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Ocean between Asia and Australia in the west, the Americas in the east and Antarctica or the Southern Ocean in the south.

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Pacific Ocean: Ocean between Asia and Australia in the west, the Americas in the east and Antarctica or the Southern Ocean in the south.
The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth's oceanic divisions. It extends from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Southern Ocean in the south and is bounded by Asia and Australia in the west and the Americas in the east.


Litany of failings behind Pacific ferry disaster that killed 95: inquiry

An overloaded ferry that sank near the Pacific island archipelago of Kiribati last year, killing 95 people, was not allowed to carry passengers in the open sea, and had twice run aground before its..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan says China is an 'authoritarian' threat in the Pacific

Taiwan said on Monday China was practicing "authoritarian expansionism" in the Pacific, pointing to reports of plans for Chinese military presence in two Pacific countries that have recently switched..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Pacific Ocean

We May Have Known Where Amelia Earhart's Remains Were Since 1940 [Video]We May Have Known Where Amelia Earhart's Remains Were Since 1940

A skull and other bone fragments found on a remote Pacific island has sparked enormous interest among historians. That's because the bones may, in fact, belong to the famous female aviator Amelia..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

'Heat Blob' Threatens Hawaii's Coral Reefs [Video]'Heat Blob' Threatens Hawaii's Coral Reefs

A massive marine heat wave is developing in the Pacific Ocean. According to Business Insider, the 'heat blob' is already threatening coral reefs near Hawaii. A similar wave has already disrupted marine..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Marine animal experts fear return of 'the Blob' [Video]Marine animal experts fear return of 'the Blob'

Waters are warming in the Pacific Ocean again, threatening the food chain critical for marine life such as seals and birds. Nathan Frandino has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published


Colombia 'drug smugglers' rescued after clinging to floating cocaine

Colombian authorities found the men in the Pacific Ocean after their boat capsized.
BBC News - Published

China restores ties with Kiribati, site of space tracking station

China and the Pacific island state of Kiribati restored diplomatic ties on Friday after the former diplomatic ally of Taiwan abandoned Taipei.
Reuters - Published

Kiribati says national interest behind cutting Taiwan ties in favor of China

The Pacific island nation of Kiribati acted in its best national interest when it severed ties with Taiwan and re-established diplomatic relations with China, the office of Kiribati's president said on..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan says China lures Kiribati with airplanes after losing another ally

China offered airplanes and ferries to lure the Pacific island nation of Kiribati into switching diplomatic relations, Taiwan said on Friday, as the self-ruled island lost another ally to Chinese..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan cuts ties with Kiribati amid China tension

Taiwan said on Friday it has cut official ties with the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, losing another ally amid Chinese pressure on the nations that have diplomatic relations with the self-ruled..
Reuters - Published

Microsoft asks US to lift Huawei tech ban

The US company's president warns of a "digital iron curtain down the Pacific Ocean".
BBC News - Published

Japan may have to dump radioactive water into the sea, minister says

Japan's Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean as it runs out of room to store it, the environment minister..
Reuters - Published

Pacific 'pumice raft' left 'no water visible'

Two sailors recall their encounter with a vast sea of floating volcanic rocks in the Pacific Ocean.
BBC News - Published

Vast 'pumice raft' found drifting through Pacific Ocean

The mass of pumice, the size of Manhattan, is believed to come from an underwater volcano near Tonga.
BBC News - Published

Judo helps Japan get to grips with China's expansion in Pacific

In a large church hall near the Samoan parliament, 175-kg (386-lb) judo practitioner Derek Sua is being thrown to the mat by his Japanese coach, a black-belt who is just a third his size.
Reuters - Published

U.S. seeks to renew Pacific islands security pact to foil China

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday negotiations have begun with three Pacific island nations to renew a national security agreement that would help Washington counter growing Chinese..
Reuters - Published

As Hurricane Erick heads toward Hawaii, another Pacific hurricane expected to form

As Hurricane Erick gained strength in the eastern Pacific as it churned toward Hawaii, another weather system, tropical storm Flossie brewing farther east is likely to become a hurricane later on..
Reuters - Published

The moment a US Coast Guard raided a submarine

A submarine suspected to be carrying drugs is seized by US Coast Guards in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
BBC News - Published

Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes south southeast of Kermadecs in Pacific: USGS

A magnitude 6.8 quake struck south southeast of Raoul Island in South Pacific chain of the Kermadec Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
Reuters - Published

Japanese pilot crashed F-35 stealth fighter after 'spatial disorientation'

japanese pilot crashed f-35 stealth fighter after 'spatial disorientation'
The F-35 stealth fighter jet hit the Pacific Ocean at a speed of more than 1,100km/h (683mph).
BBC News - Published

Japan's military says pilot vertigo likely cause of F-35 crash

Japan's air force said on Monday "spatial disorientation" likely caused one of its pilots to fly his F-35 stealth fighters into the Pacific Ocean in April, hitting the water at more than 1,100 kph (683..
Reuters - Published

China not seeking 'sphere of influence' in Pacific, Xi says

China is not seeking a sphere of influence in Pacific Ocean island states, President Xi Jinping told the visiting prime minister of Vanuatu amid fears in Western capitals of China's growing role in the..
Reuters - Published

Kremlin says North Korean leader Kim to meet Putin in Russia on Thursday

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday in the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear..
Reuters - Published

UK monitoring situation of 17 F-35s after Japan crash

The British Ministry of Defence is in close touch with U.S. officials and monitoring the situation after Japan grounded its F-35A fighter jets following the crash of a Japanese F-35 in the Pacific..
Reuters - Published

Crashed Japanese F-35 wreckage found in Pacific, pilot still missing

Search and rescue teams found wreckage from a crashed Japanese F-35 stealth fighter in the Pacific Ocean close to northern Japan, as efforts to find the missing pilot continued, authorities said on..
Reuters - Published

Wreckage confirmed to be crashed Japanese F-35 fighter, pilot still missing

Search and rescue teams found wreckage from a Japanese F-35 stealth fighter that crashed over the Pacific Ocean close to northern Japan, but the pilot remains missing, authorities said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Crashed F-35 was the first one assembled by Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy: official

The Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft that crashed over the Pacific Ocean near northern Japan was the first one to have been assembled by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, an Air Self Defense Force official..
Reuters - Published

Japan's air force loses contact with F-35 stealth fighter

Japan's military said on Tuesday it lost contact with one of its Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighters over the Pacific Ocean close to northern Japan.
Reuters - Published

Japan military says F-35 fighter jet disappears from radar

Japan's Air Self-Defence Force said on Tuesday that an F-35 fighter jet disappeared from radar as it was flying over the Pacific Ocean.
Reuters - Published

New Tonga island 'now home to flowers and owls'

The island of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai was created after a Pacific volcano erupted in 2014.
BBC News - Published

Turtle meat - the ultimate survival diet?

turtle meat - the ultimate survival diet?
How one family stayed alive while shipwrecked and adrift on the Pacific Ocean.
BBC News - Published

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