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Fiji elections declared 'credible' by monitoring group

2015-04-14 10:50

An international monitoring group has declared that last year's election in Fiji was 'credible', but called for restrictions on the media and civil society groups to be eased.

Cyclone Pam: 'We fear the worst', says UN official

2015-03-14 12:30

The UN is preparing a major relief operation in the South Pacific as one of the Pacific Ocean's most powerful storms ever devastated the island nation of Vanuatu.

Pacific Islands brace for Cyclone Pam

2015-03-11 11:40

Fiji and some of its neighbours in the Pacific are bracing for Tropical Cyclone Pam which is expected to intensify as it heads their way.

Bainimarama becomes Fiji’s prime minister

2014-09-22 11:07

Voreqe Frank Bainimarama has been sworn in as Fiji's prime minister, after his party won the island nation's first general election since he led a military coup in 2006.

Freed Fijian troops call home, and then celebrate

2014-09-12 11:37

First came the emotional calls home and then the celebrations as 45 Fijian peacekeepers held captive for two weeks by Syrian militants made it to safety.

Video released of kidnapped UN peacekeepers

2014-09-11 11:35

An al-Qaeda-backed militant group that seized 45 UN peacekeepers on the Golan Heights has posted a video in which the hostages, from Fiji, say they expect to be released soon.

Tourists face little harm in Fiji Dengue outbreak

2014-02-19 08:59

Fiji is grappling with its worst outbreak of dengue fever in 16 years, but authorities say tourists visiting tropical beaches face little risk.

Trail of destruction as Evan hits Fiji

2012-12-18 07:35

Tropical Cyclone Evan has left a swathe of destruction across Fiji after battering the Pacific nation for more than 12 hours, destroying homes, flooding rivers and stranding thousands of tourists.

Birds, fish replace Queen on Fiji currency

2012-12-12 11:02

Fiji has dropped the image of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II from a new range of bank notes and coins, replacing her with plants and animals native to the Pacific island state.

Fiji ex-PM jailed on corruption charges

2012-08-03 11:00

Fiji's last democratically elected leader has been jailed on corruption charges.

 

Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu residents find homes blown away

2015-03-14 14:22

Residents in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu remain hunkered in emergency shelters for a second straight night after venturing out to find their homes damaged or blown away by one of the region’s worst ever storms.

Cyclone Pam may be 'one of the worst in Pacific history'

2015-03-14 08:02

Super Tropical Cyclone Pam could be one of the worst weather disasters for the Pacific, Unicef New Zealand has said.

Commonwealth re-instates Fiji

2014-09-27 14:58

The Commonwealth has reinstated Fiji as a full member following credible elections earlier this month.

Excitement, tension as Fiji returns to democracy

2014-09-16 08:26

There is a feeling of optimism mixed with apprehension in Fiji, as the country faces its first election, after eight years of military rule.

Syria rebels free 45 Fijian peacekeepers

2014-09-11 16:40

The UN says 45 rebel-held Fijian peacekeepers have been released in Syria's Golan Heights.

Fiji leader blasts Australia as 'selfish'

2014-06-19 07:28

Fijian leader Voreqe Bainimarama has accused the global community of abandoning Pacific island nations to 'sink below the waves' instead of tackling climate change, singling out 'selfish' Australia.

TTOT: Crossing borders

2014-02-11 14:12

Twitter's travel community shares advice on the bugbear all travellers have to go through - customs and immigration.

Thousands flee as cyclone batters Fiji

2012-12-17 12:49

Thousands of people have fled to evacuation centres in Fiji as a powerful cyclone lashed the Pacific nation, causing power outages and flash flooding, officials say.

Euthanasia advocate plans death clinic

2012-08-24 13:02

Prominent Australian right-to-die campaigner Philip Nitschke says he wants to set up an assisted suicide clinic in Fiji and the government in Suva is seriously considering it.

Fiji police cancel gay pride march

2012-05-17 09:01

Gay rights activists in Fiji have accused police of homophobia after the first ever planned pride march through the Pacific nation's capital was cancelled at the last minute.

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