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Tonga: Country in Oceania
Tonga, officially named the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising 169 islands, of which 36 are inhabited. The total surface area is about 750 square kilometres (290 sq mi) scattered over 700,000 square kilometres (270,000 sq mi) of the southern Pacific Ocean. The state has a population of 100,651 people, of whom 70% reside on the main island of Tongatapu.

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France beat Tonga to set up England showdown

France will play England next Saturday to decide who tops Pool C after they finally subdued a battling Tonga at the Rugby World Cup.
BBC News - Published

France survive Tonga scare to reach Rugby World Cup quarter-finals

France qualified for the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals on Sunday with a nailbiting 23-21 win against Tonga that sets up a winner-takes-all clash with England to top Pool C.
France 24 - Published

Videos for Tonga


Samoa makes measles vaccine mandatory to stop deadly outbreak [Video]Samoa makes measles vaccine mandatory to stop deadly outbreak

At least six have died, including five children, in outbreak that is also affecting Tonga and Fiji.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:05Published

England chilled over Vunipola fitness for France clash [Video]England chilled over Vunipola fitness for France clash

England confident they have cover if Vunipola unfit for France clash

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:26Published

France and Tonga prepare for a "physical" match in Kumamoto [Video]France and Tonga prepare for a "physical" match in Kumamoto

France captain Jefferson Poirot says players need to counter physicality of Tonga team and avoid injuries in their next game.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 05:46Published

Rugby? No. Soccer and tennis for Tonga at their World Cup training [Video]Rugby? No. Soccer and tennis for Tonga at their World Cup training

VIDEO SHOWS: TONGA TEAM PLAYING SOCCER AND TENNIS SHOWS: KUMAMOTO, JAPAN (OCTOBER 5, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. VARIOUS OF TONGA TEAM MEMBER PLAYING SOCCER 2. PLAYER WITH RUGBY BALL 3. VARIOUS OF

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:54Published

Medard urges caution as France focus solely on USA test [Video]Medard urges caution as France focus solely on USA test

French full-back Maxime Medard says Les Bleus cannot underestimate their next Pool C opponents USA, despite their tag as heavy favourites

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:33Published

Coach Gold says the USA will feel no pressure when they take on England in the Rugby World Cup [Video]Coach Gold says the USA will feel no pressure when they take on England in the Rugby World Cup

Gold says the USA have nothing to lose against England

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:09Published

Rugby World Cup: England v USA match preview [Video]Rugby World Cup: England v USA match preview

An in-depth preview of England's Rugby World Cup match against Group C minnows USA. Eddie Jones has rung the changes for their second match of the tournament, but will still expect an improved display..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:10Published

England give squad players a runout against United States [Video]England give squad players a runout against United States

England head coach Eddie Jones says he plans to rest most of the team that played Tonga ahead of their second Pool C game against the United States

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

 

Israel Folau may be thwarted in rugby league return bid

israel folau may be thwarted in rugby league return bid
Israel Folau may be thwarted in his bid to play for Tonga in their rugby league internationals against Great Britain and his native Australia in October. The controversial dual-code international, 30,..
WorldNews - Published

Eddie Jones says England will improve after scrappy win over Tonga

Head coach Eddie Jones says England will improve after starting their World Cup campaign with a laboured victory against Tonga.
BBC News - Published

England 35-3 Tonga: Eddie Jones' side battle to opening World Cup win

England's World Cup campaign gets off to a spluttering 35-3 victory against unfancied Tonga in Sapporo.
BBC News - Published

Rugby World Cup: England coach Eddie Jones relishing Tonga opener

England start their World Cup campaign keen to improve on the disappointments of the last two tournaments as they take on Tonga on Sunday.
BBC News - Published

England coach relishes Tonga opener

England start their World Cup campaign keen to improve on the disappointments of the last two tournaments as they take on Tonga on Sunday.
BBC News - Published

‘Champion of democracy’ in Tonga dies aged 78

Tongan Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva, who helped wrest power from the royal family and bring greater democracy to the small Pacific island nation, has died. Mr Pohiva, 78, died on Thursday at the..
WorldNews - Published

Climate change campaigner Tongan PM dies in New Zealand

Tongan Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva, a pro-democracy and climate change campaigner in the South Pacific, died in a New Zealand hospital on Thursday, the information ministry and media reports said.
Reuters - Published

Democracy campaigning Tonga PM 'Akilisi Pohiva dies, aged 78

Tonga's prime minister 'Akilisi Pohiva, has died at the age of 78.
SBS - Published

Tongan Prime Minister Pohiva dies in New Zealand

Tongan Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva, who was being treated for pneumonia at a hospital in Auckland, has died, New Zealand media said on Thursday.
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

A sheet of volcanic rock the size of Manhattan is floating toward Australia

The "raft" was captured by NASA Earth Observatory days after an underwater volcano 130 feet deep may have erupted near the island of Tonga.
USATODAY.com - Published

Vast 'pumice raft' found drifting through Pacific Ocean

The mass of pumice, the size of Manhattan, is believed to come from an underwater volcano near Tonga.
BBC News - Published

Quake of magnitude 6.1 strikes northwest off Tonga: USGS

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck northwest of the South Pacific island nation of Tonga, the United States Geological Survey said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

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