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Tonga underwater volcanic eruption released more energy than the Tsar Bomba - the most powerful ...

The Daily Mail 19 Aug 2022
In 1954, America had detonated its largest thermonuclear device - designed to be far more powerful than earlier atomic bombs - which was named Castle Bravo and exploded in the Marshall Islands with 15 megatons of force ... The location of Hunga TongaHunga Ha‘apai island is denoted by the triangle.

World Humanitarian Day, a low-key French exit, and free tampons: The Cheat Sheet

The New Humanitarian 19 Aug 2022
Our editors’ weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe. On our radar. #ItTakesAVillage ... Tigray ceasefire wobble ... MARSHALL ISLANDS. After staying almost entirely COVID-free for the duration of the pandemic, the Marshall Islands is now grappling with a rapidly spreading outbreak, with cases tripling in barely a week.

That’s Maths: The navigational skills of the Marshall Islanders

The Irish Times 18 Aug 2022
For thousands of years the Marshall Islanders of Micronesia have been finding their way around a broadly dispersed group of low-lying islands, navigating apparently without effort from one atoll to another one far beyond the horizon Thu Aug 18 2022 - 05.00.

US, Taiwan to begin formal trade talks amid Pelosi visit's fallout

The Keene Sentinel 18 Aug 2022
BEIJING — The United States and Taiwan said they are set to begin formal trade negotiations, as Washington shows its support for the island democracy facing Beijing’s ire for hosting high-ranking U.S ... Only 14 governments around the world recognize Taiwan as a country, including Belize, the Marshall Islands and the Vatican.

Team Rubicon Announces Expansion of International Division to Serve Global Humanitarian Needs

Victoria Advocate 18 Aug 2022
Since then, volunteer doctors and crisis managers have worked with local community leaders to address rapid onset disasters such as the 2019 dual cyclones in Mozambique, infectious disease outbreaks, dengue fever in the Marshall Islands in 2020 and COVID-19 in Mongolia in 2021, ...

Odesa struggles back to life after lifting of Russia’s port blockade

The Irish Times 18 Aug 2022
Several vessels have traversed narrow corridor in and out of port since signing of deal to free shipping lanes ... Two vessels left the port of Chornomorsk and one from the Odesa port ... A man dives into the Bosphorus for a swim in Istanbul in front of the Marshall Islands flagged Star Helena after its departure the Ukrainian port of Chornomorsk.

Serra’s Bradley Kakazu ready for senior season after overcoming two ACL injuries

Daily Breeze 18 Aug 2022
Junipero Serra High School senior linebacker Bradley Kakazu, in the starting line-up after missing last season due to ACL injury, is practicing with his team on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) ... Show Caption. of ... 16 ... His brother Zach, who played at Palos Verdes HS, is currently serving in the Marshall Islands.

As COVID-19 surges on Marshall Islands, local community collects medical gear

Telegraph Herald 17 Aug 2022
When Maitha Jolet sat down with other members of the Dubuque Pacific Islander Health Project advisory council last week, reports of six confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the Marshall Islands had only just begun to roll in ... .

Marshall Islands, once nearly COVID-free, confronts an outbreak

Star Advertiser 17 Aug 2022
As a remote nation in the Pacific, the Marshall Islands had been almost completely spared from COVID-19, registering just a handful of cases throughout the pandemic, with no community transmission detected ... .

U.S. test-launches ICBM after delay amid Taiwan tension

Kyodo 17 Aug 2022
The U.S ... (USAF/Getty/Kyodo) ... Air Force said in a statement ... Tensions have been growing over the situation around Taiwan, as China has increased its military activities near the island in response to U.S ... 2. The U.S ... (Getty/Kyodo) ... The ICBM's re-entry vehicle traveled approximately 6,800 kilometers to the Marshall Islands in the Pacific, the military said.

US Air Force tests nuclear-capable long-range missile

WPTV 17 Aug 2022
The U.S ... The Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was launched just after midnight and traveled 4,200 miles to the remote Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands ... and China have roiled in the days following Pelosi's visit to the island, followed by visits from multiple U.S. lawmakers to meet with officials in Taiwan. Maj ... Col ... U.S. Rep.

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo gestures as he delivers his annual State of the Nation Address ahead of the country's Independence Day, at the parliament building in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022.
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