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Papua New Guinea's cash crunch saps colour from election campaigns

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Papua New Guinea's cash crunch saps colour from election campaigns

- Tough economic times are affecting Papua New Guinea's normally colourful election campaign. Candidates and parties are crying poor, and that has meant the normally feverish campaign is more subdued than expected. The leader of the PNG National Party, Kerenga Kua, said that has implications for PNG's democracy. It's election season in Papua New Guinea, which means it's time for colourful campaigns, rallies and outlandish promises by candidates

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Indian Navy to hold exercises with Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia

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Indian Navy to hold exercises with Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia

- The Indian Navy will hold bilateral exercises with Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia after completing a maritime exercise with Singapore. The Navy is currently taking part in the annual Singapore India Maritime Bilateral Exercise 2017 (SIMBEX-17) with the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) which will be completed on May 24. “After we conclude SINBEX with RSN, we will set course for further interaction for Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia before returning home,” said Rear Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet

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Election season in Papua New Guinea reveals the stranger side of democracy

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Election season in Papua New Guinea reveals the stranger side of democracy

- It's election season in Papua New Guinea, which means it's time for colourful campaigns, rallies and outlandish promises by candidates. When I wake up early, I like to walk the along the waterfront in Port Moresby. I've gotten to know the walkers, joggers and boot camp participants who exercise at sunrise. But one day a few weeks ago, there was an unfamiliar figure making the most of the morning cool

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Tags: Elections | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  Papua New Guinea | 

Seventeen Prisoners Killed in Papua New Guinea Jail Break

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Seventeen Prisoners Killed in Papua New Guinea Jail Break

- Prison officers in Papua New Guinea shot and killed 17 inmates involved in a mass prison break, local media reported on Monday, sparking calls for an investigation into overcrowded jails in the South Pacific nation where Australia detains asylum seekers. Fifty escapees were still on the run from the Buimo prison in the city of Lae on Papua New Guinea's north coast, police said on their official Facebook page, warning the public that an increase in carjackings and armed robberies was likely

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Seventeen killed in mass prison break in Papua New Guinea

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Seventeen killed in mass prison break in Papua New Guinea

- Prison guards have shot dead 17 inmates after a mass breakout at Buimo prison in Papua New Guinea. Three prisoners have been recaptured while 57 others managed to escape and remain at large. Authorities have warned that the escaped inmates, some of them still awaiting trial, pose a serious threat to the safety of the area. The prison in Lae, Papua New Guinea's second largest city, has seen repeated similar escapes over the past years

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England beats Samoa 30-10 after Tonga, Papua New Guinea win Pacific Tests in NRL's representative round

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England beats Samoa 30-10 after Tonga, Papua New Guinea win Pacific Tests in NRL's representative round

- The rugby league world remains, for all intents and purposes, just three countries wide after England beat Samoa in Campbelltown. After the Kangaroos' dominant performance against the Kiwis on Friday night, the international league scene could have used a shake-up, but none was forthcoming. A Samoan side brimming with NRL talent could not match it with the Englishmen, who ran out 30-10 victors

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Places: Australia |  Papua New Guinea |  Samoa | 

Fearsome ‘mudmen’ of Papua New Guinea who live in one of the world’s most remote forests revealed in pics that are bound to scare the kids

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Fearsome ‘mudmen’ of Papua New Guinea who live in one of the world’s most remote forests revealed in pics that are bound to scare the kids

- INCREDIBLE pictures show the ‘mudmen’ of Papua New Guinea who live in one of the most untouched places on the planet. The clan reside in the Waghi Valley in the country’s remote western highlands, where there are few cars and virtually no shops, electricity or roads. For centuries the Highlands peoples of Papua New Guinea fought over land, women and pigs

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PNG police dispute Peter Dutton's account of Manus detention centre attack

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PNG police dispute Peter Dutton's account of Manus detention centre attack

- Papua New Guinea police have rejected claims by Australia's Immigration Minister Peter Dutton that concerns for a small boy led PNG soldiers to attack the detention centre on Manus Island. Mr Dutton said the incident — in which PNG soldiers fired shots into the centre — was triggered over concerns for the safety of a small child brought into the centre

