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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. 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 ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    England stun Fiji to set up title decider against New Zealand

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 06:17pm

    ... John Carney England pulled off the shock of the tournament by beating the defending Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens champions Fiji, 17-7, in the Cup semi-finals. The English will now ... through. It was a bitter pill for Fiji coach Ben Ryan to take. The Englishman had been in charge of the England sevens squad for more than six years, but took over as Fiji boss last September. “I ...

  8. Waisale Serevi warns that Fiji will use Children's Sunday as extra motivation

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 12:07am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Legendary player believes team, fresh from Tokyo triumph, will use day as 'extra motivation' on pitch Fired up Fiji ready to win on Children's Sunday, says ... be for the children of Fiji. "This weekend is Children's Sunday in Fiji. The boys will want to win to dedicate the title to all the children there. For this reason they will want to win more in Hong ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    Fiji formidable with a touch of English

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 12:16am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Fiji formidable with touch of English Did Hong Kong glimpse for the first time the perfect marriage in sevens- Fijian flair and English defence- as the magical islanders blew away Wales 42-7 in their opening act on Friday night? Ben Ryan, Fiji's transplanted English coach, smiles and says that is what he is trying to instil in the team he ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Ben Ryan hopes Fiji will smile again after USA give them a ‘fright’

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 01:33pm

    ... John Carney Fiji were made to work hard for the first time at the 2014 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens when they scrambled to a 17-5 win over the USA in their Cup quarter-final. ... to have touched down under the posts but the try was disallowed for a knock-on by the video referee. It looked a harsh decision and Fiji capitalised on the let-off by racing up the field to score ...




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