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Norovirus sickens 172 on Pacific cruise ship

More than 170 passengers and crew on a US cruise ship in the Pacific have contracted Norovirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Sunday.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Rising sea levels unearth ‘WWII Japan soldiers’ in Pacific


The skeletal remains of what are believed to be Japanese soldiers have been exposed on a remote Pacific island where rising sea levels have eroded the sea shore, Japanese and local officials said Monday.

Posted: June 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Strong but deep quake hits off New Caledonia


A strong, but deep, 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit off the Loyalty Islands in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia on Thursday but there was no tsunami alert, seismologists said.

Posted: May 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan to hunt fewer whales in Pacific this season

Japanese whaling vessel  AP FILE PHOTO

Japan will target fewer whales when the Pacific hunt begins next week and will limit next season’s Antarctic whaling to observation.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Over 1,000 stranded in Central Visayas ports due to ‘Caloy’


More than 1, 000 passengers were stranded Saturday in Central Visyas due to tropical depression “Caloy,” the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »