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Pirates kidnap three on Japanese tanker...
Armed pirates boarded a Japanese oil tanker in the Strait of Malacca, kidnapping three Indonesian crew and stealing some of the vessel's shipment of diesel fuel, Malaysian media said Wednesday.
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Mon Apr 21, 2014
Independent Scotland's last gasp forgotten in Panama jungle
A few years before giving up its independence, Scotland took a bold gamble to secure a brighter future, founding a colony on the isthmus of Panama to corner trade between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
Sydney Morning Herald
Family ties bind Wran's millions
Neville Wran's family was unhappy in its own way during his final years but his widow Jill Hickson regained control of her husband's affairs after they reconciled in 2012.
Sun Apr 20, 2014
Don't call them bird brains
In one of Aesop's fables, a thirsty crow comes across a half-empty jug of water.
Pacific's stars shine at table
New Caledonia's Laurent Sens plays Fiji''s Wang Qi for a place in the final, with Vanuatu's Yoshua Sing up against Ocean Belrose.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Paris Combo brings its eclectic, exotic sounds back to Seattle
The quintet, which closes Town Hall's 2013-2014 Global Rhythms season on Friday, April 18, blends gypsy jazz, cabaret influences, art song, Middle Eastern tonalities and the odd bit of psychedelia in tunes that are quirky, melodic and instantly memorable.
Research suggests crows may be as smart as your children
Have you ever wondered if it is possible for crows to be as intelligent as they are in Aesop's fable? Well, recent studies show that crows actually are quite intelligent.
Caledonians star at tables
THE result looked lopsided, 4-1, but New Caledonia's table tennis aces shone in Thursday's play at the Oceania championships at Bendigo Stadium.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Evolutionary distinctness will now help save birds from extinction
Walter Jetz of Yale University said that evolutionary distinctness is a metric that informs about the loss of evolutionary information that the extinction of a given species would cause and because of global family trees they will be able to compare this aspect of distinctness for all species.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Much to crow about
FROM ancient cave art in France to Van Gogh's last painting, members of the crow family, or corvids, have inspired mythology and literature implying their intelligence to be superior to that of other animals.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
'I lost my best buddy over there'
When Richard Willer of Lindsey enlisted in the Marines in 1943, he was encouraged by the enlisting officer to stay stateside by enrolling in cooks and bakers school.
Ba fully prepared for AS Magenta
The Ba soccer team has wrapped up their last training session yesterday as they prepare to take on New Caledonian club AS Magenta in the OFC Champions League this afternoon.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Tourists cruise into city port
Javed Ali assists Canadian tourists Don and Faye Leaman from the cruise ship MS Oosterdam in Lautoka yesterday.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Researcher Explains How Crows Solved a Challenge From "Aesop's Fables."
New Caledonian crows are known for using tools in the wild. A team is investigating the cognitive abilities of these crows, which live on the archipelago of New Caledonia in the southwest Pacific Ocean, 750 miles east of Australia.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
HBRC happy community listened to over Oil & Gas Exploration
Hawke's Bay Regional Council is delighted the Government has heeded the call to exclude the region's productive aquifers from the latest block offer for Oil & Gas exploration.
Prince George Citizen
The College of New Caledonia is closing its daycare this spring as usual but then the board will decide in the next few weeks if it will ever reopen again.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Government opens eight areas for oil and gas exploration
The New Zealand government has opened eight new areas for oil and gas exploration in its 2014 Block Offer, unveiled at a petroleum conference in Wellington by Energy Minister Simon Bridges.
Stone the crows, they're one smart bird
CROWS' brainpower may rival that of a seven-year-old child, say scientists whose experiment re-enacted an ancient fable.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Cemetery findings in Vanuatu continue to surprise
It's been just over a decade since a bulldozer driver creating a prawn farm uncovered a remarkable 3000-year-old burial ground that is still surprising scientists trying to understand who Polynesians are.
Epidemiological and molecular features of dengue virus type-1 in New...
The epidemiology of dengue in the South Pacific has been characterized by transmission of a single dominant serotype for 3-5 years, with subsequent replacement by another serotype.