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Monday, October 31st, 2016


Song and dance as email investigation criticism intensifies

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks as singer Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony look on during “Go Out to Vote” concert at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater in Miami. Photo: AFP

AUCKLAND, New Zealand-October 31: 8.05pm (RNZI/BBC/Reuters): Hillary Clinton has harnessed some celebrity star power in Florida as a new email discovery by the FBI threatens her presidential campaign.

Italy struck by strongest quake in decades

Firefighters and rescuers in Norcia carry a woman after the quake. About 20 people were injured but none critically. Photo: AFP

AUCKLAND, New Zealand/ROME, Italy-October 31: 68pm (RNZI/Reuters): Central Italy was hit by a powerful earthquake in the same regions rocked by repeated tremors over the past two months, with more homes and churches brought down.

Pacific countries on track to eliminate filariasis by 2020

Elephantiasis causes extreme swelling in the arms and legs. Photo: AFP

AUCKLAND, New Zealand-October 31: 7.43pm (RNZI): Pacific Island countries are on track to eliminate the disease filariasis from the region in the next few years says the World Health Organisation.

Government against prostitution in PNG

PNG's Prime minister Peter O'Neill

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea-October 31: 7.38pm (THE NATIONAL/Pacnews): Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says prostitution will not be legalised in the country.

NCDs a concern for Fiji Police Force: Comissioner Qiliho

Fiji Police officers

SUVA, Fiji – October 31: 7.35pm(FIJI TIMES/Pacnews): The recent deaths of police officers in Fiji, many still in their prime, is a cause for concern for the Fiji Police Force that begs the obvious that it is a “sick force”.

Kiribati seafarers arrested in Italy for drug-smuggling charges


TARAWA,Kiribati-October 31: 7.30pm(RADIO KIRIBATI): The South Pacific Marine Office (SMPO) in Betio has confirmed the detention of nine I-Kiribati seafarers in Italy for drug smuggling charges.

Range will help shooting here

His Majesty King Tupou VI lining up his shot at the new shooting range. Photo: SAT Media

NUKU’ALOFA-October 31: 6.45pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The Shooting Association of Tonga wants to help promote the sport and develop the interest here, following the opening of their new Mataki’eua Clay Target Range at the Royal Grounds in Mataki’eua.

Tanoa Dateline ready to open her doors

The new-look Tanoa Dateline International Hotel pool area. This will be opened from Tuesday, November 1. Photo: TANOA DATELINE HOTEL FB

NUKU’ALOFA-October 31: 6.30pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Mark November 1 – Tuesday – on your diary and make a date with the new-look Tanoa International Dateline Hotel.

OPINION: We must do more for our women and girls

April 2014: UN Resident Coordinator in the Pacific Osnat Lubrani during a field visit

On the occasion of UN Day, Osnat Lubrani, Resident Coordinator for the UN in the Pacific, reflects on the role the UN can play as a partner for Pacific, connecting more closely with countries and communities towards fair and sustainable development in the region. SUVA, Fiji-OCTOBER 31: 6.24PM (UN Media): Over recent months the UN has engaged in a rich and dynamic consultative process to shape the future vision and priorities of the UN’s Pacific Strategy.

OPINION:Global Goals can ‘propel us towards a better future for all”

ban ki moon

NUKU’ALOFA-October 31: 6.20pm (Nuku’alofa Times): In his last United Nations Day message as Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon recognized the efforts of courageous UN staff members who are on the frontlines of disaster and violence and continue to respond to the plight of the vulnerable people across the world.