A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake occurred on Thursday in South Pacific off the Vanuatu coast, the US Geological Survey reported.
Over-the-water bungalows are to South Pacific islands as yellow cabs are to New York City — if a cab ride cost a couple grand. Now the luxurious island accommodations are coming to the western hemisphere: Two all-inclusive resorts —...Show More Summary
A new report identifies some 1,500 memorials to the Civil War’s losing cause, from schools to state holidays, ranging from the Deep South to the Pacific Northwest.
Pilot Bertrand Piccard landed the Solar Impulse 2 in Mountain View, in the Silicon Valley south of San Francisco, at 11:45 p.m. following a 62-hour, nonstop solo flight without fuel. The trans-Pacific leg was the riskiest part of the...Show More Summary
Frugal find of the month! This Korean drugstore BB cream will change your life. Never heard of Laneige? Me neither, until recently. Amore Pacific, the largest cosmetics company in South Korea, created Laneige in 1994, and it’s become a fast favorite with girls in Asia. Show More Summary
Cyclone Pam tore through Vanuatu in the South Pacific in March 2015, destroying or damaging 17,000 buildings and displacing 65,000 people from their homes. Shortly after the storm, humanitarian first responders and journalists began flying drones over the affected area to document the devastation. Show More Summary
By Alastair Davis, an intern in the Lowy Institute's Melanesia Program. Papua New Guinea is still experiencing a tense political atmosphere. Elements of the police force are in open dispute over the legality of arrests made by anti-corruption...Show More Summary
For young sailors who were shipped off to South Pacific ports during World War II, there was a waiting period known as "shore leave," when they stopped in the Hawaiian islands (then an American possession) on their way to war. In local Hawaiian bars and on beaches, they drank pitchers ... More »
As Zika continues to spread throughout Central and South America, the Caribbean and Pacific Islands, the question on many people’s minds is if—and when—the U.S. might also experience an outbreak. On Sunday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director...Show More Summary
The owner of Seoul's Linus' Bama Style Barbecue brings Southern cooking across the Pacific.
The way most of the world knows about Niue, a 100 square mile island in the south Pacific with a population of about 1,100, is because of its country-code top-level domain (CCTLD), which is the ubiquitous.nu. (more…)
In 1982, David Bowie went on vacation in the South Pacific, a rare respite for the tireless workaholic. "It can get very boring," he recalled later of taking time off. To cure his boredom, he brought along some of his favorite blues and R&B records from the Fifties and Sixties:...
The two regions of the world I put off until I had flexible time were West Africa and South Pacific. Last month I made a… The post Pacific-bound! appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.
This is like something out of Cast Away! Three men were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard late Thursday in the South Pacific Ocean, after they had been stranded on an isolated island for more than three days — and they used palm fronds to get rescued! The men were rescued on Fanadik Island, a remote, tiny [...]
Three men aboard a 19-ft skiff set off for a short sailing trip into the south Pacific. The weather grew rough, and the tiny ship was tossed into the sea on Monday night. Stranded in the dark and their ship lost far from ground, the men could only swim. Buoyed by life vests, they swam nearly two...
A small chain of islands in the South Pacific has a big plan. The post Tiny Island Territory Proposes The Largest Marine Sanctuary In The World appeared first on ThinkProgress.
On this day in 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific opened on Broadway.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Fijian imposed a nation-wide curfew on Thursday as officials examined damage from a category three cyclone that passed to the south of the South Pacific island nation overnight, two months after a more powerful cyclone wreaked havoc.
Tropical Cyclone Zena, formerly known as Tropical Cyclone 18P formed in the South Pacific Ocean near Vanuatu early on April 5, 2016. The Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM core observatory satellite flew directly above the newly formed tropical cyclone and measured rainfall and cloud heights in the storm. read more
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Cyclone Zena, a category three tropical storm with winds in excess of 120 kph (75 mph), is set to hit Fiji within 24 hours as the South Pacific island nation struggles to recover from a devastating cyclone in February.