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Tonga volcano: 'We hope for the best for our families back home'

Tongans living in Fiji are collecting donations to support those impacted by the volcano and tsunami.
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Two-thirds of passengers on first flight to Covid-free Kiribati diagnosed with virus

Island nation set to impose lockdown next week after virus escaped from quarantine centreCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAfter remaining Covid-free for the entirety of the pandemic, Kiribati has reopened its borders – only for two thirds of the passengers on the first international flight to arrive in ten months to test positive for the virus. The island nation is now set to impose a four-day lockdown from Monday after the virus was found to have spread into the commu...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, Fiji, Kiribati, Pacific Islands, Coronavirus, COVID


Tsunami hits coasts after Tonga eruption

Strong waves cause panic in Peru and flooding in Fiji following the eruption of an underwater volcano in Tonga.
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Tsunami triggered by a huge volcanic eruption under the Pacific ocean left towns across Tonga damaged, say reports

The underwater eruption near Tonga has flooded the islandBurak Arik/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images/Tonga Meteorological Services, Government of Tonga A massive undersea volcano eruption followed by a tsunami left Tonga flooded and covered in ash.  No casualties have been reported on the island nation in the south Pacific. Seismologists say this is the biggest eruption from the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai volcano. Tsunami waves have flooded the Pacific island nation of Tonga after an unders...
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Tonga: tsunami floods streets and cuts communication after undersea volcano erupts

Warnings issued for Australia, Alaska, Hawaii and US west coast as waves observed in Tonga, American Samoa and FijiAn undersea volcano erupted in spectacular fashion on Saturday near the Pacific nation of Tonga, sending tsunami waves crashing across the shore and people rushing to higher ground. Tsunami advisories were issued for other Pacific islands, the Australian east coast, Hawaii, Alaska and the US Pacific coast.There were no immediate reports of injuries or on the extent of the damage bec...
Tags: US, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Volcanoes, Tsunamis, South Pacific, Pacific, Natural Disasters, Fiji, Tonga, Pacific Islands, Hawaii Alaska, US Pacific, Tonga American Samoa


Tsunami warnings in South Pacific, Australia and US west coast after Tonga eruption

Alaska, Hawaii and west coast brace as waves observed in Tonga, American Samoa and FijiTsunami warnings were issued for several South Pacific countries, the east coast of Australia, western Alaska and along the California-Mexico border, after the eruption of an underwater volcano on Saturday.Waves were observed in Tonga’s capital and the capital of American Samoa, a US-based tsunami monitor said. Tsunami waves reached Japan late on Saturday, and waves as high as three metres were possible, the J...
Tags: Japan, Australia, US, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Alaska, Volcanoes, Tsunamis, South Pacific, Natural Disasters, Fiji, Tonga, Alaska Hawaii, Pacific Islands, Japan Meteorological Agency


Tsunami warnings in South Pacific and US west coast after Tonga eruption

Alaska, Hawaii and west coast brace as waves observed in Tonga, American Samoa and FijiTsunami warnings are in place for several South Pacific nations, in western Alaska and along the California-Mexico border, after the eruption of an underwater volcano on Saturday.Waves were observed in Tonga’s capital and the capital of American Samoa, a US-based tsunami monitor said. Continue reading...
Tags: US, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Alaska, Volcanoes, Tsunamis, South Pacific, Natural Disasters, Fiji, Tonga, Alaska Hawaii, Pacific Islands, American Samoa, California Mexico, Tonga American Samoa


Dramatic footage of tsunami hitting the Pacific island of Tonga after a giant underwater volcano erupted

This picture taken on December 21, 2021 shows white gaseous clouds rising from the Hunga Ha'apai eruption seen from the Patangata coastline near Tongan capital Nuku'alofa. - A huge dust cloud spewed out when a volcano erupted in Tonga this week could result in showers of acid rain across the Pacific kingdom, emergency authorities have warned.MARY LYN FONUA/AFP via Getty Images An underwater volcanic eruption has led to tsunami warnings being issued to the people of Tonga.  Tonga's...
Tags: Science, Trends, News UK, New Zealand, Volcano, Pacific, Tsunami, Fiji, Tonga, Tonga Tonga, Samoa, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, Taufa, Nuku, UK Weekend, Bethany Dawson


