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Fiji escapes more flood damage as Cyclone skirts country

Flood ravaged Fiji has been spared from the worst of Cyclone Daphne which was expected to compound problems for the country overnight.

Five people are known to have been killed in the floods in recent days, and three are still missing.

More damage was predicted overnight from Cyclone Daphne that was expected to skirt the country.

But the Fiji permanent secretary of information, Sharon Smith Johns, says the storm moved away at the last moment.



None of 3 Mega Millions winners identified yet

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The record-breaking Mega Millions jackpot climbed to $656 million on Monday, though no one holding one of the three winning tickets has come forward yet to claim a share of the prize, officials said.

Three tickets - one each in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland - will split the jackpot, which officials said Monday was higher than previously estimated. It is now at $656 million, after sales from the 44 state lotteries were totaled, up from the previously reported $640 million. That means each winner would receive roughly $218 million apiece before taxes.



Drug raids yield four arrests, charges of meth and marijuana

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The Vice and Narcotics Division with the Department of Public Safety, who conducted two separate drug raids last week, resulted in the arrest of four men, Punefu Tuaolo, Ronald Wells, Romeo Peretania and Faima Fruean.

The first raid, which led to the arrest of Tuaolo and Wells, was conducted on Tuesday, while the second raid involving Peretania and his co-defendant Fruean was on Thursday.

Peretania and Fruean will make their initial appearances before the District Court today.