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  • Friday 14 September 2018 7:09pm


    Sydney, Australia
    : Rugby League stars Jason Taumalolo and Simaima Taufa, both won Player of the Year awards at the 2018 Players’ Champion accolades ceremony held in Sydney on Tuesday night.
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  • Friday 14 September 2018 7:08pm


    Yaren, Nauru
    : Increased aerial surveillance capacity to be provided to 15 Forum Fisheries Agency members to detect and respond to illegal and unreported fishing, was welcomed by Pacific Forum Leaders on September 5.
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  • Friday 14 September 2018 7:03pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tevita L. Faiva (30) from Halaleva, Tongatapu is the man who died on Tuesday afternoon, September 11 after collapsing on the side of a road in Ha’afeva, Ha'apai, reportedly from a heart attack.
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  • Friday 14 September 2018 7:00pm


    San Mateo, California
    : Police in California are urging anyone who may have been victimized by a 62-year-old man Latu Kamisese Lavaki (originally from Tonga) to contact law enforcement. The San Mateo County Sherriff’s Office, in the US, released a media statement on Wednesday, calling Lavaki a “prolific sexual predator”.
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  • Thursday 13 September 2018 7:19pm


    London, United Kingdom
    : A remarkable satellite image shows Hurricane Florence in the Atalnatic is one of just nine potentially dangerous storms currently circling around the world.
  • Thursday 13 September 2018 6:31pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The influence of Rev Dr James Egan Moulton on the education system of Tupou College, and the introduction of a new system of education for Tonga was the theme of an inaugural history lecture that was delivered by the Rev Dr Geoffrey Cummins at the Moulton Chapel, Tupou College on Tuesday evening, 11 September 2018.
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  • Thursday 13 September 2018 6:13pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga Police are investigating a report from Tonga Side School in Nuku’alofa, after young students saw two men with a firearm outside the school compound on Tuesday, September 11.
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  • Thursday 13 September 2018 5:56pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 30-year-old man from Halaleva died on Tuesday afternoon, September 11 after collapsing on the side of a road in Ha’afeva, reportedly from a heart attack
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  • Thursday 13 September 2018 5:49pm


    Guangdong, China
    : Tonga won first prize for Promotional Activities and Performance in a 2018 China International Tourism Industry Expo held in Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province.
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  • Thursday 13 September 2018 5:46pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A men's dormitory building for students attending Montfort Technical Institute from the outer islands was commissioned on September 8, in Fangaloto.
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  • Thursday 13 September 2018 5:43pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Siaosi Helu (33) who was found guilty of possessing 39.65 grams of cannabis was sentenced to one-year and six-months imprisonment. Lord Chief Justice Paulsen said society was calling for and expected a strong response from the courts.
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  • Thursday 13 September 2018 5:38pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Vainikolo Selu, a serving prisoner, was sentenced to an additonal two-years 10-months imprisonment, after being convicted of possessing methamphetamine and cannabis, which he smuggled into Hu'atolitoli Prison in November last year.
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  • Thursday 13 September 2018 11:08am


    Princeton, USA
    : Next month, a judge in Oregon will begin hearing a case brought against the United States government on behalf of 21 young people, supported by the non-profit organization Our Children’s Trust, who allege that the authorities’ active contributions to the climate crisis violate their constitutional rights. The government defendants have repeatedly tried – so far without success – to have the case thrown out or delayed, and the trial is currently scheduled to start on October 29. - Peter Singer.
  • Thursday 13 September 2018 10:53am


    Stanford, USA
    : Although the details of global warming were foreign to most people in the 1980s, among the few who had a better idea than most were the companies contributing the most to it. Despite scientific uncertainties, the bottom line was this: oil firms recognized that their products added CO2 to the atmosphere, understood that this would lead to warming, and calculated the likely consequences. And then they chose to accept those risks on our behalf, at our expense, and without our knowledge. By Benjamin Franta
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  • Wednesday 12 September 2018 8:29pm


    Salt Lake City, Utah
    : Pro golfer Tony Finau showed off his dancing skills with an impressive Kailao at a charity luau yesterday in Salt Lake City, Utah. The 28-year-old former professional fire dancer was entertaining guests at the event, organized for his own ‘Tony Finau Foundation’, a charity that helps underprivileged children. Finau tweeted that the dance was also celebration of his recent selection to Team USA in the prestigious Ryder Cup.
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  • Wednesday 12 September 2018 6:59pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : An NZD$30.7 million upgrade to the power distribution network in 55 Tongatapu villages has connected hundreds of households to electricity for the first time and upgraded thousands of rural connections.
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  • Wednesday 12 September 2018 6:42pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A Te'ekiu youth, Solini Lauhingoa (17) has remained missing, since his family reported him missing to Tonga Police on July 18 this year. The family are still looking for any information that might help to locate him.
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  • Wednesday 12 September 2018 4:07pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A Tongan-born man, who lost his Fanga property when he became a US citizen, has failed to win an appeal to overturn a Land Court decision.
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  • Wednesday 12 September 2018 3:41pm


    Canberra, Australia
    : A prison survey by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals that in December 2017 there were 57 Tongan-born prisoners serving time in Australian prisons. The official Government survey does not record ethnicity, except for that of Australian Aborigines.
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  • Tuesday 11 September 2018 9:25pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Dinah Jane’s first song as a solo artist following the hiatus of Fifth Harmony earlier this year, is expected to be released on 21 September.
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