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Indian Navy ship in Papua New Guinea

The ship is on an overseas deployment to the South East Asia and Southern Indian Ocean. 

U.S. starts ''extreme vetting'' at Australia's offshore detention centres

Manus Island is one of two Australian-operated detention centres, which hold nearly 1,300 people who were intercepted trying to reach Australia by boat.

Indian Navy to hold exercises with Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia

INS Jyoti and Shivalik completed their naval exercise with the Royal Malaysian Navy and will join INS Sahyadri and Kamorta.

17 shot dead in Papua New Guinea prison breakout: Reports

Crime and lawlessness in PNG, a sprawling nation where many still live traditional and subsistence lives in remote areas, is rampant.
 

Sri Lankan PM says failed asylum seekers safe to return home

The UN has urged Sri Lanka to better protect minorities like Tamils and redress the wrongs committed during a 26-year conflict with Tamil rebels which ended in 2009.

Donald Trump 'unbelievably disappointed' by Australia refugee deal: US

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had said that Donald Trump had committed to the agreement to accept 1,250 refugees.

7.9-magnitude earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea, tsunami alert rescinded

7.9-magnitude earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea, tsunami alert rescinded

A major 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea Sunday, but a tsunami alert intially issued for the Pacific island nation and its neighbours was later cancelled.

8.0-magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea, tsunami alert issued

An earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale jolted the area 60 km east of Taron, Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.

Tsunami warning: 8.0 magnitude earthquake hits Pacific Ocean east of Papua New Guinea in Indonesia

Tsunami warning: 8.0 magnitude earthquake hits Pacific Ocean east of Papua New Guinea in Indonesia

Hazardous tsunami waves could hit coastal areas of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Nauru and other islands in the three hours following the quake, the PTWC said. 

Boatpeople policy tarnishes Australia rights record: UN

Australia`s "punitive approach" to boatpeople has tarnished its human rights record, the United Nations said on Friday as it voiced concern that xenophobia and hate speech was on the rise.

Powerful earthquake measuring 6.9 magnitude strikes off Papua New Guinea

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.9 magnitude struck off the coast of New Britain island in Papua New Guinea on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Earthquake measuring 6.8 magnitude strikes off Rabaul in PNG: USGS

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck off the town of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Demands grow for inquiry into Australia refugee abuse

Australia was Monday facing growing opposition demands for an inquiry into its treatment of asylum-seekers on remote Pacific islands after further allegations emerged of abuse against refugees.

Abuse rife in Australian immigration centre: Leaked reports

More than 2,000 leaked reports detailing allegations of sexual assault, child abuse and self-harm in Australian immigration centres on Nauru were published Wednesday, prompting rights groups to renew calls for refugees to be resettled elsewhere.

Sex workers suffer ''horrific'' rape, beatings and discrimination: Report

From Papua New Guinea to Argentina, Hong Kong and Norway, researchers consistently found cases of sex workers being physically and sexually abused by clients and the police.

Group rescued off Solomons after five weeks adrift: Reports

Fourteen people, including children, have been rescued off the Solomon Islands after being lost at sea for more than five weeks, surviving on betel nut skins, reports said Thursday.

When Pranab rubbed nose with Maori chief

President Pranab Mukherjee and a Maori chief rubbed noses in a traditional welcome after his arrival in New Zealand on Saturday on the second and final leg of a two-nation tour.

Papua New Guinea to shut Australia asylum-seeker camp: PM

Papua New Guinea on Wednesday said a controversial asylum-seeker camp on Manus island will close, piling pressure on Australia`s border protection policy.

PNG plane crash leaves 12 dead: Reports

Twelve people killed when a light plane crashed just short of a landing strip in remote Papua New Guinea.

Strong quake hits off Papua New Guinea coast: USGS

A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea`s northern coast on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, with no immediate tsunami warning issued.