Papua New Guinea

Black Lives Matter award spotlights Australia racial issues

2017-10-31 11:46

The awarding of the Sydney Peace Prize to the Black Lives Matter movement for its work highlighting American race issues, has put the spotlight on Australia's own struggles with race relations.

Papua New Guinea skull 'world's oldest tsunami victim'

2017-10-26 09:05

A 6 000-year-old skull found in Papua New Guinea is likely the world's oldest-known tsunami victim, experts have said after a new analysis of the area it was found in.

Papua New Guinea re-elects prime minister in chaotic poll

2017-08-02 17:54

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has been re-elected, following a complex, chaotic election plagued by violence and allegations of corruption.

17 shot dead in Papua New Guinea prison breakout

2017-05-15 07:40

Seventeen prisoners have been shot dead after a mass breakout at a jail in Papua New Guinea, reports said Monday, with 57 still on the run.

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.


Siege fears as Australia asylum-seeker camp in PNG closes

2017-10-31 08:45

Hundreds of "scared" asylum seekers are refusing to leave an Australian detention camp in Papua New Guinea which that is due to close, as detainees and advocates expressed fears they could be forcibly removed by authorities.

Australia's refugees refuse to leave Papua New Guinea camp

2017-10-23 22:08

Australian officials say more than 600 asylum seekers are refusing to leave an immigration camp on Papua New Guinea that Australia wants to close next week.

Asylum-seekers in Australia win multimillion dollar payout

2017-06-14 14:15

Detainees at a controversial Australian asylum-seeker camp in Papua New Guinea have won Aus$70 million in compensation after alleging they suffered physical and psychological harm.

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.

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