Cyclones pound South Pacific

    Thousands of islanders fled their homes as two massive cyclones tore through the South Pacific, flattening  houses and villages.

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    Cyclone Tomas, a category-four storm, was bearing down on Fiji, bringing winds of up to 230 km/h.

    The even stronger Cyclone Ului had caused damage and flooding in the Solomon Islands. Ului is a category-five storm, the most powerful.

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