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Thursday  30 July  -  1:30 am  NZT

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Australia rejects claims of cover-up on Manus

Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection has rejected claims it was involved in the cover up of an alleged rape on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea.

15 deaths prompt calls for tribal fighting zone in PNG

The police commander in PNG's Enga province has asked the government to declare a tribal fighting zone after a spate of deaths.

Foreigner forced out of Samoa after ebola concern

A foreign visitor to Samoa has been forced to leave the country after being quarantined under Ebola protection measures.

Change of police command in Papua's Tolikara

The police commander in Tolikara in Indonesia's Papua has been re-assigned nearly two weeks after a riot, in which kiosks and a musholla or small mosque, were burnt down.

Samoa PM puts pressure on Airlines PNG as regional option

The Samoan Prime Minister has invited Airlines PNG to land at Faleolo Airport, connecting Samoa to Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

NZ charity throws Solomons hospital a lifeline

Solomon Islands national hospital is being thrown a lifeline of medical supplies donated by a New Zealand NGO, Take My Hands.

Latest from Dateline Pacific

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 29 July 2015

Concerns about a leak of radioactive waste from a US storage facility in Marshall Islands; suspended MPs in Nauru are hopeful of intervention by the Pacific Islands Forum; three government ministers in Solomon Islands are under fire over big hotel bills; there's been a call for an upcoming APEC meeting in PNG to look at controversial land deals; New Zealand's prime minister isn't sure whether a UN Security Council debate will lead to definitive action on climate change; fears compulsory retirement in the Cook Islands will drive out valuable experience.

Marshallese fear radioactive waste impact following storm

There are concerns that radioactive waste has been washed over an atoll in the Marshall Islands, after it was hit by Typhoon Nangka earlier this month.

Suspended Nauru MP hopeful Forum will step in

The suspended Nauru opposition MP Roland Kun says he's hopeful of help from the Pacific Islands Forum after a meeting with its Secretary General yesterday.

Call for spotlight on PNG land grab at APEC Forest meeting

Papua New Guinea NGO wants spotlight on SABLs at a meeting of APEC Forest Ministers in Port Moresby in October.

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 29 July 2015

Three ministers in Solomon Islands want the government the government to pick up their hotel tab; NZ's prime minister isn't sure whether a UN Security Council debate will lead to definitve action on climate change; Fears compulsory retirement in the Cook Islands will drive out a valuable knowledge base; Edward Natapei, a leading political figure in Vanuatu, has died; And Marine scientists are amazed by sharks found in the crater of an underwater volcano in Solomon Islands.