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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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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U.S.

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. reacts to a reporters question on Capitol Hill in Washington.

GOP struggles to govern despite a monopoly in Washington

The Republican Party of "no" for Democrat Barack Obama's eight years is having a hard time getting to "yes" in the early Donald Trump era.

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