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Manus asylum seekers allegedly attacked by PNG soldiers

Asylum seekers on Manus Island are told to stay in their accommodation after three men are allegedly attacked and injured by soldiers from the Papua New Guinea Defence Force.
Papua New Guinea

Manus asylum seekers allegedly attacked by PNG soldiers

Asylum seekers on Manus Island are told to stay in their accommodation after three men are allegedly attacked and injured by soldiers from the Papua New Guinea Defence Force.

PNG security guard charged with murder over supermarket shooting

PNG police said two Filipino men, both security guards, shot at each other inside the Boroko Foodworld supermarket. Two children are also injured and being treated in hospital.
Papua New Guinea

PNG security guard charged with murder over supermarket shooting

PNG police said two Filipino men, both security guards, shot at each other inside the Boroko Foodworld supermarket. Two children are also injured and being treated in hospital.

PNG–based Israeli company selling milk products at half the price of Australian imports

The dairy farm's milk is sold for half the price of that imported from Australia and New Zealand, with the possibility of eventually replacing the pricier imports.
Papua New Guinea

PNG–based Israeli company selling milk products at half the price of Australian imports

The dairy farm's milk is sold for half the price of that imported from Australia and New Zealand, with the possibility of eventually replacing the pricier imports.

Concerns about PNG women turning to abortions to stop 'unwanted' pregnancies

This week Pacific Beat has explored some of the issues around family planning in the Pacific, and particularly, the questions of where and how modern contraceptive methods, like the implant, fit in with PNG's culture and religion?
Papua New Guinea

Concerns about PNG women turning to abortions to stop 'unwanted' pregnancies

This week Pacific Beat has explored some of the issues around family planning in the Pacific, and particularly, the questions of where and how modern contraceptive methods, like the implant, fit in with PNG's culture and religion?

PNG's Catholic health clinics accused of 'wasting' family planning items

The PNG Government is being called on to reconsider its contracts with the Catholic Church, with concerns that certain Catholic-run health clinics aren't providing the full family planning services they're obligated to.
Papua New Guinea

PNG's Catholic health clinics accused of 'wasting' family planning items

The PNG Government is being called on to reconsider its contracts with the Catholic Church, with concerns that certain Catholic-run health clinics aren't providing the full family planning services they're obligated to.

«I thought coaching was a men's job»: Soccer coach breaks new ground in PNG

With two rival soccer factions competing over who should run the national soccer competition in Papua New Guinea, the recent appointment of a woman to coach a newly-formed club in the National Soccer League, appears to have flown under the radar.
Papua New Guinea

«I thought coaching was a men's job»: Soccer coach breaks new ground in PNG

With two rival soccer factions competing over who should run the national soccer competition in Papua New Guinea, the recent appointment of a woman to coach a newly-formed club in the National Soccer League, appears to have flown under the radar.

PNG Catholic's health clinics accused of 'wasting' family planning items

The PNG Government is being called on to reconsider its contracts with the Catholic Church, with concerns that certain Catholic-run health clinics aren't providing the full family planning services they're obligated to.
Papua New Guinea

PNG Catholic's health clinics accused of 'wasting' family planning items

The PNG Government is being called on to reconsider its contracts with the Catholic Church, with concerns that certain Catholic-run health clinics aren't providing the full family planning services they're obligated to.

Landowners and companies in new battle for mine that triggered Bougainville Crisis

The race to reopen one of the world's biggest copper mines, Panguna, is dividing landowners and the wider community in Bougainville as a referendum for independence looms.
Papua New Guinea

Landowners and companies in new battle for mine that triggered Bougainville Crisis

The race to reopen one of the world's biggest copper mines, Panguna, is dividing landowners and the wider community in Bougainville as a referendum for independence looms.

Nauru refugee to be transferred to Australia due to 'extreme suicide risk'

A young girl from the Nauru detention centre must be brought to Australia for urgent psychiatric treatment, a court finds, warning she could take her own life without intervention.
Papua New Guinea

Nauru refugee to be transferred to Australia due to 'extreme suicide risk'

A young girl from the Nauru detention centre must be brought to Australia for urgent psychiatric treatment, a court finds, warning she could take her own life without intervention.

PNG villagers at Kokoda demand major review into track administration

Papua New Guinea's Kokoda track remains blocked off by local landowners, who are ramping up their calls for a total review of the organisation tasked to manage the famed tourist attraction.
Papua New Guinea

PNG villagers at Kokoda demand major review into track administration

Papua New Guinea's Kokoda track remains blocked off by local landowners, who are ramping up their calls for a total review of the organisation tasked to manage the famed tourist attraction.

