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"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.

UAE defeat PNG in ICC World Cup qualifier

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 20:08

Skipper Khurram Khan led from the front with a century as the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recorded a comprehensive 150-run victory over Papua New Guinea (PNG) on the first day of the Super Six stage of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier New Zealand 2014 (CWCQ) at Hagley Oval here Sunday.

Strong earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 19:37

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey reported.

`Vampire` father eats daughter`s flesh in PNG

Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013, 14:06

PNG is a sprawling nation where black magic, sorcery and cannibalism sometimes occur.

Three new species of tiny frogs discovered in Papua New Guinea

Last Updated: Sunday, September 22, 2013, 09:50

Three new species of tiny frogs have been discovered in Papua New Guinea.

`Black Jesus` hacked to death in PNG

Last Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2013, 18:56

A convicted Papua New Guinea preacher, who called himself "Black Jesus" and led a cannibal cult with some 6,000 members, has been hacked to death, a leading Australian daily reported Saturday.

Australia shuts door on Sri Lankan asylum seekers

Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2013, 14:59

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced that all unauthorised arrivals will be sent to poverty-stricken Papua New Guinea.

6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea: USGS

Last Updated: Monday, July 08, 2013, 12:00

The 6.8 quake occurred near the town of Kandrian, on the island of New Britain, at 6:30 am (0200 IST).