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UNICEF: Measles death toll in Samoa rises to 15

The death toll from a measles outbreak raging in the Pacific nation of Samoa has risen to 15, with most of the victim’s young children, UNICEF said Tuesday.
MELBOURNE - Samoa declared a state of emergency this weekend, closing all schools and cracking down on public gatherings, after several deaths linked to a measles outbreak that has spread across the Pacific islands.

Measles spread prompts Samoa to declare emergency

Samoa declared a state of emergency this weekend, closing all schools and cracking down on public gatherings, after several deaths linked to a measles outbreak that has spread across the Pacific islands.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

Royal baby Archie awaited in South Africa for first official trip

Britain's Prince Harry, his wife Meghan and baby Archie are expected in South Africa on Monday to begin their first official tour as a family since their son's birth in May.

Tonga emerges from cyber darkness as internet restored

Tonga’s two-week spell of virtual cyber darkness has ended, with authorities announcing Sunday that full internet services had been restored to the Pacific island kingdom.
Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, says the conglomerate’s revenue base will hit $30 billion by 2020 — a feat he would have considered impossible 10 years ago.

Aliko Dangote steps up investments in agriculture

The President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has said the current effort of the Federal Government at diversifying the economy to an agriculture-centered one remains the viable solution to creating a healthy economy.
Zheng Zeguang

China says nobody can stand in its way in Pacific Island cooperation

No country can block China’s cooperation with island nations in the Pacific and the area is no country’s sphere of influence, a senior diplomat said on Tuesday.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle board their plane in Tonga to head to Sydney

Harry and Meghan flight’s landing aborted due to plane on runway in Sydney

A plane carrying Prince Harry and Meghan had its landing aborted due to traffic congestion at Sydney Airport.
Prince Harry and wife Meghan donned matching red and cream unisex skirts Friday as they wrapped up a four-day Pacific island trip in Tonga with a celebration of local crafts and culture.

Harry and Meghan step out in matching skirts in Tonga

Prince Harry and wife Meghan donned matching red and cream unisex skirts Friday as they wrapped up a four-day Pacific island trip in Tonga with a celebration of local crafts and culture.
Meghan

Pregnant Meghan takes break from Australia royal tour

Meghan, the pregnant wife of Britain's Prince Harry, is scaling back her engagements during the royal couple's 16-day Pacific tour, Kensington Palace said Sunday, ahead of their visit to Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.
Harry and Meghan are visiting Australia on behalf of the Queen

Harry urges Meghan to ‘pace herself’ during royal tour

The Duchess of Sussex has decided to cut back on some parts of her first major royal tour after announcing earlier in the week that she's expecting her first child.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are expecting a baby in the spring of 2019, they announced on Monday as they began a Pacific tour.

Official: Prince Harry and wife Meghan expecting a baby

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are expecting a baby in the spring of 2019, they announced on Monday as they began a Pacific tour.

Argentina coach to resign after Scotland Test

Argentina rugby coach Daniel Hourcade has announced that he will step down from the role after the final June Test against Scotland in Resistencia next Saturday.

Tonga bans girls playing rugby, boxing

Tonga's government has banned girls from participating in rugby and boxing, drawing criticism from two-time Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams and New Zealand's proudly feminist Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Tonga declares emergency as powerful cyclone threatens

Tonga declared a state of emergency Monday as the Pacific island kingdom braces for a direct hit by a powerful cyclone that is threatening to become a Category Five superstorm.

Governor Al-Makura faults Samuel Ortom’s comments on Fulani herdsmen

Governor of Nasarawa state, Tanko Al-Makura, has accused Samuel Ortom, his Benue state counterpart, of making “inflammatory” remarks regarding the killings in Benue.

6.8-magnitude quake off Tonga, no tsunami threat

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Tonga Saturday in the tectonically active Pacific region, but there was no tsunami threat, seismologists said.

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