Pacific headlines with summaries.
Vanuatu's Supreme Court has found the country's deputy prime minister and 13 other government MPs guilty of bribery charges.
Australia's government says it will transfer a refugee who became pregnant after she was raped on Nauru for medical treatment in Australia if doctors advise it.
The United Nations has drawn attention to the three Pacific nations that still posses the death penalty in law.
An Australia-based refugee advocate says asylum seekers on Nauru have welcomed the government's announcement to open the detention centre there with both joy and trepidation.
Australian media reports say Canberra is in talks with the Philippines for a transfer of some of the refugees it earlier sent to Papua New Guinea.
Tonga plan to take on the All Blacks at their own game in this morning's final Rugby World Cup Pool C match in Newcastle.
The Nauru government is reportedly preparing to allow local journalists to enter the island's asylum seeker detention centre, but steep visa fees for foreign journalists will remain.
The Tongan Parliament has rushed through two new bills, including one that will establish a new body with powers to block selected internet content.
The French Polynesian president, Edouard Fritch, has appointed Nicole Sanquer as new youth minister in a shuffle aimed at strengthening his government's support in the assembly.
The US President Barack Obama has signed into law a 40 US cent hike of the hourly minimum wage for workers in American Samoa.
A senior fraud squad member in Papua New Guinea says the reversing of a travel ban on two Australian lawyers, who represent anti-corruption police, is another small victory for justice.
Papua New Guinea's Catholic Professional Society has referred the speaker of parliament, Theo Zurenuoc, to the Ombudsman Commission for investigation.
Vanuatu police have tightened security at the court house and in Port Vila streets this morning while awaiting the judgement in a bribery case involving 15 members of parliament.
Papua New Guinea's government says moves to investigate a Chief Magistrate have nothing to do with her issuing an arrest warrant against the Prime Minister last year.
Two senior fraud squad members, recently sacked by the Commissioner of Police in Papua New Guinea, have their jobs back for now.
A Supreme Court hearing in Samoa will hear evidence from legal action filed against the Ministry of Police over breaches of human rights after a three-year-old child was locked up in custody without criminal charges.
A new report being launched today in Fiji is calling for a more central role for Pacific women in policy and decision-making.
A French Polynesian delegate to the UN decolonisation discussions in New York says he hopes France won't boycott the upcoming meeting as it has done in the past.
Prince Albert of Monaco is scheduled to arrive in Kiribati today for a first-of-its-kind summit to be held in the capital, Tarawa.
Papua New Guinea's Minister for Sports and National Events says hosting matches at the Rugby League World Cup is another step forward for the game in PNG.