At least 17 people including 13 children have drowned after a rescue mission was reportedly delayed for lack of funds in the Solomon Islands.
Nick O'Malley is a senior writer and a former US correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.
There is an awful lot of blame to go around, but most of it is being directed at two people.
The Trump administration has not just broken the old rules, it appears to have no idea that any existed in the first place.
By Saturday April 29 - 100 days into his term - he is expected to have signed 30 executive orders, more than any other president since World War II, along with 24 memorandums and 20 proclamations.
The immediate repercussions of the strike are not yet clear and Trump's brief and apparently unscripted public comments provided little certainty.
It is an old adage of American politics that when a president leaves office the electorate, craving change, selects the candidate from the opposing party who is least like the incumbent.
Donald Trump has been forced to deny allegations that Russian agents hold compromising personal, financial and political material about him.
By stumbling into one of the world's most fraught diplomatic disputes Donald Trump has again demonstrated he either knows or cares little about his new job.
Young people around the world are increasingly rejecting democratic institutions and becoming drawn towards authoritarianism, according to a new research paper.
When the idea of a Donald Trump administration seemed like little more than a fantasy, Steve Bannon, soon to be one of the most powerful men in the US, was already making waves.