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Project Recover finds missing World War II bomber off Papua New Guinea
For decades, the plane’s location and the remains of the 11 troops on board were unknown.Project Recover,which finds the underwater resting places of fallen Americans, worked with family members who wanted closure for their lost relative.
In Papua New Guinea's Sorcery Wars, A Peacemaker Takes On Her Toughest Case
The lush, tropical nation of Papua New Guinea sits on an island just north of Australia. Traditions there have been developed over thousands of years. But today the ancient practice of sorcery is becoming a trigger for a modern kind of violence. Public, mob-style attacks against suspected practition
Missing World War II B-24 Bomber Discovered By Project Recover Off Papua New Guinea
Project Recover set its sights on finding “Heaven Can Wait” after being presented with four years of research on circumstances of the crash, compiled by family members of one the B-24 crew members seeking closure for their lost relative. These data included historical eyewitness narratives from offi
World War II 'Jolly Rogers' Bomber Found in South Pacific
Lt. Tom Kelly, lower right, and other members of his B-24 crew, circa 1943. The bomber was later shot down in Hansa Bay in what is now Papua New Guinea during World War II. (US Army Air Force/Kelly Family Research Project via AP)
U.S.-China Spat Casts Shadow Over Asia-Pacific Free Trade Drive
The U.S. and China’son-again, off-againtrade dispute is casting a shadow over Asia-Pacific nations’ efforts to further open up global trade, a senior Australian government official said.Delegates at anAsia-Pacific Economic Cooperationforum in Port Moresby this weekend pledged to keep pursuing a free
12 books famous scientists think you should read
Bill Nye thinks you should read Hillbilly Elegy.REUTERS/Andrew KellyYou can learn a lot about what makes a brilliant mind tick by looking at the books on their bedside table. Beyond reading research in their field, the most famous and successful scientists take the time toread books about every subj
Wreck of WWII ship discovered 74 years after it disappeared during a rescue mission
The wreck of the Empire Wold, a Royal Navy tug, has been discovered by coastguards off the coast of Iceland. The ship sank on Nov. 10, 1944 with the loss of her 16 crewmembers.
Unmapped roads raise risk to Southeast Asian rainforests: study
KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Forests in parts of Southeast Asia face greater threats than previously thought because researchers often rely on data that ignores new roads, which are precursors to deforestation and development, a study shows.
College honoring deceased US ace who left to fight in WWII
Sent to the Southwest Pacific, he downed eight Japanese planes to become an ace. O'Neill returned home after the war and resettled in Florida, where he died from leukemia in 1966.
Exxon Mobil Raises Dividend 6.5%. Now What?
Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM)is getting the job done. Last quarter, management announced it they would raise the dividend another 6.5%. Inpast articles, I've admired Exxon for keeping its spending disciplined during good times a few years ago, while gradually acquiring during the downturn of the last coupl
Exxon CEO's solution on shares: Drill big, drill better
Darren Woods, ExxonMobil CEO, speaks during CERAWeek at the Hilton Americas,1600 Lamar St., Monday, March 6, 2017, in Houston. ( Melissa Phillip / Houston Chronicle )
A World War II B-24 Bomber Missing for 74 years Has Been Found
It was March 11, 1944 when the aircraft called "Heaven Can Wait," carrying 11 crew members went on a mission in their B-24 Bomber during World War II. The aircraft and its missing crew members would become a mystery for decades.
Sandpaper figs make food, fire, medicine and a cosy home for wasps
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Ajibade setting her wheels in motion
Rasheedat Ajibade seems destined for a career at the very top. Still only 18, the FC Robo player is creating a buzz on the Nigerian football scene, having earned her first senior call-up in February after starring for her country's U-17 and U-20 sides. Named as Nigeria's young female player of the y
Breakingviews - Santos gambles on crude with $11 bln bid rebuff
SINGAPORE (Reuters Breakingviews) - The new chairman of Santos is all-in on energy prices staying high. On Tuesday, Australia’s second-largest independent gas producer rebuffed suitor Harbour Energy, after nine months and a string of proposals. Chairman Keith Spence’s snub of Harbour’s final $10.8 b
Letter from Human Rights Watch to the Constitutional Court of Korea
Human Rights Watch has extensive expertise on the right to access abortion as an international human rights issue. We have conducted in-depth investigations specifically on access to abortion inEcuador,Peru,Argentina,Mexico,Nicaragua, andIreland. Our investigations into related issues, such as sexua
Santos shares set to slide after snubs $10.8 billion takeover offer
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Shares in Santos Ltd (STO.AX) are expected to drop at least 10 percent after the Australian gas producer rejected a $10.8 billion takeover offer from U.S.-based Harbour Energy, analysts said on Wednesday.A sign for Santos Ltd is displayed on the front of the company's office bu
Discovery of World War II Bomber Brings Closure this Memorial Day
On March 11, 1944, while on a mission to bomb Japanese anti-aircraft batteries around Hansa bay in the South Pacific, the 11 person crew was shot down by enemy fire.
Papua New Guinea: Health care cuts: Australia’s reduced health care support for refugees and asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea
This paper provides an update on the health situation for refugees and asylum seekers sent to Papua New Guinea (PNG) by the Australian government. Since 2013, Australia has been sending asylum seekers arriving in its territory by boat to the remote Pacific island nations of Nauru and PNG.Around 700
Philippines, Papua New Guinea sign deal on agriculture cooperation
Philippines and Papua New Guinea recently signed an agriculture cooperation which aims to boost food security in both countriesThe 2 countries will strengthen their cooperation in rice grains and industrial crops production, aquaculture and inland fish farming, livestock breeding and othersDuterte i