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Five killed in PNG as election tensions linger

Fighting flared up again on Wednesday when supporters of former MP Don Polye went on a rampage after he lost his seat.

NZ research ship flares Vanuatu-France border dispute

Vanuatu's Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai, said that the New Zealand team had asked the government in New Caledonia if it could carry out research, but not Vanuatu.

20 arrested after sorcery related arson in Solomon Islands

The men had demanded compensation over the death of a teacher and when this was not forthcoming police say they burned down two traditional houses.

Peter O’Neill re-elected Prime Minister of PNG

Mr O'Neill won the vote 64 to 46, a significant decrease in the majority that he commanded in the previous term.

Goal of removing O’Neill galvanises new PNG alliance

The PNC is on track to secure around 25 of the 111 seats in parliament - far less than the 55-odd MPs it went to the election with.

Kidnap attempt on MP seen as new low for PNG

Details have emerged about yesterday's attempt to manhandle the new Ijivitari MP away from his National Alliance party colleagues.

Up to 45 new cancer cases in children under 15 every year

In the last five years the survival of common childhood cancers in Fiji has more than doubled.

Junior Robotics team does well in first US championship

The small island state took part in the first ever Global 2017 Robotic Championships.

ILO warns tax reforms could hurt vulnerable

There's already widespread opposition in Vanuatu for the new tax plan which aims to introduce among other things income tax and corporate tax by July next year.

Solomon fish exporters to get a boost

The FAO said the new fish project will give Solomon Islands fish exporters an added access to the European market.