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Severe flooding in the Pacific island nation of Fiji has killed five people and left about 8,000 others seeking shelter in evacuation centers, a government official said Tuesday.

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How one phone call gets yacht owners whatever they wantupdated: Sat Jan 14 2012 07:58:00

A superyacht owner is sailing through the beautiful Pacific waters of Fiji and has a craving for courgettes. What is he to do? Arrange for a refrigerated box of the vegetable to be flown over by private jet and sent to him on his yacht, of course.

Fiji lifts emergency ahead of talks on new constitutionupdated: Sat Jan 07 2012 13:44:00

Fiji's military government lifted a three-year state of emergency Saturday ahead of talks on drafting a new constitution and eventual elections.

Fiji to lift state of emergency, map out new constitutionupdated: Mon Jan 02 2012 00:23:00

Fiji's prime minister announced Sunday that the Pacific island nation would soon lift its longtime state of emergency and begin drawing up a new constitution.

Three contractors freed in Iraqupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 10:03:00

Three security contractors, two of them American veterans and one from Fiji, have been freed in Iraq almost three weeks after they were detained by the Iraqi Army, U.S. Rep. Peter King said Wednesday.

Iraq after the withdrawalupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 10:03:00

Anthony Cordesman from the Center for Strategic and International Studies gives his perspective on Iraq's current climate.

Five of the best seaside film locationsupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 11:24:00

Some of the most iconic films ever made have used the ocean as their backdrop. Whether it's to highlight the romance of a moment, the isolation felt by characters or intense drama, filmmakers often turn to the seaside to help illustrate their story. Here is a list of some of the best seaside locations featured on the silver screen.

Rugby World Cup ramping upupdated: Sat Oct 01 2011 10:37:00

16 nations are squaring off in final pool play at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Pumas edge Scotland to head for quarterfinalsupdated: Sun Sep 25 2011 16:07:00

Argentina's Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino scored a dramatic late try to put his side on course for the quarterfinals of the Rugby World Cup with a dramatic 13-12 victory over Scotland in Wellington Sunday.

Five rustic retreats worth a splurgeupdated: Wed Sep 21 2011 08:40:00

Vacation is a time to relax, revert to simpler times, disconnect from our 18 electronic devices and get back to the basics, but not so much that it means waking up to the rooster's crow at the break of dawn or shelling field peas all day.

Rugby: Ireland shock Wallabies in World Cupupdated: Sat Sep 17 2011 14:17:00

Ireland upset the Australian Wallabies 15-6 at Eden Park Saturday to top Pool C of the Rugby World Cup.

7.3-magnitude quake strikes in Pacific, near Fiji islandsupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 17:42:00

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck early Friday in the Fiji islands region of the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. Bachelorette: Constantine Did Not Have 'Feelings of Marriage' for Ashleyupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 06:34:00

Ashley's former suitor also reveals that he wants Ames to be the next Bachelor Bachelorette Blog: Ashley's Moment of Clarityupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 15:48:00

Hebert writes in about Ben, J.P., Constantine and the guy who surprised her in paradise Bachelorette: One Man Leaves Early - Another Makes a Surprise Returnupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 11:50:00

Ashley Hebert is down to two suitors after a memorable trip to Fiji

Five hot honeymoon destinationsupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 08:08:00

Trying to choose a luxurious spot for the honeymoon of your dreams can be overwhelming.

Tsunami warning issued after strong quake in Pacificupdated: Sat Dec 25 2010 09:14:00

A 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean's Vanuatu Islands region early Sunday, prompting a tsunami warning for the area, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Brother: Boys went out in search of love, ended up at sea for 50 daysupdated: Sat Nov 27 2010 20:48:00

Three teenage boys from a remote South Pacific island went out to sea in search of love, only to end up lost and drifting 750 miles west until their rescue 50 days later, one of the boys' brothers told CNN Saturday.

Teens rescued at seaupdated: Sat Nov 27 2010 20:48:00

CNN's Becky Anderson talks with the first mate of a ship that was rescued at sea after being adrift for seven weeks.

Doctor examining teen boys rescued after 50 days at seaupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 09:35:00

A doctor in Fiji is examining three teenage boys rescued 240 miles from land after they were lost in the South Pacific for more than 50 days.

3 teenage boys rescued after 50 days stranded at seaupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 02:52:00

Just over 50 days after three teenage boys got lost at sea, and two weeks after hundreds turned out to mourn them, the father of one of the teens rescued 240 miles from land said a traditional celebration is now in order.

