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Stricken ship refloated after Solomons oil spill

Wellington - The ship at the centre of an environmental disaster near World-Heritage listed waters in the Solomon Islands was refloated Saturday after being stranded on a coral reef for more than three months.

Owner's 'deep remorse' over ship stuck on Pacific reef

Wellington - The owner of a grounded cargo ship that is leaking oil into World Heritage-listed waters in the Solomon Islands has apologised for the environmental disaster but denied the crew were drunk when the accident happened.

New Zealand joins Solomons oil spill response

Wellington - New Zealand joined an international effort Friday to limit damage from oil spilling out of a ship that ran aground near World Heritage-listed waters in the Solomon Islands almost a month ago.

Sea-level rise claims five islands in Solomons: Study

Sydney - Five islands have disappeared in the Pacific's Solomon Islands due to rising sea levels and coastal erosion, according to an Australian study that could provide valuable insights for future research.

6.6-quake hits off PNG's Bougainville

Sydney - A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea's Bougainville Island on Saturday but there was no risk of a widespread tsunami, seismologists said.The quake, scaled back from an initial reported magnitude of 6.

Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS

Sydney - A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 struck off the Solomon Islands on Sunday night, hours after a 7.6 tremor, the US Geological Survey said.

Disease threatens flood-hit Solomons

Honiara - The flood-ravaged Solomon Islands was facing a new threat Monday as the first signs of disease emerged in camps sheltering thousands of displaced residents in the capital Honiara, aid workers said.

Death toll in Solomons flooding rises to nine

Honiara - The confirmed death toll from flash floods in the Solomon Islands rose to nine Saturday and was expected to continue climbing, authorities said, as reports emerged of children swept away in swollen rivers.

Boy, 10, dismembered in Solomons

Horrific crime brings Australian police to help in the Solomons Islands.

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