Pacific headlines with summaries.
New Zealand's support for French Polynesia and New Caledonia joining the Pacific Islands Forum is a significant development, according to the director of the New Zealand Institute for Pacific Research.
A Somali refugee who set herself alight in the Nauru detention centre has arrived in Australia for treatment.
Unconfirmed reports from Solomon Islands say the Infrastructure Minister Jimmy Lusibaea has decided to rejoin government only days after leaving it.
Nauru is due to hold elections about the middle of this year but opponents of the government say campaigning will be difficult given curbs on what they can say.
The independence of Papua New Guinea's police force is facing an unprecedented threat, according to a government MP.
A refugee being held in Australia's detention centre on Nauru has set herself alight in the second such incident in less than a week.
Staff from the University of the South Pacific in Fiji have been taking their skills to help students in areas severely affected by Cyclone Winston.
Papua New Guinea's opposition leader Don Polye's 2012 election victory has been stayed by the National Court.
New Zealand's opposition Green Party is today tabling a motion about West Papua in parliament.
Vanuatu's infrastructure minister, Jotham Napat, says he will soon start negotiating with China over the second phase of the Tanna road building project.
Three Nauru MPs charged over a protest outside Parliament nearly a year ago have succeeded in having their cases referred back to the Supreme Court.
Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has been urged to come clean before the courts on what he knows about a major fraud case.
French Polynesia's public broadcaster says New Zealand supports the French territory's bid to become a full member of the Pacific Islands Forum.
Indonesian police have arrested hundreds of West Papuans who took part in a series of demonstrations across Papua region yesterday.
The New Caledonian Football Federation says the body can expect four years of stability following the election its new president.
Fiji's rugby league team say they have the ability to cater for the loss of Semi Radradra.
The PNG sports minister says by the end of the month there will be firm figures on how much assistance the country will offer Tonga in hosting the 2019 Pacific Games.
Two Tongan referees have been included in the 88 match officials appointed to officiate the Olympic football tournament in Rio.
American Samoas's Wildlife Department says it has rid the territory of more than 600 Myna Birds as part of an effort to eradicate the pest.
Norfolk Island residents protesting against changes to the island's governance continue to occupy the grounds of the island's former parliament building.