Pacific headlines with summaries.
Festivities are continuing in Tonga as the country celebrates the official crowning of King Tupou VI, which took place in Nuku'alofa this morning.
Two opposition MPs on Nauru want the Supreme Court to rule on their right to a lawyer of their choice, after their Australian lawyer was refused a visa to enter the country.
A typhoon formation alert has been lifted for the Marshall Islands, but the country's main atoll of Majuro is still counting the cost of damage done by rough seas and high winds.
The current bad weather in Solomon Islands has forced the government to delay the celebrations of the 37th independence anniversary.
Australia's foreign minister, Julie Bishop, says she has sought assurances from Nauru's government that due process and the rule of law is being upheld on the island.
Tahiti's footballers grabbed the headlines on the first day of competition at the Pacific Games.
Australia and New Zealand will make their official Pacific Games debut on Sunday.
American Samoa's Health Department reports that there have been 85 cases of dengue fever since May with 30 people hospitalized.
Samoa is expecting competition on all fronts at the Pacific Games in Port Moresby.
The United States joint Typhoon Warning Centre has issued a "typhoon formation alert" for the Marshall Islands, saying a tropical typhoon is building between Majuro and Kwajalein, the two most populated atolls in the nation.
Lawyers specialising in international law say moves against an opposition MP in Nauru go against international human rights law.
The King of Tonga Tupou VI has been formally crowned at the Free Wesleyan Centenary Church in the capital, Nuku'alofa.
Solar Impulse, the aeroplane that is powered only by the sun, has landed in Hawaii after making a historic eight thousand kilometres flight across the Pacific from Japan.
Team Fiji says the island countries will have to step up their game with Australia and New Zealand participating in the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea's former police commissioner, Geoffrey Vaki, has been sentenced to three years in jail with hard labour.
Papua New Guinea's Sports Minister says the Duke of York won't just be in the country to open the Pacific Games - he'll also stick around to watch events, hand out medals, and promote the country.
Majuro has been battered by high winds and seas this morning, with fishing vessels and yachts breaking off moorings and smashing into jagged reefs.
The leader of Fiji's Labour Party says the party still has a future, despite winning no seats in last year's election.
The King of Tonga, Tupou VI, will be formally crowned today at the Free Wesleyan Centenary Church in the capital, Nuku'alofa.
Typhoon Chan-Hom, which had been posing a threat to Guam and the Northern Marianas, has been downgraded to a tropical storm.