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Tuesday  2 September  -  1:37 am  NZT

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45 Fiji soldiers now believed to be held in Syria

The 45 Fiji soldiers captured by al-Nusra in Golan Heights.

Fiji authorities now say that 45 of its soldiers are being held by Syrian rebels in the Golan heights, one more than has been claimed for the past three days.


Pacific's largest solar array opens

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The largest solar array in the South Pacific has been officially opened in the middle of a racecourse in Apia.


Training top priority for Solomons new Police Chief

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Solomon Islands new police commissioner Frank Prendergast says his vision for the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force is a competent, confident force that is trusted by its community.


PNG officers to stand trial over slashing achilles tendons

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Six Papua New Guinea police officers will stand trial over slashing the achilles tendons of 74 men in an attack in Port Moresby last year.


PNG Govt supports those affected by volcanic eruption

Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's government has allocated 405 thousand US dollars to help people affected by Friday's volcanic eruption in East New Britain province.


Economic issues on today's SIDS agenda

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The first session of the Small Islands Developing States conference in Samoa this afternoon will focus on sustainable economic development.


Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Climate change effects in Pacific deeply concerning - UN ( 6′ 27″ )

    UN Secretary-General expresses deep concern over effects of climate change in the Pacific.


  • Fiji soldiers captured by Syrian rebels ( 3′ 40″ )

    Fiji's military commander says he and the United Nations still have no idea where 45 of his soldiers captured by Syrian rebels are being held.


  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 1 September 2014 ( 20′ 18″ )

    Nations, Ban Ki Moon; Negotiations continue for the release of Fijian peacekeepers; An NGO in Guam fears young people on the island are being targeted by human traffickers; Solomon Islands passes legislation to protect victims of domestic violence; We put the spotlight on the contribution of the private sector to Pacific aid.


  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 1 September 2014 ( 19′ 52″ )

    An NGO in Guam fears young people on the island are being targeted by human traffickers; The World Bank makes a commitment to climate change resilience; Solomon Islands passes legislation to protect victims of domestic violence; We put the spotlight on the role of the private sector in Pacific aid; Tonga is in talks with the Japanese Govt over upgrading its water supply.


  • NGO in Guam warns human trafficking is a big problem ( 3′ 18″ )

    An NGO in Guam fears young people on the island are being targeted by human traffickers.


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