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Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy press office. New Lianyungang-Almaty container train launched A new regular container train Lianyungang-Almaty has been launched on February 25.
28 февраля 2015
Pacific states say tuna talks making slow progress Pacific island states expressed frustration at a lack of progress in talks aimed at protecting the region's valuable tuna resources.
03 декабря 2014
Vance becomes hurricane in Pacific Ocean A powerful storm in the eastern Pacific strengthened to hurricane status, but it remains far away from land, US forecasters said.
03 ноября 2014
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.
02 сентября 2014
Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan and Fiji to sign visa-free regime Kazakhstan has agreed to sign a agreement with the Republic of Fiji.
09 июля 2014
©Reuters/Jorge Silva US joins bid to create vast Pacific marine reserve The United States joined forces with other nations Tuesday to declare a vast swath of the Pacific Ocean a marine sanctuary and take "historic" steps to combat illegal fishing.
18 июня 2014
©Reuters/David Loh Pacific nations look to increase tuna fishing fees Pacific island nations announced plans to dramatically increase the fees they charge tuna fishing boats for the right to enter their waters, saying it will boost revenue and help conservation efforts.
12 июня 2014
SpaceX's Dragon capsule.Photo courtesy of SpaceX supply capsule heads back to Earth The unmanned Dragon capsule from US firm SpaceX landed safely in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico's coast Sunday, hours after undocking from the International Space Station.
19 мая 2014
Freighter runs aground in the Galapagos An Ecuadoran freighter ran aground Friday in the Galapagos islands, but "for the moment" does not pose a threat to the Pacific archipelago's unique environment, the Galapagos National Park said.
10 мая 2014
Panama Canal to earn $3.1 bn a year, less than expected A widened Panama Canal is expected to bring in some $3.1 billion per year, considerably less than earlier estimates, the official responsible for the waterway told AFP.
03 мая 2014
Japan kills 251 minke whales in final Antarctic hunt Japan killed 251 minke whales during the 2014 Antarctic hunt, in what is expected to be the last "research whaling" mission in the Southern Ocean after an international court ruling.
09 апреля 2014
©Reuters/Mike Segar Canadian solo yachtsman rescued from Pacific A Canadian solo sailor was rescued from his sinking yacht after five days adrift in the Pacific battling rough weather, Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) said Tuesday.
09 апреля 2014
Minor tsunami hits Japan after Chile quake Small tsunami waves hit northern Japan early Thursday following a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake thousands of kilometres away across the Pacific Ocean in Chile after officials issued an evacuation advisory for certain areas.
03 апреля 2014
President of the Republic of the Fiji Islands, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau. ©Reuters/Lucas Jackson Fiji sets September 17 for return to democracy Fiji's military rulers Friday set September 17 as the date for the South Pacific nation's first democratic elections in nearly eight years following a military coup.
28 марта 2014
Jamil El Sayed, Lebanon's former head of General Security. ©Reuters/Hussam Shbaro Marshalls govt wins confidence vote over Lebanese general The government of the Marshall Islands on Tuesday defeated a motion of no confidence brought after it nominated a former Lebanese general -- a suspect in a deadly bombing -- as its ambassador to UNESCO.
18 марта 2014
©Reuters/Luc Gnago Red Cross hails Pacific disaster aid breakthrough The Red Cross said Tuesday that an agreement with Pacific island nations designed to stop bureaucracy hampering disaster relief would save lives in emergencies.
04 марта 2014
©Reuters/Daniel Munoz Trade winds spur hiatus in global warming: study An unprecedented spike in Pacific trade winds has seen global warming slow significantly in the past 12 years but the effect is only temporary and temperatures will surge.
11 февраля 2014
Pacific castaway's story a 'miracle' for his parents For Salvadoran couple Ricardo and Maria Julia Alvarenga, the reappearance of their son after his incredible story of survival adrift in the Pacific for 13 months is nothing short of a miracle.
05 февраля 2014
Pacific castaway lands back in civilisation Sporting a bushy beard and clutching a can of Coke, a castaway who says he survived more than a year adrift in the Pacific Ocean arrived in the Marshall Islands capital Majuro.
03 февраля 2014
©Reuters/Antonio Bronic Mexican castaway 'getting better' after months adrift in Pacific A Mexican man who claims to have survived 16 months adrift on the Pacific was Saturday regaining strength on a remote Marshall Islands atoll as a navy ship was sent to pick him up.
01 февраля 2014

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