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RLWC2017 Draws Biggest Crowd at Mt Smart in 22 Years.

RLWC2017 Draws Biggest Crowd at Mt Smart in 22 Years The Rugby League World Cup 2017 is pleased to announce tomorrow’s semi-final between Tonga and England at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium is a sell-out, drawing the biggest Rugby League crowd ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Unwell toddler's parents granted NZ residency.

A desperately-ill two-year-old New Zealand born girl can now stay thanks to the Immigration Minister granting her Tongan parents residency.

- Stuff - NZ

Brown, Burgess ready for England RLWC semi.

Both Kevin Brown and Sam Burgess are fit and over their injury scares ahead of England's Rugby League World Cup semi-final clash with Tonga.

- - AU

Fire destroys merchandise in Buwama town.

Daily Monitor has learnt that police in Katonga region that covers Mpigi, Butambala and Gomba district have no fire truck that could help in case of emergencies

- Daily Monitor - UG

Samoan Pack Strengthened for England Clash.

Samoan Pack Strengthened for England Clash Mate Ma’a Tonga will be strengthened for their historic first Rugby League World Cup semi-final appearance with the return of forwards Sio Siau Taukeiaho and Peni Terepo for the clash with England at Auckland’s ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Taukeiaho to Provide Punch for Tonga.

Taukeiaho to Provide Punch for Tonga Mate Ma’a Tonga coach Kristian Woolf will inject hard-running front rower Sio Siau Taukeiaho into Saturday’s Rugby League World Cup semi-final in Auckland. Taukeiaho missed Tonga’s tight 24-22 quarter ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Tyson puts Kansas plant on hold, to build facility in Tennessee.

The company will continue to consider potential sites in Kansas for additional expansion of its poultry business, spokesman Worth Sparkman told Reuters in an email on Monday. The proposed $320 million plant in Tonganoxie, Kansas was expected to create about 1,600 jobs. Tyson said the plant in Gibson County, Tennessee ...

- Yahoo! News - US

RLWC2017 sets stage for exciting semi-finals.

The Rugby League World Cup 2017 can lay claim to being the most competitive and unpredictable in the tournament’s 63-year history with this week’s semi-final match-ups featuring giant-killers Fiji and Tonga against Australia and England.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

RLWC 2017 Men's Quarter-Finals & Women's Round 2 Wrap.

Fiji and Tonga have broken the dominance of international rugby league’s ‘big three’ by qualifying for the Rugby League World Cup 2017 semi-finals via upset victories over 2008 trophy holders New Zealand.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

England reach rugby league cup semi-finals.

England beat Papua New Guinea despite another error-strewn performance to set-up a World Cup semi-final against Tonga.

- BBC - UK

England sees off PNG to advance to World Cup semi-finals.

England has little trouble seeing off Papua New Guinea 36-6 to set up a date with Tonga in the Rugby League World Cup semi-finals next weekend.

- ABC News - AU

Defensive-minded Japan blows away Tonga

Japan delivered its best performance under coach Jamie Joseph on Saturday.Going up against a side that qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup as the ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Tonga holds off feisty Lebanon in thriller to progress to semis

Tonga are one step away from a Rugby League World Cup final, downing Lebanon 24-22 in their quarter-final in Christchurch.

- ABC News - AU

Tighthead prop Koo Ji-won set to earn first cap for Japan against Tonga

Japan heads into Saturday's game with Tonga at Stade Ernest Wallon with a side that shows five changes and two positional switches from the team ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Improved early warning systems protect the most vulnerable

Source: World Meteorological Organization Country: Burkina Faso, Cook Islands, CuraƧao , Democratic Republic of the Congo, Fiji, Kiribati, Mali, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niger, Niue , Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Sint Maarten , Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, World Vulnerable communities in Africa, the Pacific, and Caribbean ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Landslide victory for Democrats in Tongan election

Tonga's electoral commission has announced the results from the country's snap general election. Kaniva News reported the Democrats won a landslide 14 of the 17 electoral seats, enabling the party to form a government.The snap...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