Polls close in Tonga election

 Tongans went to the polls Thursday for only the second time since commoners have been able to elect the majority of MPs in the Pacific kingdom, amid calls for a more dynamic parliament. 

Series of quakes strike off South Pacific islands: USGS

A strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the South Pacific islands of Wallis and Futuna in the early hours today, following another powerful earthquake off Tonga.

Warriors fine Hurrell over leaked sex tape

NRL club the New Zealand Warriors fined Konrad Hurrell NZ$5,000 ($4,350) on Wednesday after a sex tape of the high-profile centre and his soap-opera star girlfriend was leaked online.

Fresh cyclone brews as Tonga struggles to recover

A fresh cyclone was brewing in the Pacific near the Solomon Islands today as humanitarian groups struggled to get relief supplies to outlying islands in Tonga devastated by Cyclone Ian.

Tonga cleans up after devastating cyclone

Residents in cyclone-devastated areas of Tonga launched a massive clean-up on Monday, as officials said it was "a miracle" only one person died when the monster storm hit.

Tonga in South Pacific lashed by powerful cyclone

The South Pacific island nation of Tonga was lashed by a powerful cyclone on Friday, with damage reported in the northern islands.

Magnitude-7.6 earthquake hits South Pacific

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre`s report on the quake said sea level readings indicated that a tsunami was generated.

Hardoi: 4 killed in tonga-minibus collision

Four persons, including a woman, were killed and 10 others were injured when a tonga collided with a mini bus on Thursday, police said.

Huge quake sparks tsunami scare in NZ, Tonga

The US Geological Survey initially measured the quake at magnitude 7.8 but later revised to 7.6.

Kingdom of Tonga holds first popular vote

Tonga`s 42,000 voters were to elect 17 of the 26 members of Parliament.

Moderate 5.8 quake shakes Tonga

A moderate 5.8 quake hit off Tonga today but there were no immediate reports of damage in the South Pacific
island nation.

Tonga to send 275 troops to Afghanistan

The deployment of soldiers will help to ease unemployment in Tonga.

End of road for tongas in Delhi

The clickety clack of tongas will be heard no more in the capital. The quaint horse-drawn carriages that outlived the British colonial era and were part of the romance of Delhi`s old quarters have finally made their last journey.

6.8-magnitude underwater quake off Tonga

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck
off the Pacific island nation of Tonga, sending panicked
residents into the streets at night, but there were no
immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Fresh quake near Tonga, tsunami toll nears 200

Grieving Samoans buried their dead in unmarked beachside graves on Thursday as the gruesome task of recovering bodies from villages destroyed by four tsunamis continued and an aftershock shook the region.

Death toll nears 150 as Samoa devastation revealed

Rescuers reached scenes of stunning devastation after a killer tsunami obliterated Samoan island villages, killing at least 148 people and leaving scores more missing.

Over 60 feared dead in Tonga ferry disaster

More than 60 people are now feared dead after an overnight ferry capsized and sank near the Tongan capital Nuku`alofa, police said on Friday.