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No reprieve as Samoa's measles death toll hits 70

Dec 09, 2019 - 9:21 AM

Among the 70 dead, 61 are children aged 4 or under

IMMUNIZATION DRIVE. This handout picture taken on December 4, 2019 and released on December 5 by UNICEF Samoa shows one-year-old Sanele receiving her MMR vaccination at the Poutasi district hospital in the Samoan town of Poutasi.Photo by Allan Stephen/ UNICEF/AFP

Fears for infants in Samoa as measles deaths mount

Nov 28, 2019 - 5:16 PM

The Samoan government says the number of fatalities had climbed to 39 and the total number of infections was 2,936, up 250 in a 24-hour period

Tsunami warning for 3 Pacific islands after earthquake

Aug 29, 2018 - 3:24 PM

After the 7.1 magnitude quake struck off the eastern coast of New Caledonia, 'waves reaching 0.3 to 1 meter above the tide level are possible,' says the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

Samoa rejects China Pacific debt forgiveness call

Aug 20, 2018 - 6:12 PM

Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi says asking for aid loans to be forgiven painted an 'unfaithful picture' of the recipient nation

REJECTING. Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi addresses the closing press conference of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), at Marlborough House in London on April 20, 2018. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

RAW Deal: Injuries to Samoa Joe, Paige leave red brand with a raw deal in 2018

Jan 15, 2018 - 11:50 AM

Injuries to Samoa Joe and Paige leave a lot for writers to work around

INJURY LIST. Samoa Joe suffered a plantar fascia muscle injury while Paige is dealing with a neck injury which may have ended her career. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: Predicting SummerSlam and NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III

Aug 19, 2017 - 3:37 PM

Here is the prediction for 18 matches at SummerSlam and NXT

RAW Deal: Goodness gracious, Great Balls of Fire

Jul 09, 2017 - 2:04 PM

The show s name may be ridiculous but Great Balls of Fire is shaping up to be a must see card

GOODNESS GRACIOUS. Samoa Joe is shaping up to be Brock Lesnar's most credible looking challenger in years. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: Important takeaways from Extreme Rules

Jun 10, 2017 - 2:08 PM

It was unexpected but having Samoa Joe wrestle Brock Lesnar was the most logical booking

UP NEXT. Samoa Joe came from out of nowhere, from a pack of better-known would-be contenders higher on the totem pole, to earn a shot at Brock Lesnar. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: The most unpredictable Royal Rumble of the decade

Jan 28, 2017 - 1:31 PM

This columnists lists down 5 contenders to win the upcoming big pay per view

DEADMAN WINS. The Undertaker with a leg drop on the ring apron on Brock Lesnar before winning their 2015 Summer Slam match – but not without controversy. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: The end of NXT, or the end of NXT as we know it?

Jun 04, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The next NXT Takeover event called The End will bring its own brand of change to the developmental territory

Island states come to UN ready to move on climate deal

Apr 21, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The world s island states will come to the United Nations not only to sign the Paris climate deal but to be first in line to make sure it goes into force

AFTER THE STORM. A handout picture made available by UNICEF on February 25, 2016 shows a child's toy lies abandoned tattered and torn amongst the piles of debris left behind by the Category 5 Cyclone Winston that flattened the island of Koro, Fiji. Handout photo by Joseph Hing/Unicef/EPA

#USVote: Lessons from Super Tuesday

Mar 02, 2016 - 2:22 PM

Four lessons learned from the events of Super Tuesday

epa05189535 Mary Austin hands out 'I Voted' stickers at a polling center in Edmond, Oklahoma, USA, 01 March 2016. People in 12 states are voting in primary elections to determine the candidates for president of the United States of America. EPA/J PAT CARTER

#USVote: Super Tuesday winners, state by state

Mar 02, 2016 - 10:53 AM

3rd UPDATE Here is a state by state breakdown of projected winners on the pivotal day of the 2016 White House race

Poll manager Ty Stepter hands a sticker to a voter after they cast their ballot at All Saints Episcopal Church, during the Super Tuesday US presidential primary voting in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, March 1, 2016. Erik S Lesser/EPA

US elections: Clinton, Trump win big on Super Tuesday

Mar 02, 2016 - 8:50 AM

UPDATED Super Tuesday is the most pivotal day of the presidential primary season so far with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hoping to wipe out all rivals for their party nominations

