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PNG PM and Australian MPs hail Malcolm Fraser's legacy

Updated 27 March 2015, 18:29 AEDT

Former Australian prime minister Malcolm Fraser was buried today after a memorial service in Melbourne, attended by Papua New Guinea prime minister Peter O'Neill and many members of the current Australian parliament.

Vanuatu's central hospital calls for blood donations

Updated 27 March 2015, 10:09 AEDT

In Port Vila, doctors at the central hospital are calling for more blood donations as the recovery from Cyclone Pam continues two week after the category five storm devastated the archipeligo.

West Papuan activist Benny Wenda leaves PNG after entry denied

Updated 26 March 2015, 17:43 AEDT

The Papua New Guinea government says the prominent West Papuan activist leader Benny Wenda is being flown out of the country because he does not have a visa.

Vanuatu's radio station signals, including shortwave, restored

Updated 25 March 2015, 9:55 AEDT

Broadcast communications that were knocked out by Cyclone Pam have been fully restored.

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