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'Armed men' hijack Papua New Guinea plane, steal baggage

'Armed men' hijack Papua New Guinea plane, steal baggage

A charter airline in Papua New Guinea said armed men hijacked one of its planes Tuesday and forced the pilot to fly to a remote unused airstrip before they made off with the cargo.

Papua New Guinea says will not renew Australia refugee contract

Papua New Guinea says will not renew Australia refugee contract

Papua New Guinea will not renew a contract with an Australian company providing security at Pacific refugee camps, a senior minister told AFP, in another setback for the deeply controversial policy.

Tsunami warning after strong quake off Papua New Guinea

Tsunami warning after strong quake off Papua New Guinea

A strong 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, triggering warnings of hazardous tsunami waves.

Earthquake measuring 6.3 magnitude strikes PNG: USGS

Earthquake measuring 6.3 magnitude strikes PNG: USGS

A powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the highlands of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, as the region struggles to recover from a massive 7.5 quake ...

PNG ups pressure on refugees to leave Australian camp

PNG ups pressure on refugees to leave Australian camp

Papua New Guinea officials deployed police vehicles and buses around a shuttered Australian refugee camp Monday as a deadline passed for some 400 detainees to move from the controversial centre.

17 shot dead in Papua New Guinea prison breakout

17 shot dead in Papua New Guinea prison breakout

Seventeen prisoners have been shot dead after a mass breakout at a jail in Papua New Guinea, police said Monday, with 57 still on the run.

Unrest at Australia detention camp after refugee death

Unrest at Australia detention camp after refugee death

A Sudanese refugee held at an Australian offshore detention camp has died after a ‘fall and seizure’, officials said, with the incident reportedly sparking a protest at the controversial facility.

Papua New Guinea to shut Australia asylum-seeker camp

Papua New Guinea to shut Australia asylum-seeker camp

Papua New Guinea on Wednesday said a controversial asylum-seeker camp on Manus island will close, throwing Australia's border protection policy into disarray.

New turtle species found in PNG

New turtle species found in PNG

A new species of freshwater turtle has been discovered in Papua New Guinea, one of a group which would have been present for the full geological formation of its main Pacific island, researchers said yesterday.