Monthly Archives: February 2015

Tonga holiday for new Cardinal

Tonga holiday for new Cardinal

The Tongan government has declared March the 2nd a national public holiday in recognition of Tonga’s first Catholic Cardinal. Soane Patita Paini Mafi, bishop of Tonga, is elevated to the rank of Cardinal by Pope Francis during a consistory, on ...

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New Aitutaki by-election candidate by March 6th

New Aitutaki by-election candidate by March 6th

The president of the Cook Islands Democratic Party says a new candidate for the rescheduled by-election on Aitutaki is expected to be announced by the end of next week. Following the sudden death of the Democratic Party’s candidate, Kete Ioane, ...

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China flexibility an asset to Pacific aid projects

China flexibility an asset to Pacific aid projects

An academic says Pacific Island nations have become savvy at securing international partnerships that shape their development. Paul D’Arcy, from the Australian National University’s College of Asia and the Pacific, is one of the speakers at this week’s ‘China and ...

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Former 'America's Next Top Model' contestant slain

Former 'America's Next Top Model' contestant slain

Mirjana Puhar, a recent contestant on “America’s Next Top Model,” was found dead in a triple homicide Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to police reports. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department responded to a call Tuesday evening that three people appeared ...

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One of America's oldest malls is closing

One of America's oldest malls is closing

One of America’s oldest malls is set to close, more than half a century after it opened outside of Detroit. In its heyday it was a model for other suburban shopping malls, but the Northland Center has struggled financially for ...

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More needed to tackle PNG street kid problem, says charity

More needed to tackle PNG street kid problem, says charity

The founder of a group that works with vulnerable children in Papua New Guinea’s capital, Port Moresby, says the government needs to reassess its priorities if it’s to tackle the growing number of kids living on the streets. The government ...

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Teen's death sparks new turmoil in Venezuela

Teen's death sparks new turmoil in Venezuela

The death of a 14-year-old shot by police just blocks from his school is the latest flashpoint as political tensions mount in Venezuela and pockets of anti-government protests erupt throughout the country. Kluibert Roa Nuñez, a high school student, was ...

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