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China island expansion moves ahead in South China Sea

China island expansion moves ahead in South China SeaChina’s large-scale land reclamation around disputed reefs and shoals in the South China Sea is “moving ahead steadily”, state media has reported, and is on track to use giant “island-builders” to transform even more of the region. The projects have “completely changed the face of the South China Sea’s islands and reefs”, the report said. China’s sweeping claims overlap with those of Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei, as well as Taiwan.



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6.5 magnitude quake strikes Indonesia's Java island

6.5 magnitude quake strikes Indonesia's Java islandA strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia’s main island of Java late Friday, leaving at least one person dead and rattling nerves in the capital Jakarta. There was no immediate indication of a tsunami, but authorities said they had issued a warning following the tremor, which struck a coastal region some 300 kilometres (190 miles) from the capital. National disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said a 62-year-old had died in the Ciamis region in West Java after becoming trapped in a collapsed house.



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Bali's Mt Agung erupts again, island 'still safe'

Bali's Mt Agung erupts again, island 'still safe'Indonesia’s Mount Agung volcano on island of Bali erupted for a second time in less than a week on Saturday evening, sending a grey-black plume of ash and steam at least 1,500 meters into the sky and leading several airlines to change flight plans. “Tourism in Bali is still safe, except in the danger (zone) around Mount Agung,” Indonesia’s Disaster Mitigation Agency said in a statement, referring to an area that extends to a radius of up to 7.5 km from the summit. “There has not been an increase in seismic and volcanic activity after the (Tuesday) eruption and until this afternoon,” said the statement, noting that it had not changed its emergency status for Agung from level 3.



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Head Of Puerto Rico Power Utility Resigns As More Controversy Plagues Island

Head Of Puerto Rico Power Utility Resigns As More Controversy Plagues IslandThe head of Puerto Rico’s power utility resigned Friday while facing scrutiny for the slow progress being made on restoring the island’s power grid eight weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory.



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This Tiny Island Now Has the Most Powerful Passport in the World

This Tiny Island Now Has the Most Powerful Passport in the WorldAmerican passport's strength has considerably dropped since Trump took office



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Puerto Ricans Are Struggling To Flee The Island With Their Pets

Puerto Ricans Are Struggling To Flee The Island With Their PetsThousands of people are fleeing Puerto Rico as the island remains without power and the death toll continues to climb more than a month after Hurricane Maria.



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Mother, son and daughter all arrested in connection to multiple robberies on Long Island

Mother, son and daughter all arrested in connection to multiple robberies on Long IslandA woman and her two children have been arrested in Long Island in connection to seven armed robberies, all of which took place over the last month.



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Residents of shrinking US island reject 'climate victim' label

Residents of shrinking US island reject 'climate victim' labelBy Emily Flitter TANGIER ISLAND, Md (Reuters) – This summer, a delegation of Republican climate activists visited Tangier Island, a speck of grassland in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay, to try to convince its 450 residents to take climate change seriously. At a dinner attended by island residents Aug. 2, the activists from RepublicEn headed by former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis laid out the stakes: The sea level is rising, and some scientists estimate that within decades the island, already suffering severe erosion, will need to be abandoned. The people of Tangier Island were used to this kind of message.



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Many Puerto Ricans angry over Trump's comments on island

Many Puerto Ricans angry over Trump's comments on islandSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Outside of official events, many Puerto Ricans say they won't be welcoming President Donald Trump with open arms during his visit to the storm-wracked island on Tuesday.



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Australia sends naval support to Vanuatu's volcano island

Australia sends naval support to Vanuatu's volcano islandAustralia has sent a naval ship to help evacuate thousands of people from Vanuatu’s Ambae island, where a volcano is threatening a major eruption. The Vanuatu government announced last week that all 11,000 residents on Ambae — in the north of the Pacific archipelago — would be moved, after the Manaro Voui volcano rumbled to life and rained rock and ash on villages. The landing ship HMAS Choules departed Australia Saturday and is due to arrive at the Pacific nation mid-week, carrying emergency specialists and food supplies.



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