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Pacific summit to urge action on climate change

- Pacific island leaders will renew calls for meaningful action on climate change at a regional summit opening in Palau on Tuesday, amid fears rising seas will swamp their low-lying nations.

Op-Ed: Sharif revokes secret agreement allowing drone strikes

Islamabad - Nawaz Sharif claims to have revoked a secret agreement between the US and Pakistan authorizing the US to carry out drone strikes in Pakistani tribal areas.

Brazilian fisherman shot himself in head with speargun, survives

While cleaning it, a Brazilian fisherman had his speargun go off and he wound up shooting himself in the head. The spear went into his head in his left eye cavity and lodged into his brain, where it remained 10 hours.

Video: Al-Qaeda hostage Warren Weinstein pleads for his life

Al Qaeda has released a new video showing 70-year-old U.S. citizen Warren Weinstein, taken hostage, begging President Obama to yield to the demands of his captors to save his life.

South Pacific nation Nauru listed as world's fattest nation

The top ten fattest nations in the world for the year 2010 have been released. Think the United States or Canada, known for their numerous fast food restaurants, are number one? Nauru, a tiny South Pacific island, topped the list.

Palau creates world's first shark sanctuary

The tiny Pacific nation of Palau has created the world's first shark sanctuary. Palau's President, Johnson Toribiong made the announcement during Friday's session of the UN General Assembly.

Palau to accept 17 Gitmo detainees

Palau, a tiny island nation in South Pacific, has agreed to accept 17 Chinese Uighur Muslim prisoners held at Guantánamo Bay. In exchange, the U.S. will give $200 million in aid to the island nation.

Climate Change Threatens Small Island Nations’ Survival

Small island developing nations contribute least to climate change but are under imminent threat of inundation due to rising sea levels.
 

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