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Major 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off Vanuatu: USGS

A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 struck about 535 km (330 miles) southeast of the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, briefly triggering a local tsunami warning.

6.2 magnitude earthquake hits Vanuatu

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, and no tsunami warning was issued.

7.0-magnitude earthquake hits Vanuatu, tsunami warning issued: USGS

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific nation of Vanuatu early Friday, the United States Geological Survey said, with a tsunami warning issued.

6.9 earthquake hits off Vanuatu, no tsunami threat

Vanuatu is part of the "Ring of Fire", a zone of tectonic activity around the Pacific that is subject to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Tsunami alert issued after large quake hits off Vanuatu

Tsunami alert issued after large quake hits off Vanuatu

A large 7.2 quake struck off the coast of the South Pacific islands of Vanuatu on Sunday and there was a possibility of tsunamis, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said.

Vanuatu president calls snap election: Report

Vanuatu President Baldwin Lonsdale has dissolved Parliament and called a snap election after a corruption scandal destabilised the government, local media reported on Wednesday.

Powerful 7.3 quake hits off Vanuatu, no tsunami threat

A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean today, but no tsunami threat was detected, seismologists said.

Security tightened in Jaipur ahead of FIPIC summit today

Security across Jaipur has been tightened ahead of the 2nd Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit on Friday which will witness participation by heads of state and government officials from 14 resource-rich nations.

New Zealand football team thrown out of Olympic qualifying

New Zealand`s footballers were thrown out of the their Olympic qualifying tournament Sunday for fielding an ineligible player just hours before they were due to contest the final.

Micronesia urges FIFA help after 46-0 thrashing

Micronesia urges FIFA help after 46-0 thrashing

Micronesia were humiliated 46-0 by Vanuatu on Tuesday, ending their already dismal Pacific Games campaign on a new low with one of the most lopsided scores ever seen in football.

India should prepare to face extreme weather, warn scientists

Around the same time as Cyclone Pam flattened the tiny Pacific island nation of Vanuatu early this month, untimely rains and hailstorms lashed Maharashtra in India destroying at least 5.5 million hectares of winter crops.

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

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

Villagers hungry as cyclone destroys Vanuatu crops

Since Cyclone Pam destroyed all her family`s crops, Eunice Narua has had one source of food for her meals -- banana. And in storm-hit Vanuatu there are fears that even homegrown fare will run out within days.

UN disaster meet criticised for lack of targets

Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid has named two gunmen behind the attack on a museum in the capital that left 19 people dead as Yassine Abidi and Hatem Khachnaoui.

Death toll from Vanuatu storm will not rise dramatically: Govt

The death toll from the devastating storm that pummelled Vanuatu last weekend will not rise significantly, the prime minister of the South Pacific island nation said on Thursday.

Vanuatu slams lack of aid coordination, says food running out

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.

"The people survived" - Vanuatu says death toll won't jump

The death toll from the devastating storm that pummelled Vanuatu last weekend will not rise significantly, the prime minister of the South Pacific island nation said on Thursday.

India gives $250,000 to cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu

 India has given a cash assistance of USD 250,000 to Vanuatu which has been hit by a massive tropical cyclone leading to loss of lives and widespread destruction of property.