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Queen Elizabeth II dies, Buckingham Palace announces

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.

Pacific Islands

Pacific news in brief

China helping PNG's fight against illegal drugs; Vanuatu chiefs want presidency; and increase in HIV in Fiji.

Solomons police issue warning on burning after 13 live bombs found

The police in Solomon Islands have detected 13 live bombs at Taro airport in Choiseul Province.

Regional


New project aims to stop human trafficking in four Pacific countries

The United States government has launched a $US10 million five-year project to stop human trafficking in the Marshall Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Tonga.

Pacific Islands


Scientists discover dozens of new species in Pacific

Thirty new marine species have been discovered by an English and Hawaiian scientific expedition in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone in the Pacific.

Pacific Islands


Key road between capital and Tonga's main airport shut

Police have closed one of Tonga's busiest roads because of concerns for safety.

Regional


Air New Zealand reduces flight schedule over next six months to deal with staff sickness

Air New Zealand will operate a reduced schedule over the next six months as staff sickness levels continue to cause disruption to travel.

New Zealand


Serena Williams suggests retirement after US Open

Serena Williams says she’s “evolving away from tennis” and planned to retire from the sport she dominated with 23 Grand Slam titles following the U.S. Open tournament, which begins later this month. Yesterday, Williams played only her second singles match since she returned to action at Wimbledon in June after a year-long absence from competition, […]

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Micronesia urges China, US to 'de-escalate tensions'

The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia is concerned about the increase in geopolitical tensions between China and the United States, following the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan.

Pacific Islands


Protesters demand action on domestic violence after woman is killed

About 100 people have marched in New Caledonia to protest against what they see as government inaction to curb violence against women.

New Caledonia


Pacific leaders to meet Joe Biden in Washington

Pacific Islands Forum leaders are set to meet with United States President Joe Biden next month as Washington aims to accelerate its diplomatic efforts to counter China's presence in the region.

Pacific Islands


Japanese sailor stabbed during remembrance ceremony in Honiara

A Japanese sailor has been stabbed at Bloody Ridge in Solomon Islands during a World War II remembrance ceremony in Honiara.

Regional


Marshall Islands sees first Covid-19 spread

Majuro - The Marshall Islands lost its Covid-free status Monday when tests confirmed six positive cases in the capital, the first known community transmission since the pandemic started in early 2020.

Marshall Islands


Back on stage - Pacific Music Awards banishes the covid blues

The Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau, Auckland came alive with music, glitz and glam for the first live Pacific Music Awards in two years on Thursday night.

New Zealand


Samoan student gains entry to NASA programme

A Samoan student has been selected for the highly competitive NASA information and computer science programme.

Regional


Backlash after Solomons' govt reins in public broadcaster

The Solomon Islands' government has prompted anger by ordering the censorship of the national broadcaster.

Regional


Ex-commander urges gun ban to curb violence in PNG

The former Papua New Guinea military commander who drew up a plan 17 years ago to try and end gun violence says the first thing he would do is ban the public from owning guns.

Papua New Guinea


MP's bill could right the wrong of a 'racist law'

New Zealand Green Party MP Teanau Tuiono is promoting a private member's bill he hopes will remove a "racist law" introduced in 1982.

New Zealand


Samoan Opeloge snatches Games gold with monster lifts

The first gold medal for a Pacific island nation has been lifted at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

Regional


Fiji minister says pandemic forcing more Fijians into global crime gangs

The Fijian government says covid-19 has crippled Pacific law enforcement agencies' efforts to effectively respond to trans-national crimes.

Fiji


Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki 'Āirani celebrations in full swing

Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki 'Āirani or Cook Islands language week in Aotearoa is in full swing.

New Zealand


Aotearoa to mark first anniversary of dawn raids apology

The official celebration of the first anniversary of the Dawn Raids Apology is to be held at Ōrākei Marae in Auckland on August 27 2022.

New Zealand


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