Volcano erupts in PNG, spewing ash and rock: Officials

A volcano erupted Friday in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air, forcing the evacuation of local communities and flights to be re-routed, officials and reports said.

Moderate 5.8-magnitude quake strikes Papua New Guinea: USGS

A moderate 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea early today, US seismologists said.

Moderate 5.6-magnitude quake strikes off PNG

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

PNG immigration riot inevitable: Refugee advocates

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

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

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.

Strong earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

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

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

Three new species of tiny frogs discovered in Papua New Guinea

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

`Black Jesus` hacked to death in PNG

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

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

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

Four Chinese nationals slain in Papua New Guinea

The victims, three men and one woman, were killed late Monday night at a shop they ran in the capital, Port Moresby, said Papua New Guinea national police spokesman Dominic Kakas.