Monthly Archives: March 2015

No fatalities on Erromango after Pam

No fatalities on Erromango after Pam

The Vanuatu authorities say an initial assessment of Erromango, which suffered a direct hit by Cyclone Pam, shows extensive damage but there are no reports of fatalities. 11 people are confirmed to have been killed across the country. The spokesperson ...

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Top Russian, Ukrainian, U.S. diplomats square off on stage

Top Russian, Ukrainian, U.S. diplomats square off on stage

As President Barack Obama’s top adviser on Russia spoke Tuesday about that country’s aggression in eastern Ukraine, the Russian Ambassador to the U.S. fidgeted with the event pass strung around his neck, then glanced at his watch. Tuesday’s scene at ...

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Port Vila rebuild begins

Port Vila rebuild begins

The Vanuatu authorities say water in the capital, Port Vila, is up and running again and all roads on the island of Efate will be cleared by Saturday. National Disaster Management Office spokesperson Benjamin Shing said roads in Port Vila ...

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Syria says it shot down U.S. drone

Syria says it shot down U.S. drone

The Syrian military claims to have shot down a U.S. drone, state media reported Tuesday. “Syrian Air Defense systems shot down a U.S. UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) north of Latakia Province,” the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency said. The U.S. ...

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One Tuvalu island evacuated after flooding from Pam

One Tuvalu island evacuated after flooding from Pam

The entire population on one of Tuvalu’s islands has been evacuated due to flooding caused by Tropical Cyclone Pam. More than 400 people from the island Nanumaga have been moved as well as another 85 families from Nukulaelae. Tuvalu’s Disaster ...

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Water supply restored in Vanuatu capital

Water supply restored in Vanuatu capital

The Vanuatu authorities say water in the capital, Port Vila, is up and running again and all roads on the island of Efate will be cleared by Saturday. The spokesperson of the National Disaster Management Office, Benjamin Shing, says roads ...

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Field hospital to arrive soon in Vanuatu

Field hospital to arrive soon in Vanuatu

The main hospital in Vanuatu is being boosted by the arrival of medical staff from around the region as they deal with the health aftermath of Cyclone Pam. The medical superintendent at Port Vila Hospital Richard Leona says at least ...

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Malaysia to launch new airline: flymojo

Malaysia to launch new airline: flymojo

Following a string of air disasters, the Malaysian government announced plans Tuesday to create a new airline called flymojo. The new airline has already signed a $1.5 billion deal with Canadian aircraft company Bombardier for 20 new planes. Malaysia is ...

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Michigan mayor fires back at Madonna's dis

Michigan mayor fires back at Madonna's dis

Madonna, saying something controversial? Perish the thought. The object of her scorn fighting back? Of course. The mayor of Rochester, Michigan, has written an open letter to the venerable pop star, taking her to task for saying she never wanted ...

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