China Seeks Sweeping Regional Deal With Pacific Island Countries

Newly obtained documents shed light on how Beijing hopes to win friends and gain influence in an area of strategic importance.

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3 Men Marooned in the Pacific Are Rescued After Writing SOS in the Sand

Three days after their boat ran out of fuel and drifted off course in Micronesia, the men were found in good condition after a plane saw their giant plea for help spelled out on the sand.

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These Large Carnivorous Lizards Are Right Where They Belong

Monitor lizards, believed to be invasive species on some Pacific islands, got there long before humans, a new study says.

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