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Bougainville independence referendum 'may not be possible' with key conditions not met: PNG PM

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Papua New Guinea's insatiable passion for rugby league

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Sport: PNG cricketers fight back to earn tie v Australian Indigenous

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PNG tells Australia not to close detention centre

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National Court rejects attempt to stop arrest of PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill

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Papua New Guinea PM wins seat in general election as votes are tallied

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Benedict Allen: British explorer made ‘video will’ for family before rescue from Papua New Guinea jungle
British explorer Benedict Allen, who was rescued from a jungle in Papua New Guinea after failing to catch his flight home, made a “video will” to his family, it has been reported. Speaking to the Daily Mail, Mr Allen said he recorded the message in case he did not recover from his fever. Mr Allen, 57, was reported missing by his wife when he did not board a flight back to the UK following his trip to the jungles of Papua New Guinea to reach an uncontacted tribe   Read More ...
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Brit explorer Benedict Allen filmed chilling video ‘will’ when he feared he would die from malaria in Papua New Guinea
The 57-year-old got caught up in a tribal battle and is suffering from malaria after three weeks in the Papua New Guinea's remote jungles. After being found, he still faced a fight for recovery and suffered from intense hallucinations.   Read More ...
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Rugby League World Cup 2017: England do enough to down Papua New Guinea - but will it be enough for Tonga?
Quarter-final: England 36 Papua New Guinea 6. It wasn't hard to imagine Papua New Guinea beating England as you watched the fourth World Cup quarter-final. It was just hard to imagine it happening on that day. First, the Kumuls' most experienced player and No.1 strike weapon, David Mead, was concussed in a collision with Luke Gale in the opening minutes at AAMI park in Melbourne   Read More ...
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British explorer rescued in Papua New Guinea after going missing in jungle
A British explorer has been evacuated from the jungles of Papua New Guinea after being reported missing during an expedition to reach a remote tribe. Benedict Allen, 57, struck out into the jungle three weeks ago without a mobile phone or GPS unit. Before setting off he wrote on his blog: “This is how I do my journeys of exploration. I grow older but no wiser, it seems   Read More ...
British Explorer Rescued from Remote Papua New Guinea Forest
“Don’t try to rescue me, please,” Benedict Allen, 57, as he set off into the wilderness of Papua New Guinea to track down a remote group he first met 30 years earlier. “Where I’m going in PNG you won’t ever find me.” But lucky for him, rescuers did find him because the latest adventure of Mr. Allen, a British author and explorer, did not end as he had expected   Read More ...
BBC explorer in search of ‘headhunter tribe’ goes missing in remote Papua New Guinea jungle
PROLIFIC British explorer Benedict Allen has reportedly gone missing in the remote jungles of Papua New Guinea while searching for a lost tribe of headhunters. Allen, who was due to deliver a talk in Hong Kong on Wednesday, did not show up at the event and has not been heard from since he was dropped off by helicopter at a remote abandoned mission station in the country three weeks ago, the South China Morning Post reported   Read More ...
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Bid for Santos puts spotlight on Papua New Guinea's juicy LNG assets
* Harbour Energy may bid $8 billion for Australia’s Santos * Santos holds a stake in lucrative Papua New Guinea LNG * ExxonMobil’s PNG LNG running at 25 pct above capacity * Exxon, Total and partners plan to double PNG LNG output By Sonali Paul and Henning Gloystein The South Pacific nation, one of the world’s least explored countries but known for corruption and violence, has become a key source of growth for two of the world’s biggest energy companies - ExxonMobil Corp and Total SA - looking to expand their liquefied natural gas (LNG) businesses   Read More ...
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Peter Dutton opens door to New Zealand refugee deal with Papua New Guinea, but warns of risks
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has opened the door to a potential refugee resettlement deal between Papua New Guinea and New Zealand, acknowledging it is a decision for the two sovereign states that Australia could not block. But he warned any arrangement would be against Australia's wishes and would run the risk of souring both countries' diplomatic relationships with Australia – making it unlikely without Canberra's blessing   Read More ...
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Missing explorer Benedict Allen found ‘alive and well’ in Papua New Guinea
UK explorer, Benedict Allen has been found after being missing for three weeks in a jungle in Papua New Guinea. Allen was in search of the reclusive Yaifa tribe which he had first discovered around three decades ago. He has been found in a tribal war zone waiting for a rescue party in search for him. Fears for his safety grew after he missed a planned flight back home on Sunday, and because he didn’t have a mobile phone or GPS device with him   Read More ...
