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Friday, April 18, 2014-1:55:12A.M.

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Philippine leader apologizes over ‘world’s worst airport’

MANILA (AFP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino publicly apologized on Wednesday for failures in air-conditioning at Manila airport, already named by an online travel guide as the world’s worst.

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Marshall Islands seeks Fijian doctors

MAJURO (Pacnews) — The Marshall Islands wishes to seek opportunities with Fiji sending over Fijian doctors.

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PM opens Samoa’s first grid connected solar power system

APIA (Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat) — Samoa, the first country to access the Pacific Environment Community or PEC Fund since its inception in 2010 is finally having their first solar photovoltaic grid system commissioned for use in Salelologa, Savai’i.

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Peace Corps Response Volunteers to arrive in Pohnpei and Yap

KOLONIA, Pohnpei (U.S. Embassy) — In two separate ceremonies, Pohnpei and Yap Governments signed Memoranda of Understandings.

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US, China in ‘productive’ talks after North Korea test threat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The United States and China have held “productive” talks on North Korea, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday, part of stepped up international diplomacy after Pyongyang warned of plans to conduct a new type of nuclear test.

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China denies naval snub for Japan over fleet review

BEIJING (Reuters) — China’s navy on Tuesday denied, in a roundabout way, that it snubbed Japan by not inviting it to join in a naval fleet review as part of an international symposium, saying the two events had never been linked in the first place.

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Wide-ranging agenda for talks between Obama, Aquino

MANILA (BusinessWorld) —“Topics of mutual concern” to be discussed during President Obama’s visit to the Philippines later this month will not be limited to the hot-button issues of defense and security, an Aquino administration official said.

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American Samoa schools reopen after pink eye woes

PAGO PAGO (AP) — Public schools in American Samoa fully reopened Monday after some 3,000 students and teachers contracted pink eye, an outbreak that prompted tourism officials to warn cruise passengers heading to the group of islands in the South Pacific.

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US, PNG sign military agreement

PORT MORESBY (Pacnews) — Papua New Guinea has signed an acquisition and cross servicing agreement with the United States to strengthen their bilateral partnership and co-operation in military logistics.

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Report: Samoa prison has major mgmt, admin problems

APIA (Pacnews) — The report of the Commission of Inquiry, including all its recommendations, into conditions at Tafaigata Prison and other related issues has been approved by the cabinet.

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