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Out of concern for the safety and well-being of our Pacific sisters and brothers in the Solomon Islands, 50 Fijian troops will dispatch to Honiara tomorrow as part of reinforced platoon embedded with Australian Force Elements to help maintain peace and security. FJ 🤝 SB

After days of riots, Chinese nationals in the #SolomonIslands ' capital Honiara suffered great losses. A Chinese national recorded a video with his mobile phone of the ruins in Chinatown. Several structures have been destroyed including a burned school.

Three charred bodies have been found in a burned-out building in the Chinatown district of the Solomon Islands' capital, Honiara — the first reported fatalities after three days of violent protests that saw more than 100 people arrested.

AFTERMATH of anti-govt protest in Honiara’s Chinatown

OPINION: The competition between Beijing and Taipei that destabilises the region means we should maintain a presence in Honiara for quite a while, writes Alexander Downer.

Debris has lined the streets in the Solomon Islands four days after unrest broke out in the capital Honiara.

Three charred bodies have been found in a burned-out building in the Chinatown district of the Solomon Islands' capital, Honiara — the first reported fatalities after three days of violent protests that saw more than 100 people arrested.

The officers from the Public Order and Riot squad – one inspector, two sergeants and 12 constables – are expected to leave for Honiara in the coming week | @sallyrawsthorne 

Dozens of Australian troops are in the Solomon Islands on a mission to restore stability to our Pacific neighbour. Honiara has descended into chaos as rioters vandalised Chinese-owned businesses. MORE: #9News 

Three charred bodies have been found in a burned-out building in the Chinatown district of the Solomon Islands' capital, Honiara. #9News 

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Australia said it will deploy more than 100 police and military personnel to the Solomon Islands as protesters in the Pacific nation defied a government-imposed lockdown and set fire to buildings in the capital Honiara for a second day

Eyewitness video showed a hardware shop burning in the Solomon Islands capital of Honiara amid anti-government protests across the city

VIDEO: Plumes of thick black smoke billow high as rioters torch buildings in the Solomon Islands' capital of Honiara Thursday, targeting the city's Chinatown district in a second day of anti-government protests. of fire and smoke rising

Solomon Islands PM blamed unnamed foreign countries for stoking violent protests that ravaged the capital Honiara — calling it a response to the country's decision to embrace China over Taiwan:

VIDEO: Aerial footage shows burning buildings amid unrest and rioting in the Solomon Islands' capital of Honiara. Australian peacekeepers have deployed to secure the airport and port of the city

Australia is sending troops to the Solomon Islands after violent protests broke out in the capital of Honiara, with some buildings set on fire. The anti-government protests are linked to the Pacific nation’s diplomatic switch from Taiwan to China

Solomon Islands police fired tear gas in the capital Honiara as crowds of protesters set fire to buildings, including a police station, and looted shops in an eruption of anger at the government, Radio New Zealand reported

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare vows to track down rioters who attempted to storm parliament, as the Pacific island nation's capital Honiara remains under lockdown following the unrest

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