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Missing British explorer Benedict Allen spotted in Papua New Guinea
A British explorer who went missing while searching for an elusive tribe in Papua New Guinea has been spotted near an airstrip in a remote area, according to his agent. Writer and adventurer Benedict Allen, 57, was dropped off in a remote part of the southwestern Pacific nation by a helicopter several weeks ago. Search efforts were launched after he failed to show up for a scheduled flight on Monday, the BBC reported   Read More ...
Missing BBC presenter Benedict Allen found 'alive and well' near airstrip in Papua New Guinea
Missing BBC presenter Benedict Allen has been spotted 'alive and well' near an airstrip in Papua New Guinea. The British explorer had been reported as missing while trekking in the jungle by his worried family and friends. He had been dropped by helicopter into the remote jungle three weeks ago and had not been heard of since. But this morning his colleague at the BBC, Security Correspondent Frank Garner, There is no word yet on his health or condition - or even whether he had been aware a search had been underway   Read More ...
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Police hope water shortage forces Manus refugees to move
Police in Papua New Guinea say they hope stopping food, water and electricity, forces Manus Island refugees occupying the former detention centre to move. About 400 men are refusing to leave the Australian-run centre which closed at the end of October. Since then, the police say about 180 refugees have left the protest for three alternative facilities on the island. The Manus Island police commander David Yapu said moving the refugees by force was not an option and that the refugees were being politely asked to voluntarily move to their new residences   Read More ...
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UK explorer Benedict Allen goes missing in Papua New Guinea
London: The family of a British explorer who has gone missing on an expedition to reach a remote tribe in Papua New Guinea have spoken of their concerns for his safety. Benedict Allen was dropped by helicopter into the remote jungle three weeks ago and has not been heard of since. He was hoping to reach the Yaifo, a tribe thought to be one of the last on earth to have no contact with the outside world   Read More ...
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Papua New Guinea star Paul Aiton reckons Kumuls have 50/50 chance of beating England in World Cup quarter-final
Paul Aiton says Papua New Guinea have a 50/50 chance of beating England on Sunday as he gets ready to inspire a nation again. Much like when the Indian cricket team plays, a country stops to watch when the Kumuls take the field. After three group wins in front of sell-out Port Moresby crowds, PNG are now in Melbourne to prepare for Sunday’s World Cup quarter-final   Read More ...
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Search for UK explorer missing on quest for Papua New Guinea tribe
A rescue team has been sent into the jungle of Papua New Guinea to look for a British explorer who left three weeks ago to look for a reclusive tribe he had last encountered 26 years ago. Benedict Allen, 57, was expected to have emerged into the outside world by last weekend, but failed to appear. He had no phone or GPS when he went off in search of the Yaifo people   Read More ...
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‘Don’t try to rescue me’: Missing adventurer Benedict Allen's last post before disappearing in remote Papua New Guinea
A British explorer has gone missing in Papua New Guinea during an attempt to contact a tribe living in a remote area of jungle. Benedict Allen, 57, has not been heard from in over three weeks after being dropped off by helicopter. He was supposed to have begun his journey home on Sunday, but missed a flight to Hong Kong where he was booked to give a talk to the Royal Geographic Society   Read More ...
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U.K. explorer reported missing on Papua New Guinea expedition
LONDON -- The family of British explorer Benedict Allen says he has gone missing during an expedition in Papua New Guinea. The 57-year-old adventurer was attempting to make contact with a remote tribe, the Yaifo, whom he first visited 30 years ago. Marching off to Heathrow. I may be some time (don't try to rescue me, please - where I'm going in PNG you won't ever find me you know   Read More ...
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British explorer Benedict Allen disappears during expedition to find tribe in Papua New Guinea
Search efforts are underway to locate a British explorer who disappeared while searching for an elusive tribe in Papua New Guinea. Writer and adventurer Benedict Allen, 57, was dropped off in a remote part of Papua New Guinea by a helicopter several weeks ago. Allen, who's appeared on BBC programs and written several books, was searching for members of the Yaifo tribe, according to the BBC   Read More ...
UK explorer reported missing on Papua New Guinea expedition
LONDON (AP) — The family of British explorer Benedict Allen says he has gone missing during an expedition in Papua New Guinea. The 57-year-old adventurer was attempting to make contact with a remote tribe, the Yaifo, whom he first visited 30 years ago. He wrote in September that the Yaifo were "the remotest people in Papua New Guinea, and one of the last people on the entire planet who are out-of-contact with our interconnected world   Read More ...
UK explorer reported missing on Papua New Guinea expedition
LONDON (AP) — The family of British explorer Benedict Allen says he has gone missing during an expedition in Papua New Guinea. The 57-year-old adventurer was attempting to make contact with a remote tribe, the Yaifo, whom he first visited 30 years ago. He wrote in September that the Yaifo were "the remotest people in Papua New Guinea, and one of the last people on the entire planet who are out-of-contact with our interconnected world   Read More ...
