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The king of the South Pacific nation of Tonga died "peacefully" Sunday at a hospital in Hong Kong, a Tongan government official said Monday. He was 63.

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Samoa headed back to the futureupdated: Fri Dec 30 2011 06:17:00

Samoa will switch sides of the international dateline., losing an entire day in the process. CNN's Becky Anderson reports.

Samoa rugby star suspended indefinitelyupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 13:39:00

Samoa's Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu has been suspended indefinitely from rugby union after failing to attend a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday.

South Africa see of spirited Samoaupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 09:21:00

Reigning champions South Africa are through to the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals after a hard-earned 13-5 win over Samoa on Friday.

Auckland's Rugby World Cup sightsupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 10:51:00

Travel past the Viaduct Basin, the Sky Tower and One Tree Hill on the way to the RWC final venue, Eden Park.

Second-half spree gives Wales record win at Rugby World Cupupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 10:51:00

Wales scored 59 second-half points against Namibia on Monday to seal a record 81-7 victory at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

Pumas edge Scotland to head for quarterfinalsupdated: Sun Sep 25 2011 16:07:00

Argentina's Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino scored a dramatic late try to put his side on course for the quarterfinals of the Rugby World Cup with a dramatic 13-12 victory over Scotland in Wellington Sunday.

South Africa overpower Namibia in 12-try romp at World Cupupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 13:30:00

Wing Bryan Habana became South Africa's all-time leading try scorer on Thursday as the Springboks thrashed Namibia 87-0 at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

Rugby: England, France and Wales win updated: Sun Sep 18 2011 12:45:00

England and France set themselves on course for the quarterfinals of Rugby's World Cup with their second wins of the competition in New Zealand Sunday.

Canada's comeback downs Tongaupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 06:22:00

Two tries in the last 15 minutes handed Canada a 25-20 victory over Tonga in their opening match at the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand on Wednesday.

'Time traveling' islandupdated: Mon May 09 2011 23:29:00

Time zone move will bring Samoa closer to trading partners, as Max Foster reports. Stephen's Survivor Strategy Blog: Show's Savviest Recall Facing the Endgameupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 15:29:00

The ice-cold way that Sash, Holly and Chase cut Jane's throat on Wednesday's episode of Survivor was the perfect example of how loyalty and friendship get tossed in favor of risk assessment when it comes to the endgame.

3 teenage boys rescued after 50 days stranded at seaupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 02:52:00

Just over 50 days after three teenage boys got lost at sea, and two weeks after hundreds turned out to mourn them, the father of one of the teens rescued 240 miles from land said a traditional celebration is now in order.

Traveler's funny twist on 'bucket lists'updated: Fri Jul 16 2010 07:46:00

Catherine Price is in Lithuania, but her luggage is in Latvia -- maybe.

Plastiki: Messages from the crewupdated: Tue Jun 22 2010 23:11:00

Days after leaving Samoa, the full crew of the Plastiki talk about what's in store for the final leg of their journey across the Pacific Ocean.

Plastiki: Undersail on the final legupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 04:11:00

After restocking and making some repairs to the Plastiki, the crew are underway on the final leg of their voyage.

Scientists capture deepest underwater volcanic eruption on filmupdated: Fri Dec 18 2009 14:50:00

Scientists witnessed the eruption of the deepest underwater volcano and caught the entire event on film for the first time -- complete with molten lava and sulfur smoke clouds.

Underwater volcanic eruptionupdated: Fri Dec 18 2009 14:50:00

Scientists witnessed the eruption of the deepest underwater volcano and caught the event on film.

Sexton kicks Ireland to win over Boksupdated: Sat Nov 28 2009 17:37:00

Six Nations winners Ireland ended the year unbeaten after defeating world rugby champions South Africa 15-10 in Dublin on Saturday thanks to an assured kicking performance from newcomer Jonathan Sexton.

Scilly Isles get serious about energy savingupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 09:43:00

The days are getting shorter, the nights colder, but that doesn't mean that your electricity bill needs to go through the roof. In a unique experiment, the residents of Britain's Scilly Isles are hoping to show that reducing your electricity consumption doesn't have to be difficult.

Girl, 6, swept away in tsunamiupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 15:09:00

A woman watches her daughter get swept away in the tsunami that hit American Samoa. CNN's Ted rowlands reports.

Mom in tsunami: I saw my daughter floating awayupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 15:09:00

Taitasi Fitiao was holding her six-year-old daughter's hand when a tsunami wave crashed onto their coastal village in American Samoa.

Devastation in Poutasi, Samoaupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 03:57:00

CNN's High Williams tours Poutasi, Samoa and reports on the destruction there caused by the tsunami.

Samoa plans mass burial for tsunami victimsupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 03:57:00

Military officials hurried relief supplies to the tsunami-battered areas of the Samoa islands on Thursday as the death toll continued to rise and authorities prepared to hold a mass burial.

Destruction in Apia, Samoaupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 23:41:00

Hugh Williams reports on the devastation in the aftermath of a tsunami in Apia, Samoa.

