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Small tsunami hits Solomons, damages homes


small tsunami hits Solomons, damages homes

A powerful earthquake off the Solomon Islands generated a tsunami of up to 5 feet that damaged about 50 homes in the South Pacific island chain today, but authorities canceled warnings for tsunamis on more distant coasts. There were no reports of injuries or deaths. Villagers were heading for higher ground as a precaution, said a spokesman for the prime minister. The tsunami formed after an 8.0-magnitude earthquake.


Iran to hold talks with six nations

Six world powers and Iran agreed to hold talks on Tehran's disputed nuclear program on Feb. 26 in Kazakhstan in the latest attempt to avoid a military confrontation over the issue. The six countries — Russia, China, France, Germany, Britain and the United States — have been urging Iran to accept limits on a nuclear program that many countries fear is aimed at developing a nuclear weapon. Iran rejects those charges.


Egypt: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Cairo on Tuesday in the first visit by an Iranian leader in three decades. Some protested the visit over Iran's support for Syria.

Times wires

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