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Appeals for calm in Bougainville after killing

The region's president and police chief have called for people not to take the law into their own hands.

New Dawn FM reported dozens of houses were burnt and police cars stoned following the killing of a man on Sohano Island on Friday night.

Sebastin Siperau is reported to have died in a confrontation over money.

Police reported his relatives and friends then attacked a compound on Sohano and burnt 34 houses in the early hours of Saturday.

There were also reports some relatives went to the main town of Buka, to avenge the death.

Man killed as volcanic ash triggers flooding in Vanuatu

A police search party found his body under the vehicle.

The Daily Post reports the creek had accumulated sand and ash after the Manaro volcano eruptions.

The Department of Meteorology and Geohazards is warning people on the island to be careful crossing creeks as the ash-filled waterways could trigger more flash flooding.



White House shooting: Man shoots and kills himself outside fence

It said the man approached the White House's fence on Pennsylvania Avenue just before noon local time (17:00GMT) before taking out a handgun and firing several shots.

No one else was injured, according to police.

President Donald Trump is not at the White House, but at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

The man was in a large crowd when he fired the gun, the Washington Post reports, citing witnesses.

A video posted to Twitter shows many people running away from the scene.

The man's name has not been released.

Vanuatu man killed during land dispute

Another man is in hospital after the tension, and RNZ reports that women and children in the area had been moved to central Pentecost for their safety.

A police team was dispatched to South Pentecost earlier this week.

They were appealing to the community of Bunlap village on South Pentecost and other nearby villages not to take the law into their own hands and let the police deal with the situation.