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Papua New Guinea to investigate 'drunk rampage' at Australia refugee camp

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Papua New Guinea to investigate 'drunk rampage' at Australia refugee camp

- SYDNEY (AFP) - Drunk soldiers "went on a rampage" and fired shots in the air at an Australian asylum-seeker camp in Papua New Guinea, police said Sunday (April 16), in the latest violence to rock the scandal-hit facility. PNG police announced an investigation into the unrest at the Manus Island facility, an offshore processing centre reopened in 2012 to detain people who try to enter Australia by boat

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Filipino fisherman rescued in Papua New Guinea after 56 days adrift: Report

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Filipino fisherman rescued in Papua New Guinea after 56 days adrift: Report

- SYDNEY — A Filipino fisherman has been rescued in Papua New Guinea after drifting at sea for 56 days, but his uncle died during the ordeal, a report said Saturday (March 25). The men left General Santos in the southern Philippines in January but hit bad weather and were swept out to sea, the PNG Post Courier reported after a fishing boat spotted Mr Roland Omongos, 21, on March 9

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PNG Chief Justice finds Manus Island detention centre is actually closed

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PNG Chief Justice finds Manus Island detention centre is actually closed

- Papua New Guinea's Chief Justice has found the Manus Island detention centre has been closed, despite the fact that roughly 860 men remain in it. Sir Salamo Injia has accepted a submission from the PNG Government, stating the centre has been closed and the refugees and asylum seekers within it are now accommodated at the navy base the centre was built on

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Tsunami warning issued after 8.0 quake hits Papua New Guinea

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Tsunami warning issued after 8.0 quake hits Papua New Guinea

- SYDNEY: A major 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, with a tsunami alert issued for the Pacific island nation and neighbouring countries. The tremor struck 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Panguna on Papua New Guinea's Bougainville Island at a depth of 153 kilometres at 3:30pm local time (0430 GMT), the USGS said. It its preliminary assessment it added that light to moderate damage

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8.0 magnitude earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea, triggering tsunami warning

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8.0 magnitude earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea, triggering tsunami warning

- Social Buzz AN 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck 47 kilometres (29 miles) west of Arawa on Bougainville island, Papua New Guinea, the United States Geological Survey has reported. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in an advisory that “widespread hazardous tsunami waves are possible” as a result of the earthquake for the next three hours along the coasts of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Nauru, Pohnpei, Kosrae, Vanuatu, Chuuk, and

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Powerful quake hits off Papua New Guinea

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Powerful quake hits off Papua New Guinea

- A magnitude 7.9 earthquake has struck off Papua New Guinea (PNG), causing damage and blackouts but no tsunami hours after the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an alert for nearby islands. The tsunami warning initially spanned several Pacific islands, though that was subsequently wound back to cover just PNG and neighbouring Solomon Islands. There was no threat for New Zealand. Initial reports from USGS said the quake was magnitude 8.

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Asylum seekers on Manus must respect local laws, police

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Asylum seekers on Manus must respect local laws, police

- Police in Papua New Guinea are calling on asylum seekers detained at the Australian detention camp on Manus Island to respect local laws. The Post Courier newspaper reports Provincial Police Commander Senior Inspector David Yapu made the call after the arrest of three more asylum seekers on Monday night for alleged drunk and disorderly behaviour in Lorengau town. This follows an earlier violent confrontation between two asylum seekers and immigration

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Peter Dutton expresses confidence in PNG authorities after reports of asylum seeker assaults

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Peter Dutton expresses confidence in PNG authorities after reports of asylum seeker assaults

- Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says he has complete confidence in Papua New Guinea's authorities after reports asylum seekers were arrested and assaulted by PNG police and immigration officers on New Year's Eve. Mr Dutton's comments follow those from a PNG politician who has justified the actions of police, which allegedly left the two Iranian men with numerous broken bones. Manus Island MP Ron Knight, who says he was present at

