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Mexico Migrants: Deadly Fire at Juárez Migrant Centre Kills at Least 40

By Vanessa Buschschlüter BBC News 28 March 2023 At least 40 people people have died at a migrant processing centre in Mexico in a fire that officials say started during a protest against deportations. Many of the victims had travelled from Central and South America trying to get to the US. The blaze at the facility […]

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At Least 26 Dead as Destructive Tornado, Storms Batter Mississippi, Alabama

Rescue efforts are under way in Mississippi and Alabama after a tornado tore through the two states on Friday night killing at least 26 people, including a baby and her father while several people are still missing.  The deadly tornado outbreak and strong thunderstorms swept across Mississippi and Alabama late Friday, with one long-track twister […]

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Silicon Valley Bank Fails After Run on Deposits

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation took control of the bank’s assets on Friday. The failure raised concerns that other banks could face problems, too. By: Emily Flitter and Rob Copeland cover Wall Street and finance. Published March 10, 2023 and Updated March 13, 2023, 11:30 a.m. ET One of the most prominent lenders in the […]

Fiji Update: Death Toll 98 as Active Cases Climbs to 13,610 as of Sunday 18 July 2021

World Bank Provides US$9.5 Million Grant in Disaster Response for Vanuatu

PORT VILA, March 13, 2023 – The World Bank has disbursed a US$9.5 million (VUV 1.13 billion) grant to support the Government of Vanuatu’s response to Severe Tropical Cyclones Judy and Kevin, and a 6.5 Mw earthquake in Vanuatu’s north. The emergency funding will provide vital support to the government’s recovery and response efforts following […]

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Fiji’s former PM Bainimarama granted bail and released after spending night in custody

Fiji’s former long-serving prime minister Frank Bainimarama has been released on bail after pleading not guilty to one charge of abuse of office in a Suva Court. Banimarama and suspended Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho were charged last Thursday and held in police custody overnight. Fiji’s Director of Public Prosecutions Christopher Pryde approved the charges of […]

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‘Too late to leave’: NSW Firefighters Brace for Prolonged Effort to Fight Blaze

Firefighters say they could be battling a blazeburning out of control in rural NSW for days. Properties were under threat and residents told it was too late to leave as the fire burnt out of control at Tambaroora, about 270km north-west of Sydney. Residents at Cranbrook near Dubbo were also under threat on Monday afternoon […]

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Mothers Denied Gas and Air in Labour say Their Births were Traumatic

When Leigh Milner gave birth to her baby boy last month she was expecting “all the pain relief” but ended up with just paracetamol and describes her labour as absolutely unbearable. The BBC journalist delivered her son Theo at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, one of several that have recently suspended gas and air […]

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Vanuatu Residents “Exhausted” and Country Needs Support after Two Cyclones in Three Days

Ni-Vanuatu residents have emerged battered but still standing after Cyclone Kevin swiped the country with a strong backhand. “It was quite exhausting. Dealing with two cyclones in three days is pretty draining, you know,” Vanuatu journalist Dan McGarry told RNZ. Cyclone Kevin and Cyclone Judy as pictured on Earth Nullschool on Saturday March 4.Cyclone Kevin […]

Fiji Records 14th Covid-19 Death and Hundreds of New Cases Each Day