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# pacific - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

North Korea's latest missile test 'explodes' upon launch

North Korea is under several sets of United Nations sanctions over its atomic and ballistic missile programmes.

# pacific - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Starving teenage boy rescued 'by chance' after nearly two weeks at sea without food

The boy was found along with three fishermen in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

# pacific - Thursday 8 December, 2016

6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of northern California USA

6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of northern California

Seismologists said that no major tsunami threat was expected.

# pacific - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Two men washed up on uninhabited Pacific island saved after writing 'SOS' in the sand

The men were stranded for about 8 days.

# pacific - Friday 16 October, 2015

"Is there a doctor on board?" - Watch this woman give birth in a plane over the Pacific

Six flight attendants wearing surgical masks can be seen

# pacific - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Bodies of soldiers found in cave 70 years after brutal WWII battle

More than 70 years later, remains have been recovered.

# pacific - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Detectives hunting the mysterious disappearance of Amelia Earhart have travelled to a remote Pacific island

Earhart disappeared in 1937 while attempting to circumnavigate the world.

# pacific - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Three dead after tourist catamaran sinks off Costa Rica

Rescuers have plucked 94 people from the sea so far.

# pacific - Friday 5 December, 2014

Orion: A successful Planet Earth landing for NASA's latest test-flight

The craft flew further and faster than any capsule built for humans since the Apollo moon program — 42 years ago.

# pacific - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Sixteen people have died in a huge fire consuming the outskirts of a Chilean port city

The military has taken over security in the city of Valparaiso.

# pacific - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Castaway says dreams about his family (and food) sustained him

Fisherman Jose Salvador Alvarenga said he thought about suicide during his 13 months adrift in the Pacific.

# pacific - Monday 3 February, 2014

“I feel bad”: Castaway arrives home after year adrift at sea

Jose Ivan said he had set sail from Mexico on Christmas Eve, 2012.

# pacific - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Victims engulfed in ash as volcano kills at least 15

Victims were covered by scorching clouds during the eruption.

# pacific - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Castaway survived 16 months adrift at sea by eating turtles

The man washed up on Thursday and said he has been floating in the Pacific since September 2012.

# pacific - Friday 16 August, 2013

Earthquake sends New Zealand office workers scrambling

No tsunami warning has been issued after a 6.5 magnitude temblor hit the country’s South Island.

# pacific - Monday 17 June, 2013

Teenage girl beheads father after he rapes her

Community leaders in the village in Papua New Guinea have protected the 18-year-old, saying the man deserved to die.

# pacific - Monday 20 August, 2012

Amelia Earhart search expedition finds 'debris field' off Pacific island

High-res footage has revealed “a scattering of man-made objects” in location consistent with 1937 photo which sparked search.

# pacific - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

In photos: Philippines battered by Typhoon Saola Flooding This post contains images

In photos: Philippines battered by Typhoon Saola

At least eight killed and tens of thousands displaced by Pacific storm.

# pacific - Monday 2 July, 2012

Amelia Earhart search project prepares to launch new expedition

New search will focus on area of underwater reef along the Pacific atoll of Nikumaroro.

# pacific - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

From Business ETC Denis O’Brien’s Digicel hits profits of more that $1bn Denis O'Brien

Denis O’Brien’s Digicel hits profits of more that $1bn

It’s the first time the telecoms group has reached profits of this level. It operates across the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific.

# pacific - Monday 23 April, 2012

Football washes up on Alaskan island a year after Japan's tsunami

Football travelled over 5,000km after a tsunami struck the north-eastern coast of Japan in March 2011.

# pacific - Monday 26 March, 2012

'Ghost ship' from Japan tsunami spotted off Canada

The fishing vessel has spent the last year drifting all the way across the Pacific with nobody on board.

# pacific - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Fresh search for Amelia Earhart and navigator 75 years after disappearance

Earhart and Fred Noonan went missing over the Pacific in 1937, but the remains of their aircraft have never been found.

# pacific - Sunday 11 March, 2012

WATCH: Tsunami debris spreading across the Pacific towards Hawaii

Homes, boats, cars, household appliances and other objects were washed into the ocean following the tsunami last year. This animated model shows how it is still moving across the Pacific.

# pacific - Friday 9 March, 2012

Pacific island nation considers moving over climate change fears

Kiribatis president says some villages have already been relocated because of rising the sea level.

# pacific - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011

Last year saw a number of major natural disasters strike, including earthquakes in Japan, New Zealand and Turkey, volcanic eruptions in Chile and Iceland, and severe tropical storms in Asia.

# pacific - Monday 3 October, 2011

Seven bodies dumped at Mexico resort town bus stop

At least 20 people were killed over the weekend in Mexico, according to police reports.

# pacific - Saturday 3 September, 2011

Popular TV host among 21 killed as Chilean air force plane crashes

Chilean television personality Felipe Camiroaga was flying to the island to do a program on the reconstruction of Juan Fernandez island following an earthquake and tsunami last year.

# pacific - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Sixty big name brands continuing to use sweatshop labour

A lobby group has examined 83 factories across Indonesia, Sri Lanka and The Philippines and found “widespread violations and abuses of workers’ rights”.

# pacific - Monday 14 March, 2011

From Business ETC O’Brien to sell Digicel firms to world’s richest man Digicel

O’Brien to sell Digicel firms to world’s richest man

Denis O’Brien’s Honduras and El Salvador telecommunications businesses are to be acquired by Mexican businessman Carlos Slim – recently named as the world’s richest man by Forbes.

# pacific - Friday 11 March, 2011

Take 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

Eyewitness videos record shocking extent of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami Japan Earthquake This post contains videos

Eyewitness videos record shocking extent of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami

In video: how tourists and the residents of Japan experienced today’s earthquake.

Tsunami hits Indonesia without causing damage

Indonesia and Guam have both lifted their tsunami warnings, after waves of just 10 centimetres hit the eastern Indonesian coast.

Hawaii tsunami: Slow-moving waves creeping inland on islands

Tsunami warning centre explains that a tsunami is not always just one wall of water but a constantly-encroaching sheet of water that will swamp coastal regions.

Tsunami centre widens warning to western US coast

Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Central and South America and the rest of the Pacific Ocean have been issued with tsunami alerts.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: A massive tsunami hits Japan in the wake of the 7th largest earthquake ever recorded; the Pacific region is on high alert and the verdict’s in on the iPad2.

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