Benedict Allen missing: Family fear for British explorer after he disappears while searching for remote Papau New Guinea tribe
The family of a British explorer who has gone missing on an expedition to reach a remote tribe in Papua New Guinea have spoken of their concerns for his safety. Benedict Allen was dropped by helicopter into the remote jungle three weeks ago and has not been heard of since. He was hoping to reach the Yaifo, a tribe thought to be one of the last on Earth to have no contact with the outside world   Read More ...
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Benedict Allen missing in Papua New Guinea: Concern grows for TV explorer dropped into remote jungle three weeks ago
The family of a British explorer who has gone missing on an expedition to reach a remote tribe in Papua New Guinea have spoken of their concerns for his safety. Benedict Allen was dropped by helicopter into the remote jungle three weeks ago and has not been heard of since. He was hoping to reach the Yaifo, a tribe thought to be one of the last on Earth to have no contact with the outside world   Read More ...
UK explorer Benedict Allen 'missing in Papua New Guinea'
The family of British explorer Benedict Allen say he has gone missing during an expedition to Papua New Guinea. The 57-year-old was travelling on his own to try to find the reclusive Yaifo tribe, whom he first met 30 years ago. His wife says she has not heard from him for three weeks - and he hasn't taken planned flights home   Read More ...
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British explorer missing in Papua New Guinea
Benedict Allen, 57, was dropped in the area by helicopter three weeks ago and has not been heard from since. His most recent post on his Twitter page on 11 October read: "Marching off to Heathrow. I may be some time (don't try to rescue me, please - where I'm going in PNG you won't ever find me you know...)" The father of three has no phone or GPS service but was expected back in Papua New Guinea's capital Port Moresby on Sunday for a flight to Hong Kong, where he was due to give a speech to the Royal Geographic Society   Read More ...
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British explorer missing in remote Papua New Guinea jungle searching for lost tribe of headhunters
A British explorer has gone missing after he ventured into a remote jungle looking for a lost tribe of headhunters for a BBC documentary, it was reported. Benedict Allen, 57, hasn't been heard from since he was dropped off by a helicopter three weeks ago. He had no phone or GPS deice when he entered the crocodile-infested jungle in Papua New Guinea three weeks ago   Read More ...
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Sam Burgess returns from knee injury for England's quarterfinal with Papua New Guinea
England are relieved in more ways than one to have talisman Sam Burgess available for their Rugby League World Cup quarter-final against Papua New Guinea. Burgess sat out the group games wins over Lebanon and France after sustaining a knee injury in the tournament opening loss to Australia. But the 28-year-old star forward is raring to go at AAMI Park on Sunday with his team-mates grateful he will be able to take out his aggression on the playing field rather than at training   Read More ...
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Kuwaiti ambassador presents credentials to Papua New Guinea
KUWAIT, Nov 14 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Ambassador to Australia Najeeb Al-Bader has presented his credentials as the new non-resident ambassador to Papua New Guinea to the Governor General, Sir Bob Dadae . The top diplomat delivered the official papers at a formal reception that took place at presidential palace in the capital Port Moresby, where he conveyed greetings and well wishes from His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to the friendly people of Papua New Guinea   Read More ...
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Papua New Guinea police say asylum seekers defy deadline
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Hundreds of people who attempted to seek asylum in Australia defied a Monday deadline to leave a decommissioned immigration camp on Papua New Guinea, where many hold out hope of starting new lives in the United States, police said. The camp inside a Manus Island navy base was declared closed on Oct. 31 based on the Papua New Guinea Supreme Court's ruling last year that Australia's policy of housing asylum seekers there was unconstitutional   Read More ...
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Papua New Guinea police say asylum seekers defy deadline
Hundreds of people who attempted to seek asylum in Australia defied a Monday deadline to leave a decommissioned immigration camp on Papua New Guinea, where many hold out hope of starting new lives in the United States, police said.The camp inside a Manus Island navy base was declared closed on Oct. 31 based on the Papua New Guinea Supreme Court's ruling last year that Australia's policy of housing asylum seekers there was unconstitutional   Read More ...
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Papua New Guinea police say asylum seekers defy deadline
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Hundreds of people who attempted to seek asylum in Australia defied a Monday deadline to leave a decommissioned immigration camp on Papua New Guinea, where many hold out hope of starting new lives in the United States, police said. The camp inside a Manus Island navy base was declared closed on Oct. 31 based on the Papua New Guinea Supreme Court's ruling last year that Australia's policy of housing asylum seekers there was unconstitutional   Read More ...
