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Hollande acknowledges impact of nuclear testing in Pacific

Papeete - French President Francois Hollande has acknowledged that three decades of nuclear tests in French Polynesia had "an impact" on health and the environment and promised a review of the victim compensation process.

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.

Watch Robbie Maddison ride his dirt bike on water

A wave-riding dirt bike was created for DC Shoes and Robbie Maddison, a stunt rider from Australia, got the chance to ride it. Video of Maddison and the bike in action has gone viral.

Snowden docs: New Zealand spying on Pacific allies for NSA

Wellington - New Zealand has been spying on its small, friendly Pacific neighbors and Indonesia and is sharing the intelligence with international allies including the US National Security Agency, according to new revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

World sends French man with Down's Syndrome 30,000 birthday cards

Thanks to his loving parents, and loving humans, a man in France with Down's Syndrome got more birthday cards for his 30th birthday than most people get in a lifetime. The cards and greetings came from all over the world.

U.S. quarantines cruise ship, passengers on arrival in California

San Pedro - U.S. health officials quarantined a Carnival Corp. cruise ship Sunday after it arrived in California with 172 passengers and crew members suffering from norovirus.

Op-Ed: Why Bora Bora is one of the hottest travel spots

Do you love to travel? Have you always wanted to take that backpacking trip across Europe or hike the Andes Mountains? Now is the time! As technology advances, international travel gets easier and more affordable every day.

Review: 'When Dolphins Cry' — the fight to end Japan's dolphin slaughter

"When Dolphins Cry" documents the more than 30-year fight by a group of dedicated international conservationists, to end the brutal slaughter of dolphins in Japan.

Missing tourist feared eaten by cannibal on Polynesian island

Investigators searching for a missing German tourist who disappeared on the remote French Polynesian island of Nuku Hiva, fear that he may have been eaten by a cannibal.

Scuba diving gets easier with the HydroBOB

Fort Lauderdale - A British inventor has created a new underwater scooter that allows tourists to explore coral reefs without learning to scuba dive - or even swim. Vacationers can sit on the HydroBOB and dive to depths of 100ft at tourist sites around the world.

Princess accused of taking honeymoon bribe

Stockholm - Prosecutors are considering an investigation to determine whether Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel accepted bribes after a tycoon paid for the couple’s luxury global honeymoon that included a short stay in the United State

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