Sorcery-related violence and killings are increasing in PNG, aid workers say

Aid workers say violence and murder related to accusations of witchcraft against men and women is increasingly dividing families and claiming innocent lives across Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea

Sorcery-related violence and killings are increasing in PNG, aid workers say

Aid workers say violence and murder related to accusations of witchcraft against men and women is increasingly dividing families and claiming innocent lives across Papua New Guinea.

Landowners battle over whether to reopen Kokoda Track

Two groups of landowners from Papua New Guinea’s Kokoda Track are at loggerheads over whether to keep the iconic tourist drawcard shut or reopen it.
Papua New Guinea

Landowners battle over whether to reopen Kokoda Track

Two groups of landowners from Papua New Guinea’s Kokoda Track are at loggerheads over whether to keep the iconic tourist drawcard shut or reopen it.

PNG lands department under fire as Manumanu files go missing

Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International PNG says Papua New Guinea's lands department can't be trusted after it lost crucial files for controversial lease deals.
Papua New Guinea

PNG lands department under fire as Manumanu files go missing

Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International PNG says Papua New Guinea's lands department can't be trusted after it lost crucial files for controversial lease deals.

Call for Pacific authorities to enforce maritime safety powers after another ferry disaster

As Kiribati authorities investigate the capsize of an inter-island ferry with more than 90 people missing, there are questions about whether some Pacific ferry operators are taking safety seriously.
Papua New Guinea

Call for Pacific authorities to enforce maritime safety powers after another ferry disaster

As Kiribati authorities investigate the capsize of an inter-island ferry with more than 90 people missing, there are questions about whether some Pacific ferry operators are taking safety seriously.

Kokoda Track blocked off by protesting landowners

Landowners from part of the Kokoda Track say they will stop tourists from undertaking the famous walk unless the Papua New Guinea Government meets their demands.
Papua New Guinea

Kokoda Track blocked off by protesting landowners

Landowners from part of the Kokoda Track say they will stop tourists from undertaking the famous walk unless the Papua New Guinea Government meets their demands.

Calls for a PNG women's political party ahead of next election

Papua New Guinea's political scene is known for being unpredictable, and after a chaotic election last year that resulted in no women MP's and a weak Opposition, many critics are calling for change.
Papua New Guinea

Calls for a PNG women's political party ahead of next election

Papua New Guinea's political scene is known for being unpredictable, and after a chaotic election last year that resulted in no women MP's and a weak Opposition, many critics are calling for change.

Talented Sevens newcomer Alasio Naduva helps a resurgent Fiji to Hamilton win

Fiji has thrilled their many fans who travelled to Hamilton in New Zealand to win their first tournament of the World Rugby Sevens Series.
Papua New Guinea

Talented Sevens newcomer Alasio Naduva helps a resurgent Fiji to Hamilton win

Fiji has thrilled their many fans who travelled to Hamilton in New Zealand to win their first tournament of the World Rugby Sevens Series.

Proposal to give PNG security guards police powers to help cut crime

In a place deemed to be one of the world’s most dangerous cities, the Governor of Papua New Guinea's capital city wants private security guards to carry out police work.
Papua New Guinea

Proposal to give PNG security guards police powers to help cut crime

In a place deemed to be one of the world’s most dangerous cities, the Governor of Papua New Guinea's capital city wants private security guards to carry out police work.

Adelaide's old hospital equipment to benefit 24 countries in need

From old hospital beds to lifesaving medical machinery — developing countries are getting the benefits of Adelaide's old Royal Adelaide Hospital shutting down last year.
Papua New Guinea

Adelaide's old hospital equipment to benefit 24 countries in need

From old hospital beds to lifesaving medical machinery — developing countries are getting the benefits of Adelaide's old Royal Adelaide Hospital shutting down last year.

Calls to legalise prostitution in PNG to combat high HIV rates

Health workers are calling for PNG's prostitution and homosexuality laws to be updated to counter HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections, which they say are threatening to spread into the wider community.
Papua New Guinea

Calls to legalise prostitution in PNG to combat high HIV rates

Health workers are calling for PNG's prostitution and homosexuality laws to be updated to counter HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections, which they say are threatening to spread into the wider community.

Relentless rain