Pacific headlines with summaries.
PNG Police has dismissed claims by an Australian whistleblower that he witnessed extra-judicials killings by PNG police.
Tonga's Prime Minister says his absence from this month's international meetings is because of more pressing domestic matters to deal with.
The Cook Islands High Court is set to hear an application aiming to stop more purse seiners fishing in the country's waters.
A group of Vanuatu opposition MPs intends to legally challenge the president's decision to dissolve parliament.
The International Commission of Jurists says the rule of law is broken in Nauru and neighbouring countries should voice their concerns.
The Chief Executive of the Ministry of Education in Samoa says a new teachers' council will improve standards in the islands.
The Niue government has banned the shooting of pigeon, or lupe, and flying fox, or peka, this season.
Flights to and from the French Pacific island of Wallis have been cut after villagers occupied the airport at Hihifo, stranding hundreds of passengers.
A cafe owner from the Fiji town of Lautoka remains in hospital under military guard after an alleged police assault.
About 40 children have died of an unexplained illness in Papua.
Fiji's Maritime Safety Authority says the entrance to Suva Harbour is safe for shipping following the sinking of a vessel there yesterday.
The French overseas minister, George Pau-Langevin, says maybe civil society groups can help victims of the French nuclear weapons tests compile their compensation claims.
Fiji journalists have undertaken a two-day workshop which aims to help newsrooms improve their reporting on gender based violence.
Nauru's former resident magistrate says there's a climate of fear in the country.
Fiji's former police commissioner says repeated interference by the military was one of the reasons for his resignation.
A specialist in Vanuatu governance issues says the dissolution of the country's parliament could set back much-needed relief programmes.
The owner of two fishing companies operating in American Samoa says a recent threat by canneries to move offshore is nothing new.
The Samoa Rugby Union hopes to appoint a new national head coach before the end of the year.
Fiji's military has been called to guard a patient at a hospital in Lautoka who says he was assaulted by police.
The Solomon Islands government is still to decide whether to replace the country's Special Envoy to West Papua, the Malaita Member of Parliament for Aoke/Langalanga, Mathew Wale.