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Tuesday 26 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A woman is entitled to feel safe in her own home. Home invasion accompanied by sexual offending is not uncommon in Tonga possibly as a consequence of the limited security many homes have, a Supreme Court judge said when sentencing Paneti Sa (18) to five-years imprisonment for the predatory and callous crime when he raped a 27-year-old pregnant woman in her own home in Tongatapu, last year.
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Tuesday 26 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six young students who topped a written Soroban examination in Class 3-4 will represent Ha’apai Primary Schools in the National Soroban competition in Nuku’alofa in March next year.
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Tuesday 26 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga and China are discussing trade, but there’s stiff competition to sell products in China. “You have to promote how good your products are,” a Chinese trade official Mr Jiang Shan told Tongan Journalists at China’s Ministry of Commerce in Beijing in June. By Finau Fonua
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Tuesday 26 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men are in Vaiola Hospital with serious injuries after an alleged drunken brawl involving a machete and a piece of wood, at a bush allotment in Niutoua on Sunday night 24 July.
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Monday 25 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A teenager has died after remaining in a coma for over a week after suffering a violent attack in the Nuku’alofa Central Business District on the night of July 9. Ten male accused, some of them teenagers, were arrested over the weekend and charged with manslaughter in the death of ‘Alani Fuapau (19) whom they allegedly beat and stomped on in Taufa’ahau Road.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Training for Tonga Police, Defence and airport staff aiming to better coordinate their responses in major operations - whether natural disasters or man-made emergencies - was held from July 20-21, at Police headquarters in Longolongo.
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Monday 25 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The King’s Matapule Motu’apuaka was laid to rest at Fakaulunafa Cemetery on Saturday, 23 July attended by King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u. Photos by Caroline Manu Moli.
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Friday 22 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new LPG refilling station owned by Tonga Gas Ltd. and Homegas Ltd., was opened today by Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala at Mataki’eua to provide better accessibility to customers who live in the rural villages of Tongatapu.
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Friday 22 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A newborn baby girl was found alive, after being abandoned in a bush area wrapped in a plastic bag, near By-Pass Road at Halaleva in Nuku’alofa this morning, Friday 22 July. Temperatures dropped to about 18-19C in the early morning.
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Friday 22 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police have released names of three men who died in a crash on Talasiu Road when their rental car hit a coconut tree early Monday morning, 18 July.
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Friday 22 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The public has a right to know about MP ‘Akosita Lavulavu’s state of mind while her husband was misusing his authority. Was she just a silent partner who went along for the ride? – Sione Mokofisi.
Friday 22 July 2016
California, USA
A 46-year-old Tongan man living in California was among 112 people (100 men, 12 women) arrested in an operation by United States law enforcement last week. According to the U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E), the four-day operation was targeting “convicted criminal aliens” and that “the arrested were immigrants who were involved in gang activity or had three or more misdemeanor convictions or a conviction for a ‘significant’ misdemeanor’.”
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Friday 22 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A four-man technical team known as CERT (or the Tonga National Computer Emergency Response Team) was launched by government on 15 July as a step toward enforcing the new Communications Act 2015 and the Communications Commission Act 2015 that were passed by Parliament last year, to guard Tonga from the dark side of the internet.
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Thursday 21 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven athletes will represent Tonga at the Rio Olympic Games, starting on 5 August, competing in the fields of Archery, Track, Swimming and Taekwondo.
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Thursday 21 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of a 56-year-old Canadian woman who was found dead in a yacht in Neiafu, Vava’u earlier this month has been brought over to Vaiola Hospital in Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 21 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police are appealing to the public for help in finding a young man, aged in late teens or early 20’s, of Tongan or Polynesian appearance who might be connected with the attack of a United States Peace Corps staffer on Saturday morning, 16 July at Sopu. A person of interest was seen in the area wearing dark green patterned shorts and a t-shirt and holding a green towel over his head and face.r
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Wednesday 20 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Coming home to her roots, American-Tongan singing star Dinah Jane Hansen (19) took up paddling an outrigger canoe today, July 20, with the Tu’i Tonga Mafua and Tu’avivi Teams of the Nuku’alofa Outrigger Canoe Club at Faua Wharf in the Tongan capital Nuku’alofa. Dinah is visiting Tonga for the first time with her mother Milika.
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Wednesday 20 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The draw for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup was announced yesterday, July 19, by its organising committee. Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea have been confirmed as the hosts of the World Cup, from October 27 to December 2 next year. Tonga will play in pool B of the World Cup matched up against New Zealand, Samoa and Scotland.
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Wednesday 20 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The building of a 1.3MW wind power generation system is possible for Tonga following a preparatory survey by Japan International Cooperation Agency conducted from June 29 to July 15.
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Wednesday 20 July 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
A Tongan dance artist, Tuiahai Tu’i’afitu, is the first international recipient of the Pacific Dance Artist in Residence 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand, who will get the chance to work with local schools, teach dance and deliver public workshops over a four week period from mid August to mid September.
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