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Japan to hunt fewer whales in Pacific this season

In this Saturday, April 5, 2014 file photo, Japanese whaling vessel Nisshin Maru is anchored at a port as the vessel and other two whaling ships returned from the Antarctic Sea, in Shimonoseki, western Japan. AP

Japan will target fewer whales when the Pacific hunt begins next week and will limit next season’s Antarctic whaling to observation.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Over 1,000 stranded in Central Visayas ports due to ‘Caloy’

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More than 1, 000 passengers were stranded Saturday in Central Visyas due to tropical depression “Caloy,” the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Long journey ends at home for man drifting at sea

Jose Salvador Alvarenga holds a microphone intending to speak, after arriving at the airport in San Salvador, El Salvador, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Alvarenga was wheeled in a wheelchair before a crush of more than 100 mostly foreign journalists. AP

A fisherman who says he drifted at sea for more than a year has finally made it home to El Salvador, exhausted and speechless.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

6.5-magnitude quake strikes off Guatemala’s coast

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A 6.5-magnitude earthquake shook Guatemala’s Pacific coastline on Friday evening, causing some adobe homes to collapse in a town near the epicenter. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Cyclone tears roofs off houses in Solomon Islands

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Freshly formed Cyclone Freda whipped roofs off houses and flattened trees in the Solomon Islands as it gathered strength en route to New Caledonia, forecasters said Saturday.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Huge quake jolts Costa Rica, two killed

Patients of the Hospital Calderon Guardia in San Jose are evacuated after a powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck near the Pacific coast of Costa Rica on September 5, 2012 briefly knocking out power and communications and triggering tsunami warnings. AFP PHOTO/Rodrigo ARANGUA

A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck Costa Rica’s Pacific coast Wednesday, killing two people, briefly knocking out power and phone lines, and triggering tsunami warnings, authorities said.

Posted: September 6th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Tsunami warning cancelled after Costa Rica quake—US

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A tsunami warning issued for Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake near the Pacific coast Wednesday has been canceled, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

Posted: September 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Tsunami warning from Mexico to Peru after Pacific quake

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A 7.9 magnitude earthquake off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica on Wednesday triggered a tsunami warning from Mexico to Peru, US authorities said.

Posted: September 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

7.6 quake off Pacific coast of Costa Rica—USGS

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A powerful, magnitude-7.6 earthquake shook Costa Rica and a wide swath of Central America on Wednesday, collapsing some houses, blocking highways and causing panic, but officials said there were no reports of deaths.

Posted: September 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Clinton: Pacific big enough for US, China

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. AP

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday that the South Pacific was big enough for both the United States and China but urged the Asian power to ensure it distributes its growing aid fairly.

Posted: September 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

World’s largest marine park unveiled at Pacific summit

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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard  is carried in a "pa'ata" by students from St. Joseph's Primary School during the opening ceremony of the Pacific Islands Forum in Avarua on Rarotonga in the Cook Islands on Monday Aug. 28, 2012. The Cook Islands announced the creation of the world's largest marine park Tuesday.  AFP PHOTO/MARTY MELVILLE

The Cook Islands announced the creation of the world’s largest marine park Tuesday, as the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) opened with a spectacular Polynesian welcoming ceremony.

Posted: August 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hurricane Fabio maintains strength in Pacific

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Forecasters say Hurricane Fabio is maintaining its strength over the Pacific but will not threaten land.

Posted: July 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hurricane Emilia strengthens far out in Pacific

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Emilia has strengthened to a Category Three hurricane in the Pacific far off the coast of Mexico but is still not posing a threat to land.

Posted: July 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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