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Fiji declares curfew nationwide as powerful cyclone Winston approaches

Fiji declared a nationwide curfew on Saturday, as airlines suspended flights and the prime minister warned people to seek refuge from a cyclone that could prove to be the Pacific island nation`s most powerful on record.

Severe cyclone takes aim at Tonga

Tonga declared a pre-emptive state of emergency Saturday as severe tropical cyclone Ula hit the tiny Pacific kingdom.

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.

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits near Tonga: USGS

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck near the South Pacific Island nation of Tonga on Monday, the US Geological Survey said.

Tonga begins coronation festivities with kava ceremony

Tonga on Saturday began a week of celebrations to mark the upcoming coronation of the Pacific nation`s monarch, King Tupou VI, with an ancient ceremony involving the mildly narcotic drink kava.

Strong quakes hit off South Pacific nations of Tonga, Samoa

A pair of strong earthquakes struck off the South Pacific nations of Tonga and Samoa on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning was issued.

Volcanic eruption creates new island in Tonga

Volcanic eruption creates new island in Tonga

A volcanic eruption in Tonga has created a new substantial island since it began erupting last month.

Polls close in Tonga election

 Tongans went to the polls Thursday for only the second time since commoners have been able to elect the majority of MPs in the Pacific kingdom, amid calls for a more dynamic parliament. 

Series of quakes strike off South Pacific islands: USGS

A strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the South Pacific islands of Wallis and Futuna in the early hours today, following another powerful earthquake off Tonga.

Warriors fine Hurrell over leaked sex tape

NRL club the New Zealand Warriors fined Konrad Hurrell NZ$5,000 ($4,350) on Wednesday after a sex tape of the high-profile centre and his soap-opera star girlfriend was leaked online.

Fresh cyclone brews as Tonga struggles to recover

A fresh cyclone was brewing in the Pacific near the Solomon Islands today as humanitarian groups struggled to get relief supplies to outlying islands in Tonga devastated by Cyclone Ian.

Tonga cleans up after devastating cyclone

Residents in cyclone-devastated areas of Tonga launched a massive clean-up on Monday, as officials said it was "a miracle" only one person died when the monster storm hit.

Tonga in South Pacific lashed by powerful cyclone

The South Pacific island nation of Tonga was lashed by a powerful cyclone on Friday, with damage reported in the northern islands.

Magnitude-7.6 earthquake hits South Pacific

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre`s report on the quake said sea level readings indicated that a tsunami was generated.

Hardoi: 4 killed in tonga-minibus collision

Four persons, including a woman, were killed and 10 others were injured when a tonga collided with a mini bus on Thursday, police said.

Huge quake sparks tsunami scare in NZ, Tonga

The US Geological Survey initially measured the quake at magnitude 7.8 but later revised to 7.6.

Kingdom of Tonga holds first popular vote

Tonga`s 42,000 voters were to elect 17 of the 26 members of Parliament.

Moderate 5.8 quake shakes Tonga

A moderate 5.8 quake hit off Tonga today but there were no immediate reports of damage in the South Pacific
island nation.

Tonga to send 275 troops to Afghanistan

The deployment of soldiers will help to ease unemployment in Tonga.

End of road for tongas in Delhi

The clickety clack of tongas will be heard no more in the capital. The quaint horse-drawn carriages that outlived the British colonial era and were part of the romance of Delhi`s old quarters have finally made their last journey.