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Papua New Guinea's cash crunch saps colour from election campaigns
Papua New Guinea's cash crunch saps colour from election campaigns Tough economic times are affecting Papua New Guinea's normally colourful election campaign. Candidates and parties are crying poor, and that has meant the normally feverish campaign is more subdued than expected. The leader of the PNG National Party, Kerenga Kua, said that has implications for PNG's democracy. It's election season in Papua New Guinea, which means it's time for colourful campaigns, rallies and outlandish promises by candidates   Read More ...
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Indian Navy to hold exercises with Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia
Indian Navy to hold exercises with Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia The Indian Navy will hold bilateral exercises with Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia after completing a maritime exercise with Singapore. The Navy is currently taking part in the annual Singapore India Maritime Bilateral Exercise 2017 (SIMBEX-17) with the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) which will be completed on May 24. “After we conclude SINBEX with RSN, we will set course for further interaction for Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia before returning home,” said Rear Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet   Read More ...
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Indian Navy To Hold Maritime Exercises With Indonesia, Papua New Guinea And Australia
Indian Navy To Hold Maritime Exercises With Indonesia, Papua New Guinea And Australia Singapore: The Indian Navy will hold bilateral exercises with Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia after completing a maritime exercise with Singapore. The Navy is currently taking part in the annual Singapore India Maritime Bilateral Exercise 2017 (SIMBEX-17) with the Singapore Navy which will be completed on May 24. "After we conclude SINBEX with RSN, we will set course for further interaction for Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia before returning home," said Rear Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet   Read More ...
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Royals spoil Gungahlin Eagles' party to stay unbeaten in John I Dent Cup
Royals spoil Gungahlin Eagles' party to stay unbeaten in John I Dent Cup Papua New Guinea flyer George Moreau spoiled the Gungahlin Eagles' party on Saturday as the former sevens flyer hammered a dagger into their 50th anniversary celebrations. Moreau scored a double after being called into the Royals' first-grade side and his second try was the heartbreaker for the Eagles' party. The 41-29 win at Gungahlin Enclosed confirmed Royals' status as John I Dent Cup premiership favourites and gave pint-sized speedster Moreau a chance to show his potential   Read More ...
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Election season in Papua New Guinea reveals the stranger side of democracy
Election season in Papua New Guinea reveals the stranger side of democracy It's election season in Papua New Guinea, which means it's time for colourful campaigns, rallies and outlandish promises by candidates. When I wake up early, I like to walk the along the waterfront in Port Moresby. I've gotten to know the walkers, joggers and boot camp participants who exercise at sunrise. But one day a few weeks ago, there was an unfamiliar figure making the most of the morning cool   Read More ...
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PNG jail break deaths blamed on overcrowding and staff shortages
PNG jail break deaths blamed on overcrowding and staff shortages Papua New Guinea's Correctional Services has blamed overcrowding and a lack of manpower for the shooting deaths of 17 prisoners during a mass breakout. The men were among 77 prisoners who last week broke out of Buimo Jail near Lae, the country's second largest city. Police recaptured three other escapees, and have mounted an operation to recapture the others. Correctional Services is still waiting for funding to send a team of investigators to the jail   Read More ...
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Sport: PNG Hunters prop left out of squad after police matter
Sport: PNG Hunters prop left out of squad after police matter Papua New Guinea Hunters rugby league prop Henry Wan Noki has been overlooked for selection because of a police matter being dealt with in Australia. The 25 year old made his test debut for the PNG Kumuls earlier this month in the Pacific Test victory over the Cook Islands. But he's been left out of this weekend's team to face the the Ipswich Jets in Brisbane after he did not return to camp in PNG and attend training   Read More ...
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Australia: Asylum seekers fear violence after release from detention in Papua New Guinea
Australia: Asylum seekers fear violence after release from detention in Papua New Guinea PAPUA NEW GUINEA‘s decision to relocate hundreds of men held in an Australian-run detention centre to a nearby town soon exposes them to violence and inadequate medical care, asylum seekers and human rights groups said on Tuesday. Papua New Guinea immigration officials told asylum seekers on Monday that an area of the controversial Manus Island camp north of the PNG mainland would close on May 28, with the rest of the compound to shut on June 30   Read More ...
