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From The42 Radradra on Fiji's wing as Cheika pairs Hooper and Pocock in Wallaby back row Pool D

Radradra on Fiji's wing as Cheika pairs Hooper and Pocock in Wallaby back row

The Australia coach was reluctant to suggest that the duo could also start together against Wales in week two.

From The42 Sexton leads critics of 'out-of-touch' proposal for new 12-team World Rugby tournament Global Season

Sexton leads critics of 'out-of-touch' proposal for new 12-team World Rugby tournament

There was no place for Fiji, Samoa or Tonga in the proposed tournament, with emerging TV markets Japan and USA preferred.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: The 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Willa crashes into Mexico's Pacific coast Storm

Photos: The 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Willa crashes into Mexico's Pacific coast

The eye of the storm was on the edge of the Mexican coast overnight.

From TheJournal.ie Plane 'lands short of the runway' and ditches into Pacific lagoon Micronesia

Plane 'lands short of the runway' and ditches into Pacific lagoon

It said there were no serious injuries; the airline didn’t specify what caused the accident.

From TheJournal.ie The Ocean Cleanup project sails out to sweep Pacific plastic OCEAN CLEAN UP

The Ocean Cleanup project sails out to sweep Pacific plastic

The ambitious project hopes to clean up half of an infamous garbage patch within five years.

From TheJournal.ie Powerful storm levels Tonga's parliament house and heads towards Fiji Cyclone Gita

Powerful storm levels Tonga's parliament house and heads towards Fiji

Cyclone Gita caused power outages after tearing through the island nation just south of the capital.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea's latest missile test 'explodes' upon launch Try Try Again

North Korea's latest missile test 'explodes' upon launch

North Korea is under several sets of United Nations sanctions over its atomic and ballistic missile programmes.

From TheJournal.ie Starving teenage boy rescued 'by chance' after nearly two weeks at sea without food Chance Discovery

Starving teenage boy rescued 'by chance' after nearly two weeks at sea without food

The boy was found along with three fishermen in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

From TheJournal.ie 6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of northern California USA

6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of northern California

Seismologists said that no major tsunami threat was expected.

From TheJournal.ie Two men washed up on uninhabited Pacific island saved after writing 'SOS' in the sand Cast Away

Two men washed up on uninhabited Pacific island saved after writing 'SOS' in the sand

The men were stranded for about 8 days.

From TheJournal.ie "Is there a doctor on board?" - Watch this woman give birth in a plane over the Pacific Baby On Board

"Is there a doctor on board?" - Watch this woman give birth in a plane over the Pacific

Six flight attendants wearing surgical masks can be seen

From TheJournal.ie Bodies of soldiers found in cave 70 years after brutal WWII battle Pacific

Bodies of soldiers found in cave 70 years after brutal WWII battle

More than 70 years later, remains have been recovered.

From TheJournal.ie Detectives hunting the mysterious disappearance of Amelia Earhart have travelled to a remote Pacific island The Aviator

Detectives hunting the mysterious disappearance of Amelia Earhart have travelled to a remote Pacific island

Earhart disappeared in 1937 while attempting to circumnavigate the world.

From TheJournal.ie Three dead after tourist catamaran sinks off Costa Rica Huge Wave

Three dead after tourist catamaran sinks off Costa Rica

Rescuers have plucked 94 people from the sea so far.

From TheJournal.ie Orion: A successful Planet Earth landing for NASA's latest test-flight Splash-land

Orion: A successful Planet Earth landing for NASA's latest test-flight

The craft flew further and faster than any capsule built for humans since the Apollo moon program — 42 years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Sixteen people have died in a huge fire consuming the outskirts of a Chilean port city Valparaiso

Sixteen people have died in a huge fire consuming the outskirts of a Chilean port city

The military has taken over security in the city of Valparaiso.

From TheJournal.ie Castaway says dreams about his family (and food) sustained him Adrift

Castaway says dreams about his family (and food) sustained him

Fisherman Jose Salvador Alvarenga said he thought about suicide during his 13 months adrift in the Pacific.

From TheJournal.ie "I feel bad": Castaway arrives home after year adrift at sea Sail Away

"I feel bad": Castaway arrives home after year adrift at sea

Jose Ivan said he had set sail from Mexico on Christmas Eve, 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Victims engulfed in ash as volcano kills at least 15 Eruption

Victims engulfed in ash as volcano kills at least 15

Victims were covered by scorching clouds during the eruption.

