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Japan will have to dump radioactive Fukushima water into Pacific, minister says

Japan will have to dump radioactive Fukushima water into Pacific, minister says

Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant directly into the Pacific Ocean, Japan's environment minister said on Tuesday.

Australia pledges hundreds of millions to Pacific for climate action

Australia pledges hundreds of millions to Pacific for climate action

Australia announced a Aus$500 million ($340 million) climate change package for Pacific countries Tuesday but received a lukewarm response from low-lying island nations ...

As Hurricane Erick heads toward Hawaii, another Pacific hurricane expected to form

As Hurricane Erick heads toward Hawaii, another Pacific hurricane expected to form

As Hurricane Erick gained strength in the eastern Pacific as it churned toward Hawaii, another weather system, tropical storm Flossie brewing farther east is likely to become a hurricane later on Tuesday ...

China navy drills in Pacific as tension with Taiwan rises

China navy drills in Pacific as tension with Taiwan rises

Chinese naval forces have passed through waters south of Taiwan and carried out military exercises in the western Pacific, the latest in a series of military drills that self-ruled Taiwan ...

6.1-magnitude quake strikes off Tonga

6.1-magnitude quake strikes off Tonga

A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific nation of Tonga on Monday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan

North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan

The launch, from near Pyongyang, came after the United Nations Security Council imposed an eighth set of measures on the isolated country over its ballistic missile and atomic weapons programmes.

Philippines has highest HIV infection growth rate in Asia-Pacific: UN

Philippines has highest HIV infection growth rate in Asia-Pacific: UN

The Philippines has registered the fastest-growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Asia-Pacific in the past six years with a 140-percent increase in the number of new infections ...

Japanese rescuers continue search as more rain forecast

Japanese rescuers continue search as more rain forecast

Japanese rescuers continued their search for victims of freak rains that have triggered floods and landslides in southwest Japan and left at least 18 people dead, public broadcaster NHK reported.

US B-52 bomber crashes on Guam, all crew safe

US B-52 bomber crashes on Guam, all crew safe

A B-52 bomber was left a fiery wreck after crashing at a US airbase on the Pacific island of Guam on Thursday but all seven crew escaped unharmed, officials said.

Sea-level rise claims five islands in Solomons

Sea-level rise claims five islands in Solomons

Five islands have disappeared in the Pacific's Solomon Islands due to rising sea levels and coastal erosion, according to an Australian study that scientists said Saturday ...

Australia pledges aid to help Tonga, Pacific with Zika

Australia pledges aid to help Tonga, Pacific with Zika

Australia pledged up to A$500,000 ($354,000) in aid for its Pacific island neighbours to help combat the spread of the Zika virus after an outbreak in Tonga last week raised concern in the region.