Papua New Guinea


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.

Strong quake strikes off Papua New Guinea

2014-04-19 19:45

A powerful earthquake has struck off the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

'Vampire' father eats daughter's flesh

2013-10-11 11:36

A Papua New Guinea man described as a vampire has been arrested after allegedly murdering his young daughter by biting her neck, eating her flesh and drinking her blood.

PNG 'Black Jesus' castrated after cult sacrifices

2013-09-02 11:01

An infamous Papua New Guinea cult leader known as "Black Jesus" has been castrated by an angry mob after being hacked to death for killing young girls as sacrifices, reports say.

PNG teen beheads father after rape

2013-06-17 08:58

A teenage girl has beheaded her father with a bush knife after he raped her at their home in Papua New Guinea and community leaders have vowed to protect the young woman.

Four held over rape of US academic in PNG

2013-04-23 13:03

Police in Papua New Guinea have detained four men over the gang-rape of a US academic after a massive manhunt, with officials urging locals to help find five suspects still on the run.

2 suspected sorcerers beheaded in PNG

2013-04-08 12:05

Two elderly women have been beheaded in Papua New Guinea after being tortured for three days, says a report, the latest in a string of sorcery-related crimes.

 

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.

Robot ready for deep sea mining to start

2014-04-20 14:21

The world's first deep sea mining robot sits idle on a British factory floor, waiting to claw up high grade copper and gold from the seabed off Papua New Guinea.

Powerful quake hits near Papua New Guinea

2013-10-16 14:48

A powerful earthquake has rocked the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea, officials say.

Trekkers attacked by PNG bandits tell of horror

2013-09-12 09:01

A group of Australian and New Zealand trekkers brutally attacked by bandits in Papua New Guinea have told of their harrowing ordeal and horror as two porters were butchered.

Notorious PNG criminal killed by police

2013-07-23 11:03

Notorious Papua New Guinean criminal and serial prison escapee William Kapris has been killed in a police shoot-out, reports say, ending a major manhunt.

PNG proposes firing-squad executions

2013-05-02 12:39

Papua New Guinea's government is pushing for the South Pacific nation's first execution and has proposed firing squads as a humane and inexpensive method.

PNG jails 'sorcery killer' for 30 years

2013-04-22 13:03

A Papua New Guinean who accused his aunt of sorcery and killed her with an axe has been jailed for 30 years, a report says, days after the UN urged a tougher stance on such murders.

24 die in PNG bus accident

2013-04-04 09:06

Twenty-four people were killed when a bus plunged off a cliff into a river bed in the rugged western highlands of impoverished Papua New Guinea, says a report.

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