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FBI probes shooting of Micronesia attorney general

Oct 15, 2019 - 2:35 PM

Rachelle Bergeron, acting attorney general in the Micronesian state of Yap, dies after being shot while walking her dog on Monday night, officials and locals say

RACHELLE BERGERON. Image from https://www.facebook.com/YapStateGovNews

With 'Pacquiao' by her side, Chieng goes for another shot at boxing

Jul 28, 2019 - 1:49 PM

Jennifer Dugwen Chieng, a Filipino-Micronesian boxer, hopes to punch a return ticket to the Olympics

BACK AT IT. Jennifer Dugwen Chieng, who runs with her dog Pacquiao in training, hopes to do better in her second Olympic bid. Contributed photo by Wufei Yu

Vote on Micronesia state breakaway postponed

Feb 22, 2019 - 3:23 PM

Eliesa Tuiloma, chief legal counsel for the Chuuk state legislature, says the vote, originally meant to take place in March 2015, had been put off again until a date yet to be determined

MICRONESIA'S STATUS. Micronesia's President Peter Christian attends a press conference after the Small Island States meeting in Aiwo on September 3, 2018, ahead of the start of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF). Photo by Mike Leyral/AFP

Pacific nations open summit with eye on climate fight

Sep 08, 2016 - 10:25 PM

Climate change threatens the very existence of some low lying island countries such as Kiribati and Tuvalu

Members of the 16-nation Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) are greeted by traditional dancers in grass skirts at the meeting's opening in the Micronesian capital Palikir on September 8, 2016. Pacific island leaders opened their annual regional summit on September 8 with a colourful ceremony in Micronesia, as some of the world's smallest nations vowed to put up a big fight against climate change.  / AFP PHOTO / Bill JAYNES

Filipina-Micronesian boxer trades Wall Street for Olympic gloves

Aug 13, 2016 - 1:10 PM

Jennifer Chieng whose mother is from the Philippines works on Wall Street when she isn t punching faces

CRUNCHING NUMBERS AND PUNCHING FACES. Jennifer Chieng, who lost to America's Mikaela Mayer, has no regrets for taking a sabbatical at work to become the first female boxer to represent Micronesia at the Olympics. Photo by Larry French/Getty Images/AFP

Micronesians appeal for help after devastating typhoon

Apr 02, 2015 - 12:13 PM

UPDATED A state of emergency has been declared in Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia after Super Typhoon Maysak Chedeng swept through it on its way to the Philippines

DEVASTATION. This picture taken on March 29, 2015, shows structures damaged during storms brought on by Super Typhoon Maysak near the village of Mwan on the island of Weno in the Micronesian state of Chuuk. Super Typhoon Maysak cut a destructive path across the central Pacific, leaving at least five dead. Hiroyuki Mori/AFP

Typhoon Maysak, Aquino on NAIA 1, Ali for Pacquiao | The wRap

Apr 01, 2015 - 8:37 PM

The Philippines braces for typhoon Maysak President Aquino praises NAIA terminal 1 renovations Muhammad Ali roots for Pacquiao

IN PHOTOS: Typhoon Maysak, seen from space

Apr 01, 2015 - 9:16 AM

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti posts haunting images of Maysak taken while aboard the International Space Station

State of emergency as Super Typhoon Maysak batters Micronesia

Apr 01, 2015 - 8:46 AM

Micronesia President: There is extensive damage to schools health facilities public utilities private residences and the sinking of several fishing passenger and dive ships

Maysak moves closer to PAR's eastern edge

Apr 01, 2015 - 7:50 AM

Typhoon Maysak strengthens further overnight Wednesday April 1 as it moves closer to the eastern edge of the Philippine Area of Responsibility

THREAT. MTSAT-Floater visible image of Typhoon Maysak as of March 31, 2015, 23:01 UTC (April 1, 2015, 7:01 PH time). Image courtesy NOAA

Maysak now a super typhoon, to weaken as it enters PAR

Mar 31, 2015 - 10:03 PM

The typhoon is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Wednesday evening April 1 or Thursday morning April 2 and will be named Chedeng

Pacific islands brace for possible super typhoon

Mar 31, 2015 - 1:31 PM

UPDATED Chuuk Island receives a direct hit March 29 from Typhoon Maysak leaving the island devastated System is expected to enter Philippine Area of Responsibility PAR either Wednesday or Thursday

MENACING. Visible satellite image of Typhoon Maysak, March 31, 2015. Image courtesy SSD/NOAA

Siargao among CNN's best surf spots

Jul 01, 2013 - 7:36 PM

Cloud Nine in Siargao Island is the 9th best surf spot in the world according to CNN

DEATH RIDE. Cloud Nine is up on CNN's surf list. Photo from the Cloud Nine Surf Facebook page