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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. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Video: Gold Coast Sevens highlights

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 07:58pm

    ... SCMP Staff Watch highlights from the second day of the Gold Coast Sevens in Queensland Australia, including the thrilling Cup final clash between two giants of the abbreviated game which saw Fiji defeat their Pacific island neighbours Samoa 31-24. ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Video: Fiji’s Osea Kolinisau

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 05:59pm

    ... SCMP Staff Fiji captain Osea Kolinisau discusses the hat-trick of tries he scored to help Fiji win the 2013 Hong Kong Sevens Cup final against Wales after he had come on as a replacement. The 2014 tournament takes place this weekend, March 28-30, at Hong Kong Stadium. ...

  9. News - World - FIJI

    Fijian strongman Voreqe Bainimarama discovers democracy

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:55am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Suva Coup leader discovers democracy Almost eight years after seizing power in a bloodless coup, Fiji's military ruler, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, has ... of Wednesday's vote, touring the South Pacific nation in a blue bus emblazoned with the name of his FijiFirst party. Bainimarama has opened roads, visited schools and made speeches at markets ...

  10. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Property outlook improving in Fiji

    Posted May 21st 2014, 06:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson peta.tomlinson@scmp.com Fiji set for a market turnaround as election looms and development picks up, writes Peta Tomlinson Sunny days ahead Fiji once claimed ... "a richly endowed economy", Fiji has been stuck in the growth doldrums for decades, dogged by political instability, external shocks and slow progress on structural reform. However, ...




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