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Moderate 5.8-magnitude quake strikes Papua New Guinea: USGS

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 07:52

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

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. 

22 missing after Indonesian boat capsize

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 07:01

As many as 22 people have been missing since Tuesday in Indonesia`s Papua province as their boat sunk after getting hit by huge waves, local media reported Friday.

"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.

Landslides in Indonesia`s Papua kill 11, two missing

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 23:35

Eleven people have been killed and two others are missing after torrential rain triggered landslides in Indonesia`s remote eastern Papua province, an official said on Sunday.

Confident India take on England in quarters of U-19 WC

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 17:50

Having won all their group stage matches convincingly, defending champions India will have a slight edge when they lock horns with England in the quarterfinals of the Under-19 World Cup here on Saturday.