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Nauru government condemns attacks on young refugees

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The Nauru government has condemned a recent attack on young refugees, saying it will not tolerate any kind of violence against refugees in the country.

Troops cheered by Hawaii community threatened by lava

This image provided by the US Geological Survey (USGS) shows a breakout of ropey pāhoehoe lava from the volcano in Pahoa, Hawaii, upslope of Apaʻa Street burning vegetation near the Pāhoa transfer station.

National Guard troops arriving in a Hawaii town threatened by a slow-moving river of molten lava have been greeted with cheers by residents.

Australia and Fiji restore full diplomatic ties

Ratu Inoke Kubuabola and Julie Bishop

Australia and Fiji have jointly announced they will exchange High Commissioners.

Former Tonga police inspector loses appeal

The National Shield of Tonga

Tonga's Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal from a former police inspector against his conviction over the killing of New Zealand policeman Kali Fungavaka.

Solomon Islands measles outbreak slowly being brought under control

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Health authorities in Solomon Islands say the country's measles outbreak is slowly coming under control.

PNG secures loans for Goroka Hospital redevelopment

Goroka town, Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea.

Austria and the Czech Republic are to provide loans for the redevelopment of Goroka Provincial Hospital in Papua New Guinea's Eastern Highlands.

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