Tongan near London terror attack receives “message” from husband to stay inside

Falasima Tuʻifua Kautoke was attending a Mass at the Westminister Cathedral near the attack scene when she received the message.

Five people died and at least 40 others were injured after the attacker drove a car along a pavement in Westminster, stabbed a policeman and was shot dead by police in the grounds of Parliament.

Tonganow Online reports Falasima was in London while her husband Paulo Kautoke was working as Director of the Trade Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Tongan cartel bodyguard jailed for 20 years over drug trafficking

According to Texas U.S. Attorney’s Office Funaki Falahola, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle to 240 months in federal prison following his guilty plea in May 2016 to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute at least five kilograms or more of cocaine.

Former Tonga prop Taione Vea forced to retire

RNZ reports the Newcastle prop suffered the injury during the Falcons English Premiership season opener against Sale in September.

"I took a bad knock in the game against Sale and spent a few nights in hospital, and when I had my scan results unfortunately things didn't come back too well," he told the Newcastle Falcons' club website.

"I had quite a bit of swelling in the spinal cord, around some really important areas of the neck, and it is just one of those things.

"I was left paralysed for five or six minutes on the field, where I couldn't feel my whole body.

Katikati Tongan Community in shock at death of fruitworkers

RNZ reports the men were killed after their car was hit by an unladen logging truck as they left work at a Katikati kiwifruit coolstore last night.

Simione Vakasiuola, who is a church elder in the local Tongan Methodist church in Katikati, says one of the victims was based in New Zealand while the other four were seasonal workers from Tonga.

He says 28-year-old victim Halani Fine was living with him and worked in the coolstore part-time while studying to be a Youth Counsellor.

Also among the victims were father and son Sitiveni and Koli Vaipulu.

Tongan man shot dead in US while returning from church

According to Kaniva News, Police have identified the deceased as 20-year-old William Fifita.

Fifita was returning from a church event in Torrance when another vehicle pulled up to his car and opened fire in what police describe as a “senseless murder.” Fifita was struck in the upper body and pronounced dead at the scene.

Alo-Bridget Namoa: Sydney terrorism suspect jailed in inhumane conditions, lawyer says

The Supreme Court heard 18-year-old Alo-Bridget Namoa is accused of possessing a tactical hunting knife and a document written in Arabic, allegedly detailing how to make an improvised explosive device.

She was charged separately for refusing to answer questions at the New South Wales Crime Commission about her 18-year-old husband Sameh Bayda, who is also facing terrorism charges.