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Fiji stability 'threatened'

Voreqe Bainimarama says destructive forces re-emerging in Fiji as video of captured soldiers released.

Fiji backtracks on soldier release

Fiji military officials have suddenly backtracked after saying captured soldiers were about to be freed in Syria.

Pitcairners want marine reserve

The 49 people living on remote island are all in favour of creating world’s largest fully protected marine reserve.

Jetboat accident hurts 5 in Fiji

Two males and three females, all believed to be Australian, have been airlifted to Suva after the accident.

French journalists face five years jail


Indonesian authorities are seeking the maximum five-year jail sentence for a pair of French journalists arrested last month for working on tourist visas.

Rabuka's warning investigated


Fiji police are investigating former coup leader Sitiveni Rabuka's warning of retaliation against Muslims.

Fiji goes to the polls

For the first time in eight and a half years, Fijians are voting in a democracy-restoring general election.

Fiji prays for peacekeepers

Hundreds light candles and pray for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers seized in Syria.

Fiji soldiers 'unharmed'

An al-Qaeda linked Syrian rebel group has this morning tweeted a picture of at least 38 of the 44 Fiji soldiers they are holding prisoner

PNG volcano quietens

PNG's volcano is spewing fragments from its crater and rumbling loudly, but its activity appears to be subsiding.

Volcano erupts in PNG

Residents near an erupting volcano in Papua New Guinea are waiting to see if they need to evacuate.

Rights group probes video

A graphic video in which castaway fishermen are murdered on the high seas is yielding information on the killers.

Refugees 'live like animals' in Nauru

BEN DOHERTY - Sydney Morning Herald

More than 50 refugees resettled from Australian care on Nauru say they are contemplating mass suicide.

Police investigated after death


Fiji police investigated after authorities reveal gruesome details of how a prisoner died while being held in police custody.

Fiji's 'sudoku-like' voting papers


Fiji's planned democracy-restoring elections next month are sliding into crisis.

Gunshot victim recovers at home

Cathy Franzoi

Woman shot in Papua New Guinea is slowly getting back into normal life, with help.

Fiji investigates shooting video

Fishermen being shot near Fiji

Fiji police are investigating a video said to show the murder of castaways on the South Pacific high seas.

Horror on high seas?

Fishermen being shot near Fiji

A video that appears to show fishermen being murdered at sea has been posted on YouTube.

FBI helps with body in bag case

Heather Mack

The woman killed in Bali died from asphyxiation after a blow to the nose, autopsy shows.

Shot woman counts blessings

cathy franzoi

Woman bears no malice against shooter who fired bullet that hit her as she slept in PNG.