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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center posted its dire warning just minutes after a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck undersea in the South Pacific: Given the temblor's location, and its shallow depth of 6 miles, Vanuatu and the French territory of New Caledonia risked being right in the cross-hairs of possible "hazardous tsunami waves."

More than three hours later, local officials could finally breathe a sigh of relief.

Protesters across Israel on Tuesday criticized what they say is the government's failure to address violence against women.

A vocal critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte posted bail on Monday, after returning to her country to face an arrest warrant and charges of tax violations.

On Sunday night at Manila's international airport, Maria Ressa, the CEO and executive editor of digital news outlet Rappler, thanked reporters for showing up to cover the event.

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When "Crazy Rich Asians" opened in theaters this year, expectations were the film would perform respectably. Instead, it smashed projections and grossed well over $100 million domestically.

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