Pacific headlines with summaries.
The Guam National Weather Service says the tropical storm Chan-hom has been upgraded to a typhoon.
Cyclone Raquel has weakened but forecasters are warning flash floods and landslides are still likely for Solomon Islands.
Two Nauru MPs, who have been in custody for two weeks, will stay in the island's prison for at least another week after their bail applications were denied in the Magistrates Court today.
An academic who's been banned from Fiji Brij Lal says he has reached the end of the road in his quest to return to his homeland.
Papua New Guinea's Sports Minister says New Caledonia are the biggest threat to top the Pacific Games medal tally.
The Samoan Prime Minister says all employees will only be working a half day next Wednesday to watch the historic rugby Test between Manu Samoa and the All Blacks in Apia.
The Samoan government is proposing a change to village by-laws to help curb rising levels of domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse in village communities.
Festivities continue in Tonga in the build up to tomorrow's coronation of King Tupou VI.
The Kiribati Minister of Education says the school curriculum will be improved to ensure young people know more about sex, but more information also needs to come from the home.
The leader of Fiji's Labour Party and former prime minister, Mahendra Chaudhry, has decided to stand down from the leadership, a role which he has held for 23 years.
Vanuatu's opposition has withdrawn plans for a motion of no confidence in the government which had been due to be debated in parliament yesterday afternoon.
Fiji's military says its troops in the Sinai Peninsula are safe, despite continuing clashes between the Egyptian military and Islamic State militants.
Fiji's public prosecutor has criticised a government minister's comments that she will ensure severe sentences are meted out by the courts as inappropriate and a possible breach of the constitution.
A Madang-based woman in PNG says Tuesday's rioting and looting which forced the closure of businesses and schools is a sign of resentment at the increased infiltration of recent Asian arrivals.
The United States military says a consultancy firm needs to be more specific in criticism of its draft environmental impact statement on live fire training in Northern Marianas.
Fiji Airways has announced that its Chief Financial Officer, David Bowden, will take over as chief executive until a new CEO starts in October.
Six people who drifted for miles after their boat sank near the Carteret Islands in Papua New Guinea's Bougainville have been airlifted to a US hospital ship and given medical care.
The New Zealand parliament has passed a unanimous motion expressing concern about the situation in Nauru.
A community leader in Papua New Guinea's Madang province says there remains a lack of information available to locals about the Pacific Marine Industrial Zone.
Three people have been arrested on the Vanuatu island of Tanna following the burning of a truck owned by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation.