Pacific Ocean: News

11 Jan 2023

California

US: Rainstorms flood California, 14 dead, mass evacuation underway

An "incessant parade of storms" and torrential rains as per the US National Weather Service have inundated the state of California, prompting a mass evacuation of as many as 50,000 citizens.

11 Dec 2022

Menstruation

5 unique menstrual rituals around the world

Menstruation is not only about physical transformation in a girl's body, but it also involves celebration and honor in different cultures across the globe.

11 Nov 2022

Antarctica

A-76A, the world's largest iceberg, is drifting toward its grave

A-76A, which is the world's largest iceberg, has drifted away from its icy home in Antarctica.

31 Aug 2022

Japan

Super typhoon Hinnamnor, this year's strongest, threatens east China, Japan

Super typhoon Hinnamnor, termed as the strongest global storm of 2022, is gaining strength and heading towards the East China Sea, threatening Japan's southern islands.

27 Jun 2022

Mexico

5 most expensive Airbnbs in the world

Airbnb has become the most preferred mode of accommodation for many as it offers private homestays, and apartments to travel enthusiasts for vacation purposes.

25 Jan 2022

India

India announces assistance of Rs. 1.5 crore to tsunami-hit Tonga

India on Tuesday announced an immediate assistance of $2,00,000 (Rs. 1.49 crores) for rehabilitation, reconstruction, and relief efforts in Tonga.

10 Feb 2021

Australia

Tsunami warning sounded after 7.7 magnitude earthquake jolts South Pacific

A tsunami warning has been sounded for New Zealand, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and other nations in the South Pacific after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit the region on Thursday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

21 Dec 2020

Marvel

#ComicBytes: Some important fictional countries in Marvel comics

Marvel Cinematic Universe always looks for opportunities to bombard New York with alien invasions in almost every movie.

16 Oct 2020

California

Ellen DeGeneres & Portia list picturesque Montecito mansion for sale

Celebrity talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi are bidding adieu to a truly breathtaking residential property.

01 Oct 2020

James Bond

Pierce Brosnan lists Bond-inspired Malibu property for $100mn

The dream Malibu house of former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan is now available for a staggering $100 million.

10 Jun 2020

Space News

Kathy Sullivan, America's first woman spacewalker, reaches ocean's deepest point

America's first woman spacewalker has now become the first-ever woman to reach the deepest known point in our planet's oceans.

25 Mar 2020

Japan

7.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Russia, tsunami alert sounded, then canceled

On Wednesday afternoon (local time), Russia's far east region was jolted by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake, but no casualties were reported at the time of the press.

02 Jul 2019

Moon

Total solar eclipse: When and where to watch

On July 2, Earthlings will witness the total solar eclipse of 2019, a rare astronomical event marked by the passing of the Moon between the Sun and Earth.

13 Mar 2019

North Korea

Address global concerns on cross-border terror: India, US to Pakistan

India and the US yesterday called on Pakistan to address global concerns regarding terrorism, including that emanating from across the border.

29 Dec 2018

Tsunami

6.9 magnitude quake shakes southern Philippines, tsunami threat possible

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao today, said US Geological Survey (USGS), adding that a tsunami threat was possible for parts of the Philippines and neighboring Indonesia.

24 Jun 2018

Monsoon

Monsoon to hit Delhi on June 29 after week's delay

The southwest monsoon is likely to reach Delhi on June 29 after a week's delay, experts predicted.

03 Jun 2018

India

Indian armed forces building partnerships in Indo-Pacific region: PM Modi

Describing the Indo-Pacific as a "natural region", PM Narendra Modi said India's armed forces, especially the Navy, are building and expanding partnerships in the strategically vital region for peace, security, and humanitarian assistance.

21 May 2018

Goa

#WelcomeHomeTarini: All women-crew return after circumnavigating globe in 254 days

An all-woman crew of Indian Navy reached Goa on Monday after circumnavigating the globe in 254 days, achieving a feat that is bound to make all Indians proud.

02 Apr 2018

Sao Paulo

Chinese space-lab falls back to Earth, breaks-up over Pacific Ocean

China's now-defunct space station Tiangong-1 has re-entered the Earth's atmosphere above the South Pacific, according to reports.

29 Nov 2017

South Korea

North Korea launches highest-ever missile that reached 4,500km altitude

North Korea has test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which reached an altitude of 4,500km and flew 960km.

25 Nov 2017

India

#DefenseDiaries: Why are the Andaman & Nicobar Islands strategically important?

The Indian military conducted a major exercise in the Andaman & Nicobar (A&N) Islands from November 20 to 24.

US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crashes in Pacific Ocean

A US Navy aircraft having 11 people on board has crashed into the Pacific Ocean, southeast of Okinawa, Japan.

13 Nov 2017

North Korea

Controlling the Indo-Pacific: India, US, Japan Australia resurrect quadrilateral dialogue

In recent times, the Indo-Pacific region has emerged as the fulcrum of global security and economic developments.

10 Nov 2017

South Korea

Trump to address APEC summit in Vietnam

US President Donald Trump is set to deliver a much-anticipated address at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Da Nang, Vietnam.

23 Oct 2017

Space News

After IRNSS-1H failure, ISRO to resume satellite launches with Cartosat

ISRO is gearing up for its next project: the launch of Cartosat along with 30 nano satellites of foreign countries in December.

19 Sep 2017

South Korea

North Korea: Sanctions would only accelerate nuclear program

In a statement, North Korea termed the latest round of UN sanctions "the most vicious, unethical and inhumane act of hostility."

16 Sep 2017

North Korea

Kim Jong-un: North Korea will achieve military "equilibrium" with US

Kim Jong-un has vowed to achieve North Korea's nuclear goals.

15 Sep 2017

South Korea

Tensions simmer as North Korea launches ballistic missile over Japan

North Korea fired a ballistic missile which flew over Japan's northern Hokkaido island before landing far out into the Pacific Ocean.

30 Aug 2017

South Korea

Trump to North Korea: "All options are on the table"

US President Donald Trump has reacted angrily to the latest North Korean missile test, saying it signals the regime's contempt for its neighbors and the UN.

10 May 2017

India

India likely to receive higher than average rainfall this monsoon

India is likely to receive above-average monsoon rainfall this time after El Nino conditions eased in the last few weeks, said the India Meteorological Department.

07 Dec 2016

World

6.5 magnitude earthquake kills over 50, injures hundreds in Indonesia

A strong earthquake in the Aceh province on Indonesia's Sumatra island killed over 50, injured hundreds and left dozens missing.

03 Dec 2016

Russia News

Unmanned Russian cargo spaceship crashes shortly after launch

An unmanned Russian cargo spaceship traveling to the International Space Station crashed in the atmosphere six minutes after being launched.

15 Sep 2016

Taiwan

Typhoon Meranti hits China after sweeping Taiwan

Super typhoon Meranti lost some strength before reaching the city of Xiamen in China, in the early hours of Thursday.

19 Aug 2016

Climate Change

Environmentalist McKibben says Climate Change is WW-III

Environmental activist Bill McKibben, in his article on climate change published in 'The New Republic', wrote that the world was under attack from climate change.