A teenage boy who ran away from home survived a five-hour flight in the freezing wheel well of a jetliner that reached 38,000 feet (11,582 metres) as it travelled from California to Hawaii, the FBI said.
The 16-year-old, from Sant
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday announced that Japan will join talks on a Pacific trade pact that would oblige the country to open up sheltered industries, including farming, long a bastion of protectionism.
The decision to se
Pacific Ventures, a leading developer of commercial, residential, and mixed-use properties in the Middle East, has signed up UAE media personality Uma Ghosh Deshpande as brand ambassador for its new project Burj Pacific.
Trade in illegally poached and harvested wildlife and wild plants could be curbed, possibly saving endangered species such as the New Zealand Kakapo parrot, by a proposed Trans-Pacific trade deal, a top US trade official said on Monday.
Vast deposits of rare earth minerals, crucial in making high-tech electronics products, have been found on the floor of the Pacific Ocean and can be readily extracted, Japanese scientists said.
"The deposits have a heavy concentration of r
Tsunami waves of up to 1.5 metres (5 ft) hit far-flung Pacific regions from the Russian far east and Japan to New Zealand's remote Chatham Islands on Sunday after a massive earthquake struck Chile, killing more than 300 people.
One of the world's most powerful earthquakes in a century that pounded Chile has killed more than 300 people as it toppled buildings and triggered tsunamis that ravaged a port town and threatened Pacific coastlines as far away as Japan.
Etisalat and Pacific Controls, the leading global automation company, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly work towards offering machine to machine (M2M) applications and support to Etisalat's clients.
More than half the countries at 192-nation UN climate talks in Copenhagen back far tougher goals for limiting global warming than those favoured by rich nations, a group of small island states said.
The group, which says rising sea levels