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Moderate 5.6-magnitude quake strikes off PNG

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 02:38

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea early Monday, US geologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

Asylum-seeker sues Australia after losing eye

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 09:36

An asylum-seeker who lost his eye during a riot at an Australian immigration detention centre in Papua New Guinea sued the government and British security firm G4S Tuesday for compensation.

New animal species discovered in Papua New Guinea

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 17:43

Australian scientists have uncovered several new species of mammals in the remote forests of Papua New Guinea.

Iranian asylum-seeker beaten to death: Australian review

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 13:30

A review into a riot at an Australian detention centre on Papua New Guinea found today that an Iranian man was "brutally beaten" to death by a Salvation Army worker and warned of a major task to rebuild trust.

Shallow quake measuring 6.1 magnitude strikes off PNG: USGS

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 10:43

A shallow quake measuring 6.1 magnitude struck off Papua new Guinea`s Bougainville Island on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning issued.

Fresh tremor rattles Papua New Guinea after 7.5 quake

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 08:31

A fresh 6.1-magnitude tremor rattled Papua New Guinea`s Bougainville island today as officials scrambled for news of damage and casualties following a powerful earthquake overnight that sparked a tsunami alert.

6.9-earthquake off PNG Bougainville: USGS

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 08:48

The quake hit at 0104 GMT and was centred 62 kilometres (38 miles) southwest of Panguna on Bougainville at a depth of 45 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said. 

"Increasing hope" of breakthrough in hunt for missing plane

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 13:09

Australia on Sunday said there was "increasing hope" of a breakthrough in locating the missing Malaysian jet as a wooden cargo pallet was spotted in a remote part of southern Indian Ocean, a day after Chinese satellites detected a large object floating in the area.

India post 245-run win, continue unbeaten run in U-19 World Cup

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 23:45

Sanju Samson and Kuldeep Yadav stole the limelight with individual brilliance as a strong India continued their unbeaten run with a crushing 245-run win over minnows Papua New Guinea in the Under-19 World Cup here today.

PNG immigration riot inevitable: Refugee advocates

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 13:10

Violence at an Australian detention centre that left one dead and scores injured was a tragedy waiting to happen, refugee advocates said Wednesday amid demands for an independent investigation.

Riot at Australia`s PNG immigration centre, one killed

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 09:02

One person was killed and over 70 others injured in the riots that continued for the second day on Tuesday at Australian immigration detention centre in Papua New Guinea for the second day.

One dead, 77 hurt in riot at PNG immigration centre

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 06:43

One person was killed and 77 injured during a second night of rioting at an Australian immigration detention centre on Papua New Guinea`s Manus Island, officials said on Monday.