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Stories with place: Oceania
  • Military scales down, modifies Guam buildup plan 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:26 pm
  • HAGATNA, Guam - The military's revised proposal for a buildup on Guam calls for less population growth and locating a Marine Corps live-fire training range on an Air Force base instead of the site of an ancient village.

  • Young Australian forward dies after cancer fight 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:11 pm
  • LONDON - Emerging Australian forward Dylan Tombides, who broke into the West Ham first-team squad while receiving cancer treatment, has died. He was 20.

  • A-League elimination final: Victory top Sydney 2-1 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:20 am
  • MELBOURNE, Australia - Brazilian midfielder Gui Finkler's goal two minutes into injury time gave the Melbourne Victory a 2-1 win over Sydney FC in an A-League elimination final on Friday.

  • Australia's Houston: Calm face of Flight 370 hunt 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:11 am
  • PERTH, Australia - He speaks with a calm, steady voice as he tackles question after question in an attempt to explain one of the biggest mysteries the modern world has ever known: What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

  • Chinese relatives pray over lost Malaysian plane 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:49 am
  • PERTH, Australia - Six weeks into the extensive search for the lost Malaysia Airlines plane without so much as a piece of debris yet found, several Chinese relatives met Friday to pray for spouses who never came home, while begging for answers that could end their misery of not knowing.

  • Royal couple enjoy sheep-shearing demo Down Under 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:25 pm
  • SYDNEY - Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have enjoyed a sheep-shearing demonstration and greeted crowds of flower-bearing fans at an agricultural fair in Sydney.

  • Australia women's coach de Reus leaves position 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:50 am
  • SYDNEY - Hesterine de Reus has left her position as head coach of the Australian women's football team after 15 months, following reports of player complaints over her strict style.

  • Ailing Malcolm Young taking break from AC/DC 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:26 pm
  • NEW YORK - Malcolm Young is taking a break from AC/DC to focus on his health, the band said.

  • Australian state leader quits over $2,800 wine 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:41 am
  • CANBERRA, Australia - The leader of Australia's most populous state quit as premier on Wednesday in the face of mounting evidence that he failed to declare a 3,000 Australian dollar ($2,800) bottle of wine that arrived as a gift on his Sydney doorstep.

  • New Zealand, Australian men killed in Yemen strike 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:40 am
  • WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Despite having little history of domestic terrorism, New Zealand and Australia were drawn into the global debate on drone strikes Wednesday after confirming that a citizen from each country was killed in Yemen last year.

  • AP Sources: Cup sailor de Ridder suspended 5 years 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:06 pm
  • SAN DIEGO - America's Cup sailor Dirk de Ridder has been suspended from sanctioned events for five years by sailing's international governing body, two people with knowledge of the decision said Tuesday.

  • Tobacco cos. make payments under state settlement 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:36 pm
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - The nation's top cigarette makers said Tuesday they have made about $6 billion in annual payments as part of a longstanding settlement in which some companies are paying states for smoking-related health care costs.

  • 4 people die after Guam car crash 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:26 pm
  • HAGATNA, Guam - Guam police say four people have died of injuries sustained in a car crash that also injured one other person.

  • American Samoa schools reopen after pink eye woes 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:49 am
  • PAGO PAGO, American Samoa - Public schools in American Samoa fully reopened Monday after some 3,000 students and teachers contracted pink eye, an outbreak that prompted tourism officials to warn cruise passengers heading to the group of islands in the South Pacific.

  • Court rejects Red Bull appeal for Ricciardo 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:26 am
  • PARIS - Red Bull is "disappointed" but now focused on the upcoming Chinese Grand Prix after a court on Tuesday rejected its appeal against the disqualification of driver Daniel Ricciardo at the season-opening race in Australia.

  • American Samoa schools reopen after pink eye woes 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:55 pm
  • PAGO PAGO, American Samoa - Public schools in American Samoa fully reopened Monday after some 3,000 students and teachers contracted pink eye, an outbreak that prompted tourism officials to warn cruise passengers heading to the group of islands in the South Pacific.

  • Phelps will be racing himself in swimming comeback 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:35 pm
  • Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian ever, is coming out of retirement to swim next week at the Arena Grand Prix in Arizona.

  • Phelps will be racing himself in swimming comeback 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:25 pm
  • Michael Phelps will be facing quite an opponent when he returns to the pool.

  • Convicted policeman sentenced in Guam brothel case 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:19 pm
  • HAGATNA, Guam - A former police officer convicted of raping and intimidating women at a brothel in Guam has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

  • False leads in search for missing jet 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:08 am
  • If the signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are truly from the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, they ultimately will close the book on a frustrating long list of false leads in the effort to find the jet. Here are the most prominent moments in which hopes of solving the tragic aviation mystery were dashed:

  • NY Air National Guard unit headed to Australia 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:49 am
  • NIAGARA FALLS, New York - Nearly three dozen members of a New York Air National Guard unit will head Down Under to help install radar used to track space debris and satellites.

  • 2 powerful earthquakes hit Solomon Islands 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 10:40 am
  • WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Two strong earthquakes struck the Solomon Islands on Sunday, triggering tsunami warnings, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

  • Redhage, Beal lead Perth to 6th NBL title 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 1:58 am
  • PERTH, Australia - American-born power forward Shawn Redhage scored 16 points and former Vanderbilt University guard Jermaine Beal added 15 as the Perth Wildcats beat the Adelaide 36ers 93-59 in the third and deciding game Sunday to win their record sixth National Basketball League championship.

  • No US tsunami threat after 7.6 quake in Pacific 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 6:07 pm
  • HONOLULU - U.S. officials say there is no threat of a tsunami to the coasts of California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii or Alaska after a magnitude-7.6 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean near the Solomon Islands.

  • 2008 Olympic pole vault champion Hooker retires 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:51 pm
  • ADELAIDE, Australia - Former Olympic pole vault champion Steve Hooker of Australia has announced he is retiring from the sport, saying he is still physically fit but doesn't have the mental drive to continue at the top.