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The Korowai tribe who live in tree houses in Indonesia

Meet the mysterious Korowai tribe of south eastern Papua, Indonesian New Guinea. Until the 1970s, it is believed they were unaware of the existence of any other people on earth.

Australian court: Refugee camp in Papua New Guinea is legal

Australia's highest court has ruled that the country's policy of sending asylum seekers to migrant camps in Papua New Guinea is valid. Thursday's decision by the High Court of Australia … Click to Continue »

Probe calls after refugee dies at Australia camp in PNG

Rights groups called Monday for an independent inquiry after another refugee was found dead at a detention camp in Papua New Guinea in a tragedy they said was preventable. Australia sends anyone who tries to enter by boat without a visa to remote processing facilities in Nauru and on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island. Show More Summary

Refugee at Australian camp on Papua New Guinea dies

A refugee being held in an Australian immigration camp on the Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea has died, officials said Monday, sparking outrage from fellow refugees and advocates … Click to Continue »

Report Points Finger at US Timber Distributors for Illegal Deforestation in PNG

The global timber trade is driving deforestation in Papua New Guinea (PNG), and abuses are being seen in the supply chains of companies you might not expect, including Home Depot, according to a new report from Global Witness. Home Depot’s supplier, Home Legend, has halted sales of exotic wood flooring linked to often... Show More Summary

Your Floor May Be Made of Illegal Tropical Wood

A new report traces illegally sourced timber products from Papua New Guinea via China to U.S. stores.

Papua New Guinea re-elects prime minister in chaotic poll

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has been re-elected as leader of the South Pacific island nation. The nation's parliament elected O'Neill to a second five-year term on Wednesday … Click to Continue »

US firms buying timber from illegal PNG logging: NGO

American consumers may be fuelling logging linked to illegal land grabs in Papua New Guinea which have devastated local communities and the world's third largest tropical rain forest, Global Witness said Tuesday. Timber logged in the...Show More Summary

The good news and bad news about the rare birds of Papua New Guinea

The rainforests of Papua New Guinea are home to one of the richest bird populations in the world. But many are threatened by logging and palm oil farming.

Water, power supply to largest compound in Papua New Guinea detention center cut off

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Water and power supplies were cut off on Monday at the largest compound at an Australian-run camp for asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea, detainees said, as officials tried to force them to move to a nearby transit center.

Boat refugees to leave PNG despite US uncertainty: Australia

Hundreds of refugees being held at a remote Papua New Guinea detention camp will be moved by October despite uncertainty over a resettlement deal with the United States, Australia's immigration minister said Thursday. Canberra sendsShow More Summary

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

SYDNEY (Reuters) - 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.

Earthquake of magnitude 6.7 strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 struck off the town of Rabaul in the south Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said.

Vote counting begins in Papua New Guinea amid electoral roll confusion

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Vote counting has begun in Papua New Guinea (PNG), signaling an end to a general election marred by poor organization and opposition accusations of electoral roll irregularities, which experts said could ignite protests.

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

SYDNEY (Reuters) - 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.

Papua New Guinea votes with corruption and economic woes key

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 … Click to Continue »

Fiction: From City to Jungle, a New Novel Summons the Politics and History of Two Islands

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Northern Ireland and Papua New Guinea don’t seem so different in Nick Laird’s new novel, “Modern Gods.”

Papua New Guinea begins voting amid economic uncertainty

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea (PNG) began voting for a new parliament on Saturday in a two-week-long election to decide who will lead the resource-rich nation through a period of significant economic uncertainty.

Voting starts in sprawling PNG elections

Voting began in Papua New Guinea elections Saturday with the Pacific nation's leader urging peaceful polling to show it has "come of age", as he seeks another term to fix an economy under siege. Peter O'Neill's People's National Congress...Show More Summary

A Lizard Lost at Sea Makes Its Return

Marguerite Holloway reports on the rediscovery of Varanus douarrha, a species of monitor lizard endemic to New Ireland Island, in Papua New Guinea.

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