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#Papua New Guinea

# papua-new-guinea - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Bertie Ahern announces landslide victory for independence in Bougainville referendum

The region was voting on whether to become independent from Papua New Guinea.

# papua-new-guinea - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Bougainville to vote on becoming world’s newest nation - and Bertie Ahern is involved

The former Taoiseach is the chair of the Bougainville Referendum Commission.

# papua-new-guinea - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Arrest warrant issued for Papua New Guinea's ex-prime minister

Peter O’Neill described the charges as a “political move”.

# papua-new-guinea - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

24 people, including two pregnant women, killed in tribal massacre in Papua New Guinea

The deaths happened in the Hela province in a three-day spasm of violence between rival tribes.

# papua-new-guinea - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

British fugitive apprehended after attempting to flee Australia on a jet ski

Australian police said the man was possibly armed with a crossbow.

# papua-new-guinea - Sunday 28 January, 2018

'I'm used to crying because we've got so little food': Papuan children dying from measles in isolated villages

This week, reporters found houses sit on stilts and the only bare-bones clinic has no modern medical equipment, a few rickety beds, and overwhelmed nurses struggling to cope.

# papua-new-guinea - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Missing UK explorer Benedict Allen found 'alive and well' near airstrip in Papua New Guinea

Benedict Allen was travelling alone to try to find the reclusive Yaifo tribe when he went missing.

# papua-new-guinea - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

'It's ghastly': UK explorer Benedict Allen missing in Papua New Guinea jungle

Benedict Allen was travelling alone to try to find the reclusive Yaifo tribe.

# papua-new-guinea - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

'Some sewed their lips together to raise awareness': Asylum-seekers win multimillion payout

They won the equivalent of €47 million.

# papua-new-guinea - Monday 15 May, 2017

Seventeen prisoners shot dead following mass breakout in a Papua New Guinea prison

Jails in Papua New Guinea are often overcrowded and conditions are poor.

# papua-new-guinea - Saturday 29 April, 2017

From The Daily Edge This Irish girl had a great red chair story about being a primary teacher on Graham Norton Papua New Guinea

# papua-new-guinea - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Australia to close controversial Manus Island asylum centre after court ruled it unconstitutional and illegal

Asylum-seekers trying to reach Australia by boat are either sent back to where they departed from or transferred to Nauru and Manus.

# papua-new-guinea - Saturday 30 January, 2016

From The42 'It would be a dream come true' - Ireland resume quest to reach the promised land Holy Grail

'It would be a dream come true' - Ireland resume quest to reach the promised land

Intercontinental Cup fixture against Papua New Guinea the next assignment on the path to Test cricket.

# papua-new-guinea - Friday 1 May, 2015

7.1 magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

The region also experienced a 6.7 magnitude earthquake yesterday.

# papua-new-guinea - Monday 30 March, 2015

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# papua-new-guinea - Thursday 4 December, 2014

From The42 Irish netball team set for Singapore adventure Challenge

Irish netball team set for Singapore adventure

The tournament sees them face sides including Samoa, Botswana, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia.

# papua-new-guinea - Sunday 7 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Amazing tourist video captures the moment a volcano explodes Papua New Guinea

Amazing tourist video captures the moment a volcano explodes

Check out the sonic boom.

# papua-new-guinea - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

11-year-old boy eaten by crocodile in Papua New Guinea

The boy’s limbs were found inside the crocodile and his head was discovered nearby.

# papua-new-guinea - Friday 11 April, 2014

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

No Pacific-wide tsunami warning was issued.

# papua-new-guinea - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Trekkers attacked with machetes and spears in Papua New Guinea

Two guides were hacked to death during the shocking incident.

# papua-new-guinea - Friday 30 August, 2013

VIDEO: Meet the 'walking' shark found in Indonesia

The brown and white shark pushes itself along the ocean floor, using its fins.

# papua-new-guinea - Friday 19 July, 2013

Australian Prime Minister: We are closed to boatpeople from today

“Australians have had enough of seeing people drowning in the waters to our north,” said Australia Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

# papua-new-guinea - Monday 17 June, 2013

Teenage girl beheads father after he rapes her

Community leaders in the village in Papua New Guinea have protected the 18-year-old, saying the man deserved to die.

# papua-new-guinea - Friday 8 February, 2013

UN decries case of woman burned alive for sorcery

Villagers claimed 20-year-old killed a boy through witchcraft.

# papua-new-guinea - Friday 13 July, 2012

Papua New Guinea alleged cannibals charged

Authorities in Papau New Guinea have charged 29 people with the murders and cannibalism of seven suspected witch doctors.

# papua-new-guinea - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Denis O'Brien's Digicel hits profits of more that $1bn

It’s the first time the telecoms group has reached profits of this level. It operates across the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific.

# papua-new-guinea - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Ferry sinks off Papua New Guinea

Rescuers continue to work to save the 350 people who were on board the vessel.

# papua-new-guinea - Friday 14 October, 2011

28 dead after Papua New Guinea air crash

The plane crashed in a remote forest during a violent storm – four people survived.

# papua-new-guinea - Friday 11 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: A massive tsunami hits Japan in the wake of the 7th largest earthquake ever recorded; the Pacific region is on high alert and the verdict’s in on the iPad2.

Tsunami alerts issued for multiple counties in Pacific Rim

Tsunami warnings have been issued for multiple countries in the Pacific Rim. The Japanse Prime Minister confirmed that a nuclear power plant in the north has been closed down but declared the situation safe so far.

# papua-new-guinea - Sunday 18 July, 2010

AMERICAN AUTHORITIES report that an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter Scale has occurred just off the coast of Papua New Guinea, and about 600 miles from the north-east coast of Australia. A quake of such a scale would undoubtedly raise fears of a tsunami.