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#Alaska

Meet the 200-year-old fish caught in the US

Henry Liebman was on holiday when he hooked the very, very old rockfish.

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Irish fisherman saved from waters off Alaska Rescue This post contains videos

VIDEO: Irish fisherman saved from waters off Alaska

The US Coast Guard hoists a 35-year-old Cork man to safety after he fell into icy waters without a survival suit.

From The42 In pictures: 53-year-old musher becomes oldest ‘Last Great Race’ champ Mush

In pictures: 53-year-old musher becomes oldest ‘Last Great Race’ champ

“This is for all of the gentlemen of a certain age,” said Mike Seavey after his Iditarod victory.

From The42 Check out our 8 favourite pictures from 'The Last Great Race' Iditarod This post contains images

Check out our 8 favourite pictures from 'The Last Great Race'

The sled dog race consists of a gruelling 1,000-mile trek through Alaska.

From TheJournal.ie Unflippinbelievable! Sarah Palin dropped by Fox News Palin Out

Unflippinbelievable! Sarah Palin dropped by Fox News

The former vice presidential candidate and Tea Party favourite has been dropped by the US broadcaster.

From TheJournal.ie 7.7 magnitude quake hits off Alaska, triggers local tsunami Earthquake

7.7 magnitude quake hits off Alaska, triggers local tsunami

Homes nearby were shaken but there have been no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: the winter solstice in Alaska Watch

VIDEO: the winter solstice in Alaska

Watch this beautiful timelapse video and immediately feel better about life.

From The42 Quadruple amputee completes icy swim across the Bering Straits Feat

Quadruple amputee completes icy swim across the Bering Straits

Frenchman Phillippe Croizon braved near-freezing temperatures to swim the 4k stretch that links America and Asia.

VIDEO: Cat celebrates 15 years as town mayor Tail To The Chief This post contains videos

VIDEO: Cat celebrates 15 years as town mayor

Ah, the sweet taste of power. Or is that catnip? It’s so hard to tell sometimes.

From TheJournal.ie Gallery: India's top court bans Exxon Valdez from anchoring Exxon Valdez This post contains videos This post contains images

Gallery: India's top court bans Exxon Valdez from anchoring

The Exxon Valdez disaster in 1989 saw millions of gallons of crude oil spill into Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Indian authorities say the ship is toxic.

From TheJournal.ie Football washes up on Alaskan island a year after Japan's tsunami Tsunami

Football washes up on Alaskan island a year after Japan's tsunami

Football travelled over 5,000km after a tsunami struck the north-eastern coast of Japan in March 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Mitt Romney prevails - just about - in not-so-Super Tuesday US 2012

Mitt Romney prevails - just about - in not-so-Super Tuesday

Romney tops the poll in six states, but Rick Santorum’s showing – particularly in the key battleground of Ohio – is a strong one.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Santorum runs Romney close on dramatic ‘Super Tuesday’ US 2012

As it happened: Santorum runs Romney close on dramatic ‘Super Tuesday’

A dramatic night in the race for the Republican Party nomination, and we followed it all the way…

From TheJournal.ie Three-year-old girl 'died after being locked in freezing bedroom' Tragedy

Three-year-old girl 'died after being locked in freezing bedroom'

The toddler’s younger sister survived but suffered extreme hypothermia, authorities in Alaska said.

From The42 What it’s like to ride your bike 20,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina Saddle Sore This post contains images

What it’s like to ride your bike 20,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina

Stunning images from a very rough ride.

From TheJournal.ie "I can't afford this job": Sarah Palin's concern over rising legal bills Unflippinbelievable

"I can't afford this job": Sarah Palin's concern over rising legal bills

Latest release of the former governor’s emails show Palin was ready to resign before she officially stepped down in July 2009.

From TheJournal.ie Sarah Palin says she won't run for president in 2012 Palin

Sarah Palin says she won't run for president in 2012

The former governor of Alaska has been considered a possible contender since the last election in 2008.

Palin threatens to sue over book which says she did drugs

The former governor of Alaska is the subject of a controversial new book which alleges she took drugs and had affairs.

