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Iranian refugee detained in Papua New Guinea wins cartooning award

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Iranian refugee held at an Australian-funded detention center in Papua New Guinea has won a political cartooning award for his work depicting life inside the camp.

Australia Will Close Detention Center, but Still Won’t Accept Asylum Seekers

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

Australia has sent hundreds of asylum seekers to the center, in Papua New Guinea, but neither country indicated what would happen to the people held there.

Australia, Papua New Guinea Agree To Close Refugee Detention Camp

last weekNews : The Two-Way

The camp on Manus Island has been criticized by human rights advocates, and was declared unconstitutional by Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court.

Infographic: Australia's detention centre in Manus

Australia has agreed to close a controversial camp for asylum seekers on a Papua New Guinea island.

Australia, Papua New Guinea Agree to Close Manus Island Migrant Center

There is still no data on the date of the center’s closure or the place where the Manus Island 850 detainees will be moved to.

Australia Agrees to Close Controversial Island Refugee Detention Center

Australia and Papua New Guinea on Wednesday said they had agreed to close a controversial Australian-funded asylum seeker detention centre on Manus Island, although the ultimate fate of 800 refugees held in the camp remained unclear. Under...Show More Summary

Pacific Island links: PNG's economic outlook, Fiji's rugby sevens, climate change and more

By Harriet Smith, an intern with the Lowy Institute's Melanesia Program. Papua New Guinea's treasury has released the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook report, which provides revised revenue and growth estimates for 2016. The report...Show More Summary

Papua New Guinea Tells Australia to Prepare Plan to Resettle Asylum Seekers

Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court ordered Australia on Tuesday to prepare a plan for resettling migrants from its offshore migrant camp on Manus Island, Australian media reported.

PNG court orders Australia to present an asylum seeker resettlement plan

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered Australia to present a resettlement plan for nearly 900 asylum seekers held in what it says is an illegal detention center on Manus island -- a move detainees fear will further delay their release.

Scientists discover ants that look like Khaleesi’s dragons

4 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Scientists have discovered two new species of ants in the tropical rain forests of Papua New Guinea and Fiji, which they say bear striking similarity to Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons in the HBO TV series, “Game of Thrones.” The “Pheidole drogon” worker ants or the “Pheidole viserion” are being...

Dragon ants are coming: New 'Game of Thrones' species identified

The dragons from 'Game of Thrones' have come to life in insect form. New ant species that appear dragon-like due to their large and distinctive spines were recently found in the tropical rainforests of Papua New Guinea. Although they...Show More Summary

Australian Doctors Challenge Refugee Detention Secrecy in High Court

Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), President Karen Healy said that the association is consistently warning about the harm done to children in mandatory detention in land camps on Nauru and Papua New Guinea.

How the gloss came off PNG's PM Peter O'Neill

Papua New Guinea’s Peter O’Neill survived last Friday’s vote of no confidence, the first since his turbulent term as prime minister began in 2011. With Parliament to now adjourn until August, O’Neill looks set to remain prime minister until next year’s June election. Show More Summary

Papua New Guinea PM O'Neill survives no-confidence vote: media

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill on Friday survived a no-confidence vote, EMTV reported, an outcome unlikely to end the upheaval in a country developing lucrative projects with energy majors ExxonMobil Corp and French giant Total SA.

Exxon Mobil Acquires InterOil for $2.5 Million

InterOil’s holdings in Papua New Guinea are a potential source for liquefied natural gas.

ExxonMobil to buy InterOil for about $2.5 billion

(Reuters) - ExxonMobil Corp said it would buy InterOil Corp for more than $2.5 billion in stock, adding a new gas field to expand its exports from Papua New Guinea. Exxon Mobil said it would pay InterOil shareholders $45 per share in stock. Show More Summary

Oil Search bows to ExxonMobil in battle for InterOil

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's Oil Search Ltd on Thursday cleared the way for ExxonMobil Corp to take over InterOil Corp for $2.2 billion, opting not to raise its rival offer for its partner in a rich Papua New Guinea gas field. ExxonMobil...Show More Summary

5 Financial Reasons Paid Parental Leave Is Essential for Moms and Dads

The United States is one of only two countries in the world that does not offer guaranteed family leave for new parents — the other one being Papua New Guinea. The U.S. isn't completely without family leave policy, of course. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 guarantees that...

Total seen unlikely to fight ExxonMobil over South Pacific gas

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Total SA is unlikely to take on ExxonMobil in a bidding war for explorer InterOil Corp, the French giant's partner in a rich gas field in Papua New Guinea, analysts said on Wednesday.ExxonMobil this week trumped an offer from Oil Search, which was backed by Total. Show More Summary

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