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  1. News - Asia - FIJI

    Amnesty calls on Fiji regime to investigate ‘torture’ video

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 02:28pm by Agence France-Presse in Wellington, New Zealand

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington, New Zealand Amnesty International called on Fiji’s military regime to launch an urgent investigation on Tuesday into an online video that appears ... by the military, which has ruled the Pacific nation since a 2006 coup. The human rights watchdog said that regardless of who the men were, their treatment amounted to torture and Fiji’s military leader ...

  2. News - Asia - FIJI

    Three prison officers sacked over Fiji ‘torture’ video

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 04:10pm by Agence France-Presse in Suva

    ... prison officers have been sacked in relation to the video that was posted on the Internet last week,” Fiji Prisons and Corrections Service spokeswoman Ana Tudrau Tamani said. She declined ... abused after their recapture. Fiji’s military leader Voreqe Bainimarama, who seized power in a 2006 coup. said last week that he would stand by officers implicated in the video, arguing they were ...

  3. News - World - FIJI

    Tropical Cyclone Evan hits Viti Levu, Fiji

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Suva Nation braced for Cyclone Evan Thousands of people fled to evacuation centres in Fiji yesterday as a powerful cyclone lashed the Pacific nation, causing power outages and flash flooding. Tropical Cyclone Evan pummelled the main island, Viti Levu, with winds exceeding 200 km/h, bringing down trees, blocking roads and forcing all flights to be grounded. ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping thanks Fiji for help in tackling corrupt officials, pledges raft of deals in return

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:51am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Xi Jinping expresses gratitude to nation once dubbed an island paradise for corrupt officials Fiji thanked for graft fight help China appreciates Fiji's efforts to help the government chase corrupt mainland officials and their illegal assets, President Xi Jinping said during his official visit to the South Pacific nation. In his meeting ...

  5. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Democracy puts Fiji back on international real estate map

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 04:04am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson Election ending military rule in island nation revives investors' interest, writes Peta Tomlinson Fiji back on real estate map Property cycles don't switch into overdrive overnight. But, according to reports, Fiji's smooth return to a democratic government has slipped an idling market into forward gear. Much hope was pinned on a real estate revival ...

  6. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    US and Australia drop sanctions against Fiji following democratic elections

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 04:21pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Suva Fiji sanctions lifted by US and Australia after polls The US and Australia said yesterday they were lifting sanctions against Fiji after elections in the Pacific island nation last month following eight years of military rule. United States ambassador Frankie Reed said that in recognition of Fiji's return to democracy, Washington was lifting ...

  7. 136 years on, Fijians seek amends for making a meal of missionary

    Posted Nov 14th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Nubutautau, Fiji The inhabitants of a Fijian village whose ancestors killed and ate a British missionary 136 years ago begged for forgiveness before his relatives yesterday ... relatives of the Reverend Thomas Baker, who was murdered, cooked and eaten while trying to spread Christianity in Fiji's rugged highlands in July 1867. Seven Fijian converts who were helping ...

  8. Sport - Rugby - Gold Coast Sevens

    Fiji face fight for funds to reach Olympic dream

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 06:21pm

    ... Associated Press in Gold Coast, Australia Pacific islanders make flying start in bid to qualify for Brazil with victory over Samoa at Gold Coast Sevens Fiji took first honours on rugby’s ... Gold Coast. “I said whoever won this tournament is going to be able to fly home feeling a little bit more settled and happy about trying to get top four. But in Fiji, nothing should be taken ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping's Pacific tour to deepen China's regional clout

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 04:27am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg President broadens China’s economic influence, wrapping up Oceania trip with visit to Suva Fiji trip to deepen Beijing’s clout in South Pacific President Xi Jinping arrived in Fiji yesterday as he seeks to broaden China's economic and strategic clout in the South Pacific, building on trade ties that flourished after then-army chief Frank Bainimarama staged ...

  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Fiji retracts claim over release of captured peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:29pm by Reuters

    ... they expected to be freed soon. The head of Fiji's army said on Wednesday that the Islamist militant group had dropped all of its demands to free the 45 hostages but slightly back-pedalled later ... the confrontation and humanitarian assistance for its supporters. Qatar, one country in the Middle East thought by the United States to have influence with the militant group, said Fiji had formally ...




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