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Monday 30 April 2018

The Tonga Under-20s National Rugby team were outclassed 97 – 0 by the New Zealand Under-20s team in the opening of the 2018 Oceania Rugby U20s Championship on Friday 27 April in Gold Coast, Australia. The halftime score was 47 – 0.
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Monday 30 April 2018

Arlington, Texas
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have drafted Vita Vea (23) of Milpitas, California. He is the son of Tongan immigrants Sione and Fipe Vea.
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Friday 27 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A five-year-old girl is in critical condition at Vaiola Hospital after she was allegedly hit by a car on Tuesday night, April 24 on Mateialona Road in Kolofo’ou.
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Friday 27 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
By May 24, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) could become the 73rd country whose citizens may enter Tonga without a pre-entry visa - or may be not. The UAE government is telling its citizens the visa waiver will start on May 24, based on an MOU signed with a representative of Tonga's King Tupou VI on April 23. However, it is not yet clear whether or not the Tonga Government has approved it.
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Friday 27 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 20-year-old woman who passed away at the hospital in Pangai on Tuesday, April 24 has been confirmed to have been a suicide death.
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Friday 27 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two tourism operators in Vava'u, who are embroiled in a bitter lawsuit, had their civil cases adjourned to May 9, at the Magistrate’s Court in Neiafu.
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Friday 27 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police are looking for two robbers who were armed with an iron rod, and stole around $10,000 pa’anga from a Chinese shop on Friday night, April 20 in Pahu.
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Friday 27 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Electronic goods worth over $9,000 pa’anga were stolen from a home at Pili on Sunday night, April 22.
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Thursday 26 April 2018

London, UK
A film documentary, 'Leitis in Waiting', has won the audience award, after premiering at the Festival of Commonwealth Film 2018 in London. The film promotes human rights and challenges laws ciminalizing LGBT lives, still current in eight Pacific countries.
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Thursday 26 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A search has been called off for a missing man, Tevita ‘Ekuasi (21) who allegedly jumped into the sea at the Houma Blowholes on Sunday, April 8 .
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Thursday 26 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A married man, Talanoa Fainu, aged in his 40s, a father of nine children, was convicted of raping his 20-year-old girlfriend in a car in a bush area near Houma on 15 May last year. He was remanded in custody after the ruling was made by Justice Cato of the Tonga Supreme Court on Monday 23 April.
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Wednesday 25 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI laid a wreath at the Cenotaph, Pangai Lahi, in Nuku'alofa, this morning, for the ANZAC Day Dawn Service. The ceremony marked the 103rd anniversary of the landing of the Australia New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli, Turkey on 25 April 1915, and remembered the 460 Pacific Islander soldiers who served in those armies in 1914-18.
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Wednesday 25 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Passport holders of the United Arab Emirates can enter and stay in the Kingdom of Tonga for 60 days without a pre-entry visa, starting from May 24, according to reports from Abu Dhabi this week.
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Wednesday 25 April 2018

Basel, Switzerland
Ending an epidemic is a marathon undertaking, and in the case of malaria, we are nearing the finish line. But we will need to keep up the momentum. Still, mounting challenges such as drug and insecticide resistance threaten to reverse the progress we have made. For two consecutive years now, malaria deaths have risen, while funding has flatlined. This year’s World Malaria Day (April 25) should thus spur a redoubling of our efforts. Eradicating malaria will require new medical and health-policy solutions as well as stronger political will.
Tuesday 24 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Britain will reestablish its diplomatic mission in Tonga during the coming years, Lopeti Senituli an adviser to Tonga’s Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva confirmed this morning, 24 April.
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Tuesday 24 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men charged in a methamphetamine shipment bust from the United States on April 17 have been released on bail pending trial in Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 24 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 54-year-old man was arrested with 4.72 grams of methamphetamine and cannabis at premises in Ma’ufanga on April 23.
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Tuesday 24 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New solar power generation for the people of Pangaimotu and ‘Otea Islands in Vava’u was commissioned on April 19, by the Japanese Ambassador HE Tetsuya Ishii.
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Tuesday 24 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, hopes to visit Tonga "in the near future", Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva announced today.
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Monday 23 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 103rd anniversary of the landing of ANZAC forces on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey during World War One will be marked with a Dawn Service at the Cenotaph, Pangai Lahi on Wednesday, April 25.
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