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Monster cyclone tears through Vanuatu town

Vila - A deadly cyclone destroyed much of Vanuatu's second-largest town but early warnings appeared to have prevented mass casualties in the Pacific nation, with some residents sheltered in caves to stay safe, aid workers said Tuesday.

Monster storm strengthens in Pacific, lashing Vanuatu

Vila - A deadly Pacific cyclone intensified as it hit Vanuatu on Monday, threatening a natural disaster that experts fear will undermine the impoverished nation's battle to remain coronavirus-free.

Monster storm strengthens in Pacific, lashing Vanuatu

Vila - A deadly Pacific cyclone intensified as it hit Vanuatu on Monday, threatening a natural disaster that experts fear will undermine the impoverished Pacific nation's battle to remain coronavirus-free.

Op-Ed: China building bases in Pacific nations

Sydney - China is discussing building a military base with the government of Vanuatu. This is seen as a further move by China to expand its global and regional projection of power. The question is exactly where this strategy is going.

Vanuatu is hit by powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake

The South Pacific ocean nation of Vanuatu was hit by a powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake today, triggering a tsunami warning.

Religion helps Vanuatuans through cyclone shock

- Celine Jimmy prayed three times before running out of a clubhouse into the darkness to a family home as Cyclone Pam roared through her village in Vanuatu, her four children close by her side.

Half of Vanuatu's population affected by Cyclone Pam: UN

Vila - More than half of the South Pacific island nation Vanuatu's population has been affected by Cyclone Pam, the UN said Saturday as the death toll rose to 16.

Fresh water fears as Vanuatu toll creeps up

Vila - The death toll from Cyclone Pam which devastated Vanuatu rose to 13 Friday, the UN said, as concerns mount about supplies of fresh water across the ravaged Pacific nation.

Vanuatu slams lack of aid coordination, says food running out

Vila - Vanuatu has hit out at aid groups swarming the cyclone-ravaged Pacific nation over a lack of coordination, which it said cost precious time getting help to those in need, while warning food will run out in a week.

Aid starts flowing to Vanuatu as remote islands plead for help

Vila - Aid began arriving in some of cyclone-hit Vanuatu's worst affected islands Wednesday but others remain isolated, with flights over the Pacific nation showing desperate villagers spelling out the letter "H" for help.

Fears of food shortages in Vanuatu as huge damage revealed

Vila - Vanuatu warned Tuesday it faces imminent food shortages as accounts emerged of huge damage to a large outer island, days after one of the fiercest cyclones on record pummelled the Pacific archipelago.

Vanuatu picks up pieces after cyclone batters island nation

Vila - Days after a massive tropical cyclone lashed the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, residents of the capital Port Vila slowly began picking up the pieces amidst apocalyptic scenes.

Death toll reaches 24 in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam

Vila - Twenty-four people have been killed by Cyclone Pam which tore through Vanuatu, the UN said Tuesday, as the Pacific nation's president pleaded for help to rebuild the archipelago's "completely destroyed" infrastructure.

Aid effort kicks in after 'monster' cyclone ravages Vanuatu

Vila - Aid began arriving in Vanuatu Sunday as the tiny Pacific nation struggled to uncover the devastation wrought by what relief workers warned could be one of the worst storms to ever hit the region.

Dozens feared dead as cyclone pounds Pacific island of Vanuatu

Vila - A terrifying tropical cyclone which smashed into Vanuatu in the South Pacific wreaked "complete devastation", an aid agency said, raising fears Saturday that dozens may have died in what may be one of the region's worst weather disasters.

Op-Ed: Van Gogh weather — multiple cyclones hit Pacific, Australia

Sydney - The weather map looks like it was done by Van Gogh. Two cyclones, Nathan and Pam, are bearing down on eastern Australia. Aother gigantic swirl appears just over the equator, parallel to Cyclone Pam. Cyclone Olwyn is crossing the western coast.

Video: Man enters active volcano, takes selfie near lava

As more and more stories about selfies taken in dangerous places start to surface, here's another one — the man behind 'Angry Planet' dropped into a volcano and even took a selfie.

Barcelona's Antoni Gaudí to receive sainthood in 2015

Barcelona - Antoni Gaudí, the architect who designed some of Barcelona's most iconic and emblematic buildings, is to be beatified next year by Pope Francis.

Three dead, six missing after cyclone hits Vanuatu

Vila - Three people were killed and six missing after a cyclone hit the Pacific island of Vanuatu, officials said Friday.Tropical Cyclone Lusi swept across the country this week and damage assessments were still coming in from remote areas, the National Disas...

Op-Ed: 'Coronation Street' rapist charged with child sex assaults

Liverpool - Earlier this year, Andrew Lancel played a rapist in the UK soap 'Coronation Street'. Yesterday he was charged with five counts of indecent assault on a child.
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