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Sweden re-militarises Baltic island of Gotland
Sweden re-militarises Baltic island of Gotland

Sweden's Baltic Sea island of Gotland is once again home to a permanent military presence.

Sweden re-militarises Baltic island of Gotland
Singapore wages war on Zika-bearing mosquitoes
Singapore wages war on Zika-bearing mosquitoes

Singapore officials went door-to-door Monday to wipe out mosquitoes after the discovery of 41 locally transmitted cases of Zika virus.

Singapore wages war on Zika-bearing mosquitoes
Shetland Gas Plant. Photo courtesy of Total.uk
Total launches gas project in Britain's Shetlands

French oil and gas company Total officially launched a project off Britain's remote Shetland Islands.

Total launches gas project in Britain's Shetlands
Rising seas swamp Marshall Islands
Rising seas swamp Marshall Islands

Residents in low-lying areas of the Marshall Islands are braced for flooding underscoring the islands' vulnerability to climate change.

Rising seas swamp Marshall Islands
Beijing deploys missiles on disputed island: Taiwan
Beijing deploys missiles on disputed island: Taiwan

China deployed surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island in the South China Sea, insisting it had a right to build "self-defence".

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Beijing deploys missiles on disputed island: Taiwan
Japan premier hits out at Russian PM's visit to disputed islands
Japan premier hits out at Russian PM's visit to disputed islands

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday criticised his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev's weekend visit to disputed islands.

Japan premier hits out at Russian PM's visit to disputed islands
Japan PM to meet Pacific island leaders to talk aid, disasters
Japan PM to meet Pacific island leaders to talk aid, disasters

Leaders of 14 Pacific island nations gathered in Japan to start a two-day meeting to discuss their development needs.

Japan PM to meet Pacific island leaders to talk aid, disasters
Japan PM pledges to resolve island row with Russia

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to resolve a row with Russia over an island chain claimed by both nations.

Japan PM pledges to resolve island row with Russia
Typhoon Vongfong slams into Japan
Typhoon Vongfong slams into Japan

Powerful typhoon Vongfong barrelled into Japan's main islands, with at least one person missing and dozens injured while more than 500 flights were grounded.

Typhoon Vongfong slams into Japan
Sharks off the menu and on the tourist trail in Palau
Sharks off the menu and on the tourist trail in Palau

Tourists in Palau clamour to dive among the predators thanks to a pioneering conservation initiative.

Sharks off the menu and on the tourist trail in Palau
14 detained trying to prevent Faroe Island dolphin hunt
14 detained trying to prevent Faroe Island dolphin hunt

Fourteen animal rights activists have been detained on the Faroe island of Sandoy in the North Atlantic while trying to stop a controversial dolphin hunt.

14 detained trying to prevent Faroe Island dolphin hunt
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Kazakhstan and Fiji to sign visa-free regime

Kazakhstan has agreed to sign a agreement with the Republic of Fiji.

Kazakhstan and Fiji to sign visa-free regime
Nauru applies for IMF membership
Nauru applies for IMF membership

The tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru has officially lodged an application for entry to the International Monetary Fund, the global financial body said.

Nauru applies for IMF membership
Spanish island to be fully powered by wind, water
Spanish island to be fully powered by wind, water

The smallest and least known of Spain's Canary Islands, El Hierro, is making a splash by becoming the first island in the world fully energy self-sufficient through combined water and wind power.

Spanish island to be fully powered by wind, water
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One million buried in mass graves on forbidden New York island

Most New Yorkers don't even know it exists. But a million forgotten souls are buried in mass graves dug by convicts on a tiny, forbidden island east of the Bronx.

One million buried in mass graves on forbidden New York island
Kazakhstan youth national football team. ©Vesti.kz
Football: Kazakhstan's youth team wins Island in UEFA qualifications

Kazakhstan national youth football team has won over the team of Island at the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship 2015 qualifications.

Football: Kazakhstan's youth team wins Island in UEFA qualifications
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Oil explorer eyes Spain's pristine Canary Islands

Luring millions of tourists a year with its crystal-clear waters, warm winters and precious wildlife, Spain's Canary Islands may hold another treasure -- oil -- that is attracting a less welcome visitor.

Oil explorer eyes Spain's pristine Canary Islands
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With $65 bn in debt, is Puerto Rico America's Greece?

Laden with debt, its economy in recession: Is the US territory of Puerto Rico poised to become another Greece?

With $65 bn in debt, is Puerto Rico America's Greece?
Approximately 100 Haitians sit on the hull of a sail freighter after it grounded and capsized 15 nautical miles southwest of Staniel Cay, Bahamas.©Reuters/U.S. Coast Guard photo
Thirty Haitians dead after ship capsizes in Bahamas: US

About 30 Haitian migrants died after an overloaded freighter capsized in the Bahamas and 110 others were rescued in rough seas, the US Coast Guard said Tuesday.

Thirty Haitians dead after ship capsizes in Bahamas: US
Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao.©Reuters/Adnan Abidi
Pacific faces big economic losses from climate change: ADB

The Pacific region faces serious economic losses due to climate change and it is critical that nations causing the problem step in to help, the Asian Development Bank said Tuesday.

Pacific faces big economic losses from climate change: ADB