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Trump Administration to Follow Through On “Dumb Deal” Re Illegal Refugees

(John Hinderaker) Australia has been holding over 2,000 illegal refugees on the Pacific islands of Nauru and Papua New Guinea. These are individuals who tried to enter Australia illegally, something that Australia, unlike the U.S., does not permit. Show More Summary

PNG to investigate 'drunk rampage' at Australia refugee camp

Drunk soldiers "went on a rampage" and fired shots in the air at an Australian asylum-seeker camp in Papua New Guinea, police said Sunday, in the latest violence to rock the scandal-hit facility. PNG police announced an investigation...Show More Summary

Violence flares at Australian refugee facility in PNG

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Violence has flared at an Australian asylum-seeker detention center in Papua New Guinea (PNG), and shots were fired when local people tried to break into the center after an argument got out of hand, media and a rights group reported on Saturday.

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Close Encounter Your Shot photographer Matthew Smith photographed this stunning close-up of a newly hatched hawksbill turtle in the Bismarck Sea. He said, “Elders in the villages of Northern Papua New Guinea told me of the sad decline in numbers of these turtles, noticeable in their lifetime. A small project has been set up there […]

Shahzad, Usman swat aside PNG

3 weeks agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Half-centuries from Ghulam Shabber, Rameez Shahzad and Muhammad Usman underpinned UAE's 82-run victory over Papua New Guinea in Abu Dhabi

Philippine fisherman back home after 58-day sea ordeal

A young fisherman flew home to the Philippines on Wednesday after being given up for dead at sea, battling hunger, thirst and despair for nearly two months on a tiny boat that drifted all the way to Papua New Guinea. Rolando Omongos,...Show More Summary

Over 100 Men To Stand Trial for Sorcery Killings in Papua New Guinea

last monthNews : Newsweek: US

Beliefs in sorcery and witchcraft are widespread in some regions of Papua New Guinea.

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 months 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

New study reveals what penguins eat

The longest and most comprehensive study to date of what penguins eat is published this month. The study, published in the journal Marine Biology, examines the diets of gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) at Bird Island, South Georgia over a 22 year period and is part of a project investigating the Southern Ocean ecosystem and its response to change.

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

3 months agoSports / 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.

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