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Boat refugees to leave PNG despite US uncertainty: Australia

Hundreds of refugees being held at a remote Papua New Guinea detention camp will be moved by October despite uncertainty over a resettlement deal with the United States, Australia's immigration minister said Thursday. Canberra sendsShow More Summary

Papua New Guinea PM wins seat in general election as votes are tallied

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The prime minister of Papua New Guinea (PNG), Peter O'Neill, has won a fourth term in Parliament, but the South Pacific nation is still no clearer on who will lead it through a period of economic uncertainty.

Earthquake of magnitude 6.7 strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 struck off the town of Rabaul in the south Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said.

Vote counting begins in Papua New Guinea amid electoral roll confusion

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Vote counting has begun in Papua New Guinea (PNG), signaling an end to a general election marred by poor organization and opposition accusations of electoral roll irregularities, which experts said could ignite protests.

Voting in Papua New Guinea marred by problems with electoral rolls, disruptions

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Polling in Papua New Guinea has been hampered by reports of disruptions and voters being left off the electoral roll, but the head of an international election observer group said on Sunday there was no evidence they were deliberate.

Dreaded WWII Zero fighter takes to the skies over Japan

Salvaged from the Papua New Guinean jungle, a restored World War II Japanese Zero fighter has taken to the skies over the land that gave birth to the once-feared warplane. The aircraft -- emblazoned with tell-tale rising sun symbolsShow More Summary

Papua New Guinea votes with corruption and economic woes key

Papua New Guinea voters are going to the polls in elections dominated by corruption allegations hanging over their prime minister and the South Pacific island nation's deepening economic woes. Voting … Click to Continue »

Fiction: From City to Jungle, a New Novel Summons the Politics and History of Two Islands

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Northern Ireland and Papua New Guinea don’t seem so different in Nick Laird’s new novel, “Modern Gods.”

Papua New Guinea begins voting amid economic uncertainty

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea (PNG) began voting for a new parliament on Saturday in a two-week-long election to decide who will lead the resource-rich nation through a period of significant economic uncertainty.

Voting starts in sprawling PNG elections

Voting began in Papua New Guinea elections Saturday with the Pacific nation's leader urging peaceful polling to show it has "come of age", as he seeks another term to fix an economy under siege. Peter O'Neill's People's National Congress...Show More Summary

A Lizard Lost at Sea Makes Its Return

Marguerite Holloway reports on the rediscovery of Varanus douarrha, a species of monitor lizard endemic to New Ireland Island, in Papua New Guinea.

Australia Must Pay $50 Million to Asylum Seekers Held in 'Abusive' Papua New Guinea Camp

The camp is one of two Australian facilities for processing asylum seekers criticised by human rights bodies.

Asylum seekers win $53 million detention settlement from Australian government

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Nearly 2,000 asylum seekers held in a remote detention center in Papua New Guinea for more than two years will receive A$70 million ($53 million) in compensation after the Australian government agreed to settle their court case on Wednesday.

Asylum-seekers in Australia win multimillion dollar payout

Detainees at a controversial Australian asylum-seeker camp in Papua New Guinea won Aus$70 million ($53 million) in compensation on Wednesday after alleging they suffered physical and psychological harm. The settlement, to be shared by...Show More Summary

Australia reaches settlement with suing asylum seekers

The Australian government has reached a settlement with more than 1,900 asylum seekers who sued over their treatment at an immigration camp in Papua New Guinea. Australia refuses to resettle … Click to Continue »

Indian Naval Ship Sahyadri Visits Papua New Guinea

Indian Naval Ship Sahyadri has visited Papua New Guinea on its four-day overseas deployment to the Southeast Asia and Southern Indian Ocean aimed to strengthen existing bonds between the two countries. The ship would be on a port visit to Moresby from 12 June  to 15 June 2017.

Trio missing off PNG coast after boat capsizes

Three men from Australia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea are missing after their boat capsized off PNG, officials said Monday, as a fourth man was reportedly rescued on a isolated beach after scrawling "help" in the sand. The group left Port Moresby on Saturday before their boat sank in rough seas, Australian authorities said. Show More Summary

Australia Bans Cargo Ship ‘Kiunga Chief’ After Three Detentions in 18 Months

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned the Papua New Guinea-flagged cargo ship Kiunga Chief from entering or using Australian ports for three months after the ship was detained for a third time in less than 18 months...Show More Summary

Papua New Guinea hit by earthquake measuring 6.2: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck in Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

In an Unexplored Abyss, Faceless Fish Swim

It was first dredged up in 1870s off Papua New Guinea, and now scientists say they've hauled one up from the deep once again: a so-called faceless fish. The AFP reports on the scientific bounty collected two weeks into a month-long expedition off the eastern side of Australia, where researchers...

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