Cook Islands warns jet blast thrillseekers to stay away

Airport authorities in the Cook Islands on Thursday warned thrillseekers to stay away from their runway`s jet blast zone after three tourists were injured when a plane was taking off.

Solar Impulse reaches quarter way point in Japan-US flight
Solar Impulse reaches quarter way point in Japan-US flight

A solar-powered aircraft on a round-the-world flight was high above the Pacific Ocean Tuesday, over a quarter of the way to Hawaii after leaving Japan, the mission website showed.

Solar plane takes off for Hawaii from Japan
Solar plane takes off for Hawaii from Japan

The Swiss-made solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, on Monday started its second bid at a record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean.

Solar Impulse takes off on delayed Pacific flight

The revolutionary Solar Impulse 2 aircraft took off early Sunday for a flight over the Pacific Ocean, a spokeswoman said, the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun.

Hurricane Carlos heads to Mexico as new storm builds off Texas

Carlos maintained hurricane force off Mexico`s Pacific coast early Tuesday, as parts of the United States braced for a separate storm system expected to unleash heavy rains. 

Indian footballers undergo training ahead of Guam match
Indian footballers undergo training ahead of Guam match

Jet-lagged after a long flight, the Indian football team on Sunday underwent a training session ahead of their 2018 World Cup Qualification Preliminary Round Two match against Guam here on Tuesday.

Russia orders quicker build-up of military facilities in Kurile Islands

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Monday ordered the speeding up of construction of military and civilian infrastructure on a chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean where Moscow and Tokyo have rival territorial claims.

US woman sets out to become first to row across Pacific alone
US woman sets out to become first to row across Pacific alone

An American began a 6,000-mile (9,656-km) voyage on Sunday in Japan, attempting to become the third person and the first woman to cross the Pacific Ocean by herself in a rowboat.

US woman sets out to become first to row across Pacific alone

An American began a 6,000-mile (9,656-km) voyage on Sunday in Japan, attempting to become the third person and the first woman to cross the Pacific Ocean by herself in a rowboat.

Strong 6.0-magnitude quake strikes Malaysia's Borneo

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the district of Sabah on Malaysia's Borneo island early Friday, US geologists said, but there were no initial reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued.

NASA 'flying saucer' launch delayed due to bad weather
NASA 'flying saucer' launch delayed due to bad weather

Bad weather led the US space agency to postpone until Friday the first test of the largest parachute ever deployed, with the view of one day using it to land on Mars.

NASA set for revolutionary 'flying saucer' test flight
NASA set for revolutionary 'flying saucer' test flight

NASA is all set to test its low-density supersonic decelerator (LDSD) - a flying saucer designed to check out landing technologies for future Mars missions - over Hawaii.

Bad weather forces solar-powered plane to land in Japan
Bad weather forces solar-powered plane to land in Japan

Solar Impulse 2 will land in the Japanese city of Nagoya, organisers said today, as bad weather delayed a landmark attempt by a solar plane to cross the Pacific Ocean.

Bad weather casts doubt on Solar Impulse 2 Pacific flight
Bad weather casts doubt on Solar Impulse 2 Pacific flight

Solar Impulse 2 was in a holding pattern over the Sea of Japan on Monday as organisers warned that bad weather in the days ahead could block the aircraft`s ambitious bid to cross the Pacific Ocean.

Solar Impulse plane takes off on Pacific flight

The revolutionary Solar Impulse 2 aircraft took off early Sunday for a six-day flight over the Pacific Ocean, the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun.

Strong earthquake measuring 7.8 jolts Japan; tremors felt in Delhi, NCR
Strong earthquake measuring 7.8 jolts Japan; tremors felt in Delhi, NCR

A magnitude 8.5 earthquake shook parts of Japan on Saturday evening, though there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Bad weather delays round-the-world solar plane's journey
Bad weather delays round-the-world solar plane's journey

Bad weather has caused the organizers of Solar Impulse 2, an airplane powered solely by alternative energy, to postpone on Tuesday the seventh leg of its round-the-world journey, during which it has to cover most of the Pacific Ocean, Efe news agency reported.

Fiji: Floating island restaurant in middle of ocean

The incredible pizzeria, complete with cocktail bar and surf boards, can be found in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Fiji.

Pranab Mukherjee congratulates Micronesia President

President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday congratulated Peter M Christian on becoming the eighth president of the Federated States of Micronesia.

California oil pipeline ruptures, leaks into ocean
California oil pipeline ruptures, leaks into ocean

An oil pipeline ruptured Tuesday dumping oil into the Pacific Ocean near Santa Barbara, California, the US Coast Guard said.