From TheJournal.ie Castaway survived 16 months adrift at sea by eating turtles At Sea

Castaway survived 16 months adrift at sea by eating turtles

The man washed up on Thursday and said he has been floating in the Pacific since September 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Earthquake sends New Zealand office workers scrambling Earthquake

Earthquake sends New Zealand office workers scrambling

No tsunami warning has been issued after a 6.5 magnitude temblor hit the country’s South Island.

From TheJournal.ie Teenage girl beheads father after he rapes her Papua New Guinea

Teenage girl beheads father after he rapes her

Community leaders in the village in Papua New Guinea have protected the 18-year-old, saying the man deserved to die.

From TheJournal.ie Amelia Earhart search expedition finds 'debris field' off Pacific island Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart search expedition finds 'debris field' off Pacific island

High-res footage has revealed “a scattering of man-made objects” in location consistent with 1937 photo which sparked search.

From TheJournal.ie In photos: Philippines battered by Typhoon Saola Flooding This post contains images

In photos: Philippines battered by Typhoon Saola

At least eight killed and tens of thousands displaced by Pacific storm.

From TheJournal.ie Amelia Earhart search project prepares to launch new expedition Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart search project prepares to launch new expedition

New search will focus on area of underwater reef along the Pacific atoll of Nikumaroro.

From TheJournal.ie Denis O'Brien's Digicel hits profits of more that $1bn Denis O'Brien

Denis O'Brien's Digicel hits profits of more that $1bn

It’s the first time the telecoms group has reached profits of this level. It operates across the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific.

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 'Ghost ship' from Japan tsunami spotted off Canada Ghost Ship

'Ghost ship' from Japan tsunami spotted off Canada

The fishing vessel has spent the last year drifting all the way across the Pacific with nobody on board.

From TheJournal.ie Fresh search for Amelia Earhart and navigator 75 years after disappearance Amelia Earhart

Fresh search for Amelia Earhart and navigator 75 years after disappearance

Earhart and Fred Noonan went missing over the Pacific in 1937, but the remains of their aircraft have never been found.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Tsunami debris spreading across the Pacific towards Hawaii Japan

WATCH: Tsunami debris spreading across the Pacific towards Hawaii

Homes, boats, cars, household appliances and other objects were washed into the ocean following the tsunami last year. This animated model shows how it is still moving across the Pacific.

From TheJournal.ie Pacific island nation considers moving over climate change fears Kiribati

Pacific island nation considers moving over climate change fears

Kiribatis president says some villages have already been relocated because of rising the sea level.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011

Last year saw a number of major natural disasters strike, including earthquakes in Japan, New Zealand and Turkey, volcanic eruptions in Chile and Iceland, and severe tropical storms in Asia.

From TheJournal.ie Seven bodies dumped at Mexico resort town bus stop Mexico

Seven bodies dumped at Mexico resort town bus stop

At least 20 people were killed over the weekend in Mexico, according to police reports.

From TheJournal.ie Popular TV host among 21 killed as Chilean air force plane crashes Chile

Popular TV host among 21 killed as Chilean air force plane crashes

Chilean television personality Felipe Camiroaga was flying to the island to do a program on the reconstruction of Juan Fernandez island following an earthquake and tsunami last year.

From TheJournal.ie Sixty big name brands continuing to use sweatshop labour Sweatshops

Sixty big name brands continuing to use sweatshop labour

A lobby group has examined 83 factories across Indonesia, Sri Lanka and The Philippines and found “widespread violations and abuses of workers’ rights”.

From Business ETC O’Brien to sell Digicel firms to world’s richest man Digicel

O’Brien to sell Digicel firms to world’s richest man

Denis O’Brien’s Honduras and El Salvador telecommunications businesses are to be acquired by Mexican businessman Carlos Slim – recently named as the world’s richest man by Forbes.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Friday Take 5

Take 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Eyewitness videos record shocking extent of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami Japan Earthquake This post contains videos

Eyewitness videos record shocking extent of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami

In video: how tourists and the residents of Japan experienced today’s earthquake.

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 Hawaii tsunami: Slow-moving waves creeping inland on islands Hawaii Tsunami

Hawaii tsunami: Slow-moving waves creeping inland on islands

Tsunami warning centre explains that a tsunami is not always just one wall of water but a constantly-encroaching sheet of water that will swamp coastal regions.

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