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Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill loses attempt to delay anti-corruption investigation

ABC Online - ‎18 hours ago‎
Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court has dismissed a further attempt by lawyers for PNG's Prime Minister to delay an anti-corruption investigation.
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Papua New Guinea 'must tell UN its plan' for closing Manus detention centre

The Guardian - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Asylum seekers at the Australian-run detention centre on Manus Island. Last week the Papua New Guinea supreme court found the detention of asylum seekers to be unconstitutional and the prime minister announced the centre would close.
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Tradition, not money driving league minnows - ‎19 hours ago‎
For Stargroth Amean, a winger from Papua New Guinea, a Kumuls jersey means more than an NRL debut ever could. “My big goal was to play for my country,” Amean said.

NRL: How 'Big Mal' gave Canberra Raiders PNG star Kato Ottio belief

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎20 hours ago‎
Papua New Guinea winger Kato Ottio has revealed a 'pep talk' from former Kumuls coach Mal Meninga gave him the self-belief he needed to crack the NRL.

Fiji v Papua New Guinea preview

NRL.COM - ‎May 3, 2016‎
When Papua New Guinea went through the group stage of the 2000 World Cup undefeated (including wins over France and Tonga), it appeared rugby league's most passionate nation was on the verge of international significance.

Flights to PNG on local radar

Townsville Bulletin - ‎5 hours ago‎
Strong links between Townsville and Papua New Guinea as well as mining and trade have put the potential route on the radar of airport heads and Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill.
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Papua New Guinea court finds Australia's detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island is illegal

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says about 900 men being held at the Manus Island detention centre will not be brought to Australia after Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court ruled their detention was illegal. The decision strikes one of the central ...

Papua New Guinea's Struggle With Domestic and Sexual Violence

The Diplomat - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Joanne showed severe signs of malnutrition when she walked with her 10-month-old baby girl into the Family Support Center in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea. She told the staff of Doctors Without Borders that she had left her baby with ...
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Brown ignites in Papua New Guinea

PGA of Australia - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Catching fire in the second round of the South Pacific Export Radler PNG Open, Brown went 9-under in 12 holes thanks to a hot putter.
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Papua New Guinea and Australia at loggerheads over 905 Manus detainees

The Guardian - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The regional processing centre on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea. About half the men in Australian-run detention on Manus Island have been recognised as refugees.
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India offers technology, manpower to Papua New Guinea

Times of India - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
PORT MORESBY: India on Friday offered Papua New Guinea its technology, financial wherewithal, skilled manpower and institutional support to harness the mineral-rich country's abundant natural resources and establish mutually beneficial economic and ...
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President Pranab Mukherjee's 2-Nation Visit To New Zealand, Papua New Guinea Ends Today

NDTV - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Auckland: President Pranab Mukherjee today left for home from Auckland, wrapping up his six-day official visit to Papua New Guinea and New Zealand where he met top leaders of the two countries and inked a few important deals as part of India's 'Act ...

Israeli Genealogical Website Helps Tribes in Papua New Guinea Preserve Their Histories - ‎May 2, 2016‎
The distinct languages spoken by more than 800 native tribes in Papua New Guinea are fast disappearing—and taking their family stories with them into oblivion.

PNG electoral officials referred to police

Radio New Zealand - ‎21 hours ago‎
Two electoral officials in Papua New Guinea have been referred for police investigation over alleged malpractice in the Kandep electorate in the 2012 general election.

Papua New Guinea mask festival: The hypnotic ritual on our doorstep

Illawarra Mercury - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Embers burn the night sky. The chants and thumping of wood on wood rumbles around. And the strangest thing occurs to me. This traditional fire dance is being performed in the heart of northern Papua New Guinea. It's a rare glimpse of a little-known ritual.

Papua New Guinea: luxury cruising on the Sepik River

The Australian - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
It's a slow reveal in first light after an all-night passage along Papua New Guinea's north coast. Yesterday from our anchorage at Bagabag Island, we flew up the slopes of the dormant volcano on Kar Kar Island, blanketed in plantation sorghum and ...

Sir Julius Chan reflects on his family's battles in WWII Papua New Guinea

ABC Online - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
During the course of the war the Japanese invaded Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Nauru, Kiribati, the Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands and Palau.

Zika virus infection – Papua New Guinea

World Health Organization - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
On 11 March 2016, the National Department of Health of Papua New Guinea reported that 6 cases of Zika virus infection had been confirmed through retrospective testing of samples taken from patients presenting with a febrile illness between July 2014 ...

Corruption and Chaos in Papua New Guinea

The Diplomat - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
Backstabbing, factionalism, and dramatic abuses of power have led the battle against corruption in Papua New Guinea to take on Shakespearean proportions this week, as the National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate (NFACD) locks horns with high ...
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Mead to make PNG return - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
The Titans flyer opted to play for Country Origin over the Kumuls last year but now forms part of one of the strongest PNG teams assembled for some time.