Vice President Mike Pence, back to camera, greets U.S. service members during a refueling stop in Pago Pago, American Samoa, Monday, April 24, 2017. Pence stopped in American Samoa after leaving Australia en route to Hawaii.

Pence cites 'challenging times' to troops in American Samoa

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has thanked American service members based in American Samoa, citing "challenging times" for the military in the Asia-Pacific.

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, right, and Australian Governor General Peter Cosgrove toast during a lunch reception for Australian and U.S. military servicemen and women at Admiralty House in Sydney, Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Pence embraces US-Australia partnership after Trump spat

Pence said that while the Trump administration had pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, it still considered its bilateral trade deal with Australia to be a "model" and a "win-win" for both countries.

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Logs and debris from a week of flooding are collected behind boats moored on the Whakatane River, New Zealand.

New Zealanders evacuated from parts of coast as storm hits

Hundreds of people in New Zealand were evacuated from some coastal areas on Thursday as the second major storm in just over a week made landfall near the North Island town of Whakatane.

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Civil defense authorities advised people in low-lying areas on the North Island's Coromandel Peninsula to evacuate to higher ground.

New Zealanders brace for 2nd major storm in just over a week

New Zealanders on Thursday were bracing for a second major storm in just over a week as the remnants of Cyclone Cook bore down on the South Pacific nation.

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Nauru President Baron Divavesi Waqa, left, meets with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices in Sydney, Thursday, April 6, 2017.

Nauru president: Australia's refugee policy 'working well'

Nauru's president says Australia's controversial policy of sending asylum seekers to his impoverished Pacific island nation is "working well."

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The disease can be contracted by eating food or drinking water handled by somebody who has the disease, or when contaminated sewage comes into contact with drinking water.

1 dead, 14 sickened in New Zealand typhoid fever outbreak

An outbreak of typhoid fever among a church community in New Zealand has caused one death and left at least 14 other people hospitalized, health authorities said Tuesday.

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In this March 31, 2014 file photo, the shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion is seen on low level cloud while the aircraft searches for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, near the coast of Western Australia.

Australian service marks third anniversary of MH370 tragedy

The Australian government minister in charge of the suspended seabed search for the Malaysia Airlines jet joined victims' families and friends on Wednesday in the east coast city of Brisbane for a memorial service to mark the third anniversary of Flight 370's disappearance.

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Papua New Guinea hit by 6.5 earthquake, no tsunami expected

Papua New Guinea was been shaken by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake on Monday but no destructive tsunami was expected, officials said.

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In this November 2014 file photo, Archbishop Anthony Apuron stands in front of the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica in Hagatna, Guam.

Vatican abuse probe of Guam archbishop heads to mainland US

Vatican officials prosecuting Guam's archbishop for alleged sex abuse have moved their investigation from the territory to Hawaii and now the mainland U.S. so they can interview potential witnesses.

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New Zealand's Prime Minister Bill English.

New Zealand leader has 'sensible, polite' talk with Trump

New Zealand's Prime Minister Bill English said Tuesday he told President Donald Trump during a phone call that he disagreed with his travel and refugee ban but that the conversation remained amicable.

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Premier: Trump ban doesn't affect Australia passport holders

The White House had assured Australia that its passport-holders won't be affected by President Donald Trump's executive order suspending immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, the Australian prime minister said on Tuesday.

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The shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion is seen on low level cloud while the aircraft searches for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, near the coast of Western Australia.

Australia defends end of MH370 hunt; investigation continues

Australia's Transport Minister Darren Chester said on Wednesday that experts will continue analyzing data and scrutinizing debris washing ashore from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a bid to narrow down where it crashed in the southern Indian Ocean.

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Man accused of biting during Hawaii flight to be sentenced

A man accused of biting a Hawaiian Airlines employee during a July flight from American Samoa to Hawaii is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday for interfering with a flight crew.

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In this photo provided by World Vision Solomon Islands, a house in Kirakira, Solomon Islands, is damaged after an earthquake on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.

Magnitude 7.2 quake hits near Fiji; tsunami alert issued

Authorities say a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit near the Fiji Islands, causing a tsunami warning for parts of the Pacific Ocean.

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Bill English.

Bill English chosen as New Zealand's prime minister

The conservative caucus in New Zealand's Parliament has chosen Bill English to be the next prime minister.

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In this photo provided by World Vision Solomon Islands, a house in Kirakira, Solomon Islands, is damaged after an earthquake on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.

Tsunami warnings are cancelled after big Pacific earthquake

Tsunami warnings for several Pacific islands, including those in Hawaii, were canceled Friday after authorities determined that a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck near the Solomon Islands did not pose a broad tsunami threat.

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Motorway sign warning of Tsunami

Tsunami warnings are cancelled after big Pacific earthquake

Tsunami warnings for several Pacific islands, including those in Hawaii, were canceled Friday after authorities determined that a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck near the Solomon Islands did not pose a broad tsunami threat.

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Finance Minister Bill English, right, walks with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key to the House to deliver his Budget 2016 speech, in Wellington, New Zealand.

AP Explains: What resignation of New Zealand's leader means

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key unexpectedly resigned on Monday. His departure will affect New Zealand's relationship with the U.S., its free-trade agenda and its role on the world stage.

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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announces his decision to resign and stand-down from politics at a press conference in Wellington, New Zealand, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016.

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key resigns after 8 years

New Zealand's popular Prime Minister John Key stunned the nation on Monday when he announced, in a breaking voice, he was resigning after eight years as leader.

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HAPPIER TIMES: Toosavili John Key with Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi during the historical All Blacks game at Apia Park.

To’osavili John Key resigns as Prime Minister of N.Z.

The Falealili chief who is the Prime Minister of New Zealand, To’osavili John Key has announced his resignation, according to the NZ Herald.

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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

In call to Trump, Chinese leader urges restraint over NKorea

As the world braces for a possible North Korean nuclear test, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday urged restraint in a call to President Donald Trump.

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