6.4-magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea: USGS

A major earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 struck off Papua New Guinea`s New Britain island on Friday but there were no immediate reports of damage, said residents in nearby towns.

PNG Ebola patients could be flown to Australia

Ebola patients from Papua New Guinea could be flown to Australia for treatment, Health Minister Peter Dutton said.

Family calls for answers as asylum-seeker dies in Australia

A young asylum-seeker has died in Australia, reportedly after a cut to his foot became infected, with his family's lawyer saying on Saturday that such a thing "does not happen in a civilised society".

Family calls for answers as asylum-seeker dies in Australia

A young asylum-seeker has died in Australia, reportedly after a cut to his foot became infected, with his family`s lawyer saying Saturday that such a thing "does not happen in a civilised society".

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.

PNG weightlifter cleared of toilet sex assault

A Commonwealth Games weightlifter from Papua New Guinea was on Tuesday cleared of sexually assaulting a man in a Glasgow supermarket toilet.

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.

Australian coach joins emerging Afghanistan

Afghanistan`s new cricket academy coach, Peter Anderson from Australia, has started work in Kabul, officials said Monday, as the fast-developing team prepare for their debut at next year`s World Cup.

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.

UAE defeat PNG in ICC World Cup qualifier

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.