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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This image released by Disney shows Maui, voiced by Dwayne Johnson in a scene from the animated film,

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

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 depicts their culture.

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American accused of killing wife in Tonga, escaping on boat

A U.S. citizen is being held in Honolulu for extradition to Tonga, where he's accused of beating his wife to death, escaping police and sailing more than 300 miles to American Samoa.

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Vehicles make a line as they flee following a tsunami warning in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture early Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016.

Tsunami warning issued after quake off Fukushima in Japan

Coastal residents in Japan were ordered to flee to higher ground on Tuesday after a strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 struck off the coast of Fukushima prefecture.

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A paved road is lifted at the ports in Wellington.

Powerful earthquake strikes New Zealand, killing 2 people

A powerful earthquake struck New Zealand's South Island early Monday, killing at least two people, damaging buildings and infrastructure, and prompting emergency services to warn people along the coast to move to higher ground to avoid tsunami waves.

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A large fissure runs along Kaikoura Road about two hours north of Christchurch Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, after a major earthquake struck New Zealand's south Island early Monday.  The powerful earthquake struck in a mostly rural area close to the city of Chri

Powerful quake strikes New Zealand, triggering small tsunami

A powerful earthquake struck New Zealand's South Island early Monday, shaking residents awake...

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Senior Constable Rio Law holds a koala at the Upper Mount Gravatt Police station in Brisbane, Australia, after it was found in a bag carried by a woman who was being arrested.

Aussie police search of woman yields a baby koala

Australian police have made an unusual find while searching the bag of a woman who was being arrested: a baby koala.

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Bishop Michael Jude Byrnes poses for a photo at the Archdiocese of Detroit Chancery in Detroit.

New child abuse lawsuit filed again Guam's Catholic Church

The new leader of the Catholic Church in Guam will immediately assume all responsibilities in the archdiocese while its suspended archbishop faces a church trial for allegedly sexually abusing altar boys, a church leader said Tuesday.

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Hillary Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta speaks to members of the media outside Clinton's home in Washington.

Hackers apparently fooled Clinton official with bogus email

New evidence appears to show how hackers earlier this year stole more than 50,000 emails of Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, an audacious electronic attack blamed on Russia's government and one that has resulted in embarrassing political disclosures about Democrats in the final weeks before the U.S. presidential election.

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Workers continue construction of a reed boat named the

American sets to cross Pacific in reed boat, reach Australia

In the age of space travel, an American explorer is preparing to cross the Pacific Ocean from South America to Australia using a reed boat built by Bolivian Aymara Indians.

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Mua Migi, left, watches his son Atimua Migi put tape on a carry-on bag before boarding a Hawaiian Airlines flight to Pago Pago, American Samoa at Honolulu International Airport in Honolulu.

Weight survey for Pago Pago fliers prompts airline action

Hawaiian Airlines executives had a dilemma: Their planes were burning more fuel than projected on their regular 2,600-mile route between Honolulu and American Samoa.

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia.

Australian opposition decides to sink gay marriage vote

The Australian opposition on Tuesday decided to block government plans for a public but non-binding vote on recognizing gay marriage, arguing it would better if the issue was decided in Parliament.

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U.S.

President Donald Trump points to a member of the audience after speaking at the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Va., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.

Trump offers scattershot response to global protests

President Donald Trump on Sunday offered a scattershot response to the sweeping post-inauguration protests against his new administration, sarcastically undermining the public opposition and then defending demonstrators' rights a short time later.

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