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  • Amelia Earhart search missions begins: five others that failed

    An expedition to search for the lost aircraft of Amelia Earhart leaves Hawaii Tuesday with high hopes. But many have tried, and failed, to find conclusive evidence before. 

  • Island nation of Kiribati contemplates move to Fiji

    The leaders of the Pacific nation, archipelago of 103,000 people, are considering moving their entire population to Fiji if climate change brings rising waters.

  • From Our Files: Iwo Jima, Feb. 23, 1945

    Iwo Jima, a tiny volcanic island in the Pacific between the Marianas Islands and mainland Japan was the site of one of the most historic battles of World War II in which the United States captured the island from Japan.Here is reporter John Beaufort's account, originally published in the Feb. 23, 1945 issue of The Christian Science Monitor.