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17 shot dead in Papua New Guinea prison breakout
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. Inmates from the Buimo jail in the Pacific nation's second largest city Lae made a dash for freedom after breaking out of their compound on Friday, with prison warders opening fire. The PNG Post-Courier and The National newspapers both cited local police as confirming 17 were killed, three were caught and 57 were still at large   Read More ...
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Papua New Guinea to shut parts of Manus asylum-seeker camp - refugees
SYDNEY: Papua New Guinea will close some parts of an Australian-run detention centre within weeks, refugees said on Monday, stepping up pressure on asylum seekers hoping to start a new life. Human rights groups and the United Nations have criticised the Manus Island detention complex, one of two South Pacific island asylum-seeker centres funded by Australia, for cramped conditions, inadequate medical facilities and violence   Read More ...
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Seventeen killed in mass prison break in Papua New Guinea
Seventeen killed in mass prison break in Papua New Guinea Prison guards have shot dead 17 inmates after a mass breakout at Buimo prison in Papua New Guinea. Three prisoners have been recaptured while 57 others managed to escape and remain at large. Authorities have warned that the escaped inmates, some of them still awaiting trial, pose a serious threat to the safety of the area. Moreover, the prison in Lae, Papua New Guinea's second largest city, has seen repeated similar escapes over the past years   Read More ...
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Papua New Guinea: 17 shot dead in prison breakout, say reports
Papua New Guinea: 17 shot dead in prison breakout, say reports Seventeen prisoners have been shot dead after a mass breakout at a jail in Papua New Guinea, reports said today, with 57 still on the run. Inmates from the Buimo jail in the Pacific nation’s second largest city Lae made a dash for freedom after breaking out of their compound on Friday, with prison warders opening fire. The PNG Post-Courier and The National newspapers both cited local police as confirming 17 were killed, three were caught and 57 were still at large   Read More ...
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Seventeen Prisoners Killed in Papua New Guinea Jail Break
Seventeen Prisoners Killed in Papua New Guinea Jail Break Prison officers in Papua New Guinea shot and killed 17 inmates involved in a mass prison break, local media reported on Monday, sparking calls for an investigation into overcrowded jails in the South Pacific nation where Australia detains asylum seekers. Fifty escapees were still on the run from the Buimo prison in the city of Lae on Papua New Guinea's north coast, police said on their official Facebook page, warning the public that an increase in carjackings and armed robberies was likely   Read More ...
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Seventeen killed in mass prison break in Papua New Guinea
Prison guards have shot dead 17 inmates after a mass breakout at Buimo prison in Papua New Guinea.Three prisoners have been recaptured while 57 others managed to escape and remain at large. Authorities have warned that the escaped inmates, some of them still awaiting trial, pose a serious threat to the safety of the area.The prison in Lae, Papua New Guinea’s second largest city, has seen repeated similar escapes over the past years   Read More ...
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Seventeen killed in mass prison break in Papua New Guinea
Seventeen killed in mass prison break in Papua New Guinea Prison guards have shot dead 17 inmates after a mass breakout at Buimo prison in Papua New Guinea. Three prisoners have been recaptured while 57 others managed to escape and remain at large. Authorities have warned that the escaped inmates, some of them still awaiting trial, pose a serious threat to the safety of the area. The prison in Lae, Papua New Guinea's second largest city, has seen repeated similar escapes over the past years   Read More ...
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Seventeen prisoners killed in Papua New Guinea jail break-media
Prison officers in Papua New Guinea shot and killed 17 inmates involved in a mass prison break, local media reported on Monday, sparking calls for an investigation into overcrowded jails in the South Pacific nation where Australia detains asylum seekers. Fifty escapees were still on the run from the Buimo prison in the city of Lae on Papua New Guinea's north coast, police said on their official Facebook page, warning the public that an increase in car jackings and armed robberies was likely   Read More ...
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Seventeen prisoners killed in Papua New Guinea jail break - media
