Pacific headlines with summaries.
The leaders of Kiribati, Marshall Islands and Papua New Guinea have stressed the region's climate change demands at a meeting with the US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of COP21 in Paris.
A West Papua independence activist says scores of people have been arrested and one person shot dead by Indonesian police in Papua yesterday for commemorating its independence day.
Police in Papua New Guinea have conceded there is a command and control issue within the force after yet another violent clash between police and soldiers.
Fiji's Acting Police Commissioner, Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho, says a so-called ID parade will be organised in Ba for a man who said he was severely beaten by police last month.
Submissions for the bribery case of Tongan government minister 'Etuate Lavulavu have begun in Vava'u this week.
Despite a global downturn in commodity prices, small island countries of the Pacific are enjoying steady growth rates.
Fiji's Minister for Public Service, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, says recruitment is now under way for 12 positions in the new Ministry of Civil Service.
There are conflicting reports about the immediate future of the seven-billion US dollar Vale nickel plant at Goro in New Caledonia.
Police have fired tear gas during a protest in Jakarta against Indonesian rule over the eastern region of Papua.
A newly-released report says PNG can save over $235 million US dollars by culling government jobs.
Fiji netball is looking to the future after a busy 2015.
The Papua New Guinea's women's cricket team failed to reach the semi finals at the World Twenty20 Qualifier in Thailand.
The Tonga Under 20 rugby team believe they need to improve in all areas of their game
Talks have been held in Wallis and Futuna between local chiefs and French officials in a bid to end a blockade of the airport of Wallis.
Fiji's prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, has left the COP21 conference in Paris early because of the death of his older brother, Ratu Meli Bainimarama.
The United Nations Childrens Fund says talk of climate action for future generations is misleading given hundreds of millions of children around the world are already adversely affected by climate change.
Vanuatu's tourism industry has bounced back well from Cyclone Pam, according to the Asian Development Bank, but it needs five times more development aid to rebuild well.
A project to improve midwifery services in Papua New Guinea is winding up after five years, and one of its leaders says services are already improving.
The Ports Authority in the Northern Marianas remains opposed to the US military's plans to create a diversion airfield in the territory, despite revisions to its plan.
The American Samoa Visitors Bureau says the territory will have another busy 2016 cruise ship season with 15 vessels confirmed, starting in February.