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Almost 70 years ago, the people of Bikini Atoll left their homes to allow U.S. nuclear testing, now the Pacific islanders' descendants say they must move again -- because climate change has rendered their new home uninhabitable.
Pacific's Atomic bomb refugees now face the climate threat


Japanese police said on Wednesday they arrested a South Korean man two weeks after a small explosion struck the controversial Yasukuni war shrine in Tokyo.
Japan police arrest South Korean man after war shrine explosion


New Zealand led an international protest Monday against Japan's plans to resume killing whales in the Southern Ocean, while Australia said it was considering further legal action.
New Zealand and Australia lead Japan whaling protest


Australian authorities said Thursday that new analysis confirms they've likely been searching in the right place for a missing Malaysian airliner.

The Philippines has sought to debunk mainland China's claims to disputed islands in the South China Sea, court officials said Monday as an international tribunal wrapped up a five-day hearing.

The leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan agreed to work together to revive stalled peace talks with Taliban insurgents after meeting on the sidelines of a climate change conference in Paris, officials said.

Pakistan has denied committing war crimes during Bangladesh's independence conflict in 1971, in what analysts said Tuesday was an unusually strong statement signaling worsening ties.

South Korea on Monday ratified a free-trade agreement (FTA) with mainland China that would remove most tariffs between Asia's largest and fourth-largest economies.

China came under renewed criticizm Sunday over its rising profile in the South China Sea as it jostled with the United States for regional influence at the conclusion to a week of top-level diplomacy.
China under  fire over sea rows as US courts SE Asia


Japan's defense minister urged Australia Sunday to award a huge submarine contract to his country, saying such a deal would help bolster regional security.
Japan links Australian submarine bid to regional security


U.S. President Barack Obama promised Saturday that Islamic extremists would find no safe haven anywhere, while the leader of Muslim-majority Malaysia branded the Islamic State group as a "new evil" that has blasphemed the religion, and urged world leaders to confront it forcefully.

Indonesia is in talks with Australia about temporarily housing asylum seekers stranded in Indonesia on an island in the archipelago, an official said Friday, but Canberra will reportedly have to cover the cost.

The government has said it signed a marine patrol cooperation agreement with the Philippines earlier this month to formalize some of the existing mechanisms already in place between the two sides in order to prevent future fisheries conflicts in overlapping waters in the South China Sea.
Pact with Philippines signed to ensure end to fisheries conflicts


The United States welcomes a fisheries agreement that was signed recently between Taiwan and the Philippines to address fishing disputes in their overlapping economic waters, an official with the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said Thursday.
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