Australia to send more soldiers to Solomon Islands

Three charred bodies were discovered in a store on Friday in the Chinatown district, an area targeted by protesters still resentful the government in 2019 ended diplomatic ties with Taiwan to establish formal links with China.

"Although things are very unstable at this point ... plans, we know, are being made, to ensure there can be calm," Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

Some 50 officers from the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary arrived in Honiara on Friday, a day after Australia sent its own forces to the capital, both in response to requests from the Solomon Islands government for help.

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