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Fiji government rejects poll fraud claims

Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Fiji's Attorney-General

Fiji's Minister of Elections Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has rejected five political parties' claims of a fraudulent election.


Fiji parties claim systematic fraud

Mick Beddoes and Mahendra Chaudhry

Five political parties in Fiji have called on election authorities to suspend all counting and verification of provisional results, saying they will not accept the results of Wednesday's poll.


Papuan human rights lawyer attacked

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Amnesty International says a Papuan human rights lawyer, defending a tribal leader accused of separatist activities by Indonesian authorities, has been attacked.


Killing in PNG prompts highway blockade

People going about their day in Goroka, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's acting Deputy Police Commissioner, Jim Andrews, has flown to Goroka in a bid to have the Highlands Highway re-opened.


Slow Temotu response a lesson for Solomons agencies

Damage caused by last year's earthquake and tsunami in Temotu, Solomon Islands

A spokesperson from the UNDP in Solomon Islands says a lack of expertise within the National Disaster Management Office, the NDMO, has delayed the recovery for tsunami victims in Temotu province.


Fiji parties reject election

Voters in Fiji's election queue at John Wesley College, Suva.

Political parties in Fiji opposed to Frank Bainimarama say they won't accept the results of the election.


Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Fiji's Bainimarama secures overwhelming majority ( 2′ 45″ )

    There is a mixed reaction in Fiji to news that halfway through the vote count FijiFirst has established a commanding lead following Wednesday's election.


  • Niue's first food festival kicks off this week ( 2′ 49″ )

    Niue kicks off inaugural food festival with experts and top chefs visiting.


  • World Bank sets out development plan for Pacific ( 3′ 41″ )

    World Bank sets out its plan to assist Pacific Island nations.


  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 18 September 2014 ( 19′ 16″ )

    Fiji's regime leader is set to become an elected prime minister; Domestic violence causing women to flee homes in Solomons; World Bank sets out development plan for Pacific; Niue's first food festival kicks off this week; Tongan authorities scramble to help drought-stricken Ha'apai; Samoa sued for 13 million over prison death.


  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 18 September 2014 ( 19′ 33″ )

    Vote counting underway in Fiji; Tongan authorities scramble to help drought-stricken Ha'apai; Domestic violence causing women to flee homes in Solomons; Samoa sued for 13 million over prison death; Voices of Bougainville report details worries over mining resumption.


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