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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

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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 the continents of Asia and Australia in the west and the Americas in the east.


Briton becomes first woman to reach Earth’s highest and lowest points [Video]

Briton becomes first woman to reach Earth’s highest and lowest points

Credit: Vanessa O'Brien British explorer and mountaineer Vanessa O’Brien has become the first woman to reach the Earth’s highest and lowest points. After reaching the top of Everest in 2012,..

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China to conduct major military exercise in South China Sea: report [Video]

China to conduct major military exercise in South China Sea: report

China's People's Liberation Army Navy plans to conduct a large-scale amphibious assault drill off Hainan Island in August, according to the Japan Times.

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Colombian police on Tuesday seized cocaine with an estimated value of $265 million in shipping containers at the Pacific port of Buenaventura, a city on the Andean country's Pacific coast, a senior..
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U.S. ship back at sea after virus outbreak and captain fired

A U.S. aircraft carrier ship whose captain was removed for scathing remarks about a coronavirus outbreak onboard has returned to service in the Pacific Ocean, authorities said.
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World War Two US Navy ship discovered in Pacific Ocean

The USS Nevada was the only ship to be present at both D-Day and the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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Chinese corrals Pacific, Caribbean support ahead of World Health meeting

Beijing has hosted a teleconference with its Pacific island nation allies to discuss COVID-19 aid and publicised their pledge to support the "One China" principle and "oppose any attempt" to politicise..
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Bagpiper plays 'Amazing Grace' on California beach to remember coronavirus victims

Every evening, as the sun is setting over the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica, California, the mournful notes of a bagpipe playing "Amazing Grace" ring out across the beach.
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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to limit water pollution law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected arguments by President Donald Trump's administration seeking to limit the reach of a landmark water pollution law in a Hawaii dispute over wastewater..
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U.S. Supreme Court hands setback to environmentalists in Hawaii water pollution suit

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a lower court ruling that had given the green light for environmentalists to sue a Hawaii county for allowing discharges from a waste facility to reach the..
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Pacific nations stay vigilant against coronavirus in cyclone's aftermath

A powerful cyclone that hit the Pacific Island nations this week bringing death, injuries and destruction cannot be allowed to disrupt containment efforts against the spread of the coronavirus,..
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Samoa faces coronavirus threat after recovering from deadly measles outbreak

Just a few months ago, the Pacific island nation of Samoa was in the grip of a deadly measles epidemic.
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Pacific nations employ island fortress tactics to combat coronavirus spread

Pacific islands are imposing strictest lock-down measures to combat the coronavirus, denying access to supply vessels and prohibiting human-to-human contact during aircraft refueling, amid fears their..
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Samoa extends measles state of emergency, NZ to fund Pacific vaccination campaign

The South Pacific island nation of Samoa on Saturday extended a state of emergency due to a measles outbreak which has killed 72 people, mostly infants, as New Zealand announced NZ$1 million ($640,700)..
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Samoa in Christmas lockdown as measles deaths top 50

The small Pacific island nation of Samoa has closed schools and is restricting travel ahead of the Christmas holiday season as the death toll from a measles outbreak tops 50, in the latest flare-up of..
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Samoa measles deaths rise above 50, mostly small children

The death toll from a measles outbreak in Samoa climbed to 53, the government said on Monday, as the number of people infected in the small Pacific nation grows by more than a hundred a day.
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Samoa measles outbreak worsens with death toll reaching 22

Close to 2,000 people are infected in the Pacific nation, which has declared a state of emergency.
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Samoa declares state of emergency as measles spreads across Pacific

Samoa declared a state of emergency this weekend, closing all schools and cracking down on public gatherings, after several deaths linked to a measles outbreak that has spread across the Pacific..
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Quake of magnitude 6.4 strikes off Vanuatu: USGS

An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck off the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Monday, the United States Geological Survey said.
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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..
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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..
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Colombia 'drug smugglers' rescued after clinging to floating cocaine

Colombian authorities found the men in the Pacific Ocean after their boat capsized.
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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Microsoft asks US to lift Huawei tech ban

The US company's president warns of a "digital iron curtain down the Pacific Ocean".
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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..
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Pacific 'pumice raft' left 'no water visible'

Two sailors recall their encounter with a vast sea of floating volcanic rocks in the Pacific Ocean.
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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.
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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.
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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..
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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..
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A submarine suspected to be carrying drugs is seized by US Coast Guards in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
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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.
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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).
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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..
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