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Deadly Fiji super cyclone sparks disease fears

Suva - Disease threatens to worsen an already desperate situation in Fiji, an official warned Sunday, where thousands of lives have been devastated in the wake of the deadly super cyclone Yasa.

Fiji scrambles to provide aid as cyclone toll rises

Suva - The devastation in Fiji following Cyclone Yasa was compared to a war zone Saturday as reconnaissance flights showed entire villages wiped out and authorities put the cost at hundreds of millions of dollars.

Two dead as super cyclone levels Fiji villages

Suva - Super cyclone Yasa flattened entire villages as it tore through Fiji, aid agencies said Friday, with a baby among two confirmed deaths and rescue workers racing to the worst-hit communities.

Super cyclone hits Fiji bringing floods, landslides

Suva - Super cyclone Yasa slammed into Fiji's second-largest island Thursday, tearing roofs off buildings as it triggered flash floods and landslides in the Pacific island nation.

Fijians warned of flooding, huge waves as super storm bears down

Suva - Fijians were warned Thursday that no part of the Pacific island nation would escape the wrath of approaching super cyclone Yasa, expected to bring flash floods, huge waves and widespread destruction.

Fijians told to seek shelter as super cyclone closes in

Suva - Fijians living in the path of an approaching super cyclone were told to hunker down at home or flee to emergency shelters immediately on Wednesday, as authorities warned the storm has the potential to uproot buildings and cause mass destruction.

'Answered prayers': Fiji declares itself coronavirus free

Suva - Fiji announced it was coronavirus free Friday after the island nation's last known infected patient was given the all-clear, continuing the Pacific's remarkable record of success against the virus.

Fragile paradise: Pacific isles weigh risk of returning tourists

Suva - South Pacific island nations have dodged the worst ravages of the coronavirus pandemic, but now face a stark choice between a risky reopening to tourists and economic collapse.

Former Fiji prime minister Qarase dies

Suva - Former Fiji prime minister Laisenia Qarase, who was installed as leader following one coup attempt and overthrown by another, died Tuesday aged 79, a family spokesman said.

Pacific clean-up after homes 'blown to smithereens' by superstorm

Suva - Tens of thousands of people remain homeless in Vanuatu a week after Tropical Cyclone Harold pummelled the impoverished Pacific nation, smashing houses and destroying crops, aid workers said Tuesday.

Monster cyclone Harold tears through Fiji

Suva - A deadly Pacific storm slammed into Fiji on Wednesday, tearing off roofs and flooding towns, after leaving a trail of destruction in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Monster Pacific cyclone Harold batters Fiji

Suva - A deadly Pacific storm slammed into Fiji on Wednesday, tearing off roofs and flooding towns, after leaving a trail of destruction in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Fiji city sealed off as first virus case confirmed

Suva - Fiji confirmed its first coronavirus case Thursday and immediately moved to seal off the city where the patient -- a flight attendant -- was based, as panic buying gripped the Pacific island nation.

Fiji cyclone leaves two missing, 119 in emergency shelter

Suva - A father and daughter were swept away in a swollen stream as Tropical Cyclone Tino caused widespread flooding in Fiji, forcing more than 100 people to take refuge in evacuation centres.

Australian coal use an 'existential threat' to islands: Fiji PM

Suva - Fiji on Monday challenged Australia to do more on climate change ahead of a regional summit of Pacific nations this week, warning Canberra's reliance on coal posed an "existential threat" to low-lying islands.

UN chief concerned nuclear 'coffin' leaking in Pacific

Suva - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres raised concerns Thursday that a concrete dome built last century to contain waste from atomic bomb tests is leaking radioactive material into the Pacific.

Bainimarama narrowly retains power in Fiji

Suva - Former Fiji military strongman Voreqe Bainimarama survived declining support for his FijiFirst party to remain in power Sunday, fending off a strong challenge from rival coup leader Sitiveni Rabuka.

Fiji PM heading for win as coup-weary voters shun change

Suva - Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama appeared set for a comfortable election victory Thursday as voters in the coup-plagued South Pacific nation opted to stick with the former military strongman who led a takeover in 2006.

Coup-plagued Fiji goes to the polls

Suva - Fiji's second election since a 2006 military takeover -- pitting one coup leader against another -- passed off peacefully Wednesday, although heavy rain dampened voter turnout in the Pacific island nation.

Fiji poll to test PM's jump from coup chief to climate 'butt-kicker'

Suva - Fiji's former military strongman Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama is overwhelming favourite to win an election in the Pacific island nation this week, after transforming himself from coup leader to climate change campaigner.
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