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.

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.

'Amazingly intact' WWII aircraft carrier found in Pacific

Experts have discovered a World War II US aircraft carrier that is "amazingly intact" despite languishing on the bottom of the Pacific for more than 60 years.

Guam governor wants a referendum to decide gay marriage

The governor of Guam, a tiny US territory in the Pacific, on Wednesday backed legislation allowing same sex marriage but said the issue, which has sharply divided Americans, should be put to a referendum.

State of emergency as super typhoon batters Micronesia

An emergency was declared in the Micronesian state of Chuuk Wednesday as Super Typhoon Maysak cut a destructive path across the central Pacific leaving at least five dead and extensive damage.

Moderate quake rumbles off Pacific territory of Guam

A moderate earthquake today rumbled off the Pacific island of Guam but there were no reports of any problems.

Vanuatu faces food shortage risk as huge damage revealed

Vanuatu warned Tuesday it faces imminent food shortages as accounts emerged of huge damage to a large outer island, days after one of the fiercest cyclones on record pummelled the Pacific archipelago.

Ocean heat uptake in three oceans likely cause of 'global warming hiatus'
Ocean heat uptake in three oceans likely cause of 'global warming hiatus'

A new study has revealed that rising oceanic heat drawdown in the equatorial Pacific, North Atlantic and Southern Ocean basins has played a very crucial role in the global warming hiatus.

Hurricane Vance far off Mexico's Pacific coast

Mexico City: Hurricane Vance maintained its strength as it churned far off in the Pacific, threatening to bring rough surf and heavy rain to parts of Mexico.

US announces world`s largest marine sanctuary

The United States on Thursday announced the creation of the world`s largest marine sanctuary in the Pacific, where commercial fishing and energy exploration are off limits.

Fiji media blackout imposed ahead of election

Fiji imposed a strict media blackout Monday on coverage of the South Pacific nation`s first elections since a 2006 military coup, warning journalists face up to five years jail if they do not comply.

Hurricane Marie grows stronger in Pacific

Hurricane Marie has grown in strength as it moves out into the Pacific, reaching Category 4 status and provoking dangerous waves along Mexico`s western coast.

Hurricane Iselle forms in the Pacific: US forecasters

Hurricane Iselle formed in the Pacific far off the northwestern coast of Mexico and is heading west away from land, the US National Hurricane Center said Friday.

China looks to gain by joining big US-led Pacific naval drills

A giant US-led naval exercise began off Hawaii on Thursday with China joining its Asia-Pacific rivals for the first time, but analysts doubted the drills would ease tensions over Chinese maritime claims and some said Beijing could use them to strengthen its navy.

Obama hopes for Pacific trade deal by November

US President Barack Obama said Friday he hopes to have an agreement on framing a vast pan-Pacific trading block by the time he makes his next visit to Asia in November.

Amanda becomes a major hurricane in the Pacific

Storm Amanda has gained strength and is now a Category Three hurricane, the Miami-based National Hurricane Centre has reported.

How different types of El Nino effect differently on global warming

Research has shown that Southern Oscillation is known to influence global surface temperatures, with El Nino conditions leading to warmer temperatures and La Nina conditions leading to colder temperatures.

Fisherman rescued in Pacific after tuna boat fire

An Indonesian fisherman was rescued floating in the Pacific, 24 hours after his tuna fishing boat was seen engulfed by fire.

Salvadoran castaway says ships ignored cries for help

The castaway who survived 13 months adrift in the Pacific cried for help as several ships passed by during his ordeal, ignoring his pleas.

US drone crashes into Pacific

An American drone that is part of a fleet that patrols the border with Mexico has crashed off the coast of Southern California.