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  • Thursday 29 July 2021 12:49pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A repatriation flight with 152 passengers arrived in Tonga on July 28 from Auckland, New Zealand. More than 3,000 people have been repatriated to Tonga since the border restrictions were imposed in March last year.
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  • Thursday 29 July 2021 12:32pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Over 18,712 people have received the second dose of the COVID-19 Astra-Zeneca vaccine, since the second roll out program started on June 24 in Nuku'alofa.
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  • Thursday 29 July 2021 12:00pm


    Tokyo, Japan
    : Olympics.com reporting: Fiji sealed an emotional second consecutive Olympic gold medal with a 27-12 win over World Cup champions New Zealand at Tokyo Stadium.
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  • Wednesday 28 July 2021 6:11pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 76-year-old woman died last night, July 27 at Vaiola Hospital from the Nuku'alofa CBD house fire, which has now claimed three lives. A man (61) and a child (7) also died. Their names have not yet been confirmed by Tonga Police.
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  • Wednesday 28 July 2021 6:02pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Sioeli Tapueluelu (37) has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in relation to the death of a 27-year-old whom he repeatedly hit on the head, including using a frying pan during an altercation in 2020.
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  • Wednesday 28 July 2021 5:57pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Siaosi Helu was today found guilty of unlawful possession 0.04 grams of methamphetamine found hidden inside his tight pants, during a routine body search by Police, when arrested for public drunkenness.
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  • Wednesday 28 July 2021 3:56pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : An 18-year-old boy died on Tuesday, July 27 after injuries sustained allegedly from a sharp object at a home in Nualei.
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  • Wednesday 28 July 2021 3:52pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A US$2 million grant assistance to provide disaster management equipment to Tonga from the Government of Japan was committed today in Nuku'alofa.
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  • Wednesday 28 July 2021 3:47pm


    Tokyo, Japan
    : Pita Taufatofua (37) was defeated by World Champion, Vladislav Larin (25) in his first Olympic match yesterday in the 80+kg division, going down 24 - 3, in Tokyo last night. “Today wasn’t my day team. Blocked some solid kicks with my face, still standing, still pushing forward...with a smile,” he said.
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  • Tuesday 27 July 2021 6:08pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Students and teachers from the FWC Primary School WASH Club in Nukunuku presented messages around water, sanitation, and hygiene in the form of art and songs today, Tuesday 27 July.
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  • Wednesday 28 July 2021 5:28pm

    Tokyo, Japan
    : New York Times reporting: Simone Biles’s withdrawal was a stunning turnabout for the Americans, who had dominated the gymnastics team events in Tokyo, and it came hours after another superstar athlete, Naomi Osaka, was upset in the third round of the women’s singles tennis tournament by a player with a far lower ranking. Both athletes came into the Olympics, expected to bring home gold medals and to fulfil the obligations of a global celebrity, then buckling under the high demands of the Olympic stage. But Biles, Osaka and others in their generation have been vocal about putting their mental health first.
  • Saturday 24 July 2021 2:20pm

    Tokyo, Japan
    : New York Times reporting and photos: The athletes marched into the arena masked and waving exuberantly. Dancers in pastel costumes and hats clapped and waved their arms in the air to whip up excitement. But there were no fans and no cheering audience — only row upon row of mostly empty seats stretching into the reaches of the vast Olympic Stadium in central Tokyo.

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