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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

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# Hawaii
Woman finds abandoned baby... and is arrested when it turns out it’s her child
The 21-year-old woman was arrested after claiming to have found the newborn on a beach in east Honolulu.
# Korea
North Korea readies rockets for strike on US and South Korea
Kim Jong-un says rocket forces are ready “to settle accounts with the US”, in retaliation for more joint military drills.
# North Korea
'Combat-ready' North Korea threatens Hawaii, US mainland
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has launched a fresh threat to strike targets on the US mainland, Hawaii and Guam, as well as South Korea.
# steven tyler act
Aerosmith singer requests paparazzi law on Hawaiian islands
Steven Styler has just bought a home on Maui, and doesn’t want to be followed by photographers.
# Surf's up
Surfer breaks world record by riding enormous 100-foot wave
I hope he waited an hour after the lunch before going in.
# Fore!
Pro golfer Dustin Johnson is reportedly dating Wayne Gretzky's daughter now
The social media star watched the American win in Hawaii late last night.
# PGA Tour
Hawaii 54: Johnson leads after Kapalua marathon
The American holds a three-shot lead after two of the Tournament of Champions’ three rounds were played last night.
# US
Obama signs $9.7 bn aid bill for Sandy victims
Obama signed a bill approving billions in emergency disaster aid for victims of the superstorm, after a delay sparked outrage among East Coast Republicans against their own party leadership.
More same-sex partnerships from abroad to be recognised in Ireland
Same-sex partnerships registered in Delaware, Hawaii, Washington and Denmark will all be recognised in Ireland, the Minister for Justice has confirmed.
# tournament of champions
Tournament of Champions to restart after high winds in Hawaii
It is the first time since the 2005 Players Championship that a PGA Tour round will have been restarted.
# Heavy hitter
VIDEO: Bubba hoping to repeat par 5 antics at Tournament of Champions in Hawaii
The course designers have added some yardage to the Kapalua course in an effort to make it Bubba-proof.
# let's get fiscal
Holiday's over: Obama returns to Washington to deal with 'fiscal cliff'
The US President has cut short his annual Christmas vacation in Hawaii to return to the White House in an attempt to avert the looming series of potentially devastating tax hikes and spending cuts.
# need to know
The Evening Fix… now with added dashing Santas
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Tsunami warning
Update: Tsunami warning pulled back after Hawaii escapes major harm
Civil authorities in Hawaii say the island has largely escaped any damage, following an earthquake off the coast of Canada.
# Endurance
Irish swimmer completes gruelling open water challenge
Steve Redmond completed the challenge of swimming the ‘seven summits of the sea’ in Japan yesterday and will return home to Cork tomorrow.
# Mystery
Search for Amelia Earhart's plane begins in Hawaii
The search begins this morning in Honolulu for the famous aviator, who went missing in her plane over the South Pacific 75 years ago.
# St Patrick's Day
5 unusual places to spend St Patrick's Day has rounded up some of the more unusual spots to celebrate St Patrick’s Day this year.
# US 2012
Santorum maintains Republican challenge with two more primary wins
The former Pennsylvania senator wins in Alabama and Mississippi – meaning Mitt Romney is still without a win in the south.
# Mission to Mars
Is there food on Mars?
A group of six people will take part in a simulated mission to Mars next year – on the Big Island of Hawaii. Their mission? Report back on the food astronauts eat in space.
# Runaway
Stricker on cruise control in Hawaii
The Wisconsin native is five shots clear with a round to go at the season-opening Tournament of Champions.
# Ride the wave
WATCH: Surfer rides amazing 90 foot wave - a new world record?
Hawaiian Garrett McNamara rode the mammoth wave in Portugal yesterday.
# Tragic
Man sucked into ocean by blow hole
The Californian man died on the island of Maui after being sucked into the ocean by a large blow hole.
# Rare
Japan unearths gigantic haul of rare earth minerals
The 100-billion-ton stash found by Japan could be used for electronics – but an ownership battle may be brewing.
# United States
White House issues Obama birth cert in bid to end conspiracy claims
Donald Trump is “proud” as the long form of Barack Obama’s birth certificate is released, intending to prove he was born in the US.
# Japan Earthquake
Massive Japanese quake causes day to shorten slightly
The earth’s rotation sped up by over a microsecond because of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake.
# Week in Photos
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures.
# Japan Earthquake
Taoiseach offers condolences and pledges assistance to victims of Japanese earthquake
The minister for trade and development has said that Ireland is standing by to provide assistance.
# Japan Earthquake
Stock and oil prices react to Japan's earthquake and tsunami disasters
Stocks rose but oil prices fell in response to the terrible events in the Pacific.
# Japan Tsunami
What’s happened in the Pacific? A timeline of the day's terrible events
A timeline of how today’s terrifying events have unfolded, beginning with the magnitude 8.9 earthquake which struck at 5.46am Irish time.
# Japan Earthquake
Japan latest: Toll stands at 137 but deaths set to exceed 1,000 people
With still many unaccounted for one news agency says the death toll is expected to rise above 1,000 people.
# Bad Science
Astronomers dismiss suggestion that sun and moon caused Japan earthquake
Reports that scientists had established a link between the activities of the sun and moon with the today’s Pacific tsunami have been dismissed by Irish astronomers.
# Japan Earthquake
Eyewitness videos record shocking extent of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami
In video: how tourists and the residents of Japan experienced today’s earthquake.
# Japan
In pictures: How the disaster in Japan unfolded
Cities, towns and farmland seriously damaged by the 8.9 magnitude quake today, which then triggered tsunami.
# Japan Tsunami
UN and countries pledge aid and rescue offers to Japan but no decision from Ireland
Officials at the Department of the Taoiseach and Department of Foreign Affairs have so far made no official comment on the matter.
# Pacific
Tsunami hits Indonesia without causing damage
Indonesia and Guam have both lifted their tsunami warnings, after waves of just 10 centimetres hit the eastern Indonesian coast.
# hawaii tsunami
Hawaii tsunami: Slow-moving waves creeping inland on islands
Tsunami warning centre explains that a tsunami is not always just one wall of water but a constantly-encroaching sheet of water that will swamp coastal regions.
# Tsunami
In Pictures: Graphs and charts that show the tsunami's projected path
Weather centres around the Pacific rim show trajectory of deadly wave.
# Indonesia
Volcano erupts in eastern Indonesia
A volcano has erupted in Indonesia, just hours after an earthquake in Japan created a Pacific-wide tsunami.
# Japan
Department of Foreign Affairs sets up crisis centre for Japan tsunami
The department estimates that there are around 2,000 Irish citizens in Japan. Relatives and friends of people in Japan are asked to contact the crisis centre for information.