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00:19 am GMT+12, 16/01/2018
 
China has hit back at Australia’s criticism of its foreign aid to the Pacific – saying it will ‘continue with such support and assistance.’ Speaking to journalists in Beijing, Foreign Ministry spokesman, Lu Kang said Australia’s accusations against China is borne out of Canberra’s reluctance to see Pacific Islands realise independent and sustainable development. “On the basis of fully » read more
 
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1.5C degree goal 'extremely unlikely' – IPCC
11:27 pm GMT+12, 15/01/2018, Fiji
By Ruby Russell A draft report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says only huge and rapid change in the way we live can keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, the lower limit set out by the Paris Agreement.  IPCC has reportedly issued a paper saying Read more

Samoan PM addresses concerns about China, debt and aid
In light of criticisms of China’s aid to the Pacific from Australia, Samoan Prime Minist
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The bad – and good – of China’s aid in the Pacific
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Business News
East New Britain Governor eyes onshore processing for minerals from Solwara project
00:07 am GMT+12, 16/01/2018, Papua New Guinea
East New Britain Governor Nakikus Konga is pushing for all the minerals from the Solwara project to be processed in Papua New Guinea. He has also expressed reservations on the project’s ability not harm the marine environment. “I have a lot of reservations. There are two Read more

Palau collects $100 Pristine Paradise Fee
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Sports News
ONOC sign Tokyo 2020 training camp deal
11:25 pm GMT+12, 15/01/2018, Fiji
The Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to hold Tokyo 2020 training camps in Japanese city Fukuoka. Fifteen countries and territories are now set to take part in the camps prior to the next edition of the Summer Games: American Samoa, Read more

Parker, Joshua confirm Cardiff cliffhanger
The heavyweight unification bout between New Zealand's Joseph Parker and Britain's Ant
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Rugby chief denies Samoan players using cocaine
The Chief Executive Officer of the Samoa Rugby Union, Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea’i has
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