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Chasing Pluto's shadow in a Boeing 747

Earlier this week, Govert Schilling took a flight like no other: cruising over the South Pacific to witness an unusual astronomical event

Huge Yacht Carrier Headed for South Pacific

New policies making it easier for foreign-flagged vessels to explore the coastlines of Australia have lead DYT Yacht Transport (DYT) to schedule its largest semi-submersible yacht carrier,

Most Expensive Hermés Birkin Bags Ever Sold

There are plenty of things you could do with two million dollars. You could buy a small yacht, a little island in the South Pacific, maybe start a diamond collection to rival Elizabeth Taylor’s—or you could just buy a Birkin.... via

Digital Asia links: South China Sea cyber, Uber in China, Russian troop selfies and more

The Asia Pacific is the most dynamic digital landscape in the world, home to the fastest adopters of new technologies and the largest concentration of mobile and social media users. An escalation in online activism, changing cyber dynamics,...Show More Summary

Indo-Pacific security links: South China Sea, Vietnam fisherman, Chinese SSBNs and more

The Indo-Pacific is a strategic system encompassing the Indian and Pacific oceans, reflecting the expanding interests and reach of China and India as well as the enduring role of the US. The Lowy Institute's International Security program...Show More Summary

Australia should not follow the US into an ill-considered adventure in the South China Sea

By Geoff Miller, a former Australian Ambassador to Japan (1986-89) and Director-General of the Office of National Assessments (1989-95). HMAS Ballarat and USS Blue Ridge transit through the South China Sea, 2012. (Flickr/US Pacific Fleet.) We...Show More Summary

6.3 quake strikes off New Zealand's Kermadec islands: USGS

(Reuters) - A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck in the South Pacific 369 km (230 miles) south southeast of New Zealand's largely uninhabited Kermadec islands on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Hawkish Japan Tries to Portray Beijing as 'Bully' in South China Sea

Japan is meddling in the South China Sea although it has no territorial claims in the region to divert Beijing's attention and resources from the Diaoyu (Senkaku) Islands and shed Tokyo's post-WWII pacifism, Xinhua news agency repor...

RICHARD FERNANDEZ ON undersea battlespace preparation in the Pacific. “China is probably not only e…

RICHARD FERNANDEZ ON undersea battlespace preparation in the Pacific. “China is probably not only enlarging its territorial claims in the South China Sea. It is also laying the groundwork for establishing its subsurface infrastructure. Since neither the US nor Japan can tolerate a Chinese domination of those waters, they will compete. We are probably witnessing […]

Arma 3 expansion adds South Pacific archipelago in first-half 2016

There's a huge and attractive new South Pacific playground coming to military simulation Arma 3 in an expansion pegged for first-half 2016. Tanoa is its name and it's a sprawling archipelago where the landmass alone measures some 100km2. Show More Summary

Business Of Golf: 2015 U.S. Open Championship

For the first time in its storied 115-year history, the U.S. Open Championship will be hosted in the Pacific Northwest at Chambers Bay Golf Course (University Place, Wash.), situated on the Puget Sound and located one hour south of Seattle. For one week, small businesses – from Olympia to Everett [...]

5 Facts About Pitcairn Island

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Looking for an escape from crowded streets, polluted air, and the constant reminder of our consumer driven society? Look no further than Pitcairn Island, a British Overseas Territory in the South Pacific with a tiny population, beautiful scenery, and barely anything to do. Show More Summary

The potential paths for China's $10 billion railway across South America range from crazy to insane

China has just agreed on feasibility studies with Brazil and Peru for a 3,300-mile rail link connecting the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, Reuters reported recently. The planned railway would connect Brazil’s Atlantic coast and Peru’sShow More Summary

Tiny Island Nations Plan To Take Big Pollutors To Court Over Their Role In Climate Change

Low-lying island nations in the South Pacific are expected to be hit hardest by climate change. Now, their citizens are fighting back. The post Tiny Island Nations Plan To Take Big Pollutors To Court Over Their Role In Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Wealthy Chinese are going on 'island buying trips' in the South Pacific

3 weeks agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Summertime is upon us, which means loaded Chinese nationals are packing up to go island-hopping in the South Pacific in search for tropical land to purchase. [ more › ]

Qantas to return to SFO and American to fly LAX non-stops

The Australia-US market is in for a huge shakeup as American Airlines re-enters the South Pacific with LAX non-stops to Sydney and Qantas returns to San Francisco, both in December this year. Qantas will fly to SFO using 747-400 capacity that currently augments its A380 services to Los Angeles, while American enters the  non-stop Los [...]

President Aquino Should Shut-Up On South China Sea: China Is Not Nazi Germany! -- The Philippines Has Other Priorities

The situation in Asia Pacific generally and in the South China Sea in particular is explosive. There are several actors and tensions involved, including between the Philippines and China. When last year Philippines President Benigno Aquino compared China’s stance in the South China Sea to that of Nazi Germany’s annexation [...]

Federal appeals court rejects US citizenship bid for American Samoans

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled against a group of American Samoans who had argued that those born in the U.S. territory in the South Pacific should be eligible for U.S. citizenship at birth. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, noting that both the U.S. government...

Court Rejects American Samoans Fight for Full US Birthright Citizenship

A US court has ruled against a group of American Samoans seeking to establish US citizenship at birth for those born in the US territory in the South Pacific.

American Samoans don’t have right to U.S. citizenship, court rules

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that people from the South Pacific islands of American Samoa do not have a right to U.S. citizenship simply because they were born in the U.S. territory. Continue reading ? The post American Samoans don’t have right to U.S. citizenship, court rules appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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