From TheJournal.ie BP accidentally shoots polar bear then watches it die in Alaska BP

BP accidentally shoots polar bear then watches it die in Alaska

It’s a setback for the oil company attempting to rebuild its reputation after the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Wednesday Take 5

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Woman convicted of child abuse in alleged ploy to appear on Dr Phil US Courts

Woman convicted of child abuse in alleged ploy to appear on Dr Phil

US prosecutors claimed that Jessica Beagely, 36, who recorded footage of the abuse, was trying to get on TV.

From TheJournal.ie Plane evacuated over bomb threat Bomb Threat

Plane evacuated over bomb threat

The incident took place at Philadelphia airport yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Planes collide over Alaska, killing 4 Plane Crash

Planes collide over Alaska, killing 4

Two small planes crashed into each other in the air near an Alaskan lake yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: New ministers from north and south of the border meet for the first time today; more protests on the way in Syria, and the unthinkable…a Father Ted rip off.

Polar bear cub needs new home after rescue from Alaskan oil field

Four-month-old cub was found wandering alone in Alaskan oil field after being spotted weeks earlier with her mother and sibling.

From TheJournal.ie Former Sarah Palin aide pens tell-all book Sarah Palin

Former Sarah Palin aide pens tell-all book

The long-anticipated memoir of aide’s time with Palin during her governorship of Alaska and race for the White House.

Palin Noir: New Palin biography gets slick design

Biography – or detective novel?

From TheJournal.ie Massive Japanese quake causes day to shorten slightly Japan Earthquake

Massive Japanese quake causes day to shorten slightly

The earth’s rotation sped up by over a microsecond because of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach offers condolences and pledges assistance to victims of Japanese earthquake Japan Earthquake

Taoiseach offers condolences and pledges assistance to victims of Japanese earthquake

The minister for trade and development has said that Ireland is standing by to provide assistance.

From TheJournal.ie Stock and oil prices react to Japan's earthquake and tsunami disasters Japan Earthquake

Stock and oil prices react to Japan's earthquake and tsunami disasters

Stocks rose but oil prices fell in response to the terrible events in the Pacific.

From TheJournal.ie Japan latest: Toll stands at 137 but deaths set to exceed 1,000 people Japan Earthquake

Japan latest: Toll stands at 137 but deaths set to exceed 1,000 people

With still many unaccounted for one news agency says the death toll is expected to rise above 1,000 people.

From TheJournal.ie Astronomers dismiss suggestion that sun and moon caused Japan earthquake Bad Science This post contains images

Astronomers dismiss suggestion that sun and moon caused Japan earthquake

Reports that scientists had established a link between the activities of the sun and moon with the today’s Pacific tsunami have been dismissed by Irish astronomers.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: How the disaster in Japan unfolded Japan This post contains images

In pictures: How the disaster in Japan unfolded

Cities, towns and farmland seriously damaged by the 8.9 magnitude quake today, which then triggered tsunami.

From TheJournal.ie UN and countries pledge aid and rescue offers to Japan but no decision from Ireland Japan Tsunami

UN and countries pledge aid and rescue offers to Japan but no decision from Ireland

Officials at the Department of the Taoiseach and Department of Foreign Affairs have so far made no official comment on the matter.

From TheJournal.ie Tsunami hits Indonesia without causing damage Pacific

Tsunami hits Indonesia without causing damage

Indonesia and Guam have both lifted their tsunami warnings, after waves of just 10 centimetres hit the eastern Indonesian coast.

From TheJournal.ie In Pictures: Graphs and charts that show the tsunami's projected path Tsunami This post contains images

In Pictures: Graphs and charts that show the tsunami's projected path

Weather centres around the Pacific rim show trajectory of deadly wave.

From TheJournal.ie Volcano erupts in eastern Indonesia Indonesia

Volcano erupts in eastern Indonesia

A volcano has erupted in Indonesia, just hours after an earthquake in Japan created a Pacific-wide tsunami.

From TheJournal.ie Pacific tsunami: Eyewitnesses upload photographs Pacific Tsunami This post contains images

Pacific tsunami: Eyewitnesses upload photographs

People in the areas affected by the Pacific tsunami have uploaded photographs on social networking sites.

From TheJournal.ie Tsunami passes over Taiwan, Indonesia braces for impact Pacific Tsunami

Tsunami passes over Taiwan, Indonesia braces for impact

The Pacific tsunami has hit Taiwan causing minimal damage – it is due to hit the vulnerable Indonesia islandssoon.