Tonga tsunami update: damages, casualties and communication

Australia & Oceania 01/19/22, 20:43

The underwater volcanic explosion near the Tonga Islands on Jan. 15 generated a tsunami that cut off phone and Internet connection, thus isolating the Pacific island from the rest of the world and causing serious damage to the capital Nuku'alofa. Satellite photographs display the smoke and ash in the air for ...

Wales’ Halfpenny out of Springboks test from concussion

World 11/20/18, 09:08

Leigh Halfpenny has been ruled out of Wales' test against South Africa in Cardiff on Saturday because of concussion.The fullback hasn't recovered from his head slamming the field 10 days ago after a late, shoulder-led hit by center Samu Kerevi when Wales beat Australia.Wales assistant coach Rob Howley said on ...

Japan’s oldest rugby venue ready to welcome the World Cup

Sports 11/01/18, 01:07

A town on the outskirts of Osaka is putting the finishing touches on its preparations to host matches at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the first time the sport's showcase event will be staged in Asia.With a population just under 500,000, Higashiosaka is Japan's rugby heartland. There is a temple ...

Royals Harry and Meghan dedicate forest reserves in Tonga

Entertainment 10/25/18, 23:10

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have dedicated two forest reserves in Tonga as they continue their trip of the South Pacific.The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit an exhibition of Tongan handicrafts, mats and tapa cloths at the Fa'onelua Convention Centre in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Prince ...

Prince Harry and Meghan arrive in Sydney before 16-day tour

Entertainment 10/14/18, 22:53

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle arrived in Sydney on Monday, a day before they officially start a 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific.The trip is their only international tour since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were married in May, apart from a two-day visit to ...

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