Island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean
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Vanuatu, officially the Republic of Vanuatu, is an island country located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago, which is of volcanic origin, is 1,750 kilometres (1,090 mi) east of northern Australia, 540 kilometres (340 mi) northeast of New Caledonia, east of New Guinea, southeast of the Solomon Islands, and west of Fiji.
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Election of Vanuatu prime minister may speed cyclone relief workThe election of a new prime minister in Vanuatu, Bob Loughman, is expected to speed up emergency relief work for residents of the Pacific island nation left without shelter by tropical cyclone Harold.
Australia aid plane to Vanuatu delayed as Chinese plane was parked at Port Vila airportA Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) plane carrying aid to cyclone-struck Vanuatu turned around and returned home on Sunday as a Chinese plane with medical equipment was already on the airport's tarmac,..
Cyclone Harold tears through Vanuatu, bears toward FijiTropical Cyclone Harold lashed the South Pacific island of Vanuatu for a second day on Tuesday, ripping off roofs and downing telecommunications, and was moving towards Fiji where it is expected to..
Cyclone pounds Vanuatu, levelling buildings, amid virus shutdownA powerful tropical cyclone made landfall on the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Monday, witnesses said, levelling buildings in a country already in a state of emergency due to concerns about..
Vanuatu to impose coronavirus travel restrictions ahead of electionThe South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu which has no confirmed cases of coronavirus is set to ban travel to and from any country with more than 100 cases of COVID-19, as it prepares to go to the..
Quake of magnitude 6.4 strikes off Vanuatu: USGSAn earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck off the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Monday, the United States Geological Survey said.
Magnitude 6.2 quake hits east of Vanuatu: USGSA magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck around 35 kilometers east of Vanuatu on Monday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
Six Chinese nationals arrested in Vanuatu: mediaAuthorities in Vanuatu have arrested six Chinese nationals following Chinese complaints they were operating an internet scam from the Pacific island, media reported on Saturday.