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Torture in Australian asylum camps - lawyer

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A human rights lawyer says the Australian Government's detention of children in asylum seeker camps is tantamount to torture.

More Tongan women to contest poll

Parliament buildings in Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Sixteen women are to contest next month's elections in Tonga, up from 11 last time, but women leaders had hoped there might be more following a recent mock parliament.

Pacific maritime operation nabs 12 vessels

Operation Kurukuru 2014.

FFA maritime surveillance sweep of Pacific fishing waters has netted a record 12 vessels in potential breach of their fishing licences.

French journalists in Papua convicted, but will be freed on Monday

Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat

Reports from Indonesia say the two French journalists have been convicted for misusing their tourist visas to work in Papua but will be freed on Monday.

PNG Police deny shooting man in Mt Hagen riot


Order has been restored in the Papua New Guinea city of Mt Hagen after a large fire and looting on Wednesday night.

Fiji's suspension from Pacific Islands Forum is lifted

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The chair of the Pacific Islands Forum, Palau's President, Tommy Remengesau, has announced Fiji's suspension from the Forum has been lifted.

Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 24 October 2014 ( 21′ )

    A tailings threat from a Solomon Islands gold mine sparks a squabble between the miner and the government; The Fiji Labour Party says government audit shows blatant financial mismanagement; Also in Fiji, NZ union backed charity educates workers; The Marshall Islands is hoping a new hospital will be built; Niue's High Commissioner to NZ calls for people to 'return home'; and Broadband internet access should be in place in Solomon Islands by 2016.

  • Solomons mine tailings threat leads to squabble ( 3′ 16″ )

    The Solomon Islands Government and an Australian miner are at loggerheads over how to restore a tailings storage facility ahead of the wet season.

  • Fiji audit shows blatant financial mismanagement - FLP ( 3′ 35″ )

    The Fiji Labour Party leader says the Auditor General's report into government spending over the last seven years details blatant financial mismanagement and breaches of law.

  • Niue's High Commissioner calls for more people to return home ( 2′ 58″ )

    Niue's High Commissioner to New Zealand says the country's 40th anniversary of self-governance signals it is time for more Niueans to return home.

  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 24 October 2014 ( 19′ 55″ )

    NZ union backed charity educates Fiji workers; the Marshall Islands is hoping a new hospital will be built; broadband internet access should be in place in Solomon Islands by 2016; the Tongan government denies claims by an international public servants union; there's been a dramatic increase in the number of female teachers in Papua New Guinea.