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Prison officers in Papua New Guinea shot and killed 17 inmates involved in a mass prison break, local media reported on Monday, sparking calls for an investigation into overcrowded jails in the South Pacific nation where Australia detains asylum seekers. Fifty escapees were still on the run from the Buimo prison in the city of Lae on Papua New Guinea's north coast, police said on their official Facebook page, warning the public that an increase in car jackings and armed robberies was likely   Read More ...
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17 shot dead in Papua New Guinea prison breakout: reports
Seventeen prisoners have been shot dead after a mass breakout at a jail in Papua New Guinea, reports said on Monday, with 57 still on the run. Inmates from the Buimo jail in the Pacific nation’s second largest city Lae made a dash for freedom after breaking out of their compound on Friday, with prison warders opening fire. Papua New Guinea Post-Courier and The National newspapers both cited local police as confirming 17 were killed, three were caught and 57 were still at large   Read More ...
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Seventeen killed in mass prison break in Papua New Guinea
Seventeen killed in mass prison break in Papua New Guinea Prison guards have shot dead 17 inmates after a mass breakout at Buimo prison in Papua New Guinea. Three prisoners have been recaptured while 57 others managed to escape and remain at large. Authorities have warned that the escaped inmates, some of them still awaiting trial, pose a serious threat to the safety of the area. The prison in Lae, Papua New Guinea's second largest city, has seen repeated similar escapes over the past years   Read More ...
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17 prisoners shot dead in Papua New Guinea jail break
17 prisoners shot dead in Papua New Guinea jail break At least 17 male prisoners have reportedly been shot dead in Papua New Guinea during a mass jail break in which 77 people escaped. The incident took place in Buimo jail in the city of Lae on Friday, but only became public after media reports on Monday. The prison has seen at least one mass escape every year since 2014. The bodies were being kept in a local hospital morgue, the Post-Courier newspaper reported   Read More ...
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Papua New Guinea jailbreak leaves more than a dozen prisoners dead
Papua New Guinea jailbreak leaves more than a dozen prisoners dead Sydney: At least 17 male prisoners have reportedly been shot dead in Papua New Guinea during a mass jail break in which 77 people escaped. The incident took place in Buimo jail in the city of Lae on Friday, but only became public after media reports on Monday. The prison has seen at least one mass escape every year since 2014   Read More ...
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Soldiers fired bullets into Manus Island refugee compound, PNG police admit
Soldiers fired bullets into Manus Island refugee compound, PNG police admit Papua New Guinea police have conceded multiple gunshots were fired into Australia's refugee compound on Manus Island during an Easter rampage that has been shrouded in mystery and conjecture. It follows a report by charity Amnesty International claiming to have established "with a degree of certainty" that bullets were fired into the regional processing centre, despite initial police denials. Manus Province police commissioner David Yapu on Monday back-tracked from his earlier assertion that drunken PNG soldiers only fired shots "into the air" during the Good Friday altercation   Read More ...
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England beats Samoa 30-10 after Tonga, Papua New Guinea win Pacific Tests in NRL's representative round
England beats Samoa 30-10 after Tonga, Papua New Guinea win Pacific Tests in NRL's representative round The rugby league world remains, for all intents and purposes, just three countries wide after England beat Samoa in Campbelltown. After the Kangaroos' dominant performance against the Kiwis on Friday night, the international league scene could have used a shake-up, but none was forthcoming. A Samoan side brimming with NRL talent could not match it with the Englishmen, who ran out 30-10 victors   Read More ...
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Fearsome ‘mudmen’ of Papua New Guinea who live in one of the world’s most remote forests revealed in pics that are bound to scare the kids
Fearsome ‘mudmen’ of Papua New Guinea who live in one of the world’s most remote forests revealed in pics that are bound to scare the kids INCREDIBLE pictures show the ‘mudmen’ of Papua New Guinea who live in one of the most untouched places on the planet. The clan reside in the Waghi Valley in the country’s remote western highlands, where there are few cars and virtually no shops, electricity or roads. For centuries the Highlands peoples of Papua New Guinea fought over land, women and pigs   Read More ...
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Mineral-rich area of Papua New Guinea lifts decades-old ban on new mining
Mineral-rich area of Papua New Guinea lifts decades-old ban on new mining A mineral-rich region of Papua New Guinea has lifted a 40-year-old ban on new mining and exploration, opening the way for iron ore and copper operations. The autonomous Bougainville region has a troubled history over resource development, with a bloody secessionist conflict erupting in the late 1980s stoked by dissatisfaction in how benefits from the Panguna copper mine were distributed. Global mining giant Rio Tinto Ltd said last year that it would relinquish ownership of Panguna, closed for around 25 years   Read More ...
