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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.

Australia Must Pay $50 Million to Asylum Seekers Held in 'Abusive' Papua New Guinea Camp

The camp is one of two Australian facilities for processing asylum seekers criticised by human rights bodies.

Asylum seekers win $53 million detention settlement from Australian government

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Nearly 2,000 asylum seekers held in a remote detention center in Papua New Guinea for more than two years will receive A$70 million ($53 million) in compensation after the Australian government agreed to settle their court case on Wednesday.

Asylum-seekers in Australia win multimillion dollar payout

Detainees at a controversial Australian asylum-seeker camp in Papua New Guinea won Aus$70 million ($53 million) in compensation on Wednesday after alleging they suffered physical and psychological harm. The settlement, to be shared by...Show More Summary

Australia reaches settlement with suing asylum seekers

The Australian government has reached a settlement with more than 1,900 asylum seekers who sued over their treatment at an immigration camp in Papua New Guinea. Australia refuses to resettle … Click to Continue »

Indian Naval Ship Sahyadri Visits Papua New Guinea

Indian Naval Ship Sahyadri has visited Papua New Guinea on its four-day overseas deployment to the Southeast Asia and Southern Indian Ocean aimed to strengthen existing bonds between the two countries. The ship would be on a port visit to Moresby from 12 June  to 15 June 2017.

Trio missing off PNG coast after boat capsizes

Three men from Australia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea are missing after their boat capsized off PNG, officials said Monday, as a fourth man was reportedly rescued on a isolated beach after scrawling "help" in the sand. The group left Port Moresby on Saturday before their boat sank in rough seas, Australian authorities said. Show More Summary

Papua New Guinea hit by earthquake measuring 6.2: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck in Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

In an Unexplored Abyss, Faceless Fish Swim

It was first dredged up in 1870s off Papua New Guinea, and now scientists say they've hauled one up from the deep once again: a so-called faceless fish. The AFP reports on the scientific bounty collected two weeks into a month-long expedition off the eastern side of Australia, where researchers...

Papua New Guinea expedition discovers largest trees at extreme altitudes

The first field campaign surveying Papua New Guinea's lush primary forests from the coast to clouds has revealed the high mountain tops may house the largest trees recorded globally at such extreme altitudes.

Two WWII B-25 bombers found off Papua New Guinea

Researchers from Project Recover have discovered the wrecks of two B-25 bombers that went missing off the water of Papua New Guinea during World War II. Papua New Guinea saw a great deal of action in the Pacific theater between 1942 and 1945, and many US aircraft were lost, their crews listed as Missing in [...]

2 Missing WWII B-25 Bombers Found in the Pacific Ocean

Using a sonar-equipped underwater robot, a team of scientists has discovered the debris of a missing World War II-era B-25 bomber plane off the coast of Papua New Guinea.

Asylum seekers at Australian-run detention center told to leave or miss U.S. resettlement

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asylum seekers at an Australian-run offshore detention center in Papua New Guinea must move to a community facility in order to be eligible for a refugee swap deal with the United States, a notice posted at the camp and seen by Reuters shows.

Two WWII Bombers Found Off the Coast of Papua New Guinea

Around 10,000 B-25 bombers took to the skies during World War II, on missions all over the world. Some made it home and now sit in museums. Others never returned, their whereabouts still unknown. More than 70 years after the end of the war, lost warbirds are still found on the ocean floor, but many don't look like planes any more. Show More Summary

Two missing World War II B-25 bombers documented by Project Recover off Papua New Guinea

Two B-25 bombers associated with American servicemen missing in action from World War II were recently documented in the waters off Papua New Guinea by Project Recover—a collaborative team of marine scientists, archaeologists and volunteers who have combined efforts to locate aircraft and associated MIAs from World War II.

Asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea fear they will be put at risk by relocation

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea's decision to relocate hundreds of men held in an Australian-run detention center 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 to shut parts of Manus asylum-seeker camp: refugees

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea will close some parts of an Australian-run detention center within weeks, refugees said on Monday, stepping up pressure on asylum seekers hoping to start a new life.

PNG housing market experiencing rapid growth, survey finds

"Papua New Guinea's housing market is experiencing rapid growth as the country transitions toward people moving from rural to urban areas, however the market remains severely supply constrained.”

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