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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.

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Tonga: news

Tongan royals killed in car crash

Friday, July 7th 2006, 4:36
related countries: United States United States

Two members of the Tongan royal family die in a car crash during a visit to the US to discuss political reforms.
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US woman denies Tongan killings

Saturday, July 8th 2006, 5:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

A California teenager pleads not guilty to killing two members of the Tongan royal family in a car crash.
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Tongan King Tupou IV dies at 88

Monday, September 11th 2006, 3:55
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Tonga's King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, one of the world's longest reigning monarchs, dies in New Zealand.
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Tongans pay respects to ruler

Tuesday, September 12th 2006, 6:08

Mourners are filing past the coffin of Tonga's late King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, who died on Sunday.
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Tonga's late king laid to rest

Tuesday, September 19th 2006, 5:22

The funeral of Tonga's late King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV brings the Pacific nation's capital to a standstill.
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All eyes on the new Tongan king

Thursday, September 28th 2006, 10:30

Nick Squires reports from Tonga on a royal family which revels in the unusual but is not very popular.
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Tonga 'should have elected MPs'

Friday, October 6th 2006, 5:57

A committee in Tonga says all lawmakers should be elected by the public rather than appointed by the king.
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Tongan riots after reforms delay

Thursday, November 16th 2006, 6:35

Riots break out in Tonga, in the South Pacific, over government delays in passing democratic reforms.
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Six found dead after Tonga riots

Friday, November 17th 2006, 4:36

Six bodies are found in the capital of Tonga, after a day of rioting over delays to democratic reforms.
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Overseas troops arrive in Tonga

Saturday, November 18th 2006, 5:38
related countries: Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand

Police and soldiers from Australia and New Zealand arrive in Tonga to help restore order after riots.
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