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China, Russia Land 400 Marines in First Joint Pacific Amphibious Exercise - USNI News

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news.usni.org - Chinese and Russian forces conducted a first-ever joint amphibious exercise landing 400 marines on Russia’s Pacific Coast about 300 miles away from Japan’s home islands, according to a description ...

PNG prime minister Peter O'Neill may review Australian food import ban

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abc.net.au - Papua New Guinea's prime minister Peter O'Neill says he may review a recent ban on importing Australian fruit and vegetables into the country. PNG banned fruit and vegetable imports from Australia ...

Trash-mapping expedition sheds light on 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch'

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theguardian.com - Scientists and volunteers who have spent the last month gathering data on how much plastic garbage is floating in the Pacific Ocean returned to San Francisco on Sunday and said most of the trash th...

A Very Melanesian Solution

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dailypost.vu - now, so we can actually say it: It came down to 3-2.” This is how Solomon Islands Prime Minister described the situation in Honiara in June of this year, when he played a central role in brokering ...

Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (18-24 August 2015)

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reliefweb.int - A rapid assessment launched after Cyclone Komen reports that a total of 2.6 million people affected, with Sathkia, Chittagong and Noakhali districts the worst affected. Nearly 220,000 households ar...

NEGOTIATIONS: Kiribati president wants leaders to choose: coal or his country's survival

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eenews.net - For Kiribati President Anote Tong, the economic balancing act leaders say they face in tackling climate change actually boils down to a simple question. "If you had the choice of keeping a coal min...

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