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Tonga's king dissolves parliament, orders new election

Tonga is the Pacific's only monarchy but has attempted to increase democracy in recent years.

Aug 25, 2017, 12:20 PM IST

Highly pathogenic bird flu detected in Japan

A highly pathogenic H5N6 strain was found in wild birds and poultrey farms in multiple locations in Japan, reports said.

Nov 29, 2016, 12:30 PM IST

Australia returns Sri Lankans from `people-smuggling` boat

Australia has returned home six Sri Lankans which it said were onboard a "people smuggling boat" after intercepting it at sea, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said Wednesday.

Aug 17, 2016, 09:07 AM IST

Magnitude 6.5 quake hits off coast of Pacific nation of Vanuatu - USGS

Earthquake in Vanuatu.

Apr 15, 2016, 04:54 AM IST

Pacific summit to issue climate message to world

 Vulnerable Pacific island nations will this week send the world an urgent plea for action on climate change at crunch talks in Paris later this year.

Sep 06, 2015, 07:10 AM IST

Pacific Islands summit partnership of the century: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday welcomed the leaders of 14 Pacific Island countries here, saying that the second Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit sets an example of partnership of the century with their shared beliefs and aspirations.

Aug 21, 2015, 20:16 PM IST

Micronesia coach Stan Foster hopes routs a stepping stone to success

Micronesia`s young players may need counselling after conceding 114 goals in three matches against humble Pacific Island opponents, but coach Stan Foster hopes the lopsided losses are a stepping stone to future success.

Jul 09, 2015, 09:35 AM IST

Bodies of WWII US Marines recovered in Pacific

 The bodies of 36 US Marines have been found on a remote Pacific island more than 70 years after they died in a bloody World War II battle, a member of the recovery team said.

Jul 08, 2015, 11:47 AM IST

Guam claim first World Cup qualifier win

Minnows Guam secured their first-ever victory in a FIFA World Cup qualifying match on Thursday, when an early own goal gave the tiny Pacific island side a 1-0 win over Turkmenistan.

Jun 11, 2015, 19:51 PM IST

Australia knew of child sex abuse at Nauru camp: Workers

 Staff at an immigration camp on Nauru claim the Australian government was aware of the alleged sexual abuse of women and children asylum seekers on the Pacific island outpost for more than a year, but failed to act.

Apr 08, 2015, 11:23 AM IST

PM Modi in Fiji: As it happened

PM Modi announces a grant of $5 million "to strengthen and modernise Fiji's village, small and medium industries".

Nov 19, 2014, 01:16 AM IST

Guam killer gets life for Japanese tourist attack

A Guam man who killed three Japanese tourists and injured 11 more during a frenzied knife attack on the Pacific island was jailed for three life terms on Thursday.

Sep 25, 2014, 12:07 PM IST

Fiji`s Vijay Singh looks to break drought on home soil

Fijian former world number one Vijay Singh aims to end a six-year title drought this week when he returns to his Pacific island homeland to compete in the inaugural Fiji International tournament.

Aug 13, 2014, 10:03 AM IST

CWG 2014: First for female boxer Taoriba Biniati - she`s fighting a woman

Teenage boxer Taoriba Biniati has never fought another woman - only men - because on the tiny Pacific Island where she lives there are no other female fighters.

Jul 28, 2014, 19:56 PM IST

Three dead, six missing after cyclone hits Vanuatu

Three people were killed and six missing after a cyclone hit the Pacific island of Vanuatu, officials said.

Mar 14, 2014, 11:40 AM IST

Japan, Pacific leaders to hold summit near Fukushima

Top leaders from Japan and Pacific island nations will hold a summit in a city near the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant in 2015, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Saturday said.

Oct 26, 2013, 16:00 PM IST

Hawaiian woman wins 35-letter name battle

A Hawaiian woman with a 35-letter surname has persuaded the Pacific island US state`s authorities to change their official ID card format, because her king-sized name won`t fit.

Sep 14, 2013, 09:12 AM IST

Pacific islands want louder voice on climate

The smallest Pacific island nations, some of which fear being swamped by rising sea levels due to climate change, said Tuesday they had seen little of the global funding promised to combat the problem.

Aug 03, 2010, 15:30 PM IST