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  1. News - World - WEATHER

    Tonga begins search of island groups for victims of massive Cyclone Ian

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 11:29pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Nukualofa Tonga begins search for victims of super cyclone The grim search began yesterday for cyclone survivors after the most powerful storm to hit Tonga in decades ... of Tonga's three island groups between the main island of Tongatapu in the south and the Vava'u islands to the north, the nation's director of emergencies Leveni Aho said. Cyclone Ian hit ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy results

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 08:54pm

    ... SCMP Staff Monday, April 7 Group Time Home Score Away B 13:00 Japan 28-33 Uruguay B 15:00 Canada 25-37 Namibia A 17:00 Tonga 10-34 Georgia A 19:00 USA 37-0 Hong Kong Friday, April 11 Group Time Home Score Away B 13:00 Japan 34-28 Namibia A 15:00 USA 13-12 Georgia A 17:00 Tonga 39-16 Hong Kong B 19:00 Canada 18-18 Uruguay Tuesday, April 15 Group Time Home Score Away A 13:00 ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong U20s hope to go out on a high

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 11:03pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Canada on Saturday in the battle for the crumbs in the eight-team tournament. Hong Kong missed 31 tackles against Tonga, but only 13 against Georgia and the results were plain to see – having led ... is no doubt the kick up the backside after the Tonga game worked," said Tauti, who had been disappointed with the defensive performance, especially one-on-one tackles. Hong Kong not only ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Ex-Tonga rugby manager jailed in drug case

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 02:24pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington The former manager of Tonga’s rugby union team was jailed in Auckland on Friday for plotting to import methamphetamine into New Zealand, reports said. Angus Naupoto, 36, Tonga team manager at the 2007 World Cup, was sentenced to two years and four months after pleading guilty to conspiring to import 20 kilograms of the drug, the New Zealand ...

  5. News - World - DRUG SMUGGLING

    Yacht found off Tonga held HK$930m cocaine haul and a body

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... when it left South America until they lost contact with it last month. Two divers discovered the boat earlier this month off Tonga's Vava'u island group and made the grim discovery ... million), was now part of an ongoing operation involving police in Tonga, the Cook Islands, Australia and the US Drug Enforcement Administration. Tonga's coroner was conducting an inquiry ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong aim to shut down ‘flashy’ Tongan game

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 09:48pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hosts hoping to bounce back in their second match of IRB U20s tournament in Hong Kong HK aim to shut down flashy play of Tonga Flanker Sebastian Brien will be one of four changes in the starting line-up for Hong Kong and his orders will be to close down the ‘flashy’ game which opponents Tonga will bring in their second outing at the IRB Junior World ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong must stand and deliver, says coach Pale Tauti

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:05pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... as they licked their wounds after two losses- against the United States (37-0) and Tonga (39-16)- in the opening week of the under-20 eight-team competition, where the winners qualify for the IRB Junior ... the US and Tonga and have been getting good ball. But, unfortunately, our backs haven't made the most of the opportunities and they have been given a dressing down. We have also struggled ...

  8. Island joy as Tonga swoop at the death to snatch Plate

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Tonga left it late to join the Sevens party but they timed their entrance to perfection by beating Canada 14-12 at the death in the Plate final. Canada looked in control all the way, thanks to tries from Sean Duke and D.T.H. van der Merwe, and a conversion from Philip Mack, but Peasipa Moimoi scored a try and swung over a conversion for Tonga to keep them within ...

  9. US$1b gift too good to be true? Not if you're the king of Tonga

    Posted Nov 07th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney The financial judgment of the ailing king of Tonga has again been called into question, five years after his tiny South Pacific nation lost millions of dollars ... to fund development. During a speech to Tonga's rubber-stamp Legislative Assembly, the 87-year-old monarch said talks were under way 'to bring a billion dollars to invest in Tonga ...

  10. Court jester settles in passports case, but Tonga is not laughing

    Posted Feb 20th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Carolina who was appointed the official court jester to Tonga, was ordered by a San Francisco court to pay back US$1 million. The meagre amount will be of little comfort to the Tongan government, ... were then living in exile. Mr Chen put the money into a Bank of America account after the Tongan king refused to invest it in Tonga, saying his ministers would only spend it on roads. ...




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