Pacific headlines with summaries.
The civil war on Bougainville ended nearly 20 years ago, but the whereabouts of hundreds of people who went missing during the conflict remains unkown. Their families are demanding answers. (AUDIO)
The Commonwealth Games Federation says it's Samoa's sovereign right to decline Sierra Leone athletes entry to the country because of fears over the Ebola virus.
The NGO Oxfam is calling on New Zealand to strengthen its commitment to reducing emission targets in support of its Pacific neighbours.
An Australian surgeon says Papua New Guinea, and the rest of Melanesia, may be experiencing an undiagnosed oral cancer epidemic.
The police in Samoa have charged two more women with attempting to defeat the course of justice, following the arrest of the president of the Victim Support Group last week.
Unconfirmed reports from Papua New Guinea's Chimbu Province say 24 people have died as a result of severe drought.
Vanuatu's parliamentary opposition is gathering signatures for a motion of no confidence against prime minister Sato Kilman.
The United Nations is reviewing the performance of its community resilience projects in Vanuatu and is considering the next phase of development.
Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has accused Australia of undermining the Pacific Islands Development Forum.
The Immigration department has removed the right of appeal from asylum seekers in the Australian run camp on Manus Island.
A women's advocate in Tonga says a delay in the signing of a controversial rights convention may be positive for supporters of the move.
One month on from Typhoon Soudelor, 181 people remain at three shelters on Saipan in the Northern Marianas.
Vanuatu's Minister of Finance, Willie Jimmy, has pleaded guilty to breaching the Leadership Code at a court hearing this morning in Port Vila.
Disaster authorities say they may ask Australia for military help and satellite technology in dealing with drought and frost.
Authorities have gauged how much asbestos is in the region and now face the task of removing the hazardous material.
Oxfam is calling on New Zealand to strengthen its commitment to reducing emission targets in support of its Pacific neighbours.
Samoa's Tafaigata rubbish dump and land fill area has been burnt by a fire which officials suspect is a case of arson.
The latest update from the American Samoa Department of health show another 32 cases of dengue in the past week.
The Melanesian Spearhead Group is undertaking a feasibility study on the value of operating its own shipping and airline services.
Students at Goroka University in Papua New Guinea have been given until next Monday to return to classes after weeks of boycotts.