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7.6 quake strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS

A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands Sunday, sending strong waves crashing into the coast but there were no reports of significant damage.

7.6 quake strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS
Disease threatens flood-hit Solomons
Disease threatens flood-hit Solomons

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.

Disease threatens flood-hit Solomons
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Three dead, 10,000 homeless as floods devastate Solomons

Flash flooding killed at least three people and left 10,000 homeless in the Solomon Islands' capital Honiara on Friday, with another 30 missing and the death toll expected to rise, aid workers said.

Three dead, 10,000 homeless as floods devastate Solomons
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Pacific faces big economic losses from climate change: ADB

The Pacific region faces serious economic losses due to climate change and it is critical that nations causing the problem step in to help, the Asian Development Bank said Tuesday.

Pacific faces big economic losses from climate change: ADB
Solomons peacekeeping force pulls back after 10 years
Solomons peacekeeping force pulls back after 10 years

The largest military operation in the Pacific since World War II wound up in the Solomon Islands on Wednesday after a decade working to end deep-seated ethnic violence in the poverty-stricken nation.

Solomons peacekeeping force pulls back after 10 years
Aid trickles into tsunami-hit Solomons despite aftershocks
Aid trickles into tsunami-hit Solomons despite aftershocks

Relief supplies began trickling into tsunami-hit communities in the Solomons Islands Monday, as another powerful aftershock rattled the Pacific nation in the wake of last week's 8.0-magnitude earthquake.

Aid trickles into tsunami-hit Solomons despite aftershocks
Rescuers struggle to aid Solomons quake victims
Rescuers struggle to aid Solomons quake victims

Relief workers scrambled to reach quake-ravaged villages in the Solomon Islands Saturday, with "unusual seismic activity" sighted as strong aftershocks continued to jolt the remote Pacific region.

Rescuers struggle to aid Solomons quake victims
Scramble to reach tsunami-hit villages in Solomons
Scramble to reach tsunami-hit villages in Solomons

Disaster relief agencies were scrambling Thursday to reach tsunami-hit villages in the Solomon Islands, warning the death toll following a powerful 8.0-magnitude quake is likely to rise.

Scramble to reach tsunami-hit villages in Solomons
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8.0 quake strikes Solomons, sparks Pacific tsunami

A major 8.0 magnitude earthquake was feared to have flattened villages in the Solomon Islands Wednesday, and triggered a tsunami with destructive potential for Pacific nations' coasts.

8.0 quake strikes Solomons, sparks Pacific tsunami

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