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Wednesday  27 May  -  1:47 am  NZT

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Australian physicians call for an end to mandatory detention

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians says Australia's policy of mandatory detention of asylum seekers must end.

Norfolk Island may take governance fight to UN

Norfolk Island may raise its concerns about the actions of the Australian government at the United Nations.

Nauru police change tack on assault claim

Despite earlier denials, there are now reports Nauru police are investigating the alleged sexual abuse of an Iranian asylum seeker.

Port Moresby police confiscate record haul of buai

Police in Papua New Guinea's capital, Port Moresby, have confiscated a record 1,000 bags of betel nut in a dawn raid in Hanuabada.

Chikungunya expected to continue its rapid spread

The chikungunya virus is now found in half of the Pacific and is expected to spread further in the region and around the world.

PNG MP challenges Leadership Tribunal decision

A suspended Papua New Guinea MP, Ronnie Knight, has obtained an interim stay order against a Leadership Tribunal decision recommending he be dismissed from office.

Latest from Dateline Pacific

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 26 May 2015

Norfolk Island considers how to convince Australia to change its mind about downgrading its autonomy; University looks at indigenous language preservation; School children revive Samoan language; Solomon Islands takes the first step in setting up an independent body to fight corruption; Fiji looks set to receive a significant share of an aid package from Japan, which could prompt a re-think by Australia and New Zealand; The US demands its money back after a failed school project in Marshall Islands.

Norfolk continues campaign to stop legislation

Norfolk Island considers how to convince Australia to change its mind about downgrading its autonomy.

University looks at indigenous language preservation

The University of Sydney has hosted a public forum looking at preserving indigenous languages, many of them endangered, in the region.

School children revive Samoan language

Children in South Auckland are braving the winter weather in traditional Samoan attire this week to celebrate Samoan language week.

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 26 May 2015

Solomon Islands takes the first step in setting up an independent body to fight corruption; Fiji looks set to receive a significant share of an aid package from Japan, which could prompt a re-think by Australia and New Zealand; The US demands its money back after a failed school project in Marshall Islands; Fiji's opposition says a two year suspension handed down to one of its MPs is a joke; A former coach believes Tahiti could be contender for this year's Beach Soccer World Cup.

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