Pacific

Soldier involved in killing of Papua New Guinea villager to face trial

Row over adultery led to killing of villager, retaliatory ransacking of military outpost.

Solomon Islands begins countdown to Pacific Games with appeal to national pride

China has covered more than half of the cost of hosting the Games, official says.

American Samoa voters reject proposals to gain autonomy from US

Residents opted against a once-in-a-decade opportunity to amend the territory’s constitution.

Papua New Guinea police begin investigation into big deadly fight

Police didn’t reach the affected island until a day after at least 24 people were killed in violence.

Island in Solomons spurns China aid although dire roads make life tough

Development in the Solomon Islands is concentrated in the capital Honiara while islands including Malaita lag behind.

Papua New Guinea police begin investigation into big deadly fight

Police didn’t reach the affected island until a day after at least 24 people were killed in violence.