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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.

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.

Breakout at Australian immigration centre on PNG

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 14:28

Thirty-five asylum-seekers broke out of an Australian immigration detention on Papua New Guinea`s Manus Island and several were injured, officials said on Monday, as tensions mount about their fate under hardline policies.

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.