Pacific headlines with summaries.
A New Zealand-led multinational taskforce has handed over a new fuel depot and refurbished schools, hospitals and community facilities in the remote northern Cook Islands atoll of Penhryn.
Vanuatu's Supreme Court has found the country's deputy prime minister and 13 other government MPs guilty of bribery charges.
Authorities in New Caledonia have launched a public awareness campaign as the number of forest fires in the territory continue to increase.
Australia's government says it will transfer a refugee who became pregnant after she was raped on Nauru for medical treatment in Australia if doctors advise it.
Fiji's governing party has named Major General Jioji Konousi Konrote as its candidate to replace the outgoing head of state.
Investigations are underway in Samoa into a boat that ran aground at Falealupo, on the most western part of Savai'i island.
The United Nations has drawn attention to the three Pacific nations that still posses the death penalty in law.
The police in Solomon Islands have started efforts to tackle excessive compensation claims in Honiara.
The rugby league club champions from Papua New Guinea and Fiji go head to head tonight for the right to call themselves the inaugural winner of the Melanesian Club championship.
The Wellington Phoenix football coach Ernie Merrick is backing Roy Krishna to rediscover his goal-scoring touch, but says it's up to all of the attacking players to deliver in the final third.
After a challenging week, Samoa want to salvage some pride in tomorrow's final Rugby World Cup Pool B game against Scotland.
An Australia-based refugee advocate says asylum seekers on Nauru have welcomed the government's announcement to open the detention centre there with both joy and trepidation.
Australian media reports say Canberra is in talks with the Philippines for a transfer of some of the refugees it earlier sent to Papua New Guinea.
Tonga plan to take on the All Blacks at their own game in this morning's final Rugby World Cup Pool C match in Newcastle.
The Tongan Parliament has rushed through two new bills, including one that will establish a new body with powers to block selected internet content.
The Nauru government is reportedly preparing to allow local journalists to enter the island's asylum seeker detention centre, but steep visa fees for foreign journalists will remain.
The French Polynesian president, Edouard Fritch, has appointed Nicole Sanquer as new youth minister in a shuffle aimed at strengthening his government's support in the assembly.
The US President Barack Obama has signed into law a 40 US cent hike of the hourly minimum wage for workers in American Samoa.
A senior fraud squad member in Papua New Guinea says the reversing of a travel ban on two Australian lawyers, who represent anti-corruption police, is another small victory for justice.
Papua New Guinea's Catholic Professional Society has referred the speaker of parliament, Theo Zurenuoc, to the Ombudsman Commission for investigation.