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PNG threatens to forcibly removal asylum seekers from abandoned Australian detention centre
SYDNEY: Papua New Guinea Immigration Minister Petrus Thomas said authorities would take steps on Monday to forcibly remove around 450 men who remain in an abandoned Australian detention centre without food or running water. Hundreds of men have barricaded themselves into the Manus Island centre for more than 13 days without regular food or water supplies, defying attempts by Australia and Papua New Guinea to close the facility, saying they fear for their safety if removed to transit centres   Read More ...
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Linking Madang with Jayapura a long term plan for PNG govt
Papua New Guinea's minister for works says it is a long term government plan to link Madang by road to Indonesia. Michael Nali said plans for the highway along PNG's north coast to the border with Indonesia's Papua region were still in their infancy. Under PNG's current coastal road network, the main northern towns of Vanimo, Wewak and Madang are not connected   Read More ...
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Papua New Guinea to begin forcible removal of asylum seekers from detention center
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea Immigration Minister Petrus Thomas said authorities would take steps on Monday to forcibly remove around 450 men who remain in an abandoned Australian detention center without food or running water. Hundreds of men have barricaded themselves into the Manus Island center for more than 13 days without regular food or water supplies, defying attempts by Australia and Papua New Guinea to close the facility   Read More ...
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Papua New Guinea to begin forceable removal of asylum seekers from detention centre
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea Immigration Minister Petrus Thomas said authorities would take steps on Monday to forcibly remove around 450 men who remain in an abandoned Australian detention centre without food or running water. Hundreds of men have barricaded themselves into the Manus Island centre for more than 13 days without regular food or water supplies, defying attempts by Australia and Papua New Guinea to close the facility   Read More ...
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Papua New Guinea to begin forceable removal of asylum seekers from detention centre
SYDNEY: Papua New Guinea Immigration Minister Petrus Thomas said authorities would take steps on Monday to forcibly remove around 450 men who remain in an abandoned Australian detention centre without food or running water. Hundreds of men have barricaded themselves into the Manus Island centre for more than 13 days without regular food or water supplies, defying attempts by Australia and Papua New Guinea to close the facility   Read More ...
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Sport: PNG Hunters eye NRL state championship
The Papua New Guinea Hunters rugby league team have their sights set on winning more silverware in Australia this weekend. Fresh from beating Sunshine Coast in the Queensland Cup final, the Hunters will take on the New South Wales Cup champions, the Penrith Panthers, for the NRL State Championship title. The team spent a couple of days celebrating their victory back in Port Moresby but head coach Michael Marum is confident they will be ready to go again in Sydney tomorrow   Read More ...
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Sport: PNG Hunters believe they could hold their own in NRL
The Papua New Guinea Hunters believe they have what it takes to be competitive in the National Rugby League. The Hunters won the Queensland Cup Grand Final at the weekend, having finished the regular season as minor premiers. Commentator and former Newcastle Knights, New South Wales and Australia five eighth Matthew Johns said last week the NRL should ignore the likes of Perth and Adelaide and target Papua New Guinea as the next location for expansion   Read More ...
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Bougainville independence referendum 'may not be possible' with key conditions not met: PNG PM
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has cast doubt on whether an independence referendum will go ahead for the autonomous region of Bougainville because key conditions have not been met. Part of the peace agreement that ended a decade-long secessionist conflict between Bougainville and Papua New Guinea was the proposal to hold a referendum on independence before 2020. Bougainville needs to meet certain criteria before the referendum can be held, Mr O'Neill told PNG's Parliament   Read More ...
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Sport: PNG Barramundis win three straight to close Aussie tour
Papua New Guinea have ended their Australian tour in style after making it three straight wins in the SACA Premier League in Darwin. The Barramundis beat the Southern Force by three wickets on Saturday, in a high-scoring encounter. Nosiana Pokana and Norman Vanua collected two wickets each as the Force posted 295 for 6 batting first before captain Assad Vala (57) and Sese Bau (75) anchored the PNG run-chase with a century stand for the fourth wicket   Read More ...
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Tom Trbojevic and James Tedesco star as PM's XIII belt Papua New Guinea
Tom Trbojevic and James Tedesco have given Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga a major selection headache ahead of the World Cup after scoring three tries apiece in Saturday's Prime Minister's XIII 48-8 win over Papua New Guinea. But the PNG clash proved disastrous for Manly Sea Eagle Dylan Walker, who was forced off on the stretcher midway through the third quarter with what appeared to be a dislocated right ankle, extinguishing any chance he had of being a World Cup bolter   Read More ...
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