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Samoa Pink Eye Outbreak Extends School Closings Samoa Pink Eye Outbreak Extends School Closings

An outbreak of conjunctivitis, more commonly known as pink eye, has prompted the South Pacific U.S. unincorporated territory of American Samoa to keep most of its schools closed through the week. At least 2,400 students and teachers have contracted the …

Tonga Devastated by Powerful Cyclone Ian Tonga Devastated by Powerful Cyclone Ian

The South Pacific island nation of Tonga was hit by cyclone Ian Saturday, causing mass destruction. Comprised of 176 islands, Tonga battled wind gusts of up to 178 mph that flattened trees, destroyed villages, and killed at least one. Up …