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Friday  3 July  -  9:27 am  NZT

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Chan-hom upgraded to a typhoon

The Guam National Weather Service says the tropical storm Chan-hom has been upgraded to a typhoon.

Cyclone Raquel downgraded but Solomons still at risk

Cyclone Raquel has weakened but forecasters are warning flash floods and landslides are still likely for Solomon Islands.

Jailed Nauru MPs fail to get bail

Two Nauru MPs, who have been in custody for two weeks, will stay in the island's prison for at least another week after their bail applications were denied in the Magistrates Court today.

Banned Fiji professor says he's reached the end of the road

An academic who's been banned from Fiji Brij Lal says he has reached the end of the road in his quest to return to his homeland.

New Caledonia pegged as Pacific Games favourites

Papua New Guinea's Sports Minister says New Caledonia are the biggest threat to top the Pacific Games medal tally.

Samoa gets time off to watch rugby test

The Samoan Prime Minister says all employees will only be working a half day next Wednesday to watch the historic rugby Test between Manu Samoa and the All Blacks in Apia.

Latest from Dateline Pacific

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 3 July 2015

Kiribati commits to more sex education; just one day to go in the countdown to the Tonga King's coronation; Calls for a more tailored approach to managing disasters after confusion dealing with Cyclone Pam; it's ready set go for the Pacific Games in Port Moresby.

More sex education planned for Kiribati

The Kiribati minister of education says the school curriculum will be improved to ensure young people know more about sex, but more information also needs to come from the home.

Tonga prepares to officially crown King Tupou VI

Tonga counting down to the coronation of King Tupou VI on Saturday.

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 2 July 2015

Aid agencies call for a more tailored approach to managing disasters after confusion dealing with Cyclone Pam; a former governor of Madang in Papua New Guinea says a host of issues led to Tuesday's rioting; Australia's doctors have been urged to boycott the Manus Island and Nauru immigration detention centres; Tonga celebrates education during Coronation week; it's ready set go for the Pacific Games in Port Moresby.

NGOs call for tailored disaster response

A new NGO report is calling for a more tailored approach to disaster management in the Pacific citing the confusion in the wake of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu as proof a one size fits all approach is no longer appropriate.

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