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UN officials optimistic of Paris climate accord’s entry into force by year’s end
By Online Editor
10:41 pm GMT+12, 29/09/2016, United States
Senior United Nations officials today announced that the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change signed by world leaders this past April is closer to entering into force, as India – a country that produces more than four per cent of global emissions – plans to submit its ratification…
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Tongan Police pull out of pursuit of desperate man on yacht 'Sea Oak'
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Kiribati is now fully democratic: Justice Minister
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600 cancer related cases reported in Fiji every year
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PNG relaxes ban for Australian tourists
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PNG lauded for reforms to deal with money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism
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Fijian Opposition MP suspended until 2018
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New Governor General highlights commitment to Realm including Niue, Cook Islands, Tokelau
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Former Fijian vice President and Nauru Chief Justice passes away
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Bainimarama urges fight against climate change
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Melanesian Solidarity Summit
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Kiribati swears-in new Minister of Justice and appoints first female Attorney General
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Fijian MP apologises in Parliament
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Malaria to be eliminated in PNG
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Palau condemns North Korean tests
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Cook Islands PM to officiate at USP graduation in Tonga
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27/09/2016 - Tonga wants to join International Atomic Energy Agency
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26/09/2016 - Fiji continues to punch above its weight in global affairs: PM Bainimarama
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26/09/2016 - Kiribati suffering from dry spell
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25/09/2016 - Fijian government to reduce dependence on aid
25/09/2016 - Indonesia responds to leaders of six Pacific countries on West Papua claims
25/09/2016 - UN court to decide Marshall Islands case against Pakistan, India, Britain next month
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25/09/2016 - Solomon Islands` minister reiterates respect for Indonesian territory
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25/09/2016 - Tonga shares experiences on preserving marine diversity, tackling non-communicable diseases
25/09/2016 - Solomon Islands PM reiterates call for recognition of Taiwan, expresses concern on West Papua
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25/09/2016 - UN Secretary-General commends Fiji’s UN commitments
25/09/2016 - Minister Tozaka calls for significant emission reduction
25/09/2016 - Pacific people called to work at NZ elections
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