Papua New Guinea

Crocodile eats boy, 11, in 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.

Study finds 'severe' brutality against women in Papua New Guinea

Amanda, a victim of violence in Papua New Guinea

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...

'Black Jesus' hacked to death in Papua New Guinea

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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.

Life in Papua New Guinea

Janet Kemo Fogodi accused of being a SANGUMA (SORCERER) a victim of a brutal attack on her where a family member tried to murder her in a society that has a Belief in KUMO Witchcraft.

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.

O'Neill takes charge of Papua New Guinea

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Ilya Gridneff Peter O'Neill has taken control of Papua New Guinea in what rival Sir Michael Somare supporters described as a "coup."

Papua New Guinea teeters on a wide political fault line

Tribesmen in Hiwanda.

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.'

Tibetans get high-altitude gene from extinct human species

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Julia Rosen Forget climbing Mount Everest - for most humans, just eking out a living on the harsh Tibetan plateau is challenge enough.

PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill served with arrest warrant related to fraud allegations

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker Australian forensic experts have allegedly implicated Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill in a major corruption scandal in a development that sparked the issuing of an arrest warrant for...

PNG corruption: Secret letter reveals new evidence against Prime Minister Peter O'Neill

PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill allegedly engaged in "misappropriation, conspiracy to defraud and official corruption", according to explosive new evidence detailed in a top secret...

Global Peace Index: Cost of containing violence rising, tops $10 trillion

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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.

Life and death in a PNG tin shed

Dr Gunzee Gawin, chief executive, outside Popondetta Hospital.

Mike Steketee ‘Just because we are not solving the problem in its entirety straight away doesn’t mean it’s not worth doing.’

Extra: PNG healthcare

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...

UN representatives criticise Abbott Government's boat tow-back policy

The “policy is working” ... Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has defended the Australian government's tow-back policy on asylum seeker boats.

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...

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Missing Malaysia Airlines plane: World's best jets fly in to join MH370 search in Indian Ocean

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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...

Going to extremes: MH370 search area narrowed after satellites spot objects

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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...

Earthquake hits near Solomon Islands

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Saffron Howden A 7.4 magnitude earthquake has hit near the Solomon Islands.

Solomon Islands hit by second strong earthquake

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.

Strong quake hits near Solomon Islands; tsunami warning cancelled

A powerful magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands on Sunday morning, triggering a tsunami warning that was later cancelled, according to US government agencies, and there were no...

Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes off PNG

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 has struck off Papua New Guinea, the US Geological Survey says.

Inquiry into Manus Island asylum seekers' rights

A Papua New Guinea judge will on Monday begin an inquiry into whether asylum seekers' human rights are being adhered to under the Pacific island nation's constitution.