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Meet the Indian-Americans 'champions of change'

The United States has honoured 15 Asian American and Pacific Islander women, including two Indian-Americans, as "champions of change" in recognition of their significant contribution to the......

Islands dispute sparks China-Japan row

China has dispatched two of its maritime security vessels to patrol the waters of disputed islands in the Pacific Ocean, amid attempts by Japanese politicians to buy land there. China's fishery......

US cancels tsunami alert after Vanuatu quake

A massive earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale hit South Pacific Island Republic of Vanuatu at 4:14 am local time (22:44 IST) on Friday, which sparked United States to issue a tsunami......

Over 100 feared dead in tsunami-hit Samoa

The tsunami death toll triggered by an 8.3 magnitude earthquake, which rocked Samoa and other Pacific islands, could reach 100, according to Red Cross and media reports.Locals in Samoa have been......

Will they, won't they? NSA-level talks in dire trouble

An anti-Pakistan protest in Jammu. Photograph: PTI A deadlock over Kashmiri separatist leaders on Friday cast a cloud of uncertainty over the upcoming Indo-Pak NSA-level meeting after the two......

Modi announces visa-on-arrival for Pacific Island nations

Reaching out to 14 Pacific Island nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced setting up of a $1 million fund and Visa on arrival facility for them, besides several measures to......

IMF adds Tuvalu as 187th member

The International Monetary Fund has added island nation Tuvalu located in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Australia as its 187th member.The IMF's Articles of Agreement were signed in......

What the US trade body wants from the Indian govt

For the first time India has a government that understands business and foreign investment, the new head of an influential Indo-US business advocacy group has said while cautioning that the country......

US, China wrangle over FTAs casts shadow on APEC Summit

The differences between the US and China over rival free trade agreements being floated by them threatened to derail the APEC Summit which got off to a colourful start in Beijing China on Monday.......

Switzerland remains largest offshore financial centre

A huge global pressure to break secrecy veils of Swiss banks notwithstanding, Switzerland remains the world's largest offshore financial centre with client assets totalling over $2 trillion, a new......

More trouble for FIFA...Swiss authorities examine grants

A policeman stands in front of the FIFA headquarters. Photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images Swiss authorities are examining development grants made by FIFA around the world as part of their......

Take a look at the FIFA that Blatter built

Sepp Blatter leaves after his statement during a news conference at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters The football representatives of many nations, particularly......

Scandal hit FIFA suspends bidding for 2026 World Cup

Jessica Samuelsson of Sweden warms up prior to the FIFA Women's World Cup. Photograph: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Scandal-plagued FIFA postponed the bidding for the right to host the 2026 World Cup......

This lady has set out to become 1st to row across Pacific alone

Sonya Baumstein is not crazy but she is driven. Photograph: Facebook An American began a 6,000-mile (9,656-km) voyage on Sunday in Japan, attempting to become the third person and the first woman......

Holder, Carter take Windies into World Cup quarter-finals

Swapnil Patil of the United Arab Emirates is bowled by Jason Holder of West Indies during the World Cup match at McLean Park. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images Johnson Charles and Jonathan......
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Japan eyes defence budget hike to fortify island chain facing China

TOKYO Japan's Ministry of Defense is seeking a fourth straight annual military budget hike to help fortify the country's far-flung island chain in... ...

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Chinese show highest growth among Fiji tourists

Chinese tourists have registered a 40 per cent growth in arrivals to Fiji in the last seven months. Fiji Tourism Minister Faiyaz Koya was... ...

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17 places to go in the last 17 weeks of 2015

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Tropical storm weakens, but kills at least 20 Caribbean

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic: Tropical Storm Erika was losing its punch, apparently dissipating even as it drenched Haiti and the Dominican... ...

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Alcatel-Lucent To Extend SAPL Submarine Cable System

Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN) to extend South America Pacific Link (SAPL) submarine cable system from Panama to Florida, adding... ...

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