Solomons police overrun, Australia deploying support personnel

RNZ Pacific correspondent in Honiara, Elizabeth Osifelo, said exhausted police were overwhelmed as more people swarmed into town in defiance of a 36-hour lockdown.

Shops in Chinatown which had survived the earlier unrest were ransacked and burned. On the eastern side of town the Ranadi branch of Bank South Pacific was torched as was locally owned and operated hardware store, Island Enterprise.

Osifelo said police were doing everything they could to try and get control of the situation but they were outnumbered.

Samoa police told to remove HRPP members

Despite the police instructing the HRPP to clear out, the opposition members have refused and requested the Speaker come out to address them in the FaaSamoa tradition.

They say this is the way they dealt with protest marches when they were in power.

The Head of State, Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II, then arrived was then seen greeting the tearful leader of the HRPP Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.

Tuimalealiifano's arrival came after 18 elected but unsworn MPs, including Tuilaepa, were protesting their inability to enter Parliament.

Protesters opposed to COVID-19 measures clash with police in Paris

Police sought to push back demonstrators near the capital's Gare Saint-Lazare railway station after protesters had knocked over a police motorbike ridden by two officers, television pictures showed.

Images showed a heavy police presence on the capital's streets. Scuffles between police and demonstrators also broke out on the Champs-Elysees thoroughfare, where teargas was fired and traffic was halted, the pictures showed.

Fast food staff in Pakistan arrested for not giving police free burgers

Staff at the chain Johnny & Jugnu in Lahore were rounded up at 0100 (2000 GMT) on Saturday and held overnight.

"This is not the first time something like this has happened... at our restaurant," a statement by the burger chain said.

Nine police officers involved in the incident have now been suspended.

Senior provincial police official Inam Ghani announced the suspensions on Twitter, saying: "No one is allowed to take the law into his own hands. Injustice will not be tolerated. All of them will be punished."

Samoa Police investigate triple homicide

According to Police, an incident that resulted in the death of two men from Afega was reported to Afega Police Outpost in the early hours of the first day of 2021.

The Samoa Police, Prisons and Corrections Services' preliminary investigation has confirmed that both men died from gunshot wounds.

The two men whose lives were taken so suddenly are suspected to be under the influence of alcohol.

Another murder incident from Lona Fagaloa resulting in the death of a 24-year-old man was reported to the Headquarter  this morning, 1 January 2021.

Minnesota sees second night of clashes over death in custody

Tear gas was fired by police, while protesters threw rocks and sprayed graffiti. Businesses were also looted.

George Floyd, 46, died on Monday and video showed him gasping for breath as a white policeman knelt on his neck.

There have also been protests in Chicago, Illinois, Los Angeles, California, and Memphis, Tennessee.

The renewed clashes on Wednesday came just hours after the city's mayor called for criminal charges to be brought against the policeman who was filmed pinning down Mr Floyd.

The four police officers involved in the arrest have been fired.

Samoa and Fiji Police partner to advance human rights in the Pacific

The five-day training, in international human rights and best practices for Samoa’s Police Service, is facilitated by trainers from the Fiji Police Force.

The training is supported by the United Nations Development Programme - UNDP in partnership with the British High Commission.

Samoa's measles state of emergency: Police out in force

The country is shutting down for two days so mobile medical teams can visit people at home who haven't been vaccinated and give them the jab.

The lockdown applies to almost everyone except essential services. Private vehicles are also banned on the roads from 7am until 5pm today.

More than half the country has now been vaccinated, but in the next 48 hours, the government aims to boost that to at least 90 percent.

New lead in case of missing Samoan man

Thirty-five-year-old Semi Le'au of Solosolo was last seen heading for a swim at the Ocean Club Resort, at Maninoa in the early hours of the morning of 23 July.

According to the Samoa Observer, Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil confirmed police have a new lead that they are investigating.

Fuiavailili wouldn't say any more on the matter for fear of jeopardising the investigation, but an unidentified woman has reportedly been banned from leaving the country until the investigation is completed.


Hong Kong extradition protests: Thousands join Kowloon march

Protesters marched in an area popular with mainland Chinese tourists, in a bid to explain their concerns over a controversial extradition bill.

Hong Kong enjoys rights and freedoms not seen on mainland China, including free speech and the right to protest.

Later on Sunday riot police charged a group of protesters with batons.

Police had warned the group to disperse. Demonstrators were seen using umbrellas to defend themselves from the charge.

Footage from the scene showed police detaining several protesters.