Cryptocurrency Investors Try To Turn Private Islands Into Blockchain Utopias

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: For as long as cryptocurrencies have existed, libertarians have dreamed of using them to create communities, seasteads, and cities free from the prying eyes of the state and its tax collectors. We've seen crypto-inspired attempts to claim disputed lands as tax havens, use UFOs and fireworks to christen a new tax-free Bitcoin town, build cities with DAOs, and establish communities inside of U.S. colonies to avoid taxes. But there's now a wave ...
Tags: Australia, Tech, Motherboard, Vanuatu, Fiji, Edward Ongweso, Max Oliver, Helena Lopez, Cryptoland, Satoshi Island, Satoshi Island Limited, Vanuatu Ministry Of Finance


Oscar Season Travel: High-End Hotels Beckon Members Of The Biz

As we round the bend into year three of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s impossible to pin down how travel will shape up as we venture into awards season. What’s clear: we all need a break. Especially so post-Oscars. So whether it’s a weekend jaunt by car or a faraway excursion via private jet, these luxury resorts […]
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I had death threats and my tires slashed for my reporting. Many journalists in the Pacific face huge dangers | Joyce McClure

Freedom of the press might be included in some constitutions of Pacific countries, but it often only works in theoryI spent five years as the lone journalist on the remote Pacific island of Yap. During that time I was harassed, spat at, threatened with assassination and warned that I was being followed. The tyres on my car were slashed late one night.There was also pressure on the political level. The chiefs of the traditional Council of Pilung (COP) asked the state legislature to throw me out o...
Tags: Media, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, Asia Pacific, Press freedom, South Pacific, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Pacific, Vanuatu, Fiji, Pacific Islands, Joyce McClure, Council of Pilung COP


I had death threats and my tires splashed for my reporting. Many journalists in the Pacific face huge dangers | Joyce McClure

Freedom of the press might be included in some constitutions of Pacific countries, but it often only works in theoryI spent five years as the lone journalist on the remote Pacific island of Yap. During that time I was harassed, spat at, threatened with assassination and warned that I was being followed. The tyres on my car were slashed late one night.There was also pressure on the political level. The chiefs of the traditional Council of Pilung (COP) asked the state legislature to throw me out o...
Tags: Media, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, Asia Pacific, Press freedom, South Pacific, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Pacific, Vanuatu, Fiji, Pacific Islands, Joyce McClure, Council of Pilung COP


‘It’s a mystery for us’: the puzzling death at sea of a Tongan fisheries observer

Arnold Latu was found dead in his berth – one of numerous deaths of monitors who ensure fishing boats follow the rulesOn the morning of Monday 27 September, a crew member on board the Hsinlong 1 fishing vessel went to fetch his friend Arnold Latu for breakfast.Latu, in his mid-30s, was the monitoring officer of the Chinese-owned, Fiji-flagged vessel, employed by the Tongan government to check that the amount of fish caught on its three-week voyage was legal and correctly recorded. Continue readi...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, Fishing, Fiji, Tonga, Pacific Islands, Latu, Arnold Latu, Hsinlong


Surprise and relief outside court as Maxwell trial ends with guilty verdict

Days of jury deliberations inside – and protests outside – culminate in thoughtful rather than celebratory statementsAt the culmination of Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial, the defendant herself was virtually expressionless as five guilty counts were returned. Outside the court in New York, people voiced surprise at the verdict, along with a sense of relief, and no small amount of exhaustion after waiting through days of jury deliberations.After the verdict, Maxwell poured water from a Fiji water bottl...
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‘Collateral damage’: tortuous ordeal of the seafarers left marooned by Covid

The pandemic caused chaos within global shipping and crew members from some of the poorest nations paid a high priceAmong the hundreds of thousands of seafarers left stranded by Covid-19, perhaps none have faced an ordeal as extreme as that of the i-Kiribatis. Last weekend, after a year-long odyssey across continents – shuttled between foreign nations and locked out of their homeland as waves of coronavirus closed down previously safe routes – that ordeal finally came to an end. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Unions, World news, Asia Pacific, Fiji, Kiribati, Pacific Islands, Shipping Industry, Coronavirus, COVID


