The biggest cyclone to hit Fiji in 20 years has caused havoc after battering the Pacific nation with winds topping 200km/h (125 mph).
Thousands of people hid in evacuation centres when the category-four storm hit on Monday, wrecking homes, cutting power and causing flash floods.
The cyclone has since been downgraded and is expected to weaken further as it heads into cooler southern waters.
No deaths have been reported.
WattAgNet.com reports that Indonesia has identified the strain of bird flu virus that has killed more than 300,000 ducks since November. The more virulent form of the H5N1 virus is different to that usually found in Indonesia. Research is being called for to see whether the virus is a genetic shift in avian flu previously found in Indonesia, or whether the new strain came from overseas, possibly from Vietnam or Thailand. Follow the link to read the full article.
Environmental disasters or product recalls hit companies' values more than the actions of rogue workers or illegal corporate activity, according to a study on the impact on share price reported in The Independent.
Mount Tongariro, situated in a remote part of the country's North Island, erupted for five minutes on November 21. It sent ash clouds 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) high in the air. In August, the 6,490 foot (1,978-meter) Tongariro had erupted for the first time since 1897.