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Greens senator Nick McKim denied entry to 'open' Manus Island detention centre
Greens senator Nick McKim denied entry to 'open' Manus Island detention centre Papua New Guinea's "open" detention centre will be closed to an Australian senator when he arrives at Manus Island on a fact-finding mission on Tuesday. Greens senator Nick McKim arrived in Port Moresby on Monday to discover his request to inspect the centre that still holds more than 800 men had been denied. He branded the decision extraordinary, disappointing and frustrating, given the detention centre is fully funded by the Australian government and run by Australian contractors   Read More ...
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Dingo relative rediscovered in Papua New Guinea's remote highlands
Dingo relative rediscovered in Papua New Guinea's remote highlands Scientists have confirmed the existence of an ancient dog species in one of the world's most remote places — the mountains of Papua New Guinea and Indonesia's Papua provinces. Key points: The discovery is the first sighting of the dogs in more than 40 years They are among the oldest and most primitive canines in the world Analysis of the species could help explain dog and human co-evolution The international team led by scientists from Indonesia's University of Papua captured evidence of the New Guinea highland wild dog during a 2016 expedition to an austere, high-altitude region near the Grasberg mine, one of the world's largest copper mines   Read More ...
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Dutton urged to front with Manus evidence
Dutton urged to front with Manus evidence A Papua New Guinea MP has urged Australia's Minister of Immigration to reveal evidence behind a claim about unrest on Manus Island. Peter Dutton claimed tensions boiled over at the Manus processing centre on Good Friday due to concerns about a boy being "led into" the centre by asylum seekers. Manus police rejected his account, saying the incident involving the child was separate from the Good Friday violence and not how Mr Dutton portrayed it   Read More ...
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Sport: PNG cricketers face long wait
Sport: PNG cricketers face long wait Papua New Guinea's cricketers face another four months before their next on-field engagement. The Barramundis recently returned home from a month-long tour of the United Arab Emirates: losing the one day series 2-1, the four-day Intercontinental Cup match by nine wickets and were being swept 3-0 in the Twenty20 internationals. Prior to that their last hit-outs were a four-match one-day tour in Australia in February and three matches against Hong Kong in November   Read More ...
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PNG politician critical of Peter Dutton over Manus Island claims was dismissed as MP
PNG politician critical of Peter Dutton over Manus Island claims was dismissed as MP A Papua New Guinea politician who criticised Immigration Minister Peter Dutton on the ABC on Monday was actually dismissed from PNG's Parliament last week following corruption findings, Fairfax Media can reveal. The discovery is a boon for Mr Dutton, who is under siege for his controversial account of the Good Friday rampage on Manus Island, and who is now demanding an apology from the national broadcaster   Read More ...
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PNG police dispute Peter Dutton's account of Manus detention centre attack
PNG police dispute Peter Dutton's account of Manus detention centre attack Papua New Guinea police have rejected claims by Australia's Immigration Minister Peter Dutton that concerns for a small boy led PNG soldiers to attack the detention centre on Manus Island. Mr Dutton said the incident — in which PNG soldiers fired shots into the centre — was triggered over concerns for the safety of a small child brought into the centre   Read More ...
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PNG military attack Manus detention centre
PNG military attack Manus detention centre Papua New Guinea military personnel fired shots at Australia's refugee detention centre on Manus Island as an angry mob threw rocks inside its compounds. The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection said one detainee was injured by a rock during the Good Friday incident. But the Kurdish journalist and Manus Island detainee, Behrouz Boochani, reported three refugees were hurt by projectiles thrown over the fence and that some Australian officials were also injured   Read More ...
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Tags: Law Enforcement |  Military |  Detention | 
Places: Australia |  Papua New Guinea |  New Zealand | 
PNG military to probe Manus shooting
