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Scientists digging deep to unearth secrets about Earth's newest member – Zealandia!

Scientists digging deep to unearth secrets about Earth's newest member – Zealandia!

In a paper published in the Geological Society of America's Journal GSA Today in February, researchers made the case that it should be considered a new continent.

Jul 28, 2017, 16:30 PM IST

5.9 magnitude earthquake jolts Philippines

The quake was located 13.3 km west of Burauen in Leyte province, according to the US Geological Survey.

Jul 10, 2017, 09:51 AM IST
More heavy rain forecast for Japan as death toll rises to 16

More heavy rain forecast for Japan as death toll rises to 16

Authorities warned of more downpours over the weekend, compounding the misery that the summer storms have brought to southwest Japan since Wednesday.

Jul 08, 2017, 12:53 PM IST
Joint activities with Japan on disputed islands is possible: Vladimir Putin

Joint activities with Japan on disputed islands is possible: Vladimir Putin

Russian joint economic activity with Japan is possible on the disputed Kurile islands in the Pacific.

Jun 15, 2017, 19:46 PM IST
ADB lending hits record high

ADB lending hits record high

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) operations exceeded the $30 billion mark for the first time in its 50-year history as regional demand for development finance and knowledge continues to grow, a report said on Tuesday.

Apr 25, 2017, 18:15 PM IST

Japan monitoring Chinese aircraft carrier in the Pacific

The Japanese government said on Monday that it is keeping a close watch on the activities of Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning in the Western Pacific, and added that its military drills "show the expansion of capabilities of the Chinese naval forces".

Dec 26, 2016, 15:22 PM IST

Stranded Pacific lawmaker flees to New Zealand

A Nauru opposition figure dramatically escaped from the Pacific nation this week after being trapped there for a year.

Jul 13, 2016, 11:35 AM IST
Sea level rise: 40 million Indians at risk; Mumbai and Kolkota to be worst hit, says UN report

Sea level rise: 40 million Indians at risk; Mumbai and Kolkota to be worst hit, says UN report

The Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6): Regional Assessments said that the worst impacts of climate change are projected to occur in the Pacific and South and Southeast Asia.

May 20, 2016, 16:17 PM IST
Solar-powered plane to soar again on round-the-world flight

Solar-powered plane to soar again on round-the-world flight

The solar-powered plane, which stores energy in batteries for when the sun is not shining, will stop in New York before a transatlantic flight to Europe.

May 02, 2016, 15:40 PM IST

Fiji residents ordered to stay inside as cyclone looms

Authorities in Fiji ordered people to stay inside as a tropical cyclone bore down on the Pacific tourist destination Wednesday, taking no chances after a recent monster storm killed 44 people.

Apr 06, 2016, 11:20 AM IST
Total solar eclipse captivates Asia, Pacific: Watch replay if you missed it Live earlier!

Total solar eclipse captivates Asia, Pacific: Watch replay if you missed it Live earlier!

A solar eclipse is a natural event that takes place on Earth when the Moon moves in its orbit between Earth and the Sun.

Mar 09, 2016, 04:39 AM IST

Storm Olaf in Pacific could become a hurricane: US monitors

Tropical Storm Olaf has formed in the eastern Pacific far from land and could become a hurricane on Sunday, US forecasters said.

Oct 18, 2015, 05:20 AM IST

Tropical storm Kilo churns across Pacific toward Hawaii

Tropical storm Kilo formed from a low-pressure system drifting across the central Pacific on Friday on a trajectory that could threaten the Hawaiian islands as it strengthens into a hurricane early next week, the National Weather Service reported.

Aug 22, 2015, 05:49 AM IST

No final deal in Pacific trade talks: Negotiators

 Delegates negotiating a huge Pacific free-trade agreement said Friday they have failed to reach a final deal after several days of intense talks in Hawaii, in a setback to US President Barack Obama.

Aug 01, 2015, 09:09 AM IST
Solar powered-plane breaks non-stop flight record

Solar powered-plane breaks non-stop flight record

The solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 broke the endurance record of 72 hours of non-stop flight over the Pacific on its round-the-world journey and is due to touch down in Hawaii on Friday.

Jul 03, 2015, 20:29 PM IST

Child abuse costs E Asia, Pacific $209 billion a year: UN report

 Child abuse and neglect are costing countries in East Asia and the Pacific an estimated $209 billion a year, equivalent to 2 percent of the region`s GDP, researchers said on Tuesday in the region`s first study of the economic impact of abuse.

Jun 02, 2015, 10:07 AM IST

Hurricane Andres tracks far off Mexico`s Pacific coast: Forecasters

Andres, the first hurricane of the season in the Pacific, tracked far from Mexico`s west coast Sunday, packing 169 kilometer (105 mile) an hour winds but posing little threat to land, forecasters said.

Jun 01, 2015, 00:41 AM IST
Round-the-world solar plane departs from China to Hawaii

Round-the-world solar plane departs from China to Hawaii

Swiss-made solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 departed from China's Nanjing city on Sunday to fly across the Pacific in a 8,000-km journey to Hawaii, the toughest segment in its round-the-world trip.

May 31, 2015, 11:41 AM IST

China re-engineeres ballistic missiles, surprises US: Report

China, under President Xi Jinping's leadership, has re-engineered many of its long-range ballistic missiles to carry multiple warheads after years of maintaining a minimal nuclear force, according to a media report.

May 17, 2015, 14:54 PM IST
Asia braces for crop damage as El Nino remains certain

Asia braces for crop damage as El Nino remains certain

In 2009, the El Nino brought the worst drought in four decades to India. It razed wheat fields in Australia and damaged crops across Asia. Food prices surged. A closely watched forecast by Japan will confirm its return this year as all but certain now.

May 12, 2015, 10:07 AM IST