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11:25 pm GMT+12, 12/12/2019
 
A U.S federal judge has ordered the government to grant birth right citizenship to individuals born in America Samoa. Although American Samoa is a U.S territory, American Samoans have to date been deemed non-citizen nationals. The ruling was handed down in a district court in Utah, where a group of American Samoans living in the state had filed a lawsuit. They argued that they should be considered U.S citizens under the 14th » read more
 
Writs from Bougainville referendum returned to PNG vice-regal, PM Marape in Arawa Shipwrecks and Scars on Seafloor from Atomic Bomb Tests at Bikini Atoll Revealed by Scientists
U.S seeking further block on compensation for climate damage MFAT confirms New Zealand as likely source of Samoa's measles epidemic
 
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Taiwan Pushed to the Sidelines as COP25 Climate Summit Concludes
10:54 pm GMT+12, 12/12/2019, Spain
By Nick Aspinwall As countries scramble to update the 2015 Paris climate agreement at this year’s United Nations global climate summit, Taiwan has been forced to stay home. Kausea Natano, the prime minister of Tuvalu, spoke in support of Taiwan’s participation on Wednesday Read more

Winston Peters supports new model for TVNZ and RNZ
By Jane Pattersen D-Day is looming for a decision on the new public broadcasting &q
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Tackling Inequality in the 21st Century – the Challenges and Potential Solutions

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Pacific priorities at halfway stage of 16th Tuna Commission Annual Meeting

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Migrant families write songs of home and hope

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Vocus completes $93m Coral Sea Cable System for Australian Government
11:06 pm GMT+12, 12/12/2019, Australia
Vocus has confirmed it has completed laying the Coral Sea Cable System connecting Sydney, Honiara, Port Moresby and the Solomon Islands, making it ready for service.  The 4,700km Coral Sea cable, as well as the 730km Solomon Islands domestic network, were officially signed off by Read more

Time for a permanent Australian step-up in Pacific labour mobility
By Stephen Howes The best thing to come out of the Pacific Step-up so far
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Digital agriculture transforms farmers’ lives in Papua New Guinea
By Ashish Narayan (ITU) & Gerard Sylvester (FAO) John Tai is a citrus
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Banking on action: How ADB achieved 2020 climate finance milestone one year ahead of time
By Takehiko Nakao As they extend their power grids, buil
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Concerted action needed to address unique challenges faced by Pacific Island Countries - ADB
Small island developing states (SIDS) must position themselves to take full advantage of often
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Sports News
Tahiti to host 2024 Olympic surfing competition
11:34 pm GMT+12, 12/12/2019, French Polynesia
Tahiti has moved a step closer to hosting surfing competitions at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris after French organisers approved the South Pacific Island as the venue for the events.  The Paris 2024 Executive Board chose Tahiti, located 15,700 kilometres from the French capital, Read more

Jerry Tuwai to play his 50th tournament for Fiji at the Cape Town 7s

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Ian Foster confirmed as new All Blacks coach on a two-year deal

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Hekari to host top Kiwi, New Caledonia, Vanuatu clubs

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Japan rugby captain Leitch set to run in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay

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