6.3-magnitude quake strikes Fiji Islandsupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 19:34:00

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Fiji Islands, Wednesday at 4:13 a.m. (12:13 p.m. ET Tuesday), the U.S. Geological Survey reported. Surfing (Related Stories)updated: Mon Sep 06 2010 11:22:00

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No tsunami warning issued in Fiji quakeupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 02:19:00

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake hit the Fiji Islands Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said.

Bottled water faces backlashupdated: Fri Apr 23 2010 08:03:00

"Carrying bottled water is on its way to being as cool as smoking while pregnant," claims the video "The Story of Bottled Water," which debuted on YouTube last month and garnered more than 450,000 views.

Rob Thomas sings for waterupdated: Fri Apr 23 2010 08:03:00

Rob Thomas performs a concert in Atlanta for runners of the Dow Live Earth Run for Water event.

Fiji damage 'overwhelming,' PM saysupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 08:52:00

Fiji emerged from the shadow of Tropical Cyclone Tomas on Wednesday, with officials reporting one death and widespread damage to the South Pacific island chain.

Tropical Cyclone Tomas slams Fijiupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 13:34:00

Tropical Cyclone Tomas battered Fiji's northern islands on Monday evening with gusts of up to 275 km/h (170 mph) and heavy rain, but weather officials had not received immediate reports of damage. Ashley Tisdale Works Out with BlackBerry in Handupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 11:54:00

• Forget free weights - Ashley Tisdale was juggling her BlackBerry and a water bottle during a recent gym outing. The starlet hit up Equinox in West Hollywood with her trainer, and was spotted adjusting her stationary bike and sipping on Fiji water. Tisdale, in a gray tank top and white pants, did her cardio after getting comfortable with the equipment, but kept typing away as she peddled.

Intimate journey: Finding love on the roadupdated: Mon Dec 14 2009 09:10:00

Flowers and longing glances can help spark a romance for most people, but for a select few, a good love story starts with a passport.

Four major quakes strike South Pacificupdated: Thu Oct 08 2009 08:52:00

For the fourth time in less than 11 hours, a major earthquake rocked the South Pacific Ocean near the island nation of Vanuatu on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Fiji suspended from Commonwealthupdated: Tue Sep 01 2009 11:40:00

Fiji has been suspended from the Commonwealth after its military rulers failed to respond to a demand to restore democracy in the Pacific island nation, the organization said Tuesday.

Fortune: Is golf the next Olympic sport?updated: Fri Aug 14 2009 12:18:00

Tiger Woods already has 14 major titles. He could be adding an Olympic medal to his collection soon.

12 fun facts in pickled historyupdated: Fri Aug 07 2009 08:58:00

People have been eating pickles ever since the Mesopotamians started making them way back in 2400 B.C.E. Here are some even more important things you should know about them.

Clark in three-way tie for lead at Colonialupdated: Fri May 29 2009 07:43:00

South Africa's Tim Clark and American pair Woody Austin and Steve Stricker share the first round lead with seven-under-par 63s after the first round of the Colonial tournament in Texas. Mel Gibson's Divorce Could Be Most Expensive in Hollywood Historyupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 18:11:00

Wife Robyn could claim half his fortune, estimated at close to $1 billion

In act of defiance, Fiji's PM sworn inupdated: Sat Apr 11 2009 02:03:00

The president of Fiji on Saturday defied a court ruling that had declared the Pacific nation's military government illegal, swearing in as prime minister a man in direct opposition to the ruling, the state-run Web site said.

5 championship surf spotsupdated: Wed Feb 25 2009 14:12:00

For pro-surfers like nine-time world champion Kelly Slater, flying from continent to continent looking for the perfect wave seems like a freewheeling lifestyle, but for amateurs, it requires careful planning.

How to enjoy a honeymoon spot without a honeyupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 08:07:00

Even if you're not going to Fiji or the Maldives, accidentally ending up in a popular honeymooning spot while not actually on your honeymoon is easier than you think, especially with the abundance of all-inclusive deals online.

Hosts NZ draw France at 2011 World Cupupdated: Mon Dec 01 2008 11:55:00

Hosts New Zealand face France in a repeat of their dramatic quarterfinal defeat a year ago, in the group stage of the 2011 rugby union World Cup finals following Monday's draw in London.