'River of rocks ... and cars'updated: Thu Oct 01 2009 23:40:00

Joey Cummings talks to CNN's John Roberts about the devastation in American Samoa after it was hit by a tsunami.

Samoan islands shaken by second quakeupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 23:40:00

Another earthquake struck Wednesday near the Samoan islands, an area already devastated by earthquake and tsunami damage which killed more than 130 people.

Samoa quake turns deadlyupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 11:11:00

Dr. Saloma Laumoli tells CNN about the deaths and damage left by the magnitude 8.0 quake near American Samoa.

Tsunamis kill dozensupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 11:10:00

Earthquake generates series of tsunamis off Samoa island chain.

Scores dead, villages flattened in devastating Samoan tsunamiupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 11:10:00

Survivors of a deadly earthquake-triggered tsunami which hit the Samoan islands Tuesday have described how they watched the inrushing sea swallow up coastal towns and villages leaving devastation in its wake.

American Samoans pulling together after quake, tsunamiupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 03:41:00

Residents of close-knit American Samoa are pulling together to help Pago Pago recover from Tuesday's devastating earthquake and tsunami, one of them told CNN on Wednesday.

Two quakes in the same region in a day - coincidence?updated: Wed Sep 30 2009 22:28:00

Four tropical cyclones, two major earthquakes with accompanying tsunamis, all occurring around the Western Pacific and Southern Asia within one day.

Samoa to switch driving sidesupdated: Mon Sep 07 2009 10:49:00

Samoa prepares to change from driving on the right side of the road to the left. TVNZ's Barbara Dreaver reports.

Samoa to switch driving sides amid outcryupdated: Mon Sep 07 2009 10:49:00

Samoa will switch its driving from the right side to the left side of the road on Monday in a move opponents have called ill-conceived and said will lead to dozens of wrecks and fatalities.

Woman gives birth on airliner, leaves baby in trashupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 11:57:00

Fate, police say, saved baby Grace from being tossed out with the trash.

Social networking adds new friend: Philanthropyupdated: Fri Jan 02 2009 04:06:00

You've heard of give-and-take. How about give-and-show?

Rampant New Zealand run up 100 pointsupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 06:18:00

New Zealand warmed up for their Tri-Nations decider against Australia with a 101-14 rout of Samoa in a one-off rugby union Test on Wednesday in New Plymouth, running in 15 tries. Anne Hathaway Puts on Brave Face After Breakupupdated: Fri Jun 20 2008 11:07:00

The actress is holding up well, says costar Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Vickery on bench for Tongan clashupdated: Tue Sep 25 2007 13:32:00

England coach Brian Ashton has decided against recalling captain Phil Vickery to his starting line-up for Friday's must-win Rugby World Cup clash with Tonga at Parc des Princes.

Springboks survive Tonga fightbackupdated: Tue Sep 25 2007 05:13:00

South Africa survived a late Tongan fightback in Pool A in Lens to claim a scrappy 30-25 victory and secure a place in the rugby World Cup quarterfinals.

World Cup finished for Samoan Limaupdated: Mon Sep 24 2007 15:27:00

Samoa center Brian Lima's World Cup is over after his dangerous tackle on England star Jonny Wilkinson.

Wilkinson back for Samoa showdownupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 10:38:00

Jonny Wilkinson will make his first appearance in the rugby union World Cup as reigning champions England bid to get their title defense back on track with a crucial Pool A game against Samoa in Nantes on Saturday.

France bounce back with record winupdated: Sun Sep 16 2007 17:24:00

France went some way to erasing the memory of their disastrous defeat by Argentina when they ran up their record score in international rugby by overpowering Namibia 87-10 in Toulouse.

Appeal panel rejects Emerick bidupdated: Fri Sep 14 2007 12:37:00

The United States will be without the services of Paul Emerick for the rest of the World Cup after the player failed in his appeal against a five-match suspension.

Burger's ban halved to two matchesupdated: Thu Sep 13 2007 10:30:00

South Africa's star flanker Schalk Burger has had his four-match suspension halved to two games after a Rugby World Cup appeal hearing in Paris on Thursday.

Burger to face disciplinary panelupdated: Tue Sep 11 2007 08:50:00

South Africa could be without Schalk Burger for Friday's World Cup showdown with England after the forward was cited for a dangerous tackle.

Montgomery inspires South Africansupdated: Sun Sep 09 2007 16:32:00

Veteran South Africa fullback Percy Montgomery inspired his side to a 59-7 victory over Samoa in their rugby World Cup Pool A clash at the Parc des Princes -- scoring 29 points.

Traveling across the datelineupdated: Wed Jan 17 2007 09:38:00

Los Angeles International airport is becoming ever more important as the new gateway into the United States for travelers from Asia. But even frequent flyers who cross the Pacific Ocean often have to ask themselves, "what day is it?" as passing over the international dateline adds to the confusion felt by jet-lagged travelers.

Samoan Stewart handed two-year banupdated: Thu Nov 02 2006 09:26:00

Samoa international Apoua Stewart has been banned for two years after testing positive for the banned stimulant ephedrine, the English RFU said on Thursday.