PNG military to probe Manus shooting Papua New Guinea's Defence Force is investigating an incident in which military personnel fired shots at Australia's refugee detention centre on Manus Island. The Good Friday incident came after a reported melee involving asylum seekers at a football field near the Manus centre. The detention centre is situated next to the Lombrum naval base operated by the PNGDF. The PNGDF chief of staff Raymond Numa said asylum seekers were supposed to vacate the field at 6pm but that when they were required to do so, in order for dependents of the base to play on the oval, some of them refused to leave   Read More ...
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Tags: Law Enforcement |  Military |  Detention | 
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Papua New Guinea to investigate 'drunk rampage' at Australia refugee camp
Papua New Guinea to investigate 'drunk rampage' at Australia refugee camp SYDNEY (AFP) - Drunk soldiers "went on a rampage" and fired shots in the air at an Australian asylum-seeker camp in Papua New Guinea, police said Sunday (April 16), in the latest violence to rock the scandal-hit facility. PNG police announced an investigation into the unrest at the Manus Island facility, an offshore processing centre reopened in 2012 to detain people who try to enter Australia by boat   Read More ...
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Tags: Social Issues |  Refugees |  Refugee camps | 
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PNG stresses co-operation with Australia on Manus refugees
PNG stresses co-operation with Australia on Manus refugees Papua New Guinea's Foreign Minister says his government will work with Canberra to reach a resettlement outcome for the men held on Manus Island. The majority of the over 800 men, who Canberra has excluded from ever settling in Australia, have been found to be refugees. Australia's Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said it was PNG's responsibility to settle those refugees not included in Canberra's planned refugee swap deal with the US   Read More ...
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Tags: Social Issues |  Refugees | 
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Papua New Guinea trip not a pre-election endorsement of PM, says Turnbull
Papua New Guinea trip not a pre-election endorsement of PM, says Turnbull Malcolm Turnbull has rejected claims that he has interfered with domestic politics in Papua New Guinea by visiting Port Morseby on the eve of national elections and praising Prime Minister Peter O'Neill. Mr Turnbull was asked by local media to respond to claims that he has given an endorsement to Mr O'Neill's re-election campaign just before writs are issued for the election   Read More ...
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Tags: Elections | 
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Papua New Guinea trip not a pre-election endorsement of PM, says Turnbull
Papua New Guinea trip not a pre-election endorsement of PM, says Turnbull Malcolm Turnbull has rejected claims that he has interfered with domestic politics in Papua New Guinea by visiting Port Morseby on the eve of national elections and praising Prime Minister Peter O'Neill. Mr Turnbull was asked by local media to respond to claims that he has given an endorsement to Mr O'Neill's re-election campaign just before writs are issued for the election   Read More ...
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Tags: Elections | 
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‘Pay-As-You-Go’ Power to Energize Rural Papua New Guinea
Press Release – Joint Press Release. Origin Energy, IFC Launch Pay-As-You-Go Power to Energize Rural Papua New Guinea Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, April 9, 2017 IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced the launch of a pilot Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) project with …Origin Energy, IFC Launch ‘Pay-As-You-Go’ Power to Energize Rural Papua New Guinea. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, April 9, 2017—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced the launch of a pilot Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) project with Origin Energy PNG Ltd, to support renewable energy use in off-grid communities in Papua New Guinea, helping make clean distributed energy affordable and accessible   Read More ...
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PNG PM's chief of staff hits back at Morauta
PNG PM's chief of staff hits back at Morauta The Papua New Guinea Prime Minister's Chief of Staff, George Bopi, has called on Sir Mekere Morauta to refrain from commenting on the nation's international relations among elected leaders. Sir Mekere, a former PNG prime minister, has blasted Australia's prime minister Malcolm Turnbull for scheduling a visit to PNG later this week, shortly before PNG's elections. The planned visit, in which Mr Turnbull will meet his PNG counterpart Peter O'Neill, was described by Sir Mekere as an interference in PNG's elections   Read More ...
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Former PNG leader blasts planned Turnbull visit
Former PNG leader blasts planned Turnbull visit Former Papua New Guinea prime minister Sir Mekere Morauta says Australian leader Malcom Turnbull's planned visit to PNG is insensitive and interfering. He said a visit now was hard to fathom given that Mr Turnbull had not found time to visit PNG in the 16 months since he assumed power only to appear now on the eve of the PNG election   Read More ...
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