[Photo Gallery] Vanuatu’s Olympic team celebrates in Rio by cheering Brazil’s football team to victory

Members of Vanuatu’s Olympic team Yoshua Shing, Albert Iata, Joe Mahit and Ham Lulu are proud supporters of Brazil’s national football team, so when they got the chance to watch Brazil play Honduras in the Olympic football semifinal, oli stap jump. Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paolo followed the team and wrote a story (in Portuguese) about the their experience at the Rio Olympics. The six images below are just a selection from this story, there are more on their website:

Vanuatu’s Olympic team members Yoshua Shing, Albert Iata, Joe Mahit and Ham Lulu show their support for Brazil’s football team at Maracanã stadium, Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Ricardo Borges/Folhapress

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Large earthquake off Hunter Island, tsunami threat cancelled, numerous aftershocks

Map showing location of today's large earthquake off Hunter Island in the far south of Vanuatu. Map: USGS

Map showing location of today’s large earthquake off Hunter Island in the far south of Vanuatu. Map: US Geological Survey

A large earthquake struck the seabed off the coast of Hunter Island at around 12:26pm today. Initially measured at 7.6 on the Richter scale, it was later downgraded to 7.2 and a precautionary tsunami warning that had been issued was cancelled. So far, six aftershocks have been recorded in the vicinity.

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