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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

2 weeks 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.

Deported Iranian refugee 'in shock' as he faces charges over false papers

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Iranian refugee bound for Australia, who was sent to a controversial asylum camp in Papua New Guinea (PNG), fled to Fiji and was then deported back again to PNG, has now been charged with using false documents, police said on Sunday.

Iranian refugee who sought asylum in Fiji deported back to PNG

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Authorities in Fiji on Friday deported an Iranian refugee who had used false documents to flee his home in the Pacific Ocean nation of Papua New Guinea (PNG), blaming safety fears and homelessness, two sources sai...

Benedict Allen and Frank Gardner head to Papua New Guinea

British reporter Frank Gardner, whose legs were paralysed by terrorists in Saudi Arabia 13 years ago, persuaded explorer Benedict Allen to join him in Papua New Guinea.

Powerful earthquake strikes deep under Papua New Guinea

Mid-afternoon quake struck at a depth of 103 miles beneath where Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands meet

Strong quake hits Solomons; some damage but no tsunami

A powerful magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck deep under Papua New Guinea on Sunday, causing damage and blackouts but no tsunami hours after the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an alert for nearby islands.

Powerful quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, initial tsunami alert wound back

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea (PNG) on Sunday, triggering a tsunami alert for several Pacific islands though that was subsequently wound back to cover just PNG and the neighboring Solomon Islands.

PNG failing to fight graft, police abuse: rights group

Corruption and police abuse will only end in Papua New Guinea when officials are held accountable for their actions, Human Rights Watch said Friday, accusing the government of failing to protect victims. Dozens of people were injured...Show More Summary

Jackson Butler’s Year In Review - Editor's Rating: 80

Hawaii, Papua New Guinea, France, California and more. The post Jackson Butler’s Year In Review appeared first on SURFING Magazine.

Australia, Papua New Guinea Team-Up to fight illegal fishing

The Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Defence Force Maritime Element conducted a PNG Government led joint patrol to identify and intercept Vietnamese illegal fishing vessels operating in the vicinity of Budi Budi Island (an Atoll) in Milne Bay.

Tropical CO2 seeps reveal the impact of ocean acidification on coral reef invertebrate recruitment

Highlights CO2 seeps at two coral reefs in Papua New Guinea were used as natural analogues of ocean acidification. Elevated CO2 affected recruitment in marine invertebrate communities. Calcified recruits of reef-dwelling Foraminifera, polychaetes, gastropods, and bivalves were vulnerable to acidification. Show More Summary

Asylum seekers riot at Papua New Guinea detention camp

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asylum seekers held at a Papua New Guinea detention center briefly took control of two compounds and expelled guards following the death of a refugee who fell ill at the center, Papua New Guinea police said on Sun...

Papua New Guinea quake causes small tsunami, no damage

A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, generating a small tsunami and knocking out power in parts of the Pacific island nation. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake hits off Papau New Guinea

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

People living along Papua New Guinea's coastline fled to higher ground on Saturday after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck east of the Pacific nation, triggering a tsunami warning for parts of its archipelago. A couple of hours after...Show More Summary

No damage after powerful quake hits off Papua New Guinea

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

A very strong earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, and a tsunami threat has been issued to areas near the epicenter        

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