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Hot off the press – Wansolwara marks USP’s 50th anniversary

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Wansolwara supervising editor-in-chief Geraldine Panapasa, broadcast teaching assistant Eliki Drugunalevu and USP journalism programme co-ordinator Dr Shailendra Singh browse through the latest edition of Wansolwara alongside students Elizabeth Osifelo and Kritika Rukmani (right). Image: Koroi Tadulala/Wansolwara By Elizabeth Osifelo in Suva The first edition of the University of the South Pacific’s student journalist training newspaper […]

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Indonesian military joint plan for greater role in counterterrorism

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Members from the Indonesian military’s Armoured Division take part in a parade to mark the 72nd anniversary of the Indonesian military’s founding in Cilegon on October 5, 2017. Image: The Jakarta Post/Ricardo/AFP By Marguerite Afra Sapiie and Nurul Fitri Ramadhani in Jakarta Indonesia’s Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko has claimed that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo […]

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Tongan PM seeks royal audience after lawyer’s constitutional advice on law

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Tonga’s King Tupou VI and Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva … vetoed laws issue. Image: Kaniva News By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News The government of Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva has planned an audience with the King of Tonga after a New Zealand legal expert advised that the king had no right to judge the […]

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Gaza under siege – but Palestinians ‘will never give up’, says author

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Author Dr Ramzy Baroud speaking at the Auckland protest today … reclaiming the Palestinian narrative. Image: Rahul Bhattarai/PMC By Rahul Bhattarai in Auckland Palestinian author and a journalist Dr Ramzy Baroud vowed today that Palestinians would never be defeated by the Israelis and they would never cease to fight for their freedom. “Sisters, brothers, comrades […]

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Jale Moala: Fiji’s longest day – George Speight and the march of madness

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BRIEFING: By Jale Moala in Port Moresby MAY 19, 2000: As editor of the Fiji Daily Post newspaper in Suva, I was expecting some big stories that day but nothing like what happened – today, 18 years ago. A march by radical indigenous Fijians had been planned and Parliament was sitting, with an Indo-Fijian Prime […]

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Justice Rajasinghe to deliver Fiji Times sedition trial verdict on Tuesday

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Holding on … The Fiji Times publisher Hank Arts and his wife leave the High Court in Suva yesterday. Image: Jovesa Naisua/Fiji Times By Litia Cava in Suva High Court judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe is set to deliver his verdict on Tuesday after the three assessors returned with a unanimous not guilty opinion against three […]

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Fiji Times sedition trial assessors give unanimous ‘not guilty’ opinion

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The Fiji Times editorial and management team with their lawyers await the trial assessors’ opinions on the High Court steps in Suva tonight. Pictured in front are letter writer Josaia Waqabaca, Fiji Times publisher Hank Arts, Fiji Times editor-in-chief Fred Wesley, and Nai Lalakai editor Anare Ravula. Image: Timoci Vula/Fiji Times By Talebula Kate in […]

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Kilauea volcano ash rains down on Hawai’i with more blasts predicted

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USGS geologist Michelle Coombs giving a status update about Hawai’i’s Kilauea volcano. Video: USGS Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Scientists are predicting an eruption that shot ash nearly 9 kilometres into the sky could be the first of a series of powerful explosions to rock Hawai’i’s Kilauea volcano, reports SBS News. Hawai’i’s Kilauea volcano has spewed […]

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