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

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

- SYDNEY: The prime minister of Papua New Guinea (PNG), Peter O'Neill, has won a fourth term in Parliament, but the South Pacific nation is still no clearer on who will lead it through a period of economic uncertainty. Opposition politicians have harshly criticised O'Neill's economic management, including his handling of a budget deficit that has ballooned in recent years as oil and gas prices slumped
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6.4-magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea, no tsunami warning

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6.4-magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea, no tsunami warning

- USGS detected the tremor hit 110 kilometres south-east of Kokopo town. A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea, officials said, but no Pacific-wide tsunami warning was issued. The tremor hit at a depth of 46 kilometres (28 miles) near the sparsely-populated New Ireland region, 110 kilometres southeast of the town Kokopo, the United States Geological Survey said. The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center ruled out a widespread tsunami and Geoscience Australia estimated any damage would only be within a 49-kilometre radius
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6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

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6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

- SINGAPORE: An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck off the town of Rabaul in the south Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Thursday (Jul 13), the United States Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties in the quake, which struck at a depth of 33km about 128km east of the island of New Britain
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Electoral roll confusion rife as vote counting begins in Papua New Guinea

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Electoral roll confusion rife as vote counting begins in Papua New Guinea

- VOTE counting has begun in Papua New Guinea (PNG), signalling an end to a general election marred by poor organisation and opposition accusations of electoral roll irregularities, which experts said could ignite protests. Voting was set to finish across the country on Saturday, but with a large number of people unable to cast ballots due to out-of-date electoral rolls and logistical problems, ballot boxes were still open in some provinces on Sunday
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Vote counting begins in Papua New Guinea amid electoral roll confusion

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Vote counting begins in Papua New Guinea amid electoral roll confusion

- SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Vote counting has begun in Papua New Guinea (PNG), signalling an end to a general election marred by poor organisation and opposition accusations of electoral roll irregularities, which experts said could ignite protests. Voting was set to finish across the country on Saturday (July 8), but with a large number of people unable to cast ballots due to out-of-date electoral rolls and logistical problems, ballot boxes were still open in some provinces on Sunday
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Voting in Papua New Guinea marred by problems with electoral rolls, disruptions

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Voting in Papua New Guinea marred by problems with electoral rolls, disruptions

- SYDNEY: Polling in Papua New Guinea has been hampered by reports of disruptions and voters being left off the electoral roll, but the head of an international election observer group said on Sunday there was no evidence they were deliberate. The two-week long election to decide who will lead the resource-rich South Pacific nation began on June 24, pitting 3,332 candidates from 44 political parties against each other for a place in the 111-seat parliament
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PNG election: Port Moresby official arrested hours after voting suspended in capital

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PNG election: Port Moresby official arrested hours after voting suspended in capital

- Police in Papua New Guinea's capital Port Moresby have arrested the city's election manager for carrying a large amount of cash, on the same day voting in the capital was suspended. Election authorities pushed today's scheduled vote in Port Moresby back to Friday after polling officials went on strike over unpaid allowances. The PNG Electoral Commission said the vote had been delayed because it did not pay the workers their "camping allowances"
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Papua New Guinea votes with corruption and economic woes key

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Papua New Guinea votes with corruption and economic woes key

- CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinea voters are going to the polls in elections dominated by corruption allegations hanging over their prime minister and the South Pacific island nation's deepening economic woes. Voting started Saturday and will continue until July 8 through a complex exercise safeguarded by police and soldiers in a rugged country where few roads penetrate a mountainous jungle interior, and where allegations of corruption and violence often mar elections
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'Spears to semi-automatics': Papua New Guinea's tribal conflicts become more violent

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'Spears to semi-automatics': Papua New Guinea's tribal conflicts become more violent

- There are growing calls in Papua New Guinea for officials to put the issue of tribal fighting on the agenda, amid warnings the humanitarian and economic costs are damaging the country's ability to develop. Key points: High-powered weapons are making the conflicts more dangerous, the International Committee of the Red Cross' head of mission in Papua New Guinea says Traditional rules have eroded, and women and children are targeted, he says There is a lack of funding for mediation and prevention programs Thousands of people, particularly in the country's mountainous highlands, are displaced from their homes each year as a result of violence breaking out between different tribal groups
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PNG in joint navy drill with India, Indonesia and Australia

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PNG in joint navy drill with India, Indonesia and Australia

- Papua New Guinea is to participate in a joint navy exercise with India, Australia and Indonesia beginning later this week. India's First Post website reported that several ships from the country's naval fleet are to set course for interaction with Indonesia, PNG and Australia after completing a maritime exercise with Singapore on Wednesday. A spokesman from India's Navy said its presence in this region is a manifestation of growing engagement with Association of Southeast Asian Nations and maritime nations of the Western Pacific
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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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Australia: Asylum seekers fear violence after release from detention in Papua New Guinea

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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
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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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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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  • Electoral roll confusion rife as vote counting begins in Papua New Guinea
    Electoral roll confusion rife as vote counting begins in Papua New Guinea

    , asiancorrespondent.com

    VOTE counting has begun in Papua New Guinea (PNG), signalling an end to a general election marred by poor organisation and opposition accusations of electoral roll irregularities, which experts said could ignite protests. Voting was set to finish across the country on Saturday, but with a large number of people unable to cast ballots due to out-of-date electoral rolls and logistical problems, ballot boxes were still open in some provinces on Sunday
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Politics & Government

  • Electoral roll confusion rife as vote counting begins in Papua New Guinea
    Electoral roll confusion rife as vote counting begins in Papua New Guinea

    , asiancorrespondent.com

    VOTE counting has begun in Papua New Guinea (PNG), signalling an end to a general election marred by poor organisation and opposition accusations of electoral roll irregularities, which experts said could ignite protests. Voting was set to finish across the country on Saturday, but with a large number of people unable to cast ballots due to out-of-date electoral rolls and logistical problems, ballot boxes were still open in some provinces on Sunday
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  • PNG cricketers end Australian tour with ‘best performance’
    PNG cricketers end Australian tour with ‘best performance’

    , radionz.co.nz

    The Papua New Guinea cricketers have finished their Australian tour on a winning note, narrowly beating the ACT XI by three runs in their T20 clash in Canberra. After being put into bat, the Barramundi's recovered from 34 for 3 to post 156 for 9. Captain Assad Vala top-scored with 59 runs, including two massive sixes, while Mahura Dai chipped in with a quickfire 34 from 21 balls down the
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Society & Culture

  • Papua New Guinea votes with corruption and economic woes key
    Papua New Guinea votes with corruption and economic woes key

    , richmond.com

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinea voters are going to the polls in elections dominated by corruption allegations hanging over their prime minister and the South Pacific island nation's deepening economic woes. Voting started Saturday and will continue until July 8 through a complex exercise safeguarded by police and soldiers in a rugged country where few roads penetrate a mountainous jungle interior, and where allegations of corruption and violence often mar elections
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Science & Nature

  • Tsunami warning issued after 8.0 quake hits Papua New Guinea
    Tsunami warning issued after 8.0 quake hits Papua New Guinea

    , nst.com.my

    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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  • PNG Chief Justice finds Manus Island detention centre is actually closed
    PNG Chief Justice finds Manus Island detention centre is actually closed

    , abc.net.au

    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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