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#Papua New Guinea

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

Bertie Ahern announces landslide victory for independence in Bougainville referendum
# Papua New Guinea
# Papua New Guinea

Bertie Ahern announces landslide victory for independence in Bougainville referendum

Dec 11th 2019, 12:02 PM 34,052 Views 48 Comments

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
# Papua New Guinea
# Papua New Guinea

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

Nov 23rd 2019, 10:33 AM 24,406 Views 29 Comments

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
# Peter O'Neill

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

Oct 15th 2019, 10:58 AM 7,958 Views 2 Comments

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
# Tribal Fighting
# Tribal Fighting

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

Jul 10th 2019, 7:17 AM 43,497 Views 20 Comments

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
# The Great Escape
# The Great Escape

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

Mar 27th 2019, 9:07 AM 25,723 Views 16 Comments

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
# Ayam
# Ayam

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

Jan 28th 2018, 9:30 AM 12,484 Views 18 Comments

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
# Rescue Mission
# Rescue Mission

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

Nov 16th 2017, 9:38 AM 18,480 Views 16 Comments

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
# Missing
# Missing

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

Nov 15th 2017, 12:05 PM 20,318 Views 39 Comments

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
# Papua New Guinea
# Papua New Guinea

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

Jun 14th 2017, 9:50 AM 15,060 Views 68 Comments

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
# Prison Break
# Prison Break

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

May 15th 2017, 8:09 AM 11,354 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

This Irish girl had a great red chair story about being a primary teacher on Graham Norton

Apr 29th 2017, 8:37 AM 26,218 Views 2 Comments

The perils of big words.

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

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

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

Aug 17th 2016, 11:02 AM 10,934 Views 130 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 30th 2016, 8:30 AM 3,663 Views 2 Comments

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
# Tremor
# Tremor

7.1 magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

May 1st 2015, 10:14 AM 9,765 Views 13 Comments

The region also experienced a 6.7 magnitude earthquake yesterday.

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

Today's top stories in 6 seconds
# News Wrap
# News Wrap

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Mar 30th 2015, 12:57 PM 7,874 Views 0 Comments

All of the news, none of the waiting.

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

Irish netball team set for Singapore adventure
# Challenge
From The42
# Challenge

Irish netball team set for Singapore adventure

Dec 4th 2014, 7:47 AM 4,441 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Amazing tourist video captures the moment a volcano explodes

Sep 7th 2014, 3:55 PM 22,042 Views 10 Comments

Check out the sonic boom.

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

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

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

May 14th 2014, 7:40 PM 21,684 Views 10 Comments

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
# Powerful
# Powerful

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

Apr 11th 2014, 1:50 PM 7,476 Views 15 Comments

No Pacific-wide tsunami warning was issued.

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

Trekkers attacked with machetes and spears in Papua New Guinea
# Attack
# Attack

Trekkers attacked with machetes and spears in Papua New Guinea

Sep 11th 2013, 7:57 AM 7,941 Views 20 Comments

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
# Under The Sea
# Under The Sea

VIDEO: Meet the 'walking' shark found in Indonesia

Aug 30th 2013, 3:02 PM 11,378 Views 20 Comments

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
# Refugees
# Refugees

Australian Prime Minister: We are closed to boatpeople from today

Jul 19th 2013, 10:19 AM 13,481 Views 125 Comments

“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
# Papua New Guinea
# Papua New Guinea

Teenage girl beheads father after he rapes her

Jun 17th 2013, 8:49 AM 35,264 Views 69 Comments

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
# Papua New Guinea
# Papua New Guinea

UN decries case of woman burned alive for sorcery

Feb 8th 2013, 12:58 PM 7,760 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Papua New Guinea alleged cannibals charged
# Cannibal Cult
# Cannibal Cult

Papua New Guinea alleged cannibals charged

Jul 13th 2012, 1:46 PM 7,067 Views 17 Comments

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
# Denis O'Brien
# Denis O'Brien

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

Jun 6th 2012, 1:40 PM 2,658 Views 12 Comments

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
# Sinking
# Sinking

Ferry sinks off Papua New Guinea

Feb 2nd 2012, 7:28 AM 1,433 Views 0 Comments

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
# Air Crash
# Air Crash

28 dead after Papua New Guinea air crash

Oct 14th 2011, 8:17 AM 465 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Tsunami alerts issued for multiple counties in Pacific Rim
# Japan
# Japan

Tsunami alerts issued for multiple counties in Pacific Rim

Mar 11th 2011, 8:04 AM 2,274 Views 0 Comments

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

6.9 earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea
# Earthquake
# Earthquake

6.9 earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

Jul 18th 2010, 2:22 PM 71 Views 0 Comments