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Samoa told system will be a cyclone

The Samoa Meteorological Service says a tropical depression off Samoa is expected to develop into a category one tropical cyclone within the next six hours.

Bail again denied for Fiji torture video accused

A Fiji military officer charged with the sexual assault of an escaped prisoner three years ago has again been remanded in custody.

PNG police try to quell days of violence in Lae

Police in Papua New Guinea are trying to contain violence in a Lae suburb, which has claimed two lives in the past three days.

Tongan minister's pay suspended for 5 months

Tonga's prime minister has penalised his infrastructure minister, 'Etuate Lavulavu, by ordering him to work five months without pay and reassigning his tourism portfolio.

Nauru's former CJ says treatment of MPs "outrageous"

A former judge of Nauru's highest court says the treatment of current opposition MPs in the country is "outrageous".

Fiji police identify plotters, deny finding beating suspects

Fiji's acting police commissioner has denied a Fiji Times report that police have identified those suspected of beating an internet cafe owner, Rajneel Singh.

Latest from Dateline Pacific

Police whistleblower details PNG abuses

An Australian police whistleblower says he has seen killings and other crimes in PNG but the Australian Government is turning a blind eye.

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 27 November 2015

Samoa cop criticised over domestic violence message; PNG's Budget cut for Bougainville called unconstitutional; Same-sex renewal of vows barred in Cook Islands; Australia criticised for silence over Nauru; and Police whistleblower details PNG abuses.

Samoa cop criticised over domestic violence message

A domestic violence activist in Samoa says a police officer telling women to think carefully before they waste paper making a statement shows the need for a change in attitude within the police force.

PNG's budget cut for Bougainville called unconstitutional

There is anger in Bougainville after the PNG national government reduced its payments to the region.

Same-sex renewal of vows barred in Cook Islands

A gay couple who were hoping to renew their vows on a Cook Island beach last weekend, have been barred by the local community.