Thursday, July 12th, 2018
NUKU’ALOFA – July 12, 2018: 3.30pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The newly crowned Miss Heilala Kalo Funganitao has called on Tongans to love and support each, remembering to practice caution on what they say, as she focuses on the upcoming Miss Pacific contest here in Tonga in November.
NEW YORK, USA – July 12, 2018: 3.15pm (UN NEWS CENTRE): Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today, including poverty eradication, gender equality, adaptation to climate change, food security, health, education, sustainable cities, jobs and transport, speakers told a key United Nations forum on sustainable development on Tuesday.
NEW YORK, USA – July 12, 2018: 3.10pm (CLIMATE HOME): Climate change – and the shortages of water and food that come from it – is becoming increasingly linked to conflict, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council on Wednesday, warning that countries most vulnerable to drought and crop failure are also most vulnerable to conflict and fragility.
SUVA, Fiji – July 12, 2018: 2.55pm (Nuku’alofa Times): A new Chief Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office and Secretary to Cabinet is expected to be named soon following the resignation of incumbent Dr Palenitina Langa’oi Tiueti.
By Daniel Taylor at the Luzhniki Stadium in Russia July 12,2018: 2.45pm (The Guradian): It was like watching a beautiful painting being ripped up in front of your eyes.
BRISBANE, Australia – July 12, 2018 (ABC): The leaders of Australia, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea have marked the start of a project to lay an undersea internet cable between the three countries amid criticism from China that Australia is trying to contain its influence in the region.