Papua New Guinea
The limbs of an 11-year-old boy have been found inside a huge crocodile and his head discovered nearby after he was attacked in Papua New Guinea, a report said Wednesday.
Scenes from Papua New Guinea, where witch-burning and torture are still frighteningly common. Photography by Brendan Esposito. Selected images available from www.fairfaxsyndication.com.
Women in poverty-stricken Papua New Guinea suffer "severe brutality" with violence, including savage attacks involving knives, axes and whips, occurring in two-thirds of all families, a new study...
Damien Murphy A self-style Papua New Guinea preacher who led a cannibal cult has been hacked to death outside Madang after he killed a local woman last Thursday while on the run from jail.
Ilya Gridneff Peter O'Neill has taken control of Papua New Guinea in what rival Sir Michael Somare supporters described as a "coup."
Jo Chandler 'Perhaps there are too many visionaries and dreamers such that no one is there to deal with the reality of life in Papua New Guinea.'
Tim Barlass When the volcano Mount Tavurvur in Papua New Guinea erupted two weeks ago the locals had good reason to be concerned.
Tim Barlass in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea A navy mine hunter searching for the Australian World War I submarine AE1, missing for 100 years with 35 bodies on board, has reported "a contact of interest'' in the Papua New Guinea search area.
Jo Chandler Sophie Mangai, a tall, wiry 60-year-old grandmother and battle-scarred women's rights advocate, leads a protest through downtown Wewak on the Papua New Guinea north coast.
Julia Rosen Forget climbing Mount Everest - for most humans, just eking out a living on the harsh Tibetan plateau is challenge enough.
Lauren Martin Not only is the world is becoming a less peaceful place, but for the first time we know the staggering economic cost of violence: nearly US$10 trillion.
Michael Bachelard United Nations representatives have joined the criticism of the Abbott Government's boat tow-back policy and called on Australia to process asylum seekers who reach Australian waters instead of...
A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 has struck off Papua New Guinea, the US Geological Survey says.
Mike Steketee ‘Just because we are not solving the problem in its entirety straight away doesn’t mean it’s not worth doing.’
Mike Steketee DOCTORS and nurses are gathered around an operating table conducting an emergency caesarian at the general hospital in Popondetta, a 25-minute flight north over the Owen Stanley Range from Port...
Matt O'Sullivan Air force crews rushing to the Indian Ocean to locate suspected debris from the Malaysia Airlines plane face huge challenges in retrieving items, search-and-rescue pilots warn.
Natalie O'Brien, Anne Davies Two of the fastest and longest-range commercial jets in the country are boosting what is understood to be the largest multinational search mission in Australian history, mounted to find the missing...
Lindsay Murdoch in Kuala Lumpur, Melanie Kembrey A French satellite has revealed a new sighting of objects in the Indian Ocean, further raising hopes of finding the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft and unravelling one of the most baffling...
Saffron Howden A 7.4 magnitude earthquake has hit near the Solomon Islands.
A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 has struck off the Solomon Islands hours after a 7.6 tremor, the US Geological Survey says.