Rebel Wilson's eye-catching swimsuit photo needs to be seen to be believed

Rebel Wilson clearly had the time of her life while in Fiji, and she's still showing it...
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Rebel Wilson's very fit physique is put on display in cropped top and skintight pants

Rebel Wilson ramped up her new role as a Fiji Ambassador with a stunning snapshot she...
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Fiji reopens to tourism

Fiji reopened its border to international travelers for the first time in nearly two years on Wednesday, December 1 as the Pacific Island country seeks to revive its dominant tourism industry.
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Fiji Reopens to Foreign Tourists for First Time in Nearly Two Years

By Colin PackhamCANBERRA (Reuters) - Fiji reopened its border to international travellers for the first time in nearly two years on Wednesday, as...
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Fiji Welcomes Back Tourists Despite Omicron Threat

Fiji has welcomed back its first tourists in more than 600 days after pushing ahead with reopening plans despite the threat posed by the newly detected omicron variant of the coronavirus.
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‘Your Life Does Not End Because You Have A Diagnosis’: Shantel Smith Opens Up About Her Battle With Multiple Sclerosis Before ‘Survivor’

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Fiji sends 50 peacekeepers to Solomon Islands

Troops will join Australian-led force that also includes Papua New Guinea.Fiji will contribute 50 troops to an Australian-led peacekeeping force in Solomon Islands after anti-government rioting that razed parts of the capital, Honiara, the Fijian prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, has said.The Fijian contingent will lift the number of peacekeepers to about 200 troops and police officers, mostly Australian with a contribution of at least 34 personnel from Papua New Guinea. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Pacific Islands, Honiara, Frank Bainimarama, Papua New Guinea Fiji


The AGI hype train is running out of steam

The AGI hype train has hit some heavy traffic. While futurists and fundraisers used to make bullish predictions about artificial general intelligence, they’ve become quieter lately. Peter Thiel — the tech billionaire and rumored vampire — says Silicon Valley big brains have lost enthusiasm for AGI. “Elon’s not talking about it anymore and Larry [Page] is off to Fiji and doesn’t seem to be working on it quite as hard,” Thiel said at a recent event. Thiel described Musk as “a weathervane for the z...
Tags: Startups, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley, Agi, Fiji, Musk, Insider, Elon, Larry, Thiel, Neural


Wales squad selector: Choose your starting XV to play Australia

After defeats against New Zealand and South Africa and a victory over Fiji, who would you select in Wales' starting line-up to face the Wallabies at the Principality Stadium on Saturday?
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Louis Rees-Zammit: 'Express pace' of Wales wing helps seal Fiji victory

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac is grateful for the express pace of wing Louis Rees-Zammit in the 38-23 victory over Fiji.
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Cop26: Pacific delegates condemn ‘monumental failure’ that leaves islands in peril

Representatives particularly disappointed by softened language on coal and a lack of funding to pay for loss and damagesPacific representatives and negotiators have condemned the outcome of the Cop26 meeting as “watered down” and a “monumental failure” that puts Pacific nations in severe existential danger, with one saying that Australia’s refusal to support funding for loss and damage suffered by Pacific countries was “a deep betrayal” of the region.Some Pacific leaders expressed qualified opti...
Tags: Australia, World news, Glasgow, Solomon Islands, Pacific, Tuvalu, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Tonga, Frank Bainimarama, Climate Crisis, Cop26


Josh Adams and Tomas Francis concerns for Wales after they miss Fiji win

Wales have injury worries over Josh Adams and Tomas Francis, who were late withdrawals from Sunday's win against Fiji.
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Cyfres yr Hydref: Cymru 38-23 Fiji

Cymru yn ennill gêm heriol yn erbyn Fiji yn Nghyfres yr Hydref.
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Stuttering Wales hit back to beat 14-man Fiji

Wales fight back to earn a stuttering victory over ill-disciplined, 14-man Fiji in Cardiff.
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