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Former provincial premier new Solomon Islands speaker

Updated 18 December 2014, 12:33 AEDT

In Solomon Islands, the new parliament has sat for the first time to elect a speaker and deputy speaker - Jasper Nasiu and Moffat Fugui.

Potential Gold Ridge mine disaster raised in Solomon Islands ads

Updated 17 December 2014, 17:42 AEDT

Solomon Island locals living near the St Barbara Gold Ridge mine are being warned lives could be lost and they may possibly have to evacuate with fears the mine's tailings dam may overflow.

Marshall Islands takes on the world's nuclear-armed states

Updated 17 December 2014, 10:50 AEDT

The Pacific mouse that roars is continuing its battle in the courts as it attempts to bring the world's nuclear armed states to book for violating their obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and international law.

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