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9/11 remembered in Pacific as US beefs up security
9/11 ceremonies begin in the South Pacific as US cities beef up security for latest threat
By The Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) ' Commemorations marking the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are under way in the South Pacific even as the U.S. braces against the latest threat.

Players from the American Eagles rugby team joined nearly 1,000 others Sunday morning at a memorial service in the town of New Plymouth, New Zealand. The team is in the country to play in the Rugby World Cup tournament. U.S. ambassador David Huebner also attended the service at St. Andrews church.

Authorities in New York and Washington are beefing up security for their 9/11 memorial services after intelligence agents got a tip that three al-Qaida members could be planning to set off a car bomb in one of the cities. Officials have found no evidence any terrorists have sneaked into the country.

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