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9 hrs ago | Fiji Times

Call for intervention

THE impasse between Fiji and Solomon Islands governments can only be resolved through the intervention of the prime ministers of both countries, says Association of the South Pacific Airlines secretary-general George Faktaufon.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Fiji Times

Poll issue in court

THE High Court in Suva will give a ruling on notice regarding an application to strike out a motion by National Federation Party candidate Makereta Waqavonovono, who wants to contest the election and is seeking constitutional redress.

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Fiji Times

Aviation deal fallout

The airline was informed of the suspension by permanent secretary for Civil Aviation Sharvada Sharma in a letter last week.

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Fermanagh Today

ATHLETICS: Solomon Islands' Rosefelo Siosi captures hearts of Hampden Park crowds

He was a teenager from the Solomon Islands whom just about no one inside Hampden Park had heard of before he took to the track in the 5,000 metres final at the Commonwealth Games, but Rosefelo Siosi left it a hero.

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Korea Herald

EXO's Tao injured during TV show shooting

It was belatedly revealed Monday that Tao from the K-pop boy band EXO-M was injured during the filming of a TV reality show about two weeks ago.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

PM Of Solomon Islands Inaugurates Embassy In Cuba

Visiting prime minister of the Solomon Islands Gordon Darcy Lilo on Thursday inaugurated his country's embassy in Havana, Cuba's official daily Granma reported.

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Oxfam accepts cheque from Pacific Corporation Foundation

Oxfam New Zealand has accepted a cheque for almost $1000 today from the Pacific Corporation Foundation toward recovery efforts in the Solomon Islands, following April's flash flooding that left thousands homeless.

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ITV

Games delegate 'can die happy' after meeting Queen

Solomon Islands chef de mission Ronald Bei Talasasa, who was too small to catch a glimpse of the royal couple when they visited his country in 1974, said: "I love the Queen, I love England.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Queanbeyan Age

All aboard the Kokonut Pacific

EACH year the Queanbeyan Business Awards aims to uncover and champion many of the hidden gems that can be found among the local business landscape.

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Fiji Times

Hope for dialogue

NATIONAL airline Fiji Airways hopes common sense will prevail in the flight ban impasse between Fiji and the Solomon Islands.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Fiji Times

Right to contest poll

Ms Waqavonovono filed a motion against the chairperson of the Fijian Electoral Commission, the Supervisor of Elections and the Attorney-General who is also the Minister Responsible for Elections.

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Flight Journal

Ace in a Day

On the morning of April 7, 1943, American fighter pilots on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands responded to a red alert.

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Belleville News Democrat

Answer Man: What can you tell me about the Battle of Tassafaronga?

My Great-Uncle Glen Miller was a bosun aboard the USS New Orleans during World War II.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Manawatu Evening Standard

Faces of Auckland: Shame about the weather

BETTER LIFE: Crofton Lulu left the Solomon Islands 13 years ago during a time of ethnic tension and came to Auckland, where he warmed immediately to the multicultural society.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Green Left Weekly

New deep sea mining technique a threat in the Pacific

Australian mining company Nautilus has an exploration licence for Solwara 1, a site on the Bismark Sea floor off the coast of Papua New Guinea.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Fiji Times

No change in Fiji's soccer rankings

FIJI remains on 188th position in the latest FIFA world rankings. The national side is in sixth position in the Oceania region and has not played any international matches since the Oceania Nations Cup in the Solomon Islands and the friendlies against the Fair Play Brazil team in 2012.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Beth Greener and Anna Powles: NZ must leave trenches if serious about UN role

The future of New Zealand peacekeeping is under increasing scrutiny as it bids for a seat on the United Nations Security Council at the end of a decade of peace support operations in Afghanistan, Timor Leste and the Solomon Islands.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Two moderate quakes hit Solomon Islands

Two earthquakes with a magnitude of 5.3 and 5.1 struck off the Solomon Islands early Thursday, US geologists said.

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NEWS.com.au

Aussie pollies to mentor Pacific sisters

RHODA Sikilabu, a female political candidate from the Solomon Islands, shadowed federal parliament's former Speaker and her volunteer team in the lead-up to last September's federal poll.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Matangi Tonga

Health ministers want tobacco-free Pacific by 2025

The "Tobacco Free Pacific 2025" campaign was launched at the Joint Forum Economic and Pacific Health Ministers Meeting in Honiara, Solomon Islands on Friday 11 July, by Dr Shin Young-soo , Tuiloma Neroni Slade and Dr Colin Tukuitonga .

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