About 450 asylum seekers are still barricaded inside an abandoned Australian-run detention centre in Papua New Guinea.
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare loses a vote of no-confidence following a marathon debate.
Around 600 detainees told to leave Australian detention camp in Papua New Guinea as conditions worsen with power and water cuts in tense standoff.
The Manus detention centre, located on one of the bigger islands of Papua New Guinea, is run by the Australian government. The camp which houses nearly 800 men will close down on Tuesday.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters still in talks with ruling National and opposition Labour Parties to form coalition government after inconclusive election.
The Manaro Voui volacano in Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean and Mount Agung in eastern Bali could both erupt in any time.
Reports of problems at voting booths and allegations of ballot fraud have soured the mood among some in a country which has a history of electoral violence and corruption.
US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate deal is likely to be a hot topic at the talks, which no high-ranking US officials are expected to attend.
Many of New Zealand's unique bird species, like kiwis, are under threat from rats, stoats, possums and other invasive species. But New Zealand has an ambitious plan underway to make the country predator-free by 2050.
Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate translated the Quran into Samoan for the Pacific island's 130 Muslims.
Fiji's national disaster office had issued a nationwide tsunami warning after the powerful underwater quake, leading to widespread evacuations and traffic jams.
Opposition Labor Party says it will not support legislation to this effect. Conservative Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull earlier announced a proposal to prevent genuine refugees from returning to the country under any circumstances.
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