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Australia’s Hanson wears burqa to parliament in bid to ban them

CANBERRA (Reuters) — Australian far-right Sen. Pauline Hanson wore a burqa to parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign to ban the all-enveloping garment worn by some Muslim women, drawing a quick rebuke from the government and Muslims.

US says joint South Korea war games not on the negotiating table

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) — The United States and South Korea will go ahead with joint military drills next week, the top U.S. military official said on Thursday, resisting pressure from North Korea and its ally China to halt the contentious exercises.

Reformed ex-militants in Indonesia mark Independence Day

TENGGULUN, Indonesia (Reuters) — Fifteen years since they were members of a radical Islamist group that killed 202 people on Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali, Ali Fauzi and Sumarno are building peace instead of bombs.

Philippine war on drugs and crime intensifies, at least 60 killed in three days

MANILA (Reuters) — Police killed at least 28 people overnight in a crackdown here in the capital, authorities said on Thursday, a second night of heavy bloodshed this week in an intensification of President Rodrigo Duterte’s fierce war on drugs and crime.

China military criticizes ‘wrong’ US moves on Taiwan, South China Sea

BEIJING (Reuters) — The “wrong” actions of the United States on Taiwan, its South China Sea patrols and deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea have had a large, negative influence on military trust, a senior Chinese officer said on Thursday.

The importance of learning island culture

CULTURAL activities that promote local languages influence our learning processes, affecting our ability to collect different kinds of data, make connections between them, and infer a desirable mode of behavior from them.

Taiwan suffers massive power cut, affecting millions of households

TAIPEI (Reuters) — Taiwan suffered a massive power blackout on Tuesday evening that hit businesses and residential homes, affecting close to seven million households on the heavily industrialized island amid sweltering heat.

Bank of Hawaii announces Christina Michelsen as Palau island manager

PALAU (Press Release) — Christina Michelsen has been promoted to vice president and Palau island manager. Michelsen has lead and managed Bank of Hawaii’s Koror Branch, in the West Pacific Region, since November 2016.

American Samoa governor tells congresswoman her plan will devastate territory

PAGO PAGO (Talanei News/Pacnews) — American Samoa Gov. Lolo Moliga has informed U.S. Congresswoman Aumua Amata her plan to repurpose funding under the Affordable Care Act to construct a new hospital would “devastate “ the territory’s ability to cover medical care costs.

Pohnpei chief justice resigns

POHNPEI, (Kaselelhie Press/Pacnews) — The chief justice of the Pohnpei Supreme Court, Benjamin Rodriquez, has resigned from his post, effective Aug. 14, 2017, reports Kaselelhie Press.