Papua New Guinea
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.
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...
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.
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.'
The UN refugee agency has warned that Australia could be breaking international law, amid reports that it pushed back to Indonesia boats carrying asylum-seekers.
Four men suspected in the ambush and murder of two guides leading a group of Australian trekkers in Papua New Guinea have been captured by villagers, police say.
Daniel Fallon Geoscience Australia has measured a 7.2-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea.
Philip Dorling The United States is tapping telephones and monitoring communications networks from electronic surveillance facilities in US embassies and consulates across east and south-east Asia, according to...
Rick Feneley An undercover journalist has detailed how he and a photographer posed as asylum seekers and took an epic journey from Afghanistan's shady currency markets to Jakarta and on to a flimsy, open-decked...
Mark Baker As Papua New Guinea threatens to again impose the death penalty, Mark Baker investigates the nation's fightback against crime.
Rory Callinan The goats and poultry were supposedly eaten. The fish for the aquaculture venture never turned up even though a pond was dug.
Ben Doherty Australia's new “hardline” refugee resettlement policy will not stop young men in Sri Lanka boarding boats to seek asylum, but it may stop them from trying to come to Australia.
Michael Bachelard Indonesian navy under strict instructions to prevent protest ship from landing.
Megan Levy A group of Australian hikers and their support crew and have been attacked on a trail in remote Papua New Guinea, resulting in the deaths of two porters.
Mark Baker Early last week, at the height of the controversy over Australia's plan to permanently export its asylum seeker problem to Papua New Guinea and neighbouring Nauru, PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill...
Ben Doherty Australia is continuing to promote its reworked "hardline" asylum seeker policy in the countries from which people are fleeing, but its greatest advertisement might be in the people it has sent back.
Michael Bachelard The Indonesian government has threatened to deploy its navy and air force against a group of Australian protesters planning to sail from Queensland to the controversial province of West Papua.
Michael Bachelard Foreign minister Bob Carr has made it clear that Australia would entirely abandon the activists on the Freedom Flotilla protest boats if they are caught and tried by either Papua New Guinea or...
Bianca Hall She sits on the floor weeping, her head in her hands. Her body language screams of her despair. This young Iranian woman, who risked it all to come to Australia, has just discovered her journey was...