China has protested an Australian minister's criticisms that Chinese aid programs in poor Pacific island countries were creating "white elephants" that threatened economic stability without delivering benefits.
The New Zealand Police has come under fire and have been found to have "violated tradition" when they featured a non-Sikh officer in a badly-wrapped turban in a popular recruitment video, a Sikh community leader says.
The driver of an SUV that rammed into a crowd in central Melbourne on Thursday, injuring 19 people, is an Australian citizen of Afghan descent with a history of drug use and mental illness but no known links to terrorism, police said.
A space launch was scrubbed Tuesday from a remote launch site in New Zealand after an engine glitch caused engineers to abort the flight.
Australia's Parliament voted Thursday to allow same-sex marriage across the nation, following a bitter debate settled by a much-criticized government survey of voters that strongly endorsed change.
New Zealand’s Minister for Pacific Peoples, Associate Minister of Courts and Associate Minister of Justice, Aupito William Sio, will be the guest of honour of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today as the Church launches this year’s “Light the World” Christmas initiative in the South Pacific.
Papua New Guinea authorities said Friday they had relocated the last asylum seekers who had refused for three weeks to leave a closed immigration camp for fear they would face violence in the alternative accommodations.
Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said.
He might have been the charming and funny one half of the popular Laughing Samoans but at home between Ete and his wife Mele Wendt, he wasn’t that funny. Especially when it came to the issue of domestic violence.
A gay lawmaker on Thursday started the Australian Parliament's debate on legal recognition for same-sex marriage with an emotion speech in which he warned against winding back LGBT rights.
The Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, has compared World Rugby’s (W.R.) current gate sharing agreement to the “days of the Roman Coliseum.”
Church Ministers who say the government’s move to explain the ramifications of new tax law governing their income is late have a message for Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s administration.
Pacific islands are sinking as a result of climate change and they need help. That’s the message from Fiji’s Prime Minister and the President of the 23rd meeting of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (U.N.F.C.C.C. C.O.P.23), Frank Bainimarama, to world leaders in Bonn, Germany, this week.
President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from a far-reaching Pacific Rim trade pact is having scant impact on fast-growing trade in the region.
One more shocking video has emerged of Tongans fighting amongst themselves on the streets of Otahuhu after the clash between Toa Samoa and Mate Ma’a last Saturday. The night of violence resulted in 29 people arrested.
President Donald Trump on Monday refused to rule out eventual military action against North Korea and declared that the United States "will not stand" for Pyongyang menacing America or its allies.
Fiji's prime minister called for a sense of urgency in the fight against global warming Monday, telling negotiators "we must not fail our people," as he opened two weeks of talks on implementing the Paris accord on combating climate change, which is already affecting his Pacific island nation.
Victory turned into a vicious onslaught as jubilant Tongans armed with poles turned on each other, felling victims with brutal head butts, the Daily Telegraph reports. New footage has emerged of a night of shocking violence as Tongan supporters clashed using weapons and brute force following their team’s victory in the much-anticipated league match against Pacific rivals Samoa.
New Zealand's prime minister on Friday repeated her country's offer to take up to 150 refugees from an Australian immigration camp in Papua New Guinea, where more than 600 weakened men are continuing a standoff with authorities.
One after one, gymnasts and other victims of a disgraced former sports doctor stepped forward in a Michigan courtroom Tuesday to recount the sexual abuse and emotional trauma Larry Nassar inflicted on them as children — one with the warning that "little girls don't stay little forever."
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