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ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019: Bangladesh to face PNG in opener

Defending champions Bangladesh will play Papua New Guinea while previous runners-up Ireland will take on Namibia on the opening day of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 in Scotland from August 31 to September 7.

Aug 09, 2019, 10:22 AM IST

6.0 magnitude earthquake rattles Papua New Guinea

According to the USGS, the quake occurred at 5:08 PM and its epicentre was located 174 kilometres north of Arawa.

Jul 12, 2019, 07:44 AM IST

Gunmen massacre 18, including children, in Papua New Guinea attack

Violence has long ravaged the poor but resource-rich Pacific Ocean nation, but the scale of the latest bloodletting has shocked the country.

Jul 10, 2019, 12:12 PM IST

Papua New Guinea PM Peter O`Neill formally resigns after weeks of political chaos

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O`Neill formally resigned on Wednesday after losing the support of parliament during weeks of political turmoil in the South Pacific island nation.

May 29, 2019, 08:22 AM IST

7.2-magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck in the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, according to the US Geological Survey.

May 07, 2019, 06:26 AM IST

Earthquake of magnitude 7 hits Papua New Guinea: USGS

The quake hit about 200 km (125 miles) southwest of the town of Rabaul at a depth of almost 40 km, just before 7 a.m. local time (2100 GMT Wednesday).

Oct 11, 2018, 06:45 AM IST

Magnitude 6.9 quake off Papua New Guinea, tsunami danger passes

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the southern coast of Papua New Guinea`s New Britain island on Friday, initially triggering a tsunami warning for surrounding coastlines, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Mar 30, 2018, 06:00 AM IST

Earthquake of magnitude 7 strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

The quake, the latest in a series in the region over recent days, struck 180 km west of the town of Rabaul, on New Britain island, at a shallow depth of 10 km, the USGS said.

Mar 26, 2018, 15:48 PM IST

Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat

The epicenter of Saturday's quake was located 180 kilometers southwest of Rabaul on New Britain island.

Mar 24, 2018, 19:30 PM IST

Powerful quake rattles homes, gold mine in Papua New Guinea

A powerful earthquake rattled forest villages and a large gold mine in central Papua New Guinea early today, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.

Feb 26, 2018, 06:17 AM IST

7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea

The quake's epicentre was around 90 kilometres (55 miles) south of Porgera in Enga province.

Feb 26, 2018, 01:01 AM IST

India firm favourites against Papua New Guinea in U-19 World Cup

The odds will be stacked heavily in favour of India when the title contenders, with an eye on securing a knockout berth, meet minnows Papua New Guinea in the ICC U-19 World Cup here on Tuesday.

Jan 15, 2018, 14:21 PM IST

British explorer Benedict Allen goes missing on expedition

British explorer Benedict Allen was trying to find the Yaifo people in Papua New Guinea.

Nov 15, 2017, 19:53 PM IST

Indian Navy ship in Papua New Guinea

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

Jun 12, 2017, 22:48 PM IST

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.

May 23, 2017, 11:22 AM IST

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.

May 20, 2017, 16:16 PM IST

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.
 

May 15, 2017, 08:39 AM IST

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.

Feb 15, 2017, 09:04 AM IST

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.

Feb 03, 2017, 10:32 AM IST

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.

Jan 22, 2017, 13:30 PM IST