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Powerful Cyclone Rips Through Vanuatu, Cutting Communications
The Category 5 storm hit the Pacific island nation on Monday, complicating its response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Dozens Missing After Ferry in Solomon Islands Defies Cyclone Warning
Officials said surging seas appeared to throw people overboard in the early morning hours.
Chinese Lease of Entire Island Is Deemed Illegal in Solomons
The sweeping deal, signed by the head of a provincial government and executives from a Beijing-based conglomerate, had shocked residents.
China Is Leasing an Entire Pacific Island. Its Residents Are Shocked.
What could Beijing want with Tulagi, where Allied forces fought a bloody battle with Japan in World War II? Some fear military ambitions.
As Taiwan Loses Influence, China Gains Ground in Race With U.S.
Two Pacific nations severed ties with Taiwan in favor of Beijing this week, boosting China in its contest with the United States for influence in the region.
In Blow to Taiwan, Solomon Islands Is Said to Switch Relations to China
The move, which Taiwan denounced as bribery by Beijing, is a setback to both Taipei’s global standing and Washington’s regional diplomacy in the Pacific.
As China Watches, Solomon Islands Weighs Cutting Ties to Taiwan
The move comes as American officials accuse Beijing of destabilizing the Pacific as its influence in the region grows.
How to Get TB Patients to Take Their Pills? Persistent Texting and a ‘Winners Circle’
The drug regimens can be grueling, and patients often quit taking their medications. But turning it into a cellphone competition helps.
‘There’s Poison in the Sea’: An Oil Spill Fouls a Tropical Eden
On Rennell, an impoverished Pacific island, mining had already scarred the land. Now an oil spill has polluted the water and threatens a World Heritage site.
Oil Spill Threatens a Treasured Coral Atoll in the South Pacific
A cargo ship has been leaking fuel for weeks on one of the Solomon Islands, home to a site that Unesco calls a “true natural laboratory for scientific study.”
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