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Pacific states say tuna talks making slow progress
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.

Pacific states say tuna talks making slow progress
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Airline's pay-by-weight fares take off with passengers

The head of a tiny Pacific airline that pioneered a fare system based on passengers' weight said Wednesday the move had been so successful the carrier is upgrading its fleet.

Airline's pay-by-weight fares take off with passengers
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
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Fiji braces for destructive cyclone

Fijians living in low-lying areas were urged to flee to higher ground Saturday as a cyclone bore down on the Pacific nation after leaving a trail of destruction in Samoa with up to 10 feared dead.

Fiji braces for destructive cyclone
Samoa cyclone kills two, knocks out power
Samoa cyclone kills two, knocks out power

The Pacific nation of Samoa faces up to two weeks without electricity, officials said Friday, after a cyclone that killed two people and sent hundreds fleeing to safety destroyed its main power station.

Samoa cyclone kills two, knocks out power
Power cuts, evacuations as Cyclone Evan lashes Samoa
Power cuts, evacuations as Cyclone Evan lashes Samoa

Flash floods and power cuts hit the Samoan capital Apia Thursday as Tropical Cyclone Evan lashed the Pacific island nation with high winds and heavy rain.

Power cuts, evacuations as Cyclone Evan lashes Samoa

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