Pacific islands cable breaks, cutting off phones, Internet

A telecommunications outage in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands has eased slightly.

Lack of football culture harming India's growth: Indian coach Stephen Constantine
Lack of football culture harming India's growth: Indian coach Stephen Constantine

Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine has cited the absence of a thriving football culture in the country as a major impediment in its quest for its first World Cup appearance - despite a rich football history and a population of 1.2 billion people.

India had less time for preparation for WC qualifying: Bhaichung Bhutia
India had less time for preparation for WC qualifying: Bhaichung Bhutia

A day after India suffered a humiliating defeat to Guam in a 2018 World Cup qualifying match, former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia said that the team had less time for preparation.

2018 World Cup qualifying: Guam stun India as Aussies survive scare
2018 World Cup qualifying: Guam stun India as Aussies survive scare

Guam stunned India to move to the top of their 2018 World Cup qualifying group on Tuesday, while Japan saw their campaign get off to a rocky start as they were held to a goalless draw by Singapore.

Five interesting facts from India's shocking defeat to tiny Guam
Five interesting facts from India's shocking defeat to tiny Guam

India suffered an embarrassing 1-2 defeat to tiny pacific island side Guam, ranked 33 places below them in the FIFA rankings, in their 2018 football World Cup qualifying group match here on Tuesday.

2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, preliminary league: Guam vs India - Preview
2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, preliminary league: Guam vs India - Preview

In keeping with coach Stephen Constantine's new rotational captaincy policy, prolific striker Sunil Chhetri has been handed the armband as India aim for full points against a motivated Guam in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers here on Tuesday.

Indian footballers undergo training ahead of Guam match
Indian footballers undergo training ahead of Guam match

Jet-lagged after a long flight, the Indian football team on Sunday underwent a training session ahead of their 2018 World Cup Qualification Preliminary Round Two match against Guam here on Tuesday.

India need international friendly before Iran match: Stephen Constantine
India need international friendly before Iran match: Stephen Constantine

India football head coach Stephen Constantine has pressed for an international friendly match before playing against formidable Iran in September in the 2018 football World Cup Qualification Preliminary Round Two here.

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Guam claim historic win
FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Guam claim historic win

Guam secured their first-ever win in a FIFA World Cup qualifying match as an early own goal gave the Pacific island side a 1-0 win over Turkmenistan on Thursday.

Guam claim first World Cup qualifier win

Minnows Guam secured their first-ever victory in a FIFA World Cup qualifying match on Thursday, when an early own goal gave the tiny Pacific island side a 1-0 win over Turkmenistan.

Needing US visa for Guam, Indian football team to train in Delhi
Needing US visa for Guam, Indian football team to train in Delhi

The Indian national football team is all set to train for the next three days in the national capital before heading to Bangalore where they will play their opening fixture of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against a formidable Oman side on June 11.

Guam governor wants a referendum to decide gay marriage

The governor of Guam, a tiny US territory in the Pacific, on Wednesday backed legislation allowing same sex marriage but said the issue, which has sharply divided Americans, should be put to a referendum.

Guam lifts same-sex marriage ban

The Pacific US territory of Guam announced Wednesday it was lifting a ban on same-sex marriages rather than defend a lawsuit brought by a gay couple who had their marriage licence application rejected.

Guam same-sex couple sue for right to marry

 A gay couple in Guam are preparing to take legal action for the right to wed after the health department in the US territory rejected their application for a marriage licence.

Moderate quake rumbles off Pacific territory of Guam

A moderate earthquake today rumbled off the Pacific island of Guam but there were no reports of any problems.

Weakened Tropical Storm Bavi moves into Guam, Marianas

A tropical storm packing steady rains and gusty winds moved into Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands on Sunday, after forecasters cancelled a typhoon watch for the area.

Guam votes for medical marijuana

Voters in the Pacific territory of Guam have backed legalising medical marijuana, despite opposition from governor Eddie Calvo, early results from a referendum showed Wednesday.

Guam killer gets life for Japanese tourist attack

A Guam man who killed three Japanese tourists and injured 11 more during a frenzied knife attack on the Pacific island was jailed for three life terms on Thursday.

No damage reported as 7.1 quake strikes northwest of Guam

  A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck 25 miles (40 km) northwest of the Pacific island Guam on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, with no immediate reports of serious damage.

Guam man on trial for deadly Japanese tourist attack

A Guam man accused of killing three Japanese tourists and injuring 11 more in a frenzied knife attack went on trial Monday in the Pacific island nation.