15 Aug 2018

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 15 August 2018

From , 5:05 am on 15 August 2018

After a week of protests, the SLN nickel company in New Caledonia has decided to close its mining site at Kouaoua indefinitely; Facebook, in a protracted battle to keep its users safe from abuse, says it is investigating the case of a Samoan woman who claims she received death threats on the platform. Australia's Federal Court has thrown out a government appeal, calling into question its right to detain 1600 refugees on Nauru and Manus Island; The acting Commissioner of Lands in Solomon Islands says the way people have been acquiring land in the capital of Honiara needs to change.