Pacific headlines with summaries.
Refugee advocates say it was criminal delaying treatment and care needed for an Iranian refugee who died from injuries sustained from setting himself ablaze on Nauru.
The Pacific Games Association of Vanuatu, VASANOC, is now threatening to ask the Pacific Games Council to withdraw the 2017 mini-games from Vanuatu if urgent action by the Government is not taken to release promised funding.
It's now been two weeks since a fishing boat grounded on the reef near Aunuu which is part of the Marine sanctuary of American Samoa.
The Papua New Guinea Hunters coach Michael Marum is expecting a much improved perfomance from his players in tomorrow's home clash against Redcliffe.
Pacific Oceania expect to have all players on deck next year as they attempt to win promotion to the top tier of Fed Cup tennis in Asia/Oceania.
The Melanesian Spearhead Group Special Leaders Summit scheduled to be held in Port Vila next week has been postponed.
The United States president, Barack Obama, has declared the severe drought in the Marshall Islands a disaster, opening emergency federal funding.
Protesters on Norfolk Island are occupying the grounds of the former legislative assembly and refusing to leave. (AUDIO)
The fate of hundreds of people detained illegally in Papua New Guinea remains uncertain, after a court struck a blow to Canberra's policy of sending asylum seekers abroad.
New Zealand's opposition Labour party says the new ferry that links Tokelau to Samoa may not be fit for purpose.
The Samoan village of Toamua has given French Polynesia's President, Edouard Fritch, the chiefly matai title of Tagaloa.
The Australian company found to be holding hundreds of people in Papua New Guinea illegally has agreed to a buy-out.
The French prime minister, Manuel Valls, has told New Caledonia's Congress that they will all be judged by history for what they are doing.
New land laws passed in Solomon Islands this week have given the government powers to repossess registered land for public purposes.
An Iranian refugee who suffered severe burns after setting himself alight on Nauru has died.
Several Pacific leaders are headed for London to participate in the International Parliamentarians for West Papua meeting at Westminster.
A magnitude 7.0 quake off Vanuatu's central island of Malekula was felt widely in the country.
Construction of the main Korman site for the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu has finally begun 20 months out from the scheduled start date in Port Vila.
Papua New Guinea rugby league coach Michael Marum says he will select an entirely locally-based squad for next weekend's Pacific Test against Fiji.
The Tonga Rugby Union wants to recruit players and coaching staff from offshore to boost