Papua New Guinea

Water carriers in Madagascar bear brunt of global crisis

2017-03-22 13:19

As usual, they get up before dawn and, one by one, place their cans in a neat row at the base of the water pump, ready for another long day of waiting and carrying.

Police shoot students in Papua New Guinea

2016-06-08 07:24

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says police have shot students protesting against Papua New Guinea's prime minister.

Papua New Guinea: Police shoot dead 11 prison escapees

2016-02-26 08:43

Police in Papua New Guinea have shot dead 11 prisoners and wounded 17 more after a jailbreak in the Pacific nation's second largest city Lae, reports say.

Papua New Guinea warns of worst drought in 20 years

2015-08-25 15:57

An intensifying El Nino may bring the worst drought in 20 years to Papua New Guinea, the country’s prime minister says, raising fears that production of the country’s critical agricultural commodities may drop.

Papua New Guinea must stop 'sorcery' killings

2015-05-27 07:48

The Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea must crack down on crimes against people suspected of sorcery after a mob hacked a woman to death, Amnesty International says.

Tsunami threat as 7.4 quake hits Papua New Guinea

2015-05-05 06:52

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake has struck off Papua New Guinea with tsunami waves possible along the coast, seismologists say.

Tsunami warning as 7.5 quake hits Papua New Guinea

2015-03-30 05:31

A 7.5-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, US seismologists say, with ‘hazardous’ tsunami waves possible in areas near the epicentre.

Tuna talks making slow progress

2014-12-03 18:19

Pacific island states has expressed frustration at a lack of progress in talks aimed at protecting the region's valuable tuna resources, accusing faraway fishing nations of stalling on conservation.

Illegal fishing needs to stop says EU

2014-06-10 14:04

The European Commission has delivered a formal warning to the Philippines and Papua New Guinea over illegal fishing, a step that could lead to a ban on exporting to the EU.

Iran asylum-seeker beaten to death - Australia review

2014-05-26 11:52

A review into a riot at an Australian detention centre in Papua New Guinea has found that an Iranian man was "brutally beaten" to death by a Salvation Army worker.


Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

2016-12-17 15:31

A very strong earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea and a tsunami threat has been issued.

12 killed in plane crash in remote Papua New Guinea

2016-04-14 10:36

Twelve people, including three children, have been killed after their light plane crashed in a remote part of Papua New Guinea.

Paris climate talks our last chance, say Pacific leaders

2015-09-07 14:33

Pacific leaders have said that upcoming climate talks in Paris are the last chance for the world to reach an agreement that can save their vulnerable island nations.

Harmony Gold happy with Papua New Guinea progress

2015-07-30 12:12

Harmony Gold has announced that additional drilling results in Papua New Guinea continue to return highly significant copper gold intercepts.

Magnitude 7.2 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea

2015-05-07 10:31

An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 has struck off Papua New Guinea, the US Geological Survey says, adding there are no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

More strong quakes strike off South Pacific islands

2015-03-30 13:06

A series of strong earthquakes has struck off the South Pacific Ocean states of Samoa and Tonga, just hours after a major tremor rattled Papua New Guinea to the west.

Australian refugee camp protest over, but not tensions

2015-01-20 09:16

A protest involving hundreds of asylum seekers at an Australian immigration detention centre in Papua New Guinea has ended without serious violence, authorities in both countries say.

Volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea

2014-08-29 13:25

A volcano has erupted in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air, forcing the evacuation of local communities and international flights to be re-routed, officials says.

Australia riot review a 'cover-up' - PNG police

2014-05-29 12:34

Papua New Guinea police say an investigation into a riot at an Australian detention centre on Manus Island that left an asylum-seeker dead "stinks of a major cover-up".

Crocodile eats boy in Papua New Guinea

2014-05-14 09:13

The limbs of an 11-year-old boy have been found inside a huge crocodile and his head discovered nearby after he was attacked in Papua New Guinea, a report says.

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