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Surfing: Brazil fires warning shot in Olympic qualifier

Sep 15 2019

Powerhouse Brazil showed just what a threat it will be at surfing's Olympic debut in Tokyo next year, claiming gold and bronze in the men's division and silver in the women's to win top overall team honors at a qualifying competition in Japan.

Exclusive: Risking Beijing's ire, Vietnam begins dredging on South China Sea reef

Dec 09 2016

SYDNEY/HONG KONG Vietnam has begun dredging work on a disputed reef in the South China Sea, satellite imagery shows, the latest move by the Communist state to bolster its claims in the strategic waterway.

Storm lashes New Zealand quake zone, more buildings evacuated

Nov 17 2016

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand Rain and strong winds battered central New Zealand on Thursday, threatening further damage just days after a powerful earthquake killed two people and devastated parts of the country's South Island with huge landslides. | Video

New Zealand evacuates quake-hit town, fears of Wellington building collapse

Nov 16 2016

WELLINGTON New Zealand emergency services and defense personnel evacuated hundreds of tourists and residents from a small South Island town amid more strong aftershocks on Tuesday, a day after a powerful earthquake killed two people. | Video

New Zealand evacuates tourists, locals stranded by earthquake

Nov 16 2016

WOODEND/WELLINGTON Helicopters ferried scores of residents and tourists out of a small New Zealand town on Wednesday as others boarded naval ships, three days after the region was completely cut off by landslides following a major earthquake.

New Zealand's 'Shaky Isles' still on tourist map, just not quake-hit areas

Nov 16 2016

WELLINGTON British backpackers Alan Hepper and Emily Gray-Upton were shaken from their beds and evacuated from their Wellington hostel when a huge earthquake rocked central New Zealand on Monday, but are continuing their holiday through the "Shaky Isles" regardless.

New Zealand's 'Shaky Isles' still on tourist map, just not quake-hit areas

Nov 14 2016

WELLINGTON British backpackers Alan Hepper and Emily Gray-Upton were shaken from their beds and evacuated from their Wellington hostel when a huge earthquake rocked central New Zealand on Monday, but are continuing their holiday through the "Shaky Isles" regardless.

New Zealand's "Shaky Isles" still on tourist map, just not quake-hit areas

Nov 14 2016

WELLINGTON British backpackers Alan Hepper and Emily Gray-Upton were shaken from their beds and evacuated from their Wellington hostel when a huge earthquake rocked central New Zealand on Monday, but are continuing their holiday through the "Shaky Isles" regardless.

New Zealand begins evacuating tourists from quake-hit town

Nov 14 2016

WELLINGTON New Zealand emergency services and defense personnel began evacuating hundreds of tourists and residents from the South Island town of Kaikoura on Tuesday, a day after a powerful earthquake hit the region, killing two people.

Justice delayed, justice denied on Pacific's remote Kiritimati

Apr 26 2016

KIRITIMATI ISLAND, Kiribati When Joao Goncalves limped into Kiritimati Island's vast lagoon in the central Pacific Ocean earlier this year, his yacht damaged by storms while sailing from Tahiti, relief at finding a safe haven was short-lived.

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