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Fiji Airways 737’s Epic Journey To Europe

Over the weekend a Fiji Airways Boeing 737 operated a four segment journey from Nadi to Darlington, which saw the plane flying for nearly 24 hours.
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Over the weekend a Fiji Airways Boeing 737 operated a four segment journey from Nadi to Darlington, which saw the plane flying for nearly 24 hours.
How a Fiji Airways 737 flew from Nadi to Darlington
In many cases airlines lease planes long-term, rather than outright buying them. When those leases are up, the planes need to go back to a location that’s agreed upon with the leasing company (the planes typically either go into storage, or get prepared for a new customer).
Well, the lease has ju…

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Covid-19: Talks to form Cook Islands bubble with New Zealand ‘back to square one’

Officials have been working through finalising the deal under the premise that there are to be at least 28 days with no Covid-19 cases in the community.

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This story was originally published onCook Islands News and is republished with permission.
Negotiations to form a travel bubble between the Cook Islands and New Zealand have gone back to square one following the latest community Covid-19 case in NZ.
After 22 days of no new community case, a port worker last week tested positive for the virus, halting the effort made by Cook Islands authorities engaging with their New Zealand counterparts to form a quarantine free travel bubble between the t…

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Taiwan official allegedly injured after altercation with Chinese diplomats in Fiji

A Taiwan official was allegedly injured after becoming involved in a physical altercation with two Chinese diplomats at a function in Fiji…
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A Taiwan official was allegedly injured after becoming involved in a physical altercation with two Chinese diplomats at a function in Fiji earlier this month, according to Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry.
The incident occurred on October 8 during a celebration for Taiwan’s National Day at the island’s representative office in Fiji’s capital city of Suva, Taiwan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Joanne Ou told CNN on Monday.
Ou said that officials from the Chinese embassy in Fiji attempted to “gatecrash”…

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Taiwan charges Chinese captain over killing of ‘Somali pirates’

Officials say the Chinese national ordered the killings while captaining a Taiwanese vessel in 2012.

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The Chinese suspect was captaining a Taiwanese fishing vessel at the time of the shootings
Prosecutors in Taiwan have charged the captain of a fishing boat with ordering the killing of four suspected Somali pirates eight years ago.
The four were shot dead in the Indian Ocean in September 2012.
The killings came to light after mobile phone footage of the incident was posted online.
Prosecutors say the suspect, a Chinese national, admitted ordering the killings while captaining the Taiwanese v…

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