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Monday, March 18th, 2019


Taumalolo runs rampant as Cowboys take down Dragons

Jason Taumalolo runs for the Cowboys on Saturday night. Photo: FOX SPORTS

Townsville, Australia – March 18, 2019: 9.45pm (NRL): The experience of Michael Morgan and the rampaging runs of Jason Taumalolo proved the difference as the Cowboys opened their 2019 campaign with a 24-12 win over the Dragons in Townsville on Saturday night.

Fiji Warriors win Pacific Challenge

The Swire Shipping Fiji Warriors celebrate after winning the 2019 World Rugby Pacific Challenge Cup. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA/The Fiji Times

Suva, Fiji – March 18, 2019: 9.40pm (WORLD RUGBY): The Fiji Warriors swept to their fourth consecutive World Rugby Pacific Challenge title on a day when the victims of Friday’s Christchurch shooting were commemorated with a minute’s silence before play got underway at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.

211 people arrested so far with drugs


Nuku’alofa – March 18, 2019: 9.30pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The Police Drug Enforcement Taskforce have arrested a total of 211 people since its launch in April 2018.

NZ banks donate $1m to families affected by Christchurch shooting

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Christchurch, New Zealand – March 18, 2019: 9.20pm (NZ HERALD): The New Zealand banking industry has donated NZD$1 million (US$684,000) to those affected by last Friday’s shooting in Christchurch that claimed the lives of 50 people.

Transformative STI policies shed light on localizing innovation in Asia-Pacific


Incheon, South Korea – March 18, 2019: 9pm (ESCAP News): From past to present, technology has shaped the path of sustainable development in several key Asian economies, according to a new report launched today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).