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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

Reuters

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.

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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.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

MacLeans

Don't call them bird brains

In one of Aesop's fables, a thirsty crow comes across a half-empty jug of water.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Duke University

Bendigo Advertiser

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.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, French Polynesia

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Seattle Times

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.

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She Knows

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.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News

Bendigo Advertiser

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.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

Newkerala.com

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.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Economist

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.

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Sun Apr 06, 2014

The News-Messenger

'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.

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Fiji Village

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.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

Fiji Times

Tourists cruise into city port

Javed Ali assists Canadian tourists Don and Faye Leaman from the cruise ship MS Oosterdam in Lautoka yesterday.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

National Geographic

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.

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

Scoop

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.

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Prince George Citizen

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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.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

Scoop

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.

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NEWS.com.au

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.

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Mon Mar 31, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

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.

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Virology Journal

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.

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