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Prime Minister of Tonga Akilisi Pohiva arrives to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York. File photo/ Reuters
Tongan Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva, who was being treated for pneumonia at a hospital in Auckland, has died, New Zealand media said on Thursday.
Pohiva, 78, was medevaced to Auckland Hospital on Wednesday, Radio New Zealand said.
The news was confirmed by an information ministry official, although the prime minister’s office could not immediately be reached for comment.
The Tongan parliament has been deferred indefinitely as a result, media said.
New Zealand’s education minister called on Wednesday for an investigation after reports that a student’s body lay undiscovered in a university dorm room for nearly eight weeks.
Australia and India will be aiming to finish top of the World Cup league phase and so avoid facing hosts England in the semi-finals as they prepare for the final day of round-robin matches.
New Zealand coach Gary Stead has called for the Cricket World Cup’s rules to be overhauled, labelling the showpiece final “hollow” after England defeated the Black Caps on a technicality.
It was a superb display by the underdog Black Caps, who came into the match on the back of three straight defeats by Pakistan, Australia and England and only qualified for the semi-finals on net run-rate, while India topped the 10-team group stage.
A video is doing the rounds on social media which shows a crowd in the north Indian city asking one truck driver to blow his horn multiple times.
These are people who have been in close contact with previously confirmed cases of coronavirus.
There are seven “fixed clinics” across the country at the ongoing 10-day Pink Caravan Ride free breast cancer awareness-cum-consultations of the Sharjah-based charity organization Friends of Cancer Patients.
A biotechnologist from Japan said mesenchymal stem cells from the bone marrow of the healthy and the young, cures inflammatory conditions and so far, some illnesses.