#AceWorldNews EUROPEAN UNION May 06 The EU has…

#AceWorldNews – EUROPEAN UNION – May 06 – The EU has reportedly lifted visa requirements for 19 countries from the Pacific, Caribbean, Middle East and Latin America.

The EU Council adopted a regulation to exempt from visa requirements when travelling to the Schengen zone nationals from Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Peru, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, the United Arab Emirates and Vanuatu.

The decision prompted frustration in Turkey, which has been waiting for years to acquire the right to visa-free travel, Hurriyet Daily News reported.

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` Earthquake Magnitude 6.0 hits off ` Kirakira ' in the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean '

#AceWorldNews – KIRAKIRA – April 04 – A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit off Kirakira, Solomon Islands, in the south-west of the Pacific Ocean, on Friday the US Geological Survey reported.

The epicenter of the quake was 28km off the town of Kirakira, at a depth of 63km.

No tsunami threats, casualties or damage were immediately reported.

Ace Related News: – April 04 – 11.51 GMT – #AceWorldNews – SOLOMON ISLANDS – HONIARA – April 04 – Flash flooding killed at least six people and left 10,500 homeless in the Solomon Islands’ capital Honiara on Friday, AFP reported.

Another 30 were missing, officials said.

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` Solomon Islands Suffer’s Worst ` Flash-Flooding ‘ Killing at Least 6 People and Leaving 10,500 Homeless ‘

#AceWorldNews – SOLOMON ISLANDS – HONIARA – April 04 – Flash flooding killed at least six people and left 10,500 homeless in the Solomon Islands’ capital Honiara on Friday, AFP reported.

Another 30 were missing, officials said.

A state of emergency was declared after the city’s main river, the Matanikau, burst its banks late Thursday, sweeping away entire communities.

“This is the worst disaster the nation has seen,” according to the Solomons Star newspaper. Much of Honiara city was on Thursday inundated as flash floods swept in as a result of heavy downpour which persisted over the past consecutive days.

China Town was hard hit when Mataniko River bursts its banks, weeding out anything that stands in her way (SSN) .

At around 3pm yesterday, the river rose to incredible heights and pushed outward, sweeping homes from Tuvaruhu, Vara Creek, Koa Hill, Number 3, and Mamanawata.

One eye witness from Number 3 Paul Lega said it happened very fast.

“I don’t know, people thought the River would just rise and probably rescinded. But it kept coming and rising, leaving no time for some families to escape.

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