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China threatens to use force against UK over island

China has threatened to use force against British warships if they try to sail though the disputed waters of the South China Sea.

World ‘not on track’ with climate change – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched a brief South Pacific tour in New Zealand Sunday, warning the world was “not on track” to limiting global temperature rises.

Facebook’s flood of languages leave it struggling to monitor content

Facebook Inc’s struggles with hate speech and other types of problematic content are being hampered by the company’s inability to keep up with a flood of new languages as mobile phones bring social media to every corner of the globe.
Brenton Tarrant

Mosque killer faces ‘unprecedented’ sentence

Suspected mosque gunman Brenton Tarrant faces an “unprecedented” sentence that bars him from ever applying for release, but could yet dodge terror charges, legal experts told AFP Monday.
People cast their ballots for or against the independence of New Caledonia from France. Theo Rouby-AFP-Getty Images

Early results show New Caledonia votes to remain part of France

The "no" vote against independence for New Caledonia is in the lead with about half the ballots counted in the French Pacific territory, reports say.
Air Niugini plane crash

Passengers safe after Air Niugini flight crashes into sea in Micronesia

A flotilla of small boats rescued all 47 passengers and crew from an Air Niugini flight that crashed into the sea short of the runway at an airport in the tiny South Pacific nation of Micronesia on Friday, the Airport’s Manager said.
Air Niugini plane crash

Small boats rescue passengers as plane crashes into sea

A flotilla of small boats rescued all 47 passengers and crew from an Air Niugini flight that crashed into the sea short of the runway at an airport in the tiny South Pacific nation of Micronesia on Friday, the airport’s manager said.

UN urges nuclear-test ban to prevent ‘catastrophic impact’

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for nuclear test ban to prevent “catastrophic impact” on humanity and eliminate nuclear weapons across the world.
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New Zealand premier Jacinda Ardern gives birth to baby girl

New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern has become the first world leader in nearly 30 years to have a baby while in office.

Defunct Chinese space lab plunges back to earth over Pacific

A defunct Chinese space lab disintegrated under intense heat as it hurtled through Earth's atmosphere Monday and plunged to a watery grave in the South Pacific, Chinese officials said.

Spy attack: We can’t find Russian spies to expel – New Zealand

New Zealand said Tuesday it would like to expel Russian spies in retaliation for allegedly poisoning an ex-agent in Britain — only it can’t find any Moscow operatives in the remote South Pacific nation.

Panama’s president visits China following break with Taiwan

Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela was making his first state visit to Beijing on Friday after breaking off relations with Taiwan and establishing formal ties with China five months ago.

Refugees refuse to leave Australia-run centre in Manus Island

Hundreds of detainees are refusing to leave the illegal detention centre on Papa New Guinea's Manus Island, established and run by the Australian government in order to keep refugees out of Australia.

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Governors inaugurates committee to initiate uniform policies in APC states

The Progressive Governors’ Forum of the All Progressives Congress has inaugurated a governance programme steering committee to ensure uniformity of policy initiatives in all the APC controlled states.
They commended Governor Mai Mala Buni for concentrating on people oriented programmes and projects, most especially healthcare delivery.

Automatic employment of midwives excites Yobe residents

The automatic employment of 37 graduating students of the Yobe College of Nursing and Midwifery by the State Government has excited residents.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Saturday, commiserated with the Okonjo family and Ogwashi-Uku community on the death of the Obi of Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom, Prof. Chukuka Okonjo.

Tribunal verdicts: PDP congratulates Governors Okowa, Ikpeazu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and his Abia counterpart, Okezie Ikpeazu, over the Governorship Elections Petition Tribunals judgment which upheld their elections.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Friday that the National Assembly is eager to receive the 2020 budget proposals 5

Senator Lawan: We are hungry, thirsty to receive 2020 Appropriation Bill

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Friday that the National Assembly is eager to receive the 2020 budget proposals.
Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe on Friday presented cheques to nine beneficiary communities of the World Bank-supported projects.

Yobe governor seeks NEDC intervention on education, roads, others

Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni has listed key areas that he wants the North-East Development Commission (NEDC) to intervene in, as it rolls out its activities in the region to help people affected by the Boko Haram crisis to reclaim and rebuild their lives.