"Strongly protest" over Russia`s military exercises on disputed islands: Japan

Japan said on Wednesday that Tokyo would "strongly protest" to Russia over military exercises on disputed Pacific islands that have strained relations between the two nations since the end of World War Two. 

Ancient Polynesians sampled fancy menus 3,000 years ago

Researchers studying 3000-year-old skeletons from the oldest known cemetery in the Pacific Islands have cast new light on the diet and lives of the enigmatic Lapita people.

Pacific islander bids to become first climate change refugee

A Pacific islander is seeking recognition as the world`s first climate change refugee in New Zealand as rising seas threaten his low-lying homeland, the man`s lawyer said on Thursday.

Strong quake strikes remote Pacific islands

A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake has struck near the remote Kermadec Islands in the South Pacific, US geologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

Pacific leaders look to end Fiji ban after elections

The Pacific Islands Forum on Thursday welcomed Fiji`s proposed new constitution and said the coup-plagued nation will be welcomed back to the regional grouping after elections due next year.

China helped create political instability in Pacific islands: WikiLeaks

New Zealand had warned United States about the Chinese Army`s dubious role.

Earth Hour 2010 gets underway in Australia, Pacific islands

Sydney`s iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House temporarily went dark on Saturday as nations across the western Pacific turned out the lights for Earth Hour 2010 to call for action on climate change.