BIG WINNER. US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a campaign rally at a film studio in Miami, Florida, USA, March 1, 2016. Joe Skipper/EPA

Super Tuesday: Trump, Clinton eye big boost

Mar 02, 2016 - 12:29 AM

UPDATED Millions of people are taking part in Super Tuesday – a series of primary votes and caucuses in a dozen states stretching from Virginia on the east coast all the way to Alaska

SUPER TUESDAY. People wait in line to vote at a polling center in Edmond, Oklahoma, USA, March 1, 2016. Photo by J Pat Carter/EPA

FAST FACTS: US 'Super Tuesday'

Mar 01, 2016 - 9:18 AM

Here is what is at stake on Super Tuesday which could have a big impact on Democratic and Republican contenders still in the race for the White House

A poll worker at a polling station in a school gym during the Democratic presidential primary in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, February 27, 2016. Richard Ellis/EPA

Super Tuesday: Trump, Clinton heavy favorites

Mar 01, 2016 - 7:49 AM

UPDATED With just hours to go before polls open the Republican and Democratic frontrunners fend off rivals and appeal to supporters in a dozen states

SUPER TUESDAY COMBATANTS. This combination of pictures created on February 25, 2016 shows top US presidential candidates (L-R) Republican Marco Rubio on January 14, 2016; Republican Ted Cruz on February 23, 2016; Democrat Bernie Sanders on on February 04, 2016; Republican Donald Trump on February 23, 2016; and Democrat Hillary Clinton on February 04, 2016. AFP photos

Clinton, Trump shoot for inevitability on Super Tuesday

Feb 29, 2016 - 3:33 PM

Clinton and Trump are well positioned to secure the lion s share of the delegate bonanza in the 11 states voting in each party s primaries

DEMOCRATIC FRONTRUNNER. Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a 'Get Out The Vote' rally at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff on February 28, 2016 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Birth defects in Latin America spark Zika virus panic

Jan 23, 2016 - 10:52 AM

With the sting of a mosquito bite and a fever many pregnant women may not know that they caught the Zika virus – until it strikes their unborn child

ZIKA VIRUS. A pregnant woman stands at her house in a zone of the shanty town of Beco do Sururu, located close to Boa Viagem, the richest neighborhood of city of Recife, Brazil, 22 January 2016. Recife is the Brazilian city with more cases of Zika virus. Photo by Percio Campos/EPA

Pacific states say tuna talks making slow progress

Dec 03, 2014 - 1:36 PM

Pacific island states express frustration at a lack of progress in talks aimed at protecting the region s valuable tuna resources accusing powerful faraway fishing nations of stalling on conservation measures

Yellowfin tuna lined up at the General Santos fish port. File photo by Edwin Espejo

UN climate chief says 'door closing' on warming fix

Sep 02, 2014 - 2:49 PM

UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres says the impact of climate change was greatest on Pacific nations even though they had contributed little to the problem

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), speaks to correspondents at UN Headquarters' daily noon briefing, 26 September 2013, United Nations, New York. Sarah Fretwell/UN Photo

Slow progress on Pacific women's rights – forum

Mar 08, 2014 - 1:19 PM

In 2013 a research released by WHO says 68 of women in areas of the Pacific reported suffering physical or sexual abuse from their partner

Trail of destruction after Cyclone Evan hits Fiji

Dec 18, 2012 - 8:36 AM

Tropical Cyclone Evan left a swathe of destruction across Fiji Tuesday December 18 after battering the Pacific nation for more than 12 hours

MONSTER STORM. NASA's Aqua satellite flew over Tropical Cyclone Evan at 0135 UTC on Dec. 16 (8:35 p.m. EST/U.S., Dec. 15) when it was over the Fiji Islands. Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Fears of 'catastrophic damage' as cyclone nears Fiji

Dec 16, 2012 - 11:32 AM

Fijian authorities scrambled to evacuate residents from low lying areas Sunday December 16 as a monster cyclone threatened the Pacific nation with catastrophic damage after causing widespread devastation in Samoa

NOAA's GOES-15 satellite captured this visible image of newborn Tropical Storm Evan in the South Pacific on Dec. 12, 2012 at 1500 UTC (10 a.m. EST). Credit: NASA GOES Project