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U.N. urges Australia to take responsibility for refugees

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations called on Australia on Tuesday to take responsibility for around 800 refugees and asylum seekers stranded in a detention center on Papua New Guinea where it said many lack medical and mental health care.

Taiwan says 'insensitive' China playing politics with Papua New Guinea move soon after quake

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan has accused China of insensitivity by announcing that Papua New Guinea had downgraded its relations with the self-ruled island while Taiwan was still dealing with the aftermath of a deadly earthquake.

The Opposition: Fighting for Justice in PNG

Joe Moses, the leader of the Paga Hill settlement in Papua New Guinea, struggles to save his community from eviction.

2013: Kepari Leniata burned as a witch

On this date in 2013, villagers at the Papua New Guinea village of Paiala tortured their neighbor Kepari Leniata into confessing the witchcraft murder of a local child, then burnt her alive in a trash dump. Sorcery is widely feared and practiced in PNG. Kepari Leniata, 20, ‘confessed’ after she was dragged from her hut, […]

More asylum-seekers to leave remote Australian camps for U.S. resettlement: source

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Another 58 asylum-seekers held in an Australian-run detention center on Papua New Guinea (PNG) will leave on Tuesday for resettlement in the United States under a controversial refugee swap deal, a source familiar with the plan told Reuters.

Island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupts with ash, steam

An island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupted again Sunday, sending plumes of steam and ash into the air.

Island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupts with ash, steam

An island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupted again Sunday, sending plumes of steam and ash into the air. Thousands of people have been evacuated from islands surrounding Kadovar Island off the South Pacific nation's north coast since the volcano there began erupting on Jan. 5. Flights nearby have...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

last monthReligion / Islam : On Faith

Ash plumes rise from the volcano on Kadovar Island in Papua New Guinea, indicating a major eruption could be imminent.

Expert says major eruption in Papua New Guinea could be soon

Seismic activity beneath a Papua New Guinea volcano could mean that a major eruption was imminent, a scientist said Thursday.

Volcano in Papua New Guinea little known, hard to predict

People in Papua New Guinea are being warned that an eruption of a volcano in the South Pacific nation could also cause a local tsunami.

People evacuated from Papua New Guinea island after volcano explodes

SYDNEY (Reuters) - About 1,500 people are being evacuated from an island off the northern coast of Papua New Guinea (PNG) after a nearby volcano erupted, the local Red Cross said on Sunday.

PNG crash to 95 all out in heavy defeat

last monthSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Papua New Guinea threw away a solid start by losing all of their wickets for only 54 runs as their Under-19 World campaign began with a 10-wicket drubbing at the hands of Zimbabwe in Lincoln

The wild physics of superblack "bird of paradise" feathers

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

How are the feathers of Papua New Guinea's "birds of paradise" so freakishly black? Because, man, they really are. Crows and blackbirds look, y'know, black-like... but birds of paradise look like a hole has been punched in reality. It's...Show More Summary

Birds of Paradise feathers absorb nearly all light

Birds of Paradise, from Papua New Guinea and Australia, have elaborate plumage and dance routines to impress females and some have super-black feathers that absorb almost all light.

Witch: A Label That Still Shapes Social Networks

Being labeled a witch can do great harm; it did during the Salem witch trials and continues to today in many places in Africa and Papua New Guinea. Now, researchers investigating villages in China have analyzed the effects the reputation of witchcraft could have on everything from recruiting workers to getting married. Show More Summary

Rugby League-Widnes and Papua New Guinea centre Ottio dies aged 23

MANCHESTER, England, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Widnes Vikings and Papua New Guinea centre Kato Ottio has died at the age of 23 after suffering "a sudden health issue" in training, the English rugby league club said on Monday.

Ash-spewing volcano in Papua New Guinea forces villagers to flee

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A remote island volcano in Papua New Guinea has begun spewing ash into the air, forcing the evacuation of more than 500 residents, media and non-profit groups have said.

New Steam in Search for Lost Medal of Honor Recipient

A search for a US military aircraft that disappeared near Papua New Guinea during World War II is getting renewed attention ahead of the 75th anniversary of its disappearance. The B-17, nicknamed the San Antonio Rose, was flying on a mission to bomb a Japanese shipping convoy on Jan. 5,...

World War I mystery solved as wreck of Australian sub found

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Australia's most enduring military mystery has been solved after the wreckage of the country's first submarine was found more than a century after it vanished off Papua New Guinea, officials said Thursday. HMAS AE1, the first of twoShow More Summary

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