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Tortoise and her egg found in new Pompeii excavations

ROME (AP) — Archaeologists in Pompeii have discovered the remains of a pregnant tortoise that had sought refuge in the ruins of a home destroyed by an earthquake in 62 AD, only to be covered by volcan...

Today in History: June 6, D-Day in Normandy

Today in History Today is Monday, June 6, the 157th day of 2022. There are 208 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 6, ...

Queen Elizabeth II's jubilee evokes legacy of Tongan monarch

LONDON (AP) — Tonga’s chief diplomat in the United Kingdom will be thinking about two monarchs this weekend as Britain and the Commonwealth celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. ...

China's foreign minister arrives in Tonga on Pacific tour

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Tonga on Tuesday as he continued his regional island-hopping tour a day after failing to ink an ambitious deal with 10 South ...

Pacific Nations Cup to include Australia A side in July

SYDNEY (AP) — Fiji is set to host a Pacific Nations Cup tournament featuring Samoa, Tonga and Australia A from July 2-16. World Rugby announced Thursday that the round-robin tourname...

Peru requests extradition of Italian captain over oil spill

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian prosecutors said Tuesday that they had requested the extradition of the Italian captain of a vessel as part of their investigation into the spill of thousands of barrels of ...

Blunders continue at Taiwan's CTS News, premier labeled as president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following erroneous news crawl messages about a Chinese invasion and natural disasters, Chinese Television System (CTS) news channels mislabeled Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞...

Fist-sized hail, volcanic eruption: Taiwan's CTS broadcasts more false news

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After netizens revealed that Chinese Television System (CTS) news channels had broadcast more erroneous messages on Wednesday (April 20), Taiwan Broadcasting System (TBS) ...

3 months after volcanic eruption, Tonga slowly rebuilds

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Samantha Moala recalls she was taking a shower at her home in Tonga when she heard what sounded like a gunshot so powerful it hurt her ears. As she and...

Mid-Atlantic island girds for feared quake, volcano eruption

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Authorities on a Portuguese island in the North Atlantic are preparing for the possible evacuation of local people, as six straight days of minor temblors stoke fears of a poss...

Peru's 'worst ecological disaster' slams small-scale fishing

CIUDAD PACHACUTEC, Perú (AP) — Walter de la Cruz scrambled down a large sand dune in the fog to reach a rock overlooking the Pacific Ocean, where he has fished for three decades. He cast a hook into t...

Taiwan donates 150 tablets to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has donated 150 tablets to diplomatic ally Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). The government teamed up with Yilan-based wetsuit manufacturer Sheico Group to...

Weather satellite rockets to orbit to monitor US West

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — America’s newest weather satellite blasted off Tuesday to improve wildfire and flood forecasting across the western half of the country. It's the replacem...

Uncertain future for islanders who survived Tongan eruption

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The first two booms from the volcano were scary enough, but the third explosion was immense, sending everyone from the village running from their homes in a reaction tha...

Tonga's internet finally restored 5 weeks after big eruption

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Tonga's main internet connection to the rest of the world has finally been restored more than five weeks after a huge volcanic eruption and tsunami severed a crucial und...