Cook Islands News
South Dakota lawmaker, brother-in-law drown in Cook Islands
Officials say a South Dakota state representative and his brother-in-law have drowned in an apparent kayaking accident at the Cook Islands in the South Pacific
Tax refund vacations: 7 exotic trips
Are you getting a tax refund this year and are eager to spend that newfound cash? According to the IRS, the average individual income tax refund for 2016 was $3,050. Depending on where you start, that money can take you far, far away on a vacation. Here are seven destinations where airfare and a
Grass-roots campaign to raise funds for teen's bionic legs
Christian Calamuci, who was born with a leg deformity, was abandoned by his birth mother in South Africa before being adopted.
Samoa Air First to Charge Passengers by Weight
If it's an April Fools' Day joke, it's an awfully elaborate one. If not, Samoa Air has become the first airline in the world to do what was previously unthinkable: Charge passengers by weight. Yes, you get weighed. By a stranger. At the airport. Not that the idea hasn't been floated -- several
Departing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Leaves Behind a Legacy of Firsts
After 31 years of public service, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaves the limelight behind. On Friday, President Obama nominated Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to take her place as secretary of state, leaving Clinton to help him move in and then bow out. Over the past three decades , Clinton has
Hillary Clinton Reflects on Accomplishments, Challenges as Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton reflected on her accomplishments as Secretary of State over the last four years in a wide-ranging speech on foreign policy trends on Thursday. She also touched on what she sees as America’s most pressing global challenges in the future, signaling that her time...
Plus-Size Model Robyn Lawley's Sexy Swimwear Shoot
Plus -size model Robyn Lawley proves that you don’t have to be stick thin to rock a bikini on the beach. The size-12 beauty, who recently scored a contract as Ralph Lauren’s first plus-size model, hit the Cook Islands’ Aitutaki Lagoon for an ultra-sexy photo...
Buried Bones And Ancient Myths on Mangaia
In the 1620's the descendants of the Aitu clan returned to Mangaia hungry for revenge. According to oral history, their ancestors had been driven off the island a century earlier by the Te-tuikura clan, and the time was ripe for them to return home and retake the land which they believed was
'Slurls': Most Outrageous Website URLs
What a difference a space makes. If you're launching a travel website for Spain , of course it makes sense to name it Choose Spain. Until, that is, you register the URL and realize that you're the proud new owner of the apparently masochistic website "www.ChoosesPain.com." The Internet is full of
Exploring the World's Smallest Nation
Join Catherine and Neville Hockley as They Visit the Laidback Island of Niue