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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 to 70 percent of the homes and buildings in the central Ha’apai group were either damaged or destroyed. The rest …

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King of Tonga Dies In Hong Kong

George Tupou V, the King of Tonga, died in a Hong Kong hospital on Sunday. He was 63. (image) Tupou V was best-known for introducing democracy to Tonga, after riots following his rise to the throne in 2006. He was visiting Hong Kong with his brother, Crown Prince Tupouto’a Lavaka, who is heir to the throne. The king, who was …

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