Government ratifies two Optional Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child
The government of Samoa this week ratified two key human rights instruments; the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (C.R.C) on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, and the Optional Protocol to the C.R.C on a communications procedure.
A member of the UN Committee of the Rights of the Child, Justice Vui Clarence Nelson, has expressed his warmest congratulations to the government and the people of Samoa for once again taking the initiative in areas vital to the interests of children.
A 110-year-old Louisiana man who enlisted in the army during World War II to serve his country has died.
The wildfire raging in the Canadian province of Alberta is driving one of the largest evacuations in North America in recent memory, said Bill Stewart, co-director of the University of California's Center for Fire Research and Outreach at the University of California, Berkeley.
France-based flyhalf Quade Cooper won't play for Australia's sevens team at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after being dropped by coach Andy Friend.
England rugby coach Eddie Jones has tapped into his Australian connections by bringing former Wallaby Glen Ella onto his staff for the team's three-test tour of Australia in June.