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Pacific nations open summit with eye on climate fight

Pohnpei - Pacific island leaders opened their annual regional summit Thursday with a colourful ceremony in Micronesia, as some of the world's smallest nations vowed to put up a big fight against climate change.

Op-Ed: Why Nietes' Flyweight debut crucial in quest for lucrative fight

Longest reigning Filipino world champion Donnie Nietes has just relinquished his Junior Flyweight title to move up to full 112 pounds Flyweight limit as he prepares for his crucial fight against ex-world champion Edgar Sosa of Mexico on Sept. 24.

Virus linked to newborn brain shrinkage rampages beyond Brazil

Until this year, Brazil had few cases of microcephaly, a debilitating and ultimately deadly disorder in which newborns are born with abnormally small brains. Then the country recorded almost 3,000 cases after reporting less than 200 cases in 2014.

Welsh miners trapped 300 ft. underground due to tunnel collapse

A rescue operation is underway to rescue the four remaining miners after a tunnel collapsed at the Gleision Colliery mine this morning near the village of Cilybebyll in the Swansea Valley, South Wales.

Man contracts insect-borne virus and sexually transmits to wife

Fort Collins - Scientists say it's probable that they may have documented the first case of a virus contracted by a man who was bitten multiple times by insects and then sexually transmitted to his wife, according to a study published on 'Emerging Infectious Diseases.'

3 powerful earthquakes, 14 aftershocks rock Mariana Islands

Hagatna - In a 24-hour period, the region of the Mariana Islands, near Guam, experienced three powerful earthquakes ranging from 6.3-magnitude to 6.9-magnitude. The region also has witnessed 14 aftershocks.

Micronesia Continues to Fight Against the Czech Power Plant

The Czech Government received an official letter from Micronesia with comments on the extension project of the Czech coal power plant Prunerov on Tuesday, 5 January.

Micronesia Does Not Want to Be Sunk by Czech Power Plant

The representatives of The Federated States of Micronesia said at the Copenhagen climate summit they want to see a decrease of the global CO2 emissions to 350 parts per million, in order to limit the rise in temperatures to about 1.5 degrees.

Scientists Find Oil Leak Threatening Chuuk Lagoon

Scientists and volunteers affiliated with Earthwatch have uncovered signs of an oil leak in Chuuk (formerly known as Truk) Lagoon, a popular dive destination in Micronesia.

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