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Woman accused of witchcraft axed to death in PNG: missionary

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Police in Papua New Guinea vowed to find the men who axed to death a woman accused of using witchcraft to spark a measles outbreak in the country's remote jungle highlands, a missionary said on Wednesday after meeting authorities.

Canada’s Barrick, Ivanhoe in mining deals with China’s Zijin

Separate deals to help advance projects in Papua New Guinea and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Papua New Guinea shocked by Australian diplomatic move

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea's prime minister on Thursday said he was shocked by an announcement from former colonial ruler Australia that it might open a diplomatic mission in the restive island of Bougainville, where a referendum on independence is scheduled.

Mysterious beautiful blue crayfish is new species from Indonesia

Detective work has revealed that a colourful darling of the aquarium trade is a new species from a stream in West Papua, Indonesia

Quickies: Working moms in America, nail salon workers, and airplane windows

Categories: Quickies John Oliver shows why it sucks to be a working mother in America – It’s just us and Papua New Guinea that don’t offer mothers paid maternity leave. Perfect nails,... (Read more...)

Paid Maternity Leave: John Oliver Aims Spotlight On Universal Maternity Leave, See What 3 States Are Doing In The U.S.

Paid maternity leave has been a big issue in the United States. Comedian, John Oliver, aimed the spotlight on universal maternity leave and how the U.S. and Papua New Guinea are the only nations that don’t offer paid leave for mothers immediately after birth, CS Monitor reports. Show More Summary

VIDEO: John Oliver’s Message on Mother’s Day: If We Really Love Our Moms, They Should Get Paid Leave

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

This Mother’s Day HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” host reminded us that the only other country in the world that doesn’t provide women with paid maternity leave is Papua New Guinea.

Watch John Oliver Celebrate Mother's Day by Slamming the Hypocrisy of No Paid Maternity Leave

The United States is one of only two countries in the world that fails to offer mothers paid maternity leave—a shameful distinction we share with Papua New Guinea. As families gathered to celebrate Mother's Day yesterday, John Oliver...Show More Summary

“Lethal Seas”: Airing 13 May 2015 at 9 pm on PBS

A unique coral garden in Papua New Guinea shows what the future may hold as oceans acidify. A deadly recipe is brewing that threatens the survival of countless creatures throughout Earth’s oceans. For years, we’ve known that the oceans absorb about a quarter of the carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. But with high carbon emissions […]

State Crime on the Margin of Empire: A new book on Bougainville

The civil war on Bougainville — a large island that is part of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea (PNG) — was one of the most important events to happen in the Pacific since World War II. Local dissatisfaction with the island’s...Show More Summary

Earthquake of magnitude 7.2 strikes off Papua New Guinea

(Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 struck off Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Papua New Guinea Hit by Magnitude 7.4 Earthquake, Tsunami Warning Issued

A 7.4-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of the New Britain Island in Papua New Guinea.

Tsunami warnings begin as huge 7.4-magnitude earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea on Tuesday with hazardous tsunami waves possible along the coast, seismologists said. The quake struck 133 kilometres (83 miles) south-southwest of the town of Kokopo in the New Britain region at a depth of 63 kilometres, the US Geological...

Earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea, triggers tsunami fear

The 7.5-magnitude seismic activity brought warnings of the possibility of a tsunami within less than 200 miles of the epicenter

Earthquake Rattles Papua New Guinea; Officials Warn Of Possible Tsunami

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

SYDNEY (AP) — A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, and officials warned that a local tsunami was possible. The 7.5-magnitude quake struck about 140 kilometers (90 miles) south of the town of Kokopo in northeastern Papua New Guinea, at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles), the U.S. Show More Summary

Earthquake of magnitude 7.5 hits near Papua New Guinea: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A large magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck on Tuesday around 150 km (93 miles) south of Papua New Guinea, the U.S. Geological Survey said, setting off a tsunami warning within 300 km of the epicenter.

Earthquake strikes near Papua New Guinea: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 struck in the New Britain region of Papua New Guinea on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the latest in a series of tremors in the area.

Magnitude 4.8 Earthquake Strikes off Papua New Guinea Coast - USGS

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake took place Sunday off the eastern coast of Papua New Guinea’s New Britain island, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Major 6.8-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Papua New Guinea

Earthquakes continue to hit the Southern Hemisphere. This time, a 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit Papua New Guinea.

Tsunami warning in Papua New Guinea after big quake

No damage reported after 7.1 magnitude temblor in Indian Ocean, but residents warned dangerous wave could be coming

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