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___ Tax split between House, Senate poses a big challenge WASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate tax overhaul plans are broadly similar, but crucial differences are...

The Latest: Italy to phase out coal for electricity by 2025

BONN, Germany (AP) — The Latest on a global climate conference in Bonn, Germany (all times local): 2:05 p.m. The Italian government says the country will phase out ...

Climate activists stage protest at German coal-fired plant

BONN, Germany (AP) — Environmental activists have staged a protest at a German coal-fired power plant to highlight the country's continued use of heavily polluting fossil fuels. Prot...

Birthplace of Austronesians is Taiwan, capital was Taitung: Scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A growing number of scholars from various fields both domestically and abroad are coming to the conclusion that Taiwan is the birthplace of the Austronesian people and language...

Fiji wins Hong Kong Sevens title for 17th time

HONG KONG (AP) — Fiji won the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens for a record-extending 17th time on Sunday, beating South Africa 22-0 in a lopsided final. The Fijians had not won a tournament s...

Fiji safely through to quarters at Hong Kong Sevens

HONG KONG (AP) — Fiji beat rival New Zealand 17-14 Saturday to stay on course to win the Hong Kong Sevens for a third straight year. The Olympic champions were facing the possibility...

Members of Trump's advisory commission on Asians resign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten members of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have resigned to protest the new administration's policies and positions. ...

'Moana' a Disney hit but portrayal irks some in the Pacific

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Disney's animated movie "Moana" debuted to critical acclaim and box office success over the Thanksgiving weekend, but some people in the South Pacific dislike how it dep...

Report: Gay characters hit record high on network TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A record number of gay characters are featured on broadcast series, but small-screen shows overall can be deadly for the female ones, according to a study released Thursday. ...

DNA study reveals Vanuatu people first came from Taiwan

Despite a distance of over 6,000 km, DNA analysis has revealed that the first inhabitants of Vanuatu came from Taiwan and the Philippines, instead of neighboring countries as previously thought. In...

New Zealand fans back Thunder's Adams after 'monkey' comment

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Oklahoma City center Steven Adams is breaking new ground as a New Zealander succeeding at the top levels of the NBA, and the jubilation of his fans back home seemed lit...

New Zealand's Pacific community farewells Jonah Lomu

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) -- New Zealand's Pacific Island community gathered at a memorial service Saturday for former All Blacks winger Jonah Lomu, two days before all New Zealanders unite publicly ...

Homelessness in Hawaii grows, defying image of paradise

HONOLULU (AP) -- Two days before the city planned to dismantle her sidewalk home, Kionina Kaneso had no idea where she and her daughter and grandchildren would sleep.A full-time fast-food worker, Kane...

Taiwan hosts vocational training for young Pacific islanders

Taipei, Sept. 15 (CNA) A group of young adults from six Pacific island countries are participating in a vocational training program in Taiwan to gain specialized skills, a government-funded agency s...