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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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.