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# pacific - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Radradra on Fiji's wing as Cheika pairs Hooper and Pocock in Wallaby back row
# Pool D
From The42
# Pool D

Radradra on Fiji's wing as Cheika pairs Hooper and Pocock in Wallaby back row

Sep 19th 2019, 11:32 AM 5,614 Views 5 Comments

The Australia coach was reluctant to suggest that the duo could also start together against Wales in week two.

# pacific - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Sexton leads critics of 'out-of-touch' proposal for new 12-team World Rugby tournament
# Global Season
From The42
# Global Season

Sexton leads critics of 'out-of-touch' proposal for new 12-team World Rugby tournament

Feb 28th 2019, 8:27 AM 50,635 Views 50 Comments

There was no place for Fiji, Samoa or Tonga in the proposed tournament, with emerging TV markets Japan and USA preferred.

# pacific - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Photos: The 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Willa crashes into Mexico's Pacific coast
# Storm
# Storm

Photos: The 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Willa crashes into Mexico's Pacific coast

Oct 24th 2018, 7:30 AM 13,787 Views 3 Comments

The eye of the storm was on the edge of the Mexican coast overnight.

# pacific - Friday 28 September, 2018

Plane 'lands short of the runway' and ditches into Pacific lagoon
# Micronesia
# Micronesia

Plane 'lands short of the runway' and ditches into Pacific lagoon

Sep 28th 2018, 7:06 AM 27,965 Views 13 Comments

It said there were no serious injuries; the airline didn’t specify what caused the accident.

# pacific - Sunday 9 September, 2018

The Ocean Cleanup project sails out to sweep Pacific plastic
# OCEAN CLEAN UP
# OCEAN CLEAN UP

The Ocean Cleanup project sails out to sweep Pacific plastic

Sep 9th 2018, 9:25 AM 31,390 Views 29 Comments

The ambitious project hopes to clean up half of an infamous garbage patch within five years.

# pacific - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Powerful storm levels Tonga's parliament house and heads towards Fiji
# Cyclone Gita
# Cyclone Gita

Powerful storm levels Tonga's parliament house and heads towards Fiji

Feb 13th 2018, 7:44 AM 9,966 Views 0 Comments

Cyclone Gita caused power outages after tearing through the island nation just south of the capital.

# pacific - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

North Korea's latest missile test 'explodes' upon launch
# Try Try Again
# Try Try Again

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

Mar 22nd 2017, 7:07 AM 17,423 Views 22 Comments

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
# Chance Discovery
# Chance Discovery

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

Feb 23rd 2017, 9:02 AM 32,420 Views 16 Comments

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
# USA

6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of northern California

Dec 8th 2016, 3:45 PM 21,730 Views 18 Comments

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
# Cast Away
# Cast Away

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

Aug 27th 2016, 3:02 PM 48,093 Views 28 Comments

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
# Baby On Board
# Baby On Board

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

Oct 16th 2015, 8:32 AM 21,819 Views 15 Comments

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
# Pacific
# Pacific

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

Apr 1st 2015, 12:44 PM 26,768 Views 75 Comments

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
# The Aviator
# The Aviator

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

Jan 25th 2015, 2:47 PM 33,496 Views 16 Comments

Earhart disappeared in 1937 while attempting to circumnavigate the world.

# pacific - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Three dead after tourist catamaran sinks off Costa Rica
# Huge Wave
# Huge Wave

Three dead after tourist catamaran sinks off Costa Rica

Jan 8th 2015, 9:37 PM 16,371 Views 5 Comments

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
# Splash-land
# Splash-land

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

Dec 5th 2014, 9:05 PM 7,856 Views 28 Comments

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
# Valparaiso
# Valparaiso

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

Apr 13th 2014, 12:59 PM 10,714 Views 0 Comments

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
# Adrift
# Adrift

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

Feb 4th 2014, 9:52 AM 16,554 Views 29 Comments

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
# Sail Away
# Sail Away

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

Feb 3rd 2014, 6:10 PM 37,914 Views 47 Comments

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
# Eruption
# Eruption

Victims engulfed in ash as volcano kills at least 15

Feb 2nd 2014, 9:57 AM 13,542 Views 8 Comments

Victims were covered by scorching clouds during the eruption.

# pacific - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Castaway survived 16 months adrift at sea by eating turtles
# At Sea
# At Sea

Castaway survived 16 months adrift at sea by eating turtles

Feb 1st 2014, 10:15 AM 38,431 Views 38 Comments

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
# Earthquake
# Earthquake

Earthquake sends New Zealand office workers scrambling

Aug 16th 2013, 10:21 AM 8,924 Views 14 Comments

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
# Papua New Guinea
# Papua New Guinea

Teenage girl beheads father after he rapes her

Jun 17th 2013, 8:49 AM 35,230 Views 69 Comments

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
# Amelia Earhart
# Amelia Earhart

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

Aug 20th 2012, 7:16 PM 9,104 Views 9 Comments

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
# Flooding

In photos: Philippines battered by Typhoon Saola

Jul 31st 2012, 11:55 AM 3,871 Views 1 Comment

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
# Amelia Earhart
# Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart search project prepares to launch new expedition

Jul 2nd 2012, 12:42 PM 3,473 Views 5 Comments

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

# pacific - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

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

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

Jun 6th 2012, 1:40 PM 2,645 Views 12 Comments

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
# Tsunami
# Tsunami

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

Apr 23rd 2012, 12:52 PM 2,758 Views 6 Comments

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
# Ghost Ship
# Ghost Ship

'Ghost ship' from Japan tsunami spotted off Canada

Mar 26th 2012, 8:28 AM 6,901 Views 18 Comments

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
# Amelia Earhart
# Amelia Earhart

Fresh search for Amelia Earhart and navigator 75 years after disappearance

Mar 20th 2012, 4:06 PM 6,111 Views 13 Comments

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
# Japan
# Japan

WATCH: Tsunami debris spreading across the Pacific towards Hawaii

Mar 11th 2012, 8:15 AM 8,556 Views 14 Comments

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
# Kiribati
# Kiribati

Pacific island nation considers moving over climate change fears

Mar 9th 2012, 12:40 PM 6,494 Views 19 Comments

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
# Review 2011

In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011

Dec 28th 2011, 6:50 PM 6,729 Views 6 Comments

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
# Mexico
# Mexico

Seven bodies dumped at Mexico resort town bus stop

Oct 3rd 2011, 10:04 AM 629 Views 3 Comments

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
# Chile
# Chile

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

Sep 3rd 2011, 12:35 PM 597 Views 3 Comments

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
# Sweatshops
# Sweatshops

Sixty big name brands continuing to use sweatshop labour

May 3rd 2011, 3:39 PM 149,899 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 14th 2011, 3:10 PM 1,330 Views 1 Comment

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
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Friday

Mar 11th 2011, 5:03 PM 1,558 Views 0 Comments

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

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

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

Mar 11th 2011, 3:07 PM 7,236 Views 0 Comments

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

Tsunami hits Indonesia without causing damage
# Pacific
# Pacific

Tsunami hits Indonesia without causing damage

Mar 11th 2011, 2:26 PM 2,619 Views 0 Comments

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
# Hawaii Tsunami
# Hawaii Tsunami

Hawaii tsunami: Slow-moving waves creeping inland on islands

Mar 11th 2011, 2:05 PM 5,340 Views 0 Comments

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.

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