The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6 earthquake struck waters west of Samoa and American Samoa. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
A host of top speakers have been lined up for a Science conference organised by the National University of Samoa (N.U.S.) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (S.P.R.E.P.).
Zimbabweans mobilized Monday for a major push to oust President Robert Mugabe, an increasingly isolated figure who faces impeachment proceedings and more street demonstrations even as he ignores calls to resign.
Germany, Europe's largest economy and anchor of stability, is facing the prospect of months of political uncertainty after Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives were unable to form a coalition with two smaller parties, raising the likelihood of new elections.
David Haye has pulled out of his all-British heavyweight rematch with Tony Bellew because of injury.
France coach Guy Noves was given the tall order of winning three of the four rugby matches this month and has done the opposite.