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‘I thought of God and my family’: Tongan survivor on spending 24 hours at sea – video

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Lisala Folau, a survivor of the Tonga tsunami, spoke on Friday of being swept to sea from the island of Atata. 'The scariest part of the ordeal for me was when the waves took me from land into the sea,' he told Sky Ne...

‘Not knowing is heartbreaking’: sleepless nights among Tongan diaspora after contact with country cut off

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Since the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai volcano erupted on Saturday, Seini Taumoepeau has barely slept. “I would say I’ve had four hours [of sleep each night] at the most,” says Taumoepeau, a Tongan-Australian artist and ...

‘It’s a mystery for us’: the puzzling death at sea of a Tongan fisheries observer

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On the morning of Monday 27 settembre, a crew member on board the Hsinlong 1 fishing vessel went to fetch his friend Arnold Latu for breakfast. Latu, in his mid-30s, was the monitoring officer of the Chinese-owned, Fi...

Outpouring of grief after alleged murder of leading Tongan LGBTQI activist

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Police in Tonga are investigating the death of one of the country’s leading LGBTQI+ activists after his body was found on a beach near his home in Tongatapu, Tonga’s main island. A 27-year-old man has been charged wit...