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Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill survives no confidence vote 85-21

ABC Online - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has survived a vote of no confidence in the wake of protests calling for his resignation.
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Peter O'Neill survives, but Papua New Guinea's democracy is teetering

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull with PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill at Parliament House in Canberra in March. Photo: Andrew Meares.

Governors forge Sister-Province relations

Papua New Guinea Today - ‎11 hours ago‎
This is a sign that the people of New Ireland and Milne Bay, the people of Papua New Guinea, intend to take their country back from those who have hijacked it for their own self-serving purposes.

Assault charge after PNG-Torres Strait fight over State of Origin

SBS - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
A Torres Strait Islander has been charged with grievous bodily harm of a Papua New Guinea national on Boigu Island in Australia after a fight over the State of Origin rugby league game on July 13.
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ExxonMobil trumps Oil Search's offer for Papua New Guinea's InterOil

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Oil Search is expected to give up on its $US2.2 billion ($2.9 billion) takeover ambitions for InterOil, conceding defeat to ExxonMobil whose rival acquisition of the Papua New Guinea gas explorer will in any case be to its benefit. Exxon trumped Oil ...
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Heart surgery charity delays Papua New Guinea trip due to political unrest

ABC Online - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
An Australia-based medical charity has been forced to cancel a planned trip to Papua New Guinea this week due to a doctors' strike and safety concerns, as political unrest continues in the country.

Biology student pioneers frog research in her homeland of Papua New Guinea

ABC Local - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Dillan Nason is a biology honours student from the University of Goroka who is pioneering frog research in her homeland of Papua New Guinea. During her thesis field work, on the side of Mount Michael, nestled in untouched rainforest in the midlands of ...
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6.3-magnitude earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

Channel NewsAsia - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
SYDNEY: A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea in the Admiralty Islands area early Tuesday (Jul 26), US geologists said, but no destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was expected.
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Papua New Guinea prime minister Peter O'Neill must resign, say former leaders

The Guardian - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Three former prime ministers have joined the Papua New Guinea opposition to call for the resignation of the country's current leader, Peter O'Neill, after a long-running corruption scandal escalated to violent protests last month.

Opposition is constructive: Polye

Papua New Guinea Today - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
“It does not want meaningless Commissions of Inquiry asked to report on government payments to lawyers (including payments to Paul Paraka) which never report.

Papua New Guinea E-Agriculture Strategy Stakeholders Consultation

EMTV Online - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Following a three day brainstorming session of agricultural agencies regarding Papua New Guinea (PNG) E-agriculture Strategy, a wider stakeholder consultation was held yesterday at Government House in Port Moresby to discuss the policy process for ...

Papua New Guinea, Iceland and California: Earthquakes 22-28 July 2016

Decoded Science - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
The map shows earthquakes of at least M4.5 in the week of 22-28 July 2016. Image by USGS. After a quiet period seismically, normal service (more or less) resumed in the week of 22-28July 2016, with the United States Geological Survey's real time ...
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Pacific News Minute: Government of Papua New Guinea Survives No Confidence Vote; Protests Continue

Hawaiipublicradio - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
In Papua New Guinea, Prime Minister Peter O'Neill survived last Friday's motion of no confidence in parliament. After months of controversy, the vote wasn't close, as 85 MPs stood with the Prime Minister, while just 21 voted with the opposition.
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Tonga's indebtedness to China highlighted in NZ talks

Papua New Guinea Today - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Pohiva said his country's been at the centre of a tug of war between China and New Zealand for four years, over a plane that's been sitting on the tarmac in Nuku'alofa because it doesn't have a safety certificate.

Team PNG departs for Rio

Papua New Guinea Today - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
The Team PNG contingent in Port Moresby departed for Rio today at 1pm.Their trip to Rio will take a day befor... PNG Hunters down East Tigers 38 - 8. The SP Papua New Guinea Hunters thrashed East Tigers 38 - 8 in round 20 of the Intrust Super Cup match ...

PNG Fashion Designers to Compete

Papua New Guinea Today - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
This event is specifically to identify a talented fashion designer that will take care of PNG's representative in the Miss Pacific Island Pageant later in December in Samoa.

Meet the PNG footy team that treks the Kokoda Trail in thongs and bare feet

Fox Sports - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The Buna Cowboys are all but cartwheeling through the mud and mire as they cart 25 kilos of some struggling soul's gear, wearing smiles you couldn't wipe with a shovel and singing like cast members from The Power of One.
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Bon Voyage! PNG Scholars Headed for the United States

Papua New Guinea Today - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: U.S. Embassy Port Moresby is pleased to announce that the 2016-2017 J. William Fulbright Graduate Scholarship Program has two successful recipients this year.
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PNG Supreme Court adjourns resettlement decision for refugees on Manus Island

ABC Online - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
A court case involving five refugees at the Australian-run detention centre on Manus Island has been adjourned until next week. Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court was today expected to issue guidelines for the release and resettlement of the detainees.