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Spectacular eruption of Mount Tavurvur in Papua New Guinea

While we watch Iceland’s unpronounceable volcano, on the other side of the world, in Papua New Guinea, Mount Tavurvur is already causing damage and threatening lives as well as disrupting some international air travel. Mount Tavurvur, is part of the larger Rabaul caldera, seen here: Tavurvur is an active stratovolcano that lies near Rabaul in…

Weekend catch-up: Iraq, PNG, nuclear submarines and much more

Bringing together all the longer Interpreter articles you were too busy to read this week. This week the Lowy Institute launched a powerful paper on violence against women in Papua New Guinea. The paper's author, Jo Chandler, also wrote...Show More Summary

Violence against women in PNG: How men are getting away with murder

All photos by Vlad Sokhin. In a new Lowy Institute Analysis published today, Jo Chandler presents a devastating picture of the endemic violence against women in Papua New Guinea and the role Australia can play in supporting local initiatives to address the problem. Show More Summary

Dramatic Papua New Guinea volcano quietens

A volcano which has erupted in Papua New Guinea was Saturday spewing fragments from its crater and rumbling loudly, but its activity appeared to be subsiding, a seismologist said. Mount Tavurvur, which destroyed the town of Rabaul when...Show More Summary

Volcano Erupts in Papua New Guinea, Diverting Flights

A volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea on Friday sent smoke and ash spewing high over the South Pacific island nation, leading some aircraft to alter their flight paths. Mount Tavurvur on East New Britain Island erupted hours before dawn, a bulletin from the Rabaul Volcanological Observatory said. There have been no reports of injuries……

Never Mind Iceland — This Erupting Volcano Is the Real Threat

As Europe and the U.S. fret over a small eruption in Iceland, a far larger volcanic eruption is taking place in Papua New Guinea And unlike the Icelandic volcano, which merely has the potential to reroute trans-Atlantic flights, theShow More Summary

Volcanoes In Iceland, Papua New Guinea, Keep Residents On Edge

3 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Two eruptions a half a world apart have caused evacuations and aviation warnings, but so far no injuries.

Papua New Guinea Volcano Erupts Just Before Dawn

Papua New Guinea was the site of volcanic activity early Friday morning just before dawn. Mount Tavurvur, on East New Britain Island, erupted to what seems to be no injuries or fatalities, according to The Guardian. Photos are currently being posted by Twitter users to document the volcano’s eruption and subsequent damage to Papua New

Papua New Guinea volcano erupts, locals evacuate

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Several communities were evacuated and some international flights were diverted Friday after a volcanic eruption on Papua New Guinea.

Incredible Photos Show Papua New Guinea Volcano Spewing Ash and Lava

SYDNEY — A volcano in Papua New Guinea spewed lava and ash into the sky on Friday, as residents fled and flights were diverted. Mount Tavurvur, in the town of Rabaul in East New Britain province, erupted at 3 a.m. Friday morning, local...Show More Summary

Volcano erupts in PNG spewing ash and rock, officials say

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

A volcano erupted Friday in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air and forcing the evacuation of local communities, seismologists and reports said. Mount Tavurvur, which destroyed the town of Rabaul when it erupted...Show More Summary

Sailing the South Pacific Circuit Aboard the Sofrana Surville [TIMELAPSE]

Sofrana Unilines, a New Zealand-based ship owner/operator filmed the entire 33-day round-trip voyage of its vessel Sofrana Surville as it sailed between New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea [...] The post Sailing the South Pacific Circuit Aboard the Sofrana Surville [TIMELAPSE] appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Free E-Book: Live Pterosaurs in Australia and Papua New Guinea

Jonathan David Whitcomb offers his e-book titled Live Pterosaurs in Australia and Papua New Guinea for free!

InterOil Is Looking Much Better

By Sarfaraz A. Khan: The future of InterOil (NYSE:IOC), the Papua New Guinea focused independent oil and gas company, as a major exporter of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, from the island nation is looking better. The company's major...Show More Summary

PNG police charge two over Iranian asylum-seeker murder

Police in Papua New Guinea said Tuesday they have charged two men over the murder of an Iranian asylum-seeker during a riot at an Australian detention camp in PNG and are seeking three more suspects. Acting Deputy Police Commissioner Jim Andrews said Joshua Kaluvia was arrested on Monday while 28-year-old Louie Efi was detained in July. Show More Summary

Crime, violence hurting business in PNG: World Bank

High levels of crime and violence in Papua New Guinea are causing substantial losses to 80 percent of businesses, hampering the nation's economic development, the World Bank said Friday. A new report, "The Cost of Crime and ViolenceShow More Summary

Why Does This Comic Book Hero Appear On So Many New Guinea War Shields?

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Lee Falk's hero the Phantom made his comic book debut in February 1936, but he also appears on dozens of traditional war shields made by people from the Central Highlands of Papua New Guinea between the 1960s and 1980s. Why? Read more...

Twitter Chat: Why does the U.S. lag behind in its family leave laws?

The UN’s International Labor Organization surveyed 185 countries’ family leave laws and found that only Papua New Guinea and the United States do not guarantee paid leave for workers to care for a newborn or a sick family member. Photo...Show More Summary

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