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Deeper regional approach urged for Pacific

The head of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Dame Meg Taylor has called for greater commitment from member countries to collectively solve problems and help the Pacific reach its potential.

More than 1,000 in Guam still homeless weeks after cyclone

Over 1,000 people in Guam are still living in government-provided tents after this month's Typhoon Dolphin wrecked their homes.

Facebook remains concerned at Nauru ban

Facebook says it remains concerned about a ban imposed on its services by the Nauru government.

PNG firm on Australian ban

The Papua New Guinea Foreign Affairs Minister says the country is standing firm on a travel ban imposed on Australians to the autonomous region of Bougainville.

Samoa AIDS awareness campaigner dies

A Samoan woman who was outspoken about AIDS, Peati Iupeli, has died at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole national hospital.

Fritch won't resign from Tahiti's Tahoeraa

The French Polynesian president, Edouard Fritch, says he won't resign from the Tahoeraa Huiraatira Party despite him being its only member in government.

Cooks move to improve power to Atiu

The Cook Islands Renewable Energy Division has put out tenders for a power upgrade on Atiu Island.

Nauru defends ongoing block on Facebook

The Nauru government claims it is not blocking internet access but it confirms it has temporarily banned Facebook to ensure there is no promotion of child pornography.

Samoa government newspaper editor convicted

The District Court in Samoa has found the suspended editor of the government newspaper, Tupuola Terry Tavita, guilty of five assault charges.

Sound system woes stall Vanuatu parliament

Vanuatu's parliament has adjourned its first extra-ordinary sitting of the year until Monday over complaints about the sound system in the chamber.

Australian public backs aid cuts - survey

A survey by an Australian think tank shows most Australians support recent budget cuts to Australia's overseas aid.

At least 71 arrested in latest Papuan sweep

A total of 46 people were arrested yesterday in Jayapura in Indonesia's Papua region during rallies in support of Papuan membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group.

Samoa and Vanuatu get EU visa waiver

Samoa and Vanuatu have become the first Pacific countries to sign visa waiver agreements with the European Union.

Fiji restates call to cut carbon emissions

Fiji's prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, has again criticised Australia for refusing to sign up to binding cuts on carbon emissions.

Refugee's lawyer says client rights breached in PNG

The lawyer representing a refugee on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island says his client's constitutional rights have been been breached after he was barred from entering a court this week.

PNG MP plays down Indonesia-PNG extradition treaty

A Papua New Guinea MP says there's no reason for West Papuan refugees to fear for their safety after the country ratified an extradition treaty with Indonesia.

Fuel removed from stranded American Samoa ship

In American Samoa, almost 200 litres of diesel fuel was removed yesterday from the long-liner that has run aground on the reef off the airport, the Seahawk 68.

Dozens of activists arrested during Papua protest

A Papuan separatist group, the United Liberation Movement for West Papua, says as many as 30 of its members were arrested on Thursday by Indonesian security officials.

Cooks free legal service to encourage women to get help

The Cook Islands Ministry of Internal Affairs says it's hoped a free legal service for victims of domestic violence will encourage women to seek help.

Access to arbitration for all Fiji workers under bill

It's proposed an Arbitration Court will be set up in Fiji under an amendment to the Employment Relations Promulgation.

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