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Polio returns to Papua New Guinea after 18 years: WHO

Sydney - An outbreak of polio has been confirmed in Papua New Guinea, the World Health Organization and the government said, with the virus detected in a child 18 years after the Pacific nation was declared free of the disease.

Underwater survey reveals secrets of Australia WWI wreck off PNG

Sydney - Researchers Monday voiced renewed hope of discovering why Australia's first submarine sank, after a detailed underwater survey of the long-lost wreck off Papua New Guinea led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

PNG quake toll rises above 100 as PM warns of long recovery

Sydney - The death toll from an earthquake that hit Papua New Guinea last month has topped 100 with thousands injured, Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said Friday, warning it will take years for the region to recover.

PNG quake leaves 67 dead as aftershocks rock homes: Red Cross

Sydney - At least 67 people were killed by an earthquake that devastated Papua New Guinea's remote highlands last week, the Red Cross said Monday, with thousands more homeless and without food and clean water.

Quake-hit PNG struggles to assess damage

Sydney - Communication blackouts and blocked roads hampered rescue efforts Wednesday as Papua New Guinea struggled to assess the damage from a massive earthquake which has forced oil and gas fields to close in a blow to the economy.The 7.

More than 30 believed dead in PNG quake: report

Sydney - More than 30 people are believed to have died after a powerful earthquake struck Papua New Guinea's mountainous interior, a report said Tuesday as details of "extensive" damage began to emerge.The 7.

PNG troops respond to major 7.5 quake as aftershocks feared

Sydney - Papua New Guinea sent troops and rescue workers Monday to respond to a powerful earthquake in the Pacific nation's mountainous interior, with unconfirmed reports of fatalities and warnings of aftershocks and landslides.

Australia sends dozens of refugees from Pacific camps to US

Sydney - Dozens of refugees held for years in Australia's remote Pacific detention camps departed for resettlement in the United States on Tuesday, asylum-seeker advocates said.

WWI mystery solved as wreck of Australian sub found

Sydney - Australia's most enduring military mystery has been solved after the wreckage of the country's first submarine was found more than a century after it vanished off Papua New Guinea, officials said Thursday.

PNG police end standoff with refugees at Australia camp

Sydney - Papua New Guinea police wielding metal rods cleared the final 320 holdouts from a shuttered Australian refugee camp Friday, ending a 24-day standoff that put a global spotlight on Canberra's tough policy on asylum-seekers.

PNG police end long standoff with refugees at Australia detention camp

Sydney - Papua New Guinea police wielding metal rods cleared the final 320 holdouts from a shuttered Australian refugee camp Friday, ending a 24-day standoff that put a global spotlight on Canberra's tough policy on asylum-seekers.

PNG police start removing refugees from Australia camp

Sydney - Papua New Guinea police raided a shuttered Australian detention camp Thursday, removing dozens of refugees in an effort to end a stand-off that has drawn global attention to Canberra's tough asylum-seeker policies.

PNG police move in on closed Australia refugee camp on Manus

Sydney - Papua New Guinea police moved into the shuttered Australian refugee camp on the country's Manus Island Thursday in the most aggressive push yet to force hundreds of men to leave, the Australian government and detainees said.

Stalemate as refugees dig in at closed Australia camp in PNG

Sydney - Some 400 refugees rebuffed continued efforts by Papua New Guinea authorities to convince them to move from a shuttered Australian detention camp Tuesday as the tense standoff over their future drags into a third week.

PNG ups pressure on refugees to leave Australian camp

Sydney - 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.

Dozens leave closed Australia refugee camp in PNG

Sydney - Dozens of refugees have left a shuttered Australian camp in Papua New Guinea but hundreds more are refusing to move, detainees said Sunday, as New Zealand's leader repeated an offer to resettle some of them.

PNG authorities destroy shelters, move refugees at Australia camp

Sydney - Papua New Guinea authorities destroyed makeshift shelters and removed water stores in a shuttered Australia refugee camp Friday, just hours ahead of a deadline for the inmates to leave or be forced out, detainees said.

UN watchdog urges Australia to end offshore immigrant detentions

Geneva - A UN rights watchdog urged Australia Thursday to stop sending refugees to offshore detention centres, expressing serious concern about conditions and abuses at the facilities.

PNG warns it will use force to empty Australia refugee camp

Sydney - Refugees holed up in a closed Australian detention camp on Papua New Guinea were warned Thursday authorities will move in, using force if necessary, if they do not leave by the weekend.

PNG court rejects bid to restore Australia refugee camp services

Sydney - A Papua New Guinea court Tuesday rejected a refugee's appeal to restore water, electricity and food supplies to a shuttered Australian detention camp where hundreds of men have barricaded themselves in.

Australia snubs New Zealand offer to take refugees on PNG

Sydney - Australia Sunday snubbed New Zealand's renewed offer to resettle 150 refugees held at remote Pacific camps, despite the closure of one detention centre in Papua New Guinea which has triggered a stand-off between detainees and the authorities.

NZ offers help as Australia asylum protesters struggle in PNG camp

Sydney - Refugees barricaded inside a shuttered Australian detention camp in Papua New Guinea were becoming "distraught and depressed", detainees said Friday, as New Zealand renewed an offer to resettle some of them.

NZ offers help as Australia asylum protesters struggle in PNG camp

Sydney - Refugees barricaded inside a shuttered Australian detention camp in Papua New Guinea were becoming "distraught and depressed", detainees said Friday, as New Zealand renewed an offer to resettle some of them.

UN calls on Australia to stop 'humanitarian emergency' at PNG refugee camp

Sydney - The United Nations called on Australia to stop a "humanitarian emergency" unfolding at a detention centre in Papua New Guinea on Thursday, urging an end to a tense days-long stand-off between refugees and authorities.

UN calls on Australia to stop 'humanitarian emergency' at PNG refugee camp

Sydney - The United Nations warned of an "unfolding humanitarian emergency" at an Australian detention centre in Papua New Guinea on Thursday, calling on Canberra to defuse a tense days-long stand-off between refugees and authorities.

Tense standoff at Australia refugee camp

Sydney - Hundreds of fearful refugees were urged to leave an Australian detention camp in Papua New Guinea Wednesday as conditions worsened with power and water cut in a tense standoff.

Siege fears as Australia asylum-seeker camp in PNG closes

Sydney - Hundreds of asylum-seekers were refusing to leave an Australian detention camp in Papua New Guinea that authorities closed Tuesday, citing fears for their safety, despite food, water and electricity being cut off.

PNG demands clarity from Australia on 'tense' Pacific camp

Sydney - Refugee advocates warned of an "extremely tense" situation at a Papua New Guinea asylum-seeker camp Monday ahead of its closure, as Port Moresby demanded clarity from Australia on its plans for what happens next.

Papua New Guinea skull 'world's oldest tsunami victim'

Sydney - A 6,000-year-old skull found in Papua New Guinea is likely the world's oldest-known tsunami victim, experts said Thursday after a new analysis of the area it was found in.

Australia offers to move PNG refugees to Nauru

Sydney - Refugees held in an Australian camp in Papua New Guinea that is slated to close this month have been offered the option of moving to another detention centre on the island of Nauru.
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Guardians of the village.
Guardians of the village.
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Frosts have destroyed vital crops in Papua New Guinea s highlands.
Frosts have destroyed vital crops in Papua New Guinea's highlands.
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After smoking is complete  the bodies are covered in clay and ochre to prevent predation.
After smoking is complete, the bodies are covered in clay and ochre to prevent predation.
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The oldest mummies are about 200 years old  but they are deteriorating.
The oldest mummies are about 200 years old, but they are deteriorating.
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