Time to save the whales, againupdated: Fri Oct 20 2006 04:29:00

To a generation that has grown up with environmentalism as part of its conscience, it must seem that saving the whale was a battle that had already been won, or at least wasn't in danger of losing.

Pacific looks to coconut powerupdated: Wed Sep 13 2006 01:55:00

The humble coconut, a staple of the economy in the small island nations of the South Pacific, is being viewed potentially as part of the region's solution to rising oil prices.

Tsunami warnings lifted after massive quake off Tongaupdated: Wed May 03 2006 12:28:00

All tsunami warnings issued after a major quake in the southern Pacific Ocean have been canceled, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Moody yellow-carded on his returnupdated: Sat Jan 28 2006 13:41:00

Lewis Moody failed to capitalize on a chance to impress ahead of the start of the Six Nations next week when he was yellow-carded during Leicester's dramatic 27-27 draw against Premiership leaders Sale at Welford Road on Saturday.

Earthquake rattles Fijiupdated: Mon Dec 12 2005 23:44:00

A strong undersea earthquake rocked the Fiji region Tuesday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey Web site.

Wales and England secure home winsupdated: Sat Nov 26 2005 11:44:00

Wales sealed their first win over Australia in 18 years with a thrilling 24-22 victory at the Millenium stadium in Cardiff on Saturday.

Australians call up prop Hendersonupdated: Sun Nov 13 2005 07:34:00

Reserve prop Nic Henderson will join the Australia squad ahead of next week's Test against Ireland as cover for Matt Dunning, who injured his neck in Saturday's 26-16 defeat to England.

Cohen is recalled to England squadupdated: Wed Oct 26 2005 10:48:00

World Cup winner Ben Cohen has been recalled to the England squad for the tests against Australia, New Zealand and Samoa next month.

Van Gisbergen joins England squadupdated: Tue Sep 27 2005 09:02:00

New Zealand-born full-back Mark Van Gisbergen has been named in a 30-man England squad for the November internationals against Australia, New Zealand and Samoa.

Wilkinson to miss November matchesupdated: Mon Sep 12 2005 10:59:00

Jonny Wilkinson appears set to miss England's November rugby union internationals after undergoing surgery to remove an inflamed appendix.

Virgin Blue picks up Samoa flightsupdated: Thu Jul 14 2005 02:16:00

Australian discount carrier Virgin Blue said Thursday it has agreed with the government of Samoa to take over some of the jet services now operated by state-owned Polynesian Airlines.

South beats North in tsunami matchupdated: Sat Mar 05 2005 11:22:00

A southern hemisphere select team comprehensively outplayed their northern hemisphere counterparts to win the tsunami appeal charity match at Twickenham by 54-19 on Saturday.

Cook Islands avoids worst of Olafupdated: Sat Feb 19 2005 00:11:00

Cyclone Olaf has swung by the main populated area of the Cook Islands causing property damage but there are no reports of injuries or loss of life.

Four saved on life raft in Pacificupdated: Thu Feb 17 2005 21:35:00

Rescuers from New Zealand and the United States are scouring rough seas in the South Pacific near Samoa in search of two people and a fishing boat missing in the wake of so-called "super cyclone" Olaf.

Report: Trio found in Olaf's wakeupdated: Thu Feb 17 2005 01:25:00

New Zealand and U.S. planes scouring the South Pacific near Samoa have found three people floating in the sea after "super cyclone" Olaf battered the area, rescue services say.

Cooks braces for third cyclone hitupdated: Wed Feb 16 2005 18:32:00

The residents of the Cook Islands in the South Pacific are bracing for their third major storm in two weeks as "super cyclone" Olaf heads southeast towards the sparsely populated nation.

Twin cyclones menace S. Pacific updated: Tue Feb 15 2005 17:18:00

A state of emergency has been declared in the Pacific island nations of Samoa and American Samoa as super-cyclone Olaf makes landfall, bringing sustained winds of 250 km/h (155 mph) and 15 meter (50 foot) waves.

Pacific braces for double hitupdated: Mon Feb 14 2005 23:20:00

Residents of seven South Pacific Island regions are bracing for the onslaught of two tropical cyclones which weather officials are warning could create a "critically dangerous" situation.

Australia duo cleared for Saturdayupdated: Mon Jun 28 2004 09:13:00

Stirling Mortlock and Brendan Cannon have been cleared to play in Australia's inaugural test against the Pacific Islanders on Saturday but Wendell Sailor remains doubtful with a hamstring injury.

Test status for Pacific rugby sideupdated: Wed Apr 14 2004 04:12:00

A combined Pacific Islands team has been awarded test status by the International Rugby Board and will make its international debut against Australia in July.

Fortune: Why Aren't Girl Scout Cookies Sold Year-Round?updated: Mon Jul 24 2000 00:01:00

Girl Scout cookies are among the most popular treats in America, yet they're only available once a year. Sounds like someone shouldn't earn an economics badge. But the Girl Scouts say that making m...


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