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News: Tonga

We have started to collect the most important news related to Tonga in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Tonga – overview

Tonga: news

Rugby World Cup set for kick-off

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 18:53
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Hosts New Zealand start favourites as they prepare to launch the seventh Rugby World Cup against Tonga on Friday.
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Fiji anger at Tonga 'extraction'

Monday, May 16th 2011, 3:46
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Fiji's military ruler, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, accuses Tonga of aiding the escape from Fiji of a former ally, now a suspect on sedition charges.
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Four guilty of Tonga ferry deaths

Friday, April 1st 2011, 5:07

A court in Tonga has convicted four men of manslaughter in connection with the sinking of a ferry in 2009, killing 74 people, reports say.
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Lord wins vote to become Tonga PM

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 1:44

A noble, Lord Tu'ivakano, is elected the new prime minister of Tonga, a month after the country got its first popularly-elected parliament.
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Strong showing by Tonga democrats

Friday, November 26th 2010, 10:23

A pro-democracy party has emerged as the biggest winner in Tonga's first popularly-elected parliament - a shift away from the monarchy.
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Tongans vote in 'historic' poll

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 7:29

Voters in Tonga cast ballots for their first popularly-elected parliament as part of a democratic transition away from the monarchy.
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Double earthquake caused tsunami

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 12:35

A strange double earthquake triggered the Tonga tsunami that killed 192 people in September 2009, scientists say.
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Tonga ship inquiry prompts arrest

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 4:40

The captain of a Tongan ferry is arrested, after the Princess Ashika sank in August with the loss of 74 lives.
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Anger at Tonga lashing sentence

Thursday, February 18th 2010, 15:37

Law officials and rights groups condemn a sentence of six lashes and 13 years in jail for two teenagers in Tonga.
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Kingdom of Tonga sheds '19th Century' image

Saturday, December 19th 2009, 12:11

Tonga's 150-year-old monarchy is about to diminish as a democratically elected parliament takes over, as John Pickford reports.
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