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The Shiny Tongan Olympian Finally Explains All That Oil

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.16.2016 | Sports

Tonga’s Rio Olympics flag bearer, Pita Nikolas Taufatofua, stole the show at the opening ceremony when he appeared covered in a generous amount of o...

How This Tiny Swimsuit Helps An Olympian Promote LGBT Visibility

Jim Key | Posted 08.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Key

"I want the next generation of athletes who advance through swimming's world rankings to feel safe and comfortable being themselves."

The South Pacific Secret to Breaking the Poverty Cycle

Michael Clemens | Posted 09.15.2016 | Impact
Michael Clemens

What's working against poverty? International labor mobility.

Pope Francis, the Common Good and Global Climate Change

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 06.13.2016 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

It is a line repeated with tiresome regularity in right-wing circles: Pope Francis has no business proposing solutions to the crisis of global climate change. He is not a scientist, they say. He should stick to morals and to matters of faith and doctrine.

First Photos Emerge From Brand-New Island Off Tonga

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.12.2015 | Travel

The only thing more exhilirating than a little-known island is an island that hasn't been explored before... AT ALL. Three Tonga locals took the tr...

Richard Fale: The Wrong Choice in Hawaii Senate District 23

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 11.30.2014 | Hawaii
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

Like a kid with Tourette Syndrome, Fale just canʻt seem to help himself from impulsively lashing out - not the best strategy for winning friends or influencing people.

This HBO Show Used 'Brownface' And Pissed Off A Lot Of People

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.05.2014 | Black Voices

Listen up: Not only is the use of blackface not OK, neither is any other kind of cultural appropriation. Everyone should know that by now. But ther...

Will HBO Give Platform to Racist Australian Brownface 'Mockumentary'?

Cleo Paskal | Posted 09.13.2014 | Arts
Cleo Paskal

And HBO, doesn't the US have enough divisions without having to import new ones? Don't be a hater. If you drop it, Lilley will be fine. If you run it, good kids will get hurt. And that is not funny.

Climate Change This Week: Congressional Climateers, Weather on the Mind, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.18.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today the Earth got a little hotter. Via The Climate Reanalyzer here How unusual has the weather been? Looking above at recent temperature anoma...

Crown Prince Weds Cousin

Posted 07.12.2012 | World

Tonga's 25-year-old crown prince wed his cousin on Thursday, July 12, the BBC reports. The ceremony for Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala and his new wife Sinai...

Walter and the King

David Witten | Posted 06.18.2012 | College
David Witten

The gregarious, 90-year-old Maestro Hautzig has met thousands of people in his many world-wide tours, and it seems that he stays in touch with all of them.

How New Zealand's Petty Politics Undermines Stability and Security in the Pacific

Cleo Paskal | Posted 04.10.2012 | World
Cleo Paskal

It seems like a small story -- local politics in an island nation at the edge of the map. But it is typical of the sort of dynamics that are seriously undermining western security in a critical period.

PHOTOS: Swimming With A Bumper Crop Of Humpback Whale Calves

Tony Wu | Posted 01.09.2012 | Travel
Tony Wu


PHOTOS: Swimming With Humpbacks Off Tonga

Tony Wu | Posted 11.13.2011 | Travel
Tony Wu

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what follows is a five thousand word essay about Megaptera Novaeangliae, one of my favorite animals.

WikiLeaks: New Zealand Sells Itself as "a more Pacific country" than Australia - And As Key to Pacific Security. US Buys It.

Cleo Paskal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cleo Paskal

New WikiLeaks cables clearly indicates the U.S.'s increasingly close relationship with New Zealand -- as well as its increasing reliance on New Zealand when it comes to Pacific security issues.

Why the West Is Losing the Pacific to China, the Arab League, and Just About Everyone Else

Cleo Paskal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cleo Paskal

Nuku'alofa, Kingdom of Tonga. The small South Pacific country of the Kingdom of Tonga has been busy. In a two-week period around the start of Septembe...

Twitter, and the Inspiration of Iconic88

2morrowknight | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

This is the fourth post in our 12-part series, TwitterPowerhouses, which focuses on the contributions of people who've helped to expand, influence, and redefine how we view social networking.

Help Light Haiti

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anne Dilenschneider

Even before the earthquake, 85% of Haitians did not have electricity. Now the situation is even worse. For $10, you can empower a group of 10 people in Haiti for 10 years by providing a solar-powered light.

Around the World in 18 Days | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Worldfocus producer Megan Thompson is traveling the globe to report on the effects of climate change on small island nations. Megan will take 16 fligh...