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# guam - Monday 24 September, 2018

Indonesia teen rescued after seven weeks adrift at sea in floating hut

The 18-year-old was working solo on a fishing hut when heavy winds knocked it off its moorings.

# guam - Thursday 17 August, 2017

'There will be no war on the peninsula': South Korean president on North's aggression

Tensions in the region have been rising.

# guam - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Trump praises 'wise' North Korea decision to back off Guam

Trump stunned the world last week by warning North Korea it faced “fire and fury”.

# guam - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Guam radio stations accidentally trigger emergency alert

It comes days after North Korea threatened to fire missiles at the island.

# guam - Saturday 12 August, 2017

What would happen if North Korea actually did fire missiles at the US territory of Guam?

North Korea plans to attack the tiny Pacific island this week.

# guam - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Minister: 'No immediate threat' to Ireland amid US-North Korea nuclear tensions

Minister Charlie Flanagan says Ireland must however remain vigilant.

Explainer: Why is North Korea threatening to bomb the tiny Pacific island of Guam?

The rhetoric from Donald Trump and the North Koreans has escalated tensions in the region.

# guam - Friday 5 June, 2015

A remote US island has struck a blow for marriage equality in the Pacific

Guam has struck down a ban on same-sex marriage.

# guam - Friday 28 June, 2013

Guess who Ireland's most improved trade partners are...

The US and UK lead the way, but who are we trading with more and more?

# guam - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Seventy years on Japan looks for WWII remains

The remains of some 1.13 million Japanese soldiers still lie in a vast area somewhere between Russia and remote southern Pacific islands.

# guam - Thursday 4 April, 2013

North Korea deploys missiles, says 'moment of explosion is approaching fast'

North Korea has moved missiles to its east coast that are capable of hitting targets in Guam, South Korea and Japan.

# guam - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

US deploys missiles as North Korean army gets ‘final approval’ for nuclear attack

The Pentagon said this evening that the US remains “vigilant in the face of North Korean provocations” as it announced the deployment of the missile system.

# guam - Friday 29 March, 2013

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North Korea readies rockets for strike on US and South Korea

Kim Jong-un says rocket forces are ready “to settle accounts with the US”, in retaliation for more joint military drills.

# guam - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

'Combat-ready' North Korea threatens Hawaii, US mainland

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has launched a fresh threat to strike targets on the US mainland, Hawaii and Guam, as well as South Korea.

# guam - Thursday 21 March, 2013

North Korea threatens to strike US military bases

The threat comes as tensions on the Korean peninsula are at their highest level for years.

# guam - Friday 11 March, 2011

Massive Japanese quake causes day to shorten slightly

The earth’s rotation sped up by over a microsecond because of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake.

Taoiseach offers condolences and pledges assistance to victims of Japanese earthquake

The minister for trade and development has said that Ireland is standing by to provide assistance.

Stock and oil prices react to Japan's earthquake and tsunami disasters

Stocks rose but oil prices fell in response to the terrible events in the Pacific.

Japan latest: Toll stands at 137 but deaths set to exceed 1,000 people

With still many unaccounted for one news agency says the death toll is expected to rise above 1,000 people.

Astronomers dismiss suggestion that sun and moon caused Japan earthquake Bad Science This post contains images

Astronomers dismiss suggestion that sun and moon caused Japan earthquake

Reports that scientists had established a link between the activities of the sun and moon with the today’s Pacific tsunami have been dismissed by Irish astronomers.

In pictures: How the disaster in Japan unfolded Japan This post contains images

In pictures: How the disaster in Japan unfolded

Cities, towns and farmland seriously damaged by the 8.9 magnitude quake today, which then triggered tsunami.

UN and countries pledge aid and rescue offers to Japan but no decision from Ireland

Officials at the Department of the Taoiseach and Department of Foreign Affairs have so far made no official comment on the matter.

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.

In Pictures: Graphs and charts that show the tsunami's projected path Tsunami This post contains images

In Pictures: Graphs and charts that show the tsunami's projected path

Weather centres around the Pacific rim show trajectory of deadly wave.

Volcano erupts in eastern Indonesia

A volcano has erupted in Indonesia, just hours after an earthquake in Japan created a Pacific-wide tsunami.

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Pacific tsunami: Eyewitnesses upload photographs

People in the areas affected by the Pacific tsunami have uploaded photographs on social networking sites.

Tsunami passes over Taiwan, Indonesia braces for impact

The Pacific tsunami has hit Taiwan causing minimal damage – it is due to hit the vulnerable Indonesia islandssoon.

Tsunami may 'totally engulf' low lying Pacific islands: Red Cross Pacific Tsunami This post contains images

Tsunami may 'totally engulf' low lying Pacific islands: Red Cross

The low lying Pacific islands may be swept over as a powerful tsunami hits the region – meanwhile Indonesia is bracing itself, as warnings indicate it will be the first area to be hit after Japan.

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.

Tsunami alerts issued for multiple counties in Pacific Rim

Tsunami warnings have been issued for multiple countries in the Pacific Rim. The Japanse Prime Minister confirmed that a nuclear power plant in the north has been closed down but declared the situation safe so far.