Bad weather delays round-the-world solar plane's journey
Bad weather delays round-the-world solar plane's journey

Bad weather has caused the organizers of Solar Impulse 2, an airplane powered solely by alternative energy, to postpone on Tuesday the seventh leg of its round-the-world journey, during which it has to cover most of the Pacific Ocean, Efe news agency reported.

Fiji: Floating island restaurant in middle of ocean

The incredible pizzeria, complete with cocktail bar and surf boards, can be found in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Fiji.

Pranab Mukherjee congratulates Micronesia President

President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday congratulated Peter M Christian on becoming the eighth president of the Federated States of Micronesia.

California oil pipeline ruptures, leaks into ocean
California oil pipeline ruptures, leaks into ocean

An oil pipeline ruptured Tuesday dumping oil into the Pacific Ocean near Santa Barbara, California, the US Coast Guard said.

Australian inquiry told of abuse in Nauru immigration camp

Asylum-seekers are living in mouldy tents with little privacy on the Pacific island of Nauru, with women and children at risk of sexual assault, according to submissions to an Australian inquiry.

Pacific Ocean big enough for China, US: Xi Jinping tells John Kerry

China's relationship with the US is "stable" despite tensions in the South China Sea, President Xi Jinping told top American diplomat John Kerry on Sunday, adding that the Pacific Ocean is "vast enough" for both powers, state media said.

 NASA tool to protect endangered blue whales
NASA tool to protect endangered blue whales

 The US space agency is set to launch a new online tool to protect endangered blue whales.

Russian spacecraft burnt up on re-entering Earth's atmosphere
Russian spacecraft burnt up on re-entering Earth's atmosphere

An out-of-control unmanned Russian spacecraft on Friday burnt as it re-entered the Earth`s atmosphere, a media report said.

Nauru accused of blocking Facebook to stifle dissent

 The tiny Pacific nation of Nauru was accused Tuesday of blocking access to Facebook to curb criticism of government policies, including its decision to host an Australian-backed camp for asylum-seekers.

Tsunami threat as 7.4 magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea on Tuesday with hazardous tsunami waves possible along the local coast, seismologists said.

Solar Impulse 2 gears up for historic Pacific crossing flight this week
Solar Impulse 2 gears up for historic Pacific crossing flight this week

Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), the world's first solar-powered plane is getting ready for its historic flight from China to Hawai this week.

Maysak weakens but thousands being evacuated in Philippines

Around 24,000 coastal residents of the Philippines were being evacuated as a precaution from approaching Tropical Storm Maysak on Saturday, officials said, even as experts downgraded the threat from what was at one point a super typhoon.

24,000 to be evacuated as typhoon closes in on Philippines

Around 24,000 people from the Philippines were being evacuated on Saturday with Typhoon Maysak a day away from potentially striking the country`s northeast coast, officials said.

Pacific islands brace for possible super typhoon

 Meteorologists warned Tuesday that a storm reported to have left several casualties in Micronesia was building into a super typhoon as it swept across the central Pacific and headed towards the Yap group of islands.

First China air force drills in `far offshore` Pacific

China`s air force has carried out its first ever military drill over the western Pacific Ocean, state media said, highlighting Beijing`s growing military reach.

Strong quakes strike off South Pacific islands: USGS

 An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 struck off Samoa in the Pacific Ocean on Monday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, just hours after a major tremor rattled nearby Papua New Guinea.

Guards may have traded dope for sex at Australia`s Nauru camp: Inquiry

Guards at an Australian immigration processing centre on the Pacific island of Nauru may have traded marijuana for sex with asylum-seekers, an inquiry found Friday.

Mexico steps up security after tourists robbed

The Mexican Navy stepped up patrols off the Pacific coast resort of Cabo San Lucas after a group of US and European tourists camping on an island were robbed and left stranded.

Britain to create world's biggest protected marine reserve

Britain on Wednesday said it intended to create what will be the world's biggest fully-protected marine reserve, covering an area nearly the size of France and Germany put together in the Pacific Ocean.

If American "trumpet" was more certain in Asia-Pacific, it's helpful: India

India on Monday said if the American "trumpet" was more "certain" in Asia-Pacific region where the two countries have shared interest, it would be helpful.