Thanks to one of these, and because I’ve a longer, better post planned for this evening too but can’t resist a dateline, this is the quick and dirty version of a TNT…

pacific region

Aussie soldier killed in live-fire exercise
Armed robber busted by blood-sucking leech
NZ doctor appeals for return of helicopter
Record September for tourists to NZ


Suicide bombers attack Islamic university
Freed Irish aid worker tells of mock assassinations
Genocide of an ancient Amazon tribe
Shoe-thrower helps out
Man wanted by Interpol found at US prison – as guard (Opps…)