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Papua New Guinea

In World
March 12, 2018 5:24 am gmt |
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The death toll from a 7.5-magnitude earthquake that struck the rugged highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG) last month is estimated to have reached more than 100, the national emergency controller said on Sunday. The quake hit the provinces of Southern Highlands and Hela, a heavily forested region abou...
In Australia
November 23, 2017 4:53 am gmt |
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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Thursday (November 23) that asylum seekers residing at the Manus Island detention camp in Papua New Guinea should leave the centre and go to alternative accommodation on the island. Police entered an officially-shuttered Australian-run detention camp...
In Australia
August 18, 2016 6:42 am gmt |
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The premier of Western Australia, a member of conservative Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberal Party, has offered to accept refugees from Australian-funded asylum seeker detention centers on Wednesday (August 17) amid growing concern about conditions at the camps. Under Australian law, an...
In Australia
August 17, 2016 12:27 pm gmt |
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Papua New Guinea and Australia said Wednesday they have agreed to close a detention centre on Manus Island for asylum seekers but they offered no details on when it will happen or on the fate of the 850 men being held there. Australia s tough stance on migrants and refugees has long drawn condemnatio...
In World
August 17, 2016 9:42 am gmt |
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Australia’s controversial detention center on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea is to close, PNG’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said Wednesday (17th Aug). The announcement follows talks between Australia’s immigration minister Peter Dutton and Papua New Guinea officials over the offshore detention of ...
In Australia
April 27, 2016 10:55 am gmt |
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Papua New Guinea said on Wednesday (April 27) it will close an Australian immigration centre on a northern island after its Supreme Court ruled it unlawful, but Australia ruled out accepting more than 800 asylum seekers detained in the camp. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton stressed Australia’...
In World
February 26, 2016 9:19 am gmt |
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Police in Papua New Guinea shot and killed 11 prisoners and wounded 17 after a mass prison breakout in the Pacific nation’s second largest city, PNG media outlet EMTV reported on Friday (February 26). More than 30 prisoners attacked two guards at the Buimo prison in Lae, nearly 320 km (200 mile...
In Australia
February 19, 2016 6:49 am gmt |
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Two female protesters scaled the 162 metre high Melbourne Art Centre spire on Friday (Feb 19). According to local media the women scaled the spire at 330am local time, unfurling a banner reading ‘Let them stay’ to protest against Australia’s High Court decision rejecting a legal tes...
In Asia
August 16, 2015 10:24 am gmt |
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Indonesia’s state search and rescue agency has reported that it has lost contact with an Indonesian aircraft. National Agency Search and Rescue said in a tweet that the Trigana Air flight had 54 passengers on board. The passengers include 44 adults, two children, three toddlers and five crew me...
In Srilanka
June 30, 2015 9:54 am gmt |
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The Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sri Lanka would be closed by the end of the year while that in Papua New Guinea will be closed this month and radically downsizing it’s office in Indonesia, the UN said. Oliver Lacey-Hall, the outgoing head of OCHA’s Asia-...
In Australia
May 5, 2015 4:15 am gmt |
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A large magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck on Tuesday around 150 km (93 miles) south of the town of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea, the U.S. Geological Survey said, setting off a tsunami warning within 300 km of the epicenter. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued the warning but said that a destructive...
In Australia
May 1, 2015 10:13 am gmt |
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A second 7.1 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Tsunami warning was issued along the coast within 300 km of the quake’s epicentre but has since been lifted. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center had said dangerous tsunami waves were possible within 300 kilometres (186 mil...