cyclone forming west of samoa
SAMOA – The potential for a tropical depression northwest of Samoa to develop into a cyclone is high, the Samoa Meteorology Division says.
PACIFIC – The leaders of five Micronesian states have called on the Pacific Islands Forum to recognise Taiwan and China as equals at its meetings.
TONGA – Three petitions with over 10,000 signatures calling for the King of Tonga to dissolve parliament and launch an investigation into the government have been presented to the palace in Nuku’alofa.
NAURU – Nauru’s government has rushed through new laws to prevent residents being granted medical transfers based on online recommendations.
PAPUA NEW GUINA – Papua New Guinea police are still seeking the return of nearly 300 imported cars loaned to officials for driving world leaders around its capital during last year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting.