Tonga

Tonga Threatens To Ban Facebook Over Anti-monarchy Posts

Students from Tonga's Tailulu College making the most of new high-speed broadband services at 2013 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day celebrations in the the Tongan capital, Nuku'alofa. Nukua'lofa, Tonga. Photo and...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, World Photos

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Pasty Evils: First Black Mayor Of Maryland Town Resigns After Racist Bullying

Source: RYAN MCBRIDE / Getty First Black Mayor Of Upper Marlboro Resigns Amidst Racist Bullying A Maryland mayor is stepping down from her position after saying she’s been the victim of racists attacks and bullying. According to NBC 4, Mayor...
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Equinor To Boost Us Gom Footprint Via Caesar Tonga Purchase

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Learning To Talk Again: Life Without Internet In Tonga

A two-week cyber blackout caused financial headache and social heartache in remote Tonga, but it also forced residents of the Pacific island kingdom to rediscover the art of offline communication.

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Tonga: Whole Country Cut Off From Facebook, Youtube

Tonga has been plunged into virtual cyber darkness after an undersea cable broke, cutting off the Pacific island kingdom from almost all cell phone and Internet services.
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Tonga Becomes Latest Pacific Nation To Join China’s ‘belt And Road’

The southern Pacific tiny island nation of Tonga has become the newest member of the China-led investment initiative known as the “Belt and Road,” with China, in turn, deferring Tonga’s payments on its existing debt.
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Australia Cannot Block The Silk Way Expansion Into Southern Pacific

It is expected that following Papua New Guinea and Samoa; Tonga, Cook Islands, Niue and Fiji will join the Chinese “Belt and Road Initiative”. It will be announced on 16th of November after the meeting between the PRC President Xi Jinping and...
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Fire Alarm Rocks Residence Of Prince Harry And Meghan Markle In Nz - Reports

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been on a 16-day tour in the South Pacific region that includes stops in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga. The tour’s aim is to focus on mental health, youth, and environmental issues.
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China To Keep Providing Aid To Pacific For Sustainable Development

China will continue to provide aid to Tonga and other countries in the Pacific to help them achieve sustainable development, China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday, amid a mounting debt problem in the region. Tonga's prime minister on Friday...
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In Fiji, Villages Need To Move Due To Climate Change

As Cyclone Gita leaves Tonga battered, neighbouring Fiji has started moving some of its villages to higher ground.
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A Category 4 Cyclone Flattened Tonga's Parliament

Winds up to 125 miles per hour pulled roofs off houses and downed power lines.

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Watch As The Biggest Storm Ever To Hit Tonga Tears Over The Tiny Island Nation

The small Pacific island nation of Tonga woke up to devastation after a hurricane-strength storm tore through. Tropical Cyclone Gita is reportedly the most powerful to ever hit Tonga—most recently in the spotlight at the Winter Olympics thanks to...
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'murderer' Walks Free After Washington Refuses Extradition Of Us Sailor

The United States has refused to extradite a murder suspect to the Pacific state of Tonga. Sputnik looks at the US' track record of seeing global extradition rules as being a one-way street.

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Tonga Government Accused Of Controlling State Media Ahead Of Elections

Tonga Broadcasting Commission studio founded in 1961. Photo uploaded on Wikipedia by Makutu – Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons by RoyFocker 12 using CommonsHelper. Public Domain. A shakeup at the Tonga Broadcasting Commission (TBC)...
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Did Nuclear Weapons Just Get Banned?

Dave Majumdar Security, While “global titans” such as Malta, Togo and Tonga might have voted to adopt this nuclear weapons ban, it will continue to remain a fantasy. A United Nations conference has adopted a new treaty that would ban nuclear...
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Aiib Board Of Governors Approves Membership Of Argentina, Madagascar, Tonga

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved applications from Argentina, Madagascar and Tonga to join the development bank initiated by China, the bank said in a statement Friday.
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More Plastic Than Fish Or How Politicians Help Ocean Destruction

A school of Moorish Idols cruise over the coral reef, Ha’apai, Tonga. Credit: UNEP GRID Arendal/Glenn EdneyBy Baher KamalROME, Jun 9 2017 (IPS)World’s oceans are dangerously exposed to at least three major threats: climate change; the sharp...

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Itron's (itri) New Meters To Boost Water Efficiency In Tonga

Itron, Inc. ITRI has signed a contract with the Tonga Water Board to provide its OpenWay Riva IoT solution for water. Itron’s new smart water meters will reduce water losses in Tongatapu Island, the main island of Tonga.Located in the South...

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Snorkeler Captures Amazing Footage Of Humpback Whale Breaching Just Feet Away

A photographer on a dive off of the coast of Tonga captured an incredible moment with a humpback whale. Australian photographer Beau Pilgrim was on a group snorkeling tour when he managed to capture a humpback whale breaching the water's surface...
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The First Inhabitants Of Vanuatu And Tonga Came From Taiwan, Report Says

A new study of ancient DNA could upend our understanding of the seafaring people who travelled vast distances to make their home in the Pacific. Vanuatu and Tonga's first inhabitants may have come from Asia and not from neighbouring Papuan...
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