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How Drones Helped Fight Tuberculosis in Papua New Guinea

Few areas in the world as hard to penetrate as the dense jungles of Papua New Guinea. Roads are difficult to navigate under the best of circumstances and become outright impassable during the rainy season. For people in need of medical assistance, these logistical challenges mean that they often get help later than necessary, which

West Papua high on Pacific Islands Forum agenda

The issue of human rights in West Papua was high on the agenda at the recent Pacific Islands Forum in the Federated States of Micronesia. Despite the sensitivities for member countries like Australia and Papua New Guinea, leaders atShow More Summary

DNA research finds the world's oldest civilization

New research just revealed shows the world's oldest civilization belongs to the indigenous populations of Australia and Papua New Guinea. The findings indicated their ancestors had diverged from Eurasians 57,000 years ago, following a single exodus from Africa around 75,000 years ago. Show More Summary

Ex-Allhomes CEO to join Asian portal startup

Former Allhomes CEO Tim White has announced he will join the board of Digital Classifieds Group (DCG), which owns major portals within Cambodia, Papua New Guinea and Fiji.

Scientists Find Earth's Oldest Civilization

New research suggests that the title of world's oldest civilization goes to the indigenous populations of Australia and Papua New Guinea. Scientists say the DNA of these people can be traced back to an original wave of settlers from Africa more than 50,000 years ago, reports the Guardian. “They...

72,000 Years Old: DNA Proves Aboriginal Australian Ancestry

The ancestors of Aboriginal Australians and Papua New Guineans diverged from Eurasian populations around 72,000 years ago according to a new DNA analysis of 83 Indigenous Australians from the Wongatha Nation in the North-Eastern Goldfields...Show More Summary

Most human DNA traced to single exodus from Africa long ago

Natives of Papua New Guinea may be a rare exception, with clues their ancient ancestors migrated much earlier

The Time Has Come For Progressive Family Leave In America

Co-Authored by Ellen Offner, Principal, Offner Consulting, LLC, health care strategy and program development. What do Papua New Guinea, Oman, and the United States of America have in common? They are the only three countries in the world with no paid-maternity-leave law. Show More Summary

A genomic history of Aboriginal Australia

Whole-genome sequence data for 108 individuals representing 28 language groups across Australia and five language groups for Papua New Guinea suggests that Aboriginal Australians and Papuans diverged from Eurasian populations approximately 60–100 thousand years ago, following a single out-of-Africa dispersal and subsequent admixture with archaic populations.

The Villain of Pearl Harbor Might've Lost a Gold Tooth

An American history buff was leading an expedition through Papua New Guinea last year when one of his companions noticed something shiny sticking out of the mud at the site of a 1943 plane crash. It turned out to be a small gold tooth, but it wasn't the material that...

How expensive is your shower?

The cost of showering ranges widely from dirt-cheap in China and Bulgaria to exorbitantly expensive in Papua New Guinea and India.

When People Ate People, A Strange Disease Emerged

For decades a rare disease crawled across Papua New Guinea. When scientists realized what was behind kuru, it caught everyone by surprise. But similar diseases can still be transmitted through food.

The 17 most valuable stock exchanges in the world

Stock markets globally are worth more than $70 trillion (£52.5 trillion), with investors buying and selling enormous values of shares every day in locations from Papua New Guinea all the way to Barbados. Some markets however, are worth...Show More Summary

Earthquake measuring 6.8 magnitude strikes off Rabaul in Papua New Guinea: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck off the town of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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 monthNews : 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

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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.

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