#Indonesia: Latest Impact of Magnitude 7. Earthquake

Timeline captured in photos and images in the last almost 24 hours since this earthquake hit. People are desperately trying to leave the quake-ridden area, leaving damaged buildings, thousands homeless and a rising death toll. Associated Press are reporting that most of the deaths counted were caused by collapsing houses, according to the Indonesia’s National […]

Hawaii’s Residents & Visitors Urged to Prepare for Hurricane

Update 06/08/2018 NZ Time PM: Hurricane Hector has intensified to a Category 4 as it heads towards the islands of Hawaii. National Hurricane.  The latest official forecast track sees the hurricane lying to the south but the National Hurricane Center warn that only a slight deviation to the north of the forecast track would significantly increase […]

Hawaii’s Volcanic Haze/Smog Reaches Guam, Saipan, Northern Marianas

Hawaii’s volcanic haze produced by Big Islands’  active Kīlauea Volcano, erupting for almost a month, has reached the Northern Mariana Islands of Guam, Rota, Tinian and Saipan. Carried along by the Pacific trade winds, the Guam’s National Weather Service has advised residents that winds are expected to continue bringing haze for the next few days. Residents […]

NZ “Deeply Concerned” by Finding that Russia Shot Down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17

 The New Zealand Government is deeply concerned at the finding announced two days ago by the intergovernmental Joint Investigative Team that the missile which brought down Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in July 2014 originated from the 53rd brigade of the armed forces of the Russian Federation. “Two-hundred and ninety-eight people died on 17 July 2014 in […]

Official Photos of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Wedding

An unforgettable royal wedding. Here’s the official photos of the new Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, now the Duke of Sussex.  Kensington Palace released these photos by photographer Alexi Lubomirski. Notice the Duchess’ long veil which features the national flowers of each of the 53 nations of the Commonwealth. That includes the Pacific region of […]

North-South Korea Pledge End to War & Nuclear Armament

Photo – AP: Korea Summit Press Pool, Friday 27 April 2018 A day of historic firsts for North and South Korea. One people. That’s what Korea once was. It was divided into two nations at the end of the Second World War. So today’s historic events are significant and if it is lasting, it will […]

Video: NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Full Interview on US NBC Show

Full video interview. Photo, left to right: Labour MP for Manurewa Louisa Wall, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Labour MP for Mangere and Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio.  It’s so fascinating to listen to citizens of another country describe New Zealand. Watch America’s NBC Network six minute interview with New Zealand Prime […]

Why Schools Become Battlegrounds During Conflict

  By Shireen Daft, Macquarie University Last month, more than 100 girls who had been abducted by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram from a Nigerian school in Dapchi in February were released to their families. But the community was also threatened that if the group returned and found any girls in school, they would […]

As US AirStrikes Begin, Syria Calls for Prayer; Civilian Casualties Reported

Syria news media is reporting civilian casualties in Damascus, said to be one of the targets of the joint military operations by the USA, France and the UK in what is called “precision strikes” to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons capabilities.   Earlier, a call to prayer went out across the Damascus city of Syria as […]

Updated: US Pres Trump on Military Action Against Syria: Russia’s Reaction

Updated: This video post brings you the full address by USA President Donald Trump, plus short videos of France and UK leaders who, along with the USA, committed French and UK military forces to airstrikes against Syria earlier today. France and Britain speak in response to the airstrikes; and Germany’s leader also responds.  Scroll down to […]

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