Convicted Tongan MPs given stay by appeals

All four Tongan MPs whose seats in parliament were voided after election petitions have won stays pending appeals.

May 26, 2022 3:35 pm


19 children among dead in primary school attack

The gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers at a school had written on social media he would shoot his grandmother and attack a school.

May 26, 2022 12:00 pm


Ardern’s whirlwind Washington trip dominated by gun control debate

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has left Washington bound for her Harvard commencement speech after a whirlwind trip to the United States’ capital, dominated by discussion of gun control.

May 26, 2022 10:00 am


Obese is a problem in India

Indians are getting fatter, according to a new government survey, and experts are warning about a health emergency unless the growing obesity problem is tackled on a war footing.

May 26, 2022 9:00 am


Oranga Tamariki badly mismanaged $60m sexual abuse programme, review finds

Changes to a $60 million programme to help sexually abused children have been badly mismanaged by Oranga Tamariki, an independent review has found.

May 26, 2022 9:00 am


Texas gunman said he was going to shoot up school

The gunman who massacred 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Texas warned in online messages sent minutes before the attack that he had shot his grandmother and was going to shoot up a school, the governor said.

May 26, 2022 8:00 am


Texas shooting: How a sunny Uvalde school day ended in bloodshed

As the US reels from another school shooting, more details are emerging of the horror that unfolded in Texas near the border with Mexico.

May 26, 2022 7:00 am


China wants 10 Pacific nations to endorse 'game-changing' agreement

China wants 10 small Pacific nations to endorse a sweeping agreement covering everything from security to fisheries in what one leader warns is a “game-changing” bid by Beijing to wrest control of the region.

May 26, 2022 6:00 am


Ohio man charged with plot to assassinate former President George W. Bush

An Ohio man has been charged with aiding and abetting a plot to kill former President George W. Bush.

May 25, 2022 4:45 pm


Gunman at a Texas elementary school kills 19 students and two adults before being fatally shot, officials say

An 18-year-old gunman on Tuesday fatally shot 19 children and two adults at a Texas elementary school before he was killed by law enforcement officers, officials said.

May 25, 2022 3:52 pm


Ukraine: 200 bodies found in a basement in Mariupol’s ruins

Workers digging through the rubble of an apartment building in Mariupol found 200 bodies in the basement, Ukrainian authorities said Tuesday, as more horrors come to light in the ruined city that has seen some of the worst sufferings of the 3-month-old war.

May 25, 2022 2:30 pm

Pacific Islands

Lemanu launches new programme to deal with drug abuse

American Samoa has launched a new programme to tackle drug use.

May 25, 2022 11:58 am

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