Fortune: Corporate ties bedevil green groupsupdated: Fri Nov 14 2008 09:16:00

Some environmentalists attack bottled water. Not Conservation International, a Virginia-based nonprofit that aims to protect the earth's biodiversity.

Fortune: Taco Bell's not-so-green grilling machineupdated: Thu May 08 2008 04:45:00

You knew you could help save the earth by installing energy-efficient light bulbs or swapping your gas guzzler for a hybrid. But have you heard that drinking Fiji Water and dining out at Taco Bell are supposed to be good for the planet, too?

How to tip outside the Statesupdated: Wed Apr 16 2008 14:42:00

You're sitting in a hip Tokyo cafe, having a fish cake and sake. Your server has been especially attentive, so when the check arrives, you think nothing of pulling out some extra yen and leaving a healthy 20 percent tip. But suddenly things go horribly wrong: the server turns wide-eyed, becomes agitated, and walks away. What happened?! Kimora Lee Files for Divorce from Russell Simmonsupdated: Thu Mar 27 2008 15:14:00

The couple, who married in 1998 and have two children, split in 2006 Kimora Lee Simmons on Tabloid Talk: Lies!updated: Sun Mar 16 2008 08:44:00

She says rumors about her personal life – and reported pregnancy – are "lies upon lies upon lies"

Journeyman Khan upstages top stars updated: Thu Feb 28 2008 11:25:00

India's Shamim Khan is a lowly 1,377th in the world rankings but it did not prevent him from sharing the first round lead at the Johnnie Walker Classic on Thursday.

FSB: Can I write off my international travel?updated: Tue Feb 26 2008 09:33:00

Dear FSB: I have a home-based travel agency. Can I deduct my international travel expenses and educational FAM trips?

Get fab hair fast and shorter errand runsupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 09:22:00

You're busy and everything you need to do, you need to do fast. Whether it's getting a quick shot of glamour, winning over a baby, or doing everything on your computer with ease, we've got ways to do it in double time. Here goes. Fasten your seat belts!

Treacherous cyclone hitting Fiji islandsupdated: Fri Dec 07 2007 10:05:00

Powerful Tropical Cyclone Daman closed in on Fiji on Friday, threatening the Pacific island chain with home-destroying winds and dangerous floods.

South Africa overcome gallant Fijiupdated: Sun Oct 07 2007 17:27:00

Fiji briefly threatened the greatest upset in World Cup history, pushing South Africa to the limit in their quarterfinal at the Stade Velodrome before eventually going down 37-20.

Mignoni is unfit for quarterfinalsupdated: Mon Oct 01 2007 12:51:00

France scrum-half Pierre Mignoni will miss the World Cup quarterfinal against New Zealand because of a thigh injury, the team announced on Monday.

Welsh coach Jenkins pays the priceupdated: Sun Sep 30 2007 08:00:00

Welsh coach Gareth Jenkins has been sacked after his side's exit from the Rugby World Cup.

Injury ends Little's Cup campaignupdated: Sun Sep 30 2007 07:02:00

Fiji fly-half Nicky Little is out of the Rugby World Cup after helping his side to pull off a magnificent win over Wales, which sent them into the quarterfinals for the first time in 20 years.

Fiji stun Wales to make last eightupdated: Sat Sep 29 2007 17:23:00

Wales were sent tumbling out of the Rugby World Cup by Fiji 38-34 after a topsy-turvy and extraordinary match in Nantes which was in doubt until the final whistle.

Italy captain misses Scots showdownupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 09:43:00

Italy will be without skipper Marco Bortolami for the must-win Rugby World Cup Pool C finale against Scotland in St Etienne on Saturday.

Thomas recalled for his 100th capupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 16:06:00

Wales captain Gareth Thomas will join a small group of elite players when he makes his 100th appearance for his country in Saturday's World Cup game against Fiji in Nantes.

Howlett sets try record in NZ routupdated: Sun Sep 23 2007 14:11:00

Doug Howlett became the leading All Blacks try scorer of all time as New Zealand maintained their perfect record in Pool C of the rugby World Cup with a sparkling 40-0 victory over a second-string Scotland side at Murrayfield -- securing them a place in the quarterfinals.

Gregan will match Carling's recordupdated: Wed Sep 19 2007 08:26:00

George Gregan will equal Will Carling's international test captaincy record when he leads out Australia for the 59th time, against Fiji at the Stade de la Mosson on Sunday.

France bounce back with record winupdated: Sun Sep 16 2007 17:24:00

France went some way to erasing the memory of their disastrous defeat by Argentina when they ran up their record score in international rugby by overpowering Namibia 87-10 in Toulouse.

Italy struggle to overcome Romaniaupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 16:51:00

Italy got their Rugby World Cup campaign back on track with a dour 24-18 victory over Pool C rivals Romania in Marseille.

Fiji imposes state of emergencyupdated: Fri Sep 07 2007 04:05:00

Fiji's military-led government imposed a month-long state of emergency Thursday, accusing the prime minister who was ousted in a coup last year of seeking to "destabilize" the South Pacific nation.

Canadians hope to reach last eightupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 23:29:00

Canada's rugby squad hope to match their 1991 performance and reach the last eight in the World Cup.

Money Magazine: Save a buck, save the worldupdated: Wed May 30 2007 09:40:00

Until recently I pretty much ignored the environment. I owned three successive SUVs and drove them without a lot of guilt, ran the dishwasher when it was half empty and rolled my eyes at the sugges...

Tsunami warnings for Pacific after quakeupdated: Sun Apr 01 2007 18:48:00

Two large back-to-back earthquakes centered in the region of the Solomon Islands triggered a tsunami warning Sunday for a huge part of the Pacific including Australia and Indonesia.

Singh heads depleted Pods line-upupdated: Thu Mar 08 2007 04:57:00

Fiji's Vijay Singh heads the field for the PGA Tour's Pods Championship this week at Innisbrook, where many of the tour's top players are skipping the re-scheduled, re-named event.

FSB: A Chance to Prove My Worthupdated: Thu Feb 01 2007 00:01:00

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Business 2.0: Ocean real estate: The next boom?updated: Fri Jan 19 2007 13:58:00

We've been promised many things in the world of Tomorrowland: jet packs, flying cars, picnics on the moon.

Pivac resigns as Fiji rugby coachupdated: Fri Jan 19 2007 03:19:00

Wayne Pivac has announced he is quitting his job as Fiji coach, eight months before the World Cup.

Fiji officer extends coup deadlineupdated: Thu Nov 30 2006 22:24:00

Fiji's military has extended its deadline to Monday for the government to meet its demands or be toppled, embattled Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase said on Friday as he and his ministers went into hiding.

Fiji: Trouble in paradise, once againupdated: Wed Nov 29 2006 11:56:00

Fringed by palms, lapped by warm water and surrounded by pristine coral reefs, the 300 islands that make up the Fijian archipelago are the very picture of paradise.

Fiji timeline of political eventsupdated: Wed Nov 01 2006 21:25:00

Following is a timeline of significant political developments in Fiji since it gained independence from Britain in 1970.

An insider's guide to Diwaliupdated: Fri Oct 20 2006 04:21:00

Diwali -- or the "festival of lights" -- is a major Hindu festival starting this weekend. The name of the festival comes from the Sanskrit word deepavali, which means a row of lights. It is celebrated for five consecutive days in the Hindu month of Ashwayuja, and is eagerly anticipated by Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs around the world.

Fiji wing wins French rugby awardupdated: Mon Oct 09 2006 15:18:00

Fiji wing Rupeni Caucaunibuca of Agen has been named France's rugby player of the year after being crowned best try scorer of the French championship for the last two seasons.

Pacific looks to coconut powerupdated: Wed Sep 13 2006 01:55:00

The humble coconut, a staple of the economy in the small island nations of the South Pacific, is being viewed potentially as part of the region's solution to rising oil prices.

Fortune: My Idea of Funupdated: Thu Sep 07 2006 15:01:00

The kitchen-products queen first picked up yoga while with the Peace Corps in Fiji. Now she practices it daily, gaining strength and flexibility that makes her a better runner, golfer, and traveler...

Richards OK, Stones tour to rollupdated: Fri Jun 02 2006 09:22:00

The Rolling Stones have rescheduled their European concert tour after guitarist Keith Richards made a complete recovery from his brain operation and apologized for "falling off my perch" while holidaying in Fiji.

Tsunami warnings lifted after massive quake off Tongaupdated: Wed May 03 2006 12:28:00

All tsunami warnings issued after a major quake in the southern Pacific Ocean have been canceled, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Appleby leads as Clarke comes homeupdated: Fri Apr 21 2006 03:03:00

Australia's Stuart Appleby fired an opening round six-under 66 to grab a slender one shot lead after the first round of the Houston Open on Thursday.

CNNMoney: Second honeymoons: Vacations of a lifetimeupdated: Fri Mar 17 2006 08:52:00

Explore an ancient temple in Cambodia, ride an elephant in a ping-pong match in China. These days couples are taking trips that complement their style and they are sparing no expense.

Fortune: Who Wants to Be the Boss?updated: Wed Feb 08 2006 11:37:00

I'm delighted to inform you that the board has unanimously chosen you to be Microsoft's new chairman and CEO. Now that Messrs. Gates and Ballmer have unexpectedly retired to Fiji, the board is coun...

CNNMoney: Investors, Does your CEO have what it takes?updated: Fri Feb 03 2006 14:32:00

I'm delighted to inform you that the board has unanimously chosen you to be Microsoft's new chairman and CEO.

Magnitude 7.1 quake near Fijiupdated: Mon Jan 02 2006 18:12:00

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has occurred near Fiji in the South Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Geological Service said.

Earthquake rattles Fijiupdated: Mon Dec 12 2005 23:44:00

A strong undersea earthquake rocked the Fiji region Tuesday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey Web site.

James starts as Wales shuffle sideupdated: Wed Nov 16 2005 10:58:00

Dafydd James is named on the right wing for Six Nations champions Wales against South Africa on Saturday in his first international start in three years.

Eco-travel talk: have your sayupdated: Fri Sep 16 2005 08:56:00

Travel always provides a lot of experiences, but it can also produce a lot of carbon emissions as well.

Rokocoko makes way for his cousinupdated: Sun Jun 12 2005 07:10:00

New Zealand have dropped winger Joe Rokocoko from the squad for the three-test series against the British and Irish Lions starting on June 25, despite his outstanding record of 27 tries in 23 tests.

Sivivatu shines in All Blacks rompupdated: Fri Jun 10 2005 07:18:00

Debutant winger Sitiveni Sivivatu scored four of the All Blacks' 15 tries as they routed Fiji 91-0 in a warm-up for their three-test series against the British Lions.

CNNMoney: Getting hitched? Try Fijiupdated: Fri Nov 05 2004 09:38:00

Picture a wedding party milling about in an old piazza high above Amalfi Coast. The setting is classically Italian. But these are New Yorkers: an example of couples who desire memorable weddings taking their act on the road.

Veteran Haas takes share of leadupdated: Thu Nov 04 2004 17:09:00

American veteran Jay Haas shared the first round lead at the Tour Championship in Georgia, with fellow countryman Jerry Kelly and Irishman Darren Clarke, on three-under 67 at East Lake.

Superb Els moves two strokes clearupdated: Fri Oct 01 2004 13:29:00

World number three Ernie Els fired a sparkling second-round eight-under-par 64 to move two shots clear in the WGC-American Express Championship on Friday.

Samo puts Wallabies ahead of Fijiupdated: Tue May 25 2004 03:16:00

Australia have named five uncapped Brumbies, including England-bound lock Radike Samo, in the 27-man squad for rugby union Tests against Scotland.

Test status for Pacific rugby sideupdated: Wed Apr 14 2004 04:12:00

A combined Pacific Islands team has been awarded test status by the International Rugby Board and will make its international debut against Australia in July.

Fortune: Going Placesupdated: Mon Jan 08 2001 00:01:00

You might not think of FedEx as a travel company, but perhaps the most popular perk is "jump-seating"--a practice allowing employees to hitch an unlimited number of free rides anywhere in the world...

Fortune: When I'm 64 You won't catch me waiting around for the gold watch. I'm getting out while the getting's good.updated: Mon Aug 14 2000 00:01:00

You know what creeps me out? (Well, lots of stuff, but let's stick to retirement here.) It's when I get the statements from ye olde Social Security Administration that declare something like, "Here...


Have you heard enough about the millennium? Too bad. The talk has barely begun. Millennium watchers predict that the two years of promotional run-ups that lie ahead of us will reach peak intensity ...

Fortune: SAILING THE PACIFIC WITH BILL SIMONupdated: Mon May 08 1989 00:01:00

William E. Simon is spending some enchanted evenings in the South Pacific. Since mid-February he has been sailing the waters around Fiji, Tahiti, and the Cook Islands in his 125-foot ketch, the Fre...

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