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PNG police charge two over Iranian asylum-seeker murder

Police in Papua New Guinea said Tuesday they have charged two men over the murder of an Iranian asylum-seeker during a riot at an Australian detention camp in PNG and are seeking three more suspects. Acting Deputy Police Commissioner Jim Andrews said Joshua Kaluvia was arrested on Monday while 28-year-old Louie Efi was detained in July. Show More Summary

Crime, violence hurting business in PNG: World Bank

High levels of crime and violence in Papua New Guinea are causing substantial losses to 80 percent of businesses, hampering the nation's economic development, the World Bank said Friday. A new report, "The Cost of Crime and ViolenceShow More Summary

Why Does This Comic Book Hero Appear On So Many New Guinea War Shields?

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Lee Falk's hero the Phantom made his comic book debut in February 1936, but he also appears on dozens of traditional war shields made by people from the Central Highlands of Papua New Guinea between the 1960s and 1980s. Why? Read more...

Twitter Chat: Why does the U.S. lag behind in its family leave laws?

The UN’s International Labor Organization surveyed 185 countries’ family leave laws and found that only Papua New Guinea and the United States do not guarantee paid leave for workers to care for a newborn or a sick family member. Photo...Show More Summary

Indonesia arrests two French journalists reporting in Papua

New York, August 11, 2014--Indonesian authorities have detained two French journalists since last week, according to news reports. Documentary filmmakers Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat were detained after reporting on the separatist movement in the restive eastern region of Papua and have been accused of entering the country illegally on...

Facial Tattoos: The Tribal Female Rite

Move over, Mike Tyson. The tribes of Papua New Guinea’s Tufi region don’t mess around when it comes to body ink. But here in Tufi, it’s a rite reserved solely for women.

Former BG CEO to Help InterOil Develop LNG Project as Chairman

InterOil Corp., Total SA’s partner in Papua New Guinea, named former BG Group Plc Chief Executive Officer Chris Finlayson as chairman to help the company develop a natural gas export project in the Pacific nation. The post Former BG CEO to Help InterOil Develop LNG Project as Chairman appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Will Graham Preaches to 23,000 People in Papua New Guinea; Nearly 800 People Commit to Jesus

God answered evangelist Will Graham's, the grandson of renowned evangelist Billy Graham, prayer when he was recently in the Southeast Pacific rainforest nation of Papua New Guinea.

Remains of 2 US airmen found, missing since WW II

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The remains of two missing airmen have been accounted for 70 years after they disappeared when their plane went down over Papua New Guinea during World War II, U.S. military officials said.

How Crucial Is The Papua New Guinea LNG Plant For ExxonMobil?

By Khuldune Shahid: ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) has recently reported Q2 earnings of $8.78 billion for the year 2014 on revenue of $111.65 billion, which was more than what the analysts had predicted. The 28% earnings hike compared to Q2 of 2013, was despite the company reaching the nadir of production - lowest in five years. Show More Summary

In Ukraine Crisis Wake: Geopolitics and a Case for European LNG Import Terminals

The global LNG supply options are broadening with new LNG export projects – both under construction and proposed – mushrooming especially in Australia, the US, Canada, Papua New Guinea, Mozambique, Tanzania, etc.. A severe competition in the global LNG market is in the not so distant future. read more

Chart(s) of the Day: What does the U.S. shamefully have in common with Oman and Papua New Guinea?

Out of 185 nations, according to Bryce Covert and Adam Peck's look into an International Labor Organization's report, Oman, New Guinea and the United States are the only ones without a guarantee of paid maternity leave. In the States,...Show More Summary

Santos Limited: Riding High On Exxon Mobil's Extremely Successful Papua New Guinea LNG Project

By Michael Fitzsimmons: Santos Limited (OTCPK:STOSF) is an Australian company and the country's leading producer of domestic natural gas. In addition to Australia, the company's exploration efforts are focused on three core Asian countries: Indonesia, Vietnam and Papua New Guinea ("PNG"). Show More Summary

ExxonMobil’s $19 Billion Papua LNG Facility Running at Full Capacity

ExxonMobil Corp., operator of a $19 billion liquefied natural gas project in Papua New Guinea, said the development is producing at full capacity after starting ahead of schedule earlier this year. The post ExxonMobil’s $19 Billion Papua LNG Facility Running at Full Capacity appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Top 10 tips for visiting Newfoundland – the edge of the world

When people find out I?m a travel writer, they invariably ask me what my favorite place is. I usually reply, ?That depends on what I?m in the mood for.  My favorite exotic place would be Papua New Guinea. Favorite country is Turkey. Favorite city is Buenos Aires. Show More Summary

Here's What It Looks Like When a Tornado Hits Your Sailboat

A 70-foot yacht competing in the Clipper Round the World Race was sailing in the Pacific Ocean north of Papua New Guinea when it was hit with a surprise 115 mile-per-hour wind. In short order, the boat was on its side, and crew members were tumbling into the water. Read more...

James Cameron Back in the Ocean in 'Deepsea Challenge 3D' Trailer

Back in 2012, news outlets covered a special expedition by filmmaker James Cameron as he dove deep into the sea in his own Deepsea Challenger submersible on 13 dives into the New Britain Trench off Papua New Guinea and the Mariana Trench, where he explored the deepest part of the ocean. Show More Summary

HIV In Papua: The Curse Of Gold (Part I)

In this special three-part New Matilda series, Carole Reckinger and Antoine Lemaire explore the growing HIV epidemic in Papua.

Researchers Discover New Miniature Mammals in New Guinea

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

After setting up more than 40 camera traps in a remote mountain range in north-east Papua New Guinea, researchers have captured unprecedented images of previously unknown animals, including this adorable wallaby. Read more...

When The Phone Goes Dead

Alice Robb takes note of a remote village in Papua New Guinea where locals call the deceased on their cellphones: [The villagers] have long been confident in their ability to talk to the dead, believing they can communicate with the world of spirits in dreams, visions, and trances induced by special rituals. The introduction of mobile phones has opened […]

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