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The indigenous people of Papua New Guinea saved hundreds of wounded soldiers in WWII

The three-year-long New Guinea campaign was one of the most arduous of World War II, with Allied and Japanese forces sustaining tens of thousands of casualties as they struggled for control of the world's second-largest island. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Why People Can Become Enthralled By An Arrogant, Obnoxious, Unpredictable Person

Anthropologist Joel Robbins shares a real-life parable from a village in Papua New Guinea.

Application open for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position, “Coral reef acclimatization and adaptation to ocean acidification: comparative transcriptomics after reciprocal transplant experiment at CO2 seeps”, ENTROPIE, New Caledonia

In the framework of the project CARIOCA (Coral reef acclimatization to ocean acidification at CO2 seeps) we collected corals living at two CO2 seeps in Papua New Guinea and at control stations. We also reciprocally transplanted for four months these corals, which seems to be less sensitive to high pCO2 (the winners), and some others […]

Tom Wegener is off to PNG again

Tom has just cleaned up from hosting a wooden board building class and talks on sustainable surfing at The Noosa Festival last week and jumped on flight to New Guinea on Monday. "I'm presently on my way to Papua New Guinea for a surfing festival with the WSL Longboard Tour. Show More Summary

Cruise Ship Smashes Into One of the World’s Most Beautiful Coral Reefs

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A popular diving site filled with spectacular coral reefs has been severely damaged in West Papua, New Guinea, after a British-owned cruise ship got caught in low tide and slammed into it. It could take years for the reefs, a candidate UNESCO World Heritage Site, to bounce back, and local officials want the company to… Read more...

Quake of 6.5 magnitude strikes off Papua New Guinea

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An earthquake of 6.5 magnitude struck off the south coast of Papua New Guinea on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Quake of 6.3 magnitude strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude struck off Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Scores of detained asylum seekers take Australian cash and return home

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Dozens of asylum seekers held in a detention center in Papua New Guinea have elected to accept cash from Australia to return to their home countries, officials and refugees said, the largest exodus from the South Pacific camp in four years. Show More Summary

Rural working men are finding wellbeing on grassroots Facebook pages

Luke Baker has worked in the most remote reaches of Australia and Papua New Guinea, but leaving his family is always a painful rupture. But Facebook is helping in surprising ways. Now based in Bundaberg, Queensland, he was sent to mining...Show More Summary

Exclusive: Australia increases pressure, cash offers for PNG asylum seekers to return home

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Officials at an Australian immigration center in Papua New Guinea are increasing pressure on asylum seekers to return to their home countries voluntarily, including offering large sums of money, amid fears a deal for the United States to take refugees has fallen through.

Zafar, Javeria tons set up Pakistan's 236-run win

last monthSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Papua New Guinea were bowled out for 40, chasing 277, as Pakistan completed a 236-run win in Colombo, their second consecutive victory of the tournament

BlueTide Adds Ku-Band Coverage in Australia

BlueTide Communications (BlueTide) announced it has added Ku-band VSAT service to cover Australia extending north to Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. This allows the company to serve broader maritime regions where global shipping and oil & gas companies operate.

Deported Iranian refugee 'in shock' as he faces charges over false papers

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Iranian refugee bound for Australia, who was sent to a controversial asylum camp in Papua New Guinea (PNG), fled to Fiji and was then deported back again to PNG, has now been charged with using false documents, police said on Sunday.

Iranian refugee who sought asylum in Fiji deported back to PNG

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Authorities in Fiji on Friday deported an Iranian refugee who had used false documents to flee his home in the Pacific Ocean nation of Papua New Guinea (PNG), blaming safety fears and homelessness, two sources sai...

Benedict Allen and Frank Gardner head to Papua New Guinea

British reporter Frank Gardner, whose legs were paralysed by terrorists in Saudi Arabia 13 years ago, persuaded explorer Benedict Allen to join him in Papua New Guinea.

Powerful earthquake strikes deep under Papua New Guinea

Mid-afternoon quake struck at a depth of 103 miles beneath where Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands meet

Strong quake hits Solomons; some damage but no tsunami

A powerful magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck deep under Papua New Guinea on Sunday, causing damage and blackouts but no tsunami hours after the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an alert for nearby islands.

Powerful quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, initial tsunami alert wound back

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea (PNG) on Sunday, triggering a tsunami alert for several Pacific islands though that was subsequently wound back to cover just PNG and the neighboring Solomon Islands.

PNG failing to fight graft, police abuse: rights group

Corruption and police abuse will only end in Papua New Guinea when officials are held accountable for their actions, Human Rights Watch said Friday, accusing the government of failing to protect victims. Dozens of people were injured...Show More Summary

Jackson Butler’s Year In Review - Editor's Rating: 80

Hawaii, Papua New Guinea, France, California and more. The post Jackson Butler’s Year In Review appeared first on SURFING Magazine.

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