-friendly country like Canada is giving your green the cold shoulder. Get your money's worth in these countries from foXnoMad:
  1. Morocco
  2. Thailand
  3. Mexico
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Church Massacre Stuns Missouri Immigrants

Micronesian community asks why after home- grown crime kills 3

(Newser) - The Micronesian community in a small Missouri town is struggling to come to grips with a brutal crime by one of its own. Eiken Elam Saimon ran into a Micronesian church service and opened fire, killing three and wounding five. About 300 Pacific Islanders live in the town of Neosho,... More »

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