Peter Thomson of Fiji has been elected president of the next session of the UN General Assembly.
India is sending at least 40 tonnes of medicines, food and tents by an Indian Air Force plane to cyclone-hit Fiji as the archipelago nation reached out for foreign help.
Cyclone-devastated Fiji said it was likely to need more foreign aid on Thursday, as the body count from the most powerful storm in its history climbed to 44.
The death toll from the Fiji super-cyclone hit 42 on Wednesday, officials said, with fears it will rise further as relief teams reach isolated communities.
The death toll from Fiji's super-cyclone hit 29 on Tuesday, with officials saying the Pacific nation's recovery from the devastating storm could take months.
SYDNEY Fijian authorities were still trying to reach remote areas of the country's archipelago on Tuesday to assess the damage, two days after a powerful cyclone tore through the Pacific island nation, killing at least 29 people. There are fears the death toll could rise in the nation of 900,000 people when communication resumes with the smaller islands where thousands of people live in tin or wooden shacks in low-lying areas
Fijians were finally able to venture outside today after authorities lifted a curfew but much of the country remained without electricity in the wake of a ferocious cyclone that left at least six people dead and destroyed hundreds of homes. Officials were scrambling to restore services and assess damage in remote parts of the Pacific Island chain.
Officials in Fiji scrambled to assess damage Sunday in the wake of a ferocious cyclone that tore through the Pacific island chain, leaving at least three dead and collapsing hundreds of homes as people were sheltering from winds of up to 285 kilometers (177 miles) per hour.
Tropical Cyclone Winston is bearing down on the main island of Fiji with local authorities warning of life-threatening conditions from destructive winds, torrential rain and storm surges.
Tropical Cyclone Winston is bearing down on the main island of Fiji with local authorities warning of life-threatening conditions from destructive winds, torrential rain and storm surges. At 5 a.m. local time on Saturday the Category 4 storm was 320 km (199 miles) east-northeast of the Fijian capital Suva and producing average wind speeds of 220 km per hour.
LONDON An antibiotic-resistant "superbug" strain of typhoid fever has spread globally, driven by a single family of the bacteria, called H58, according to the findings of a large international study.
The government has moved with "rarely seen" speed and resolve to rebuild India's partnerships across the world, setting new milestones, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday.
PM Narendra Modi said that black money was a threat to world peace and harmony.
"Friends my eastward travels over the past few days have been a reminder of what the world expects from India. I saw in their eyes a desire to see India playing its part for a peaceful, stable and developed global community," said Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned home on Thursday after a nine-day-three-nation tour of Myanmar, Australia and Fiji during which he had a range of international engagements.
BJP leaders accorded a rousing reception to PM Narendra Modi at the airport here after he returned from a nine-day, three-nation tour.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India would play the role of 'Visvaguru' or teacher to the world.
In response to PM Narendra Modi's visit to Fiji, Prime Minister Josiah Bainimarama said that he was proud to have India as a future partner. According to reports in DNA, Bainimarama said that he had a constructive talk with Modi.
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PM Modi left for India after concluding his 10-day 3 nation tour during which he attended Myanmar, Australia and held bilaterals with Australia and Fiji.