Pacific Islands

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Pa. pastor defrocked over gay wedding offered job

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A United Methodist pastor from central Pennsylvania who was defrocked after officiating his son’s gay wedding was invited by a California Methodist bishop to serve in her region in yet another sign […]

12/21/2013

Anti-missile rocket launching, Guam map. (AP Photo)

North Korea threats spark buzz on Guam, not panic

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — C.J. Urquico has lived on Guam for 19 years so he’s used to a military backdrop to everyday life. Navy ships visit, Air Force jets fly overhead and war games are played off the Pacific island’s shores.

04/05/2013

Bigeye tuna

Pacific nations alarmed by tuna overfishing

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Pacific island nations and environmentalists raised an alarm Sunday over destructive fishing methods and overfishing that they say are threatening bigeye tuna — the fish popular among sushi lovers worldwide.

12/02/2012

Quake off Philippines spurs small tsunami; 1 dead

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – A tsunami alert has been lifted after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the eastern coast of the Philippines late today. The quake killed at least one person in a house collapse […]

08/31/2012

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