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Russia sends defence missiles to Pacific islands claimed by Japan

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Russia has deployed coastal defence missile systems near Pacific islands also claimed by Japan, a move intended to underline Moscow’s firm stance in the dispute. The Bastion missile systems were moved to Matua, a dese...

Wild horses and car-free islands: four of the best eco-travel gems in Germany

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How many German cities can you name, outside Berlin, Munich and Hamburg? What about the country’s 16 regions, or any of its 14 national parks? While many of us can discuss the merits of Puglia, Andalucía or the Algarv...

Solomon Islands unrest: New Zealand to send dozens of peacekeepers

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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has ordered police and troops to join an international peacekeeping mission in the crisis-hit Solomon Islands following deadly anti-government riots. Ardern said on Wednesday ...

Life Between Islands review: displaying the power and passion of Caribbean-British art

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Life Between Islands is an exhibition of protests and pleasures, celebrations and insurrections. Several years in the making, and as important as it is timely – as well as long overdue – it is also an exhibition of ar...

Fiji sends 50 peacekeepers to Solomon Islands

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Fiji will contribute 50 troops to an Australian-led peacekeeping force in Solomon Islands after anti-government rioting that razed parts of the capital of Honiara, the Fijian prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, has sai...

Solomon Islands unrest: three bodies found in burnt-out building

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The bodies of three people have been discovered in a burnt-out building in the Solomon Islands capital of Honiara, the first reported deaths after days of rioting. The charred bodies were discovered in a store in the ...

Aggiornamento in tempo reale delle notizie dall'Australia: flood warnings as heavy rain hits NSW; police and defence personnel fly to Solomon Islands

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Australia on track for its wettest spring in a decade; Morrison government sends help to control rioting in Solomon Islands – follow the latest updates live

Wild horses and car-free islands: four of Germany’s hidden eco-travel gems

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How many German cities can you name, outside Berlin, Munich and Hamburg? What about the country’s 16 regions, or any of its 14 national parks? While many of us can discuss the merits of Puglia, Andalucía or the Algarv...

Honiara’s Chinatown targeted as violent protests break out for second day in Solomon Islands

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Fresh protests have broken out in Solomon Islands’ capital Honiara, witnesses have said, a day after demonstrators attempted to storm parliament and topple prime minister Manasseh Sogavare. The Australian government s...

Parliament building and police station burned down during protests in Solomon Islands

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Police in Solomon Islands have used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse hundreds of protesters, who allegedly burned down a building in the parliament precinct, a police station and a store in the nation’s capital...

Geoffrey Cox accused of conflict of interest over Cayman Islands work

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The former UK attorney-general Sir Geoffrey Cox is facing a conflict of interest claim after it emerged that he had lobbied against imposing tougher financial regulation on the Cayman Islands just months after he gain...

Mining operation allegedly owes millions in taxes and royalties in Solomon Islands

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A mining operation in Solomon Islands owes millions in unpaid taxes and royalties, according to a former senior government figure, with a report showing that the mining companies had not paid taxes or royalties on one...

Wet wipes ‘forming islands’ across UK after being flushed

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Wet wipes which contain plastic are forming “islands” across the UK after being flushed, with rivers changing shape after the products pile up on their banks, MPs have heard as legislation aiming to ban their sale had...

Cop26 live news: protected reserve around Galapagos islands to be massively expanded

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All the latest news and developments from the UN climate talks in Glasgow

‘One of the greatest injustices’: Pacific islands on the frontline of the climate crisis – video

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Pacific countries are among those most at risk amid the climate crisis. Islands are becoming more difficult to inhabit and people across the region face an impossible decision: to stay in a dangerous place, or leave t...

Third of Pacific islands unable to attend Cop26, sparking fears summit will be less ambitious

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A third of Pacific small island states and territories do not plan to send any government figures to the Cop26 summit in Glasgow due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. The lack of high-level representation of Pacific na...

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