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Father of Tongan Democracy is Laid to Rest

Posted March 27th, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Daily life came to a halt Tuesday on the island nation of Tonga during funeral services for the late King George Tupou , who will be remembered less for his eccentricities than for the introduction of democratic rule. The king’s body was carried to the service atop a massive steel-reinforced bier, which was carried by […]

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King of Tonga Dies

Posted March 18th, 2012 at 10:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Tonga’s prime minister has announced the death of the Pacific island nation’s King George Tupou V. Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano says the 63-year-old monarch died Sunday in a Hong Kong hospital, with his younger brother and heir to the throne, Crown Prince Tupouto’a Lavaka, at his side. King Tupou, known to the outside world for […]

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King of Tonga Dies at 63

Posted March 18th, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Reports from Tonga say the Pacific island nation’s King George Tupou has died in a Hong Kong hospital. The local media say the 63-year-old monarch passed away late Sunday, with his younger brother and heir to the throne, Crown Prince Tupouto’a Lavaka, at his side. King Tupou, known to the outside world for eccentricities such […]

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