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The Tahiti beach soccer team's World Cup journey has ended with a 5-4 extra time defeat by Japan in the quarter-finals.
The Tiki Toa trailed inside five minutes in Moscow following an own goal from Teaonui Tehau.
Shusei Yamauchi doubled Japan's lead from the penalty spot within 20 seconds and the Asian champions held a 2-0 lead after the first period.
Tahiti are a win away from the knockout rounds at the Beach Soccer World Cup after beating Spain 12-8 in their second group match in Moscow.
Heimanu Taiarui gave the Tiki Toa an early lead with a long range effort after 69 seconds, before Javi equalised in the sixth minute with a stunning bicycle kick.
The Vanuatu Cricket Association's players and staff are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
The group received their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Port Vila on Wednesday.
Over 30,000 people in Vanuatu have received at least one dose of the vaccine in and the Vanuatu Cricket players and staff are amongst the first 2000 people in the country who are now fully vaccinated.
By Cook Islands News
The Cook Islands Prime Minister says the travel bubble with New Zealand has been suspended after New Zealand officials reported new Covid-19 community cases.
The Samoan Judicial Commission has appointed five temporary judges from the New Zealand High Court to assist the local bench.
In a press release yesterday the Commission said the judges were sworn in via video link 11 August by the Head of State Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II from his official residence at Vailele.
Justices Robert Fisher, Peter Blanchard, Rhys Harrison, Rodney Hansen and Raynor Asher have been appointed for two year terms.
The possible independence of Bougainville is the greatest challenge Papua New Guinea faces, the PNG Prime Minister James Marape says.
The sanctity of the union of PNG as one country was very important, Marape said, and the issue was a bigger than Covid-19, the economy or other challenges.
Marape said parliament will soon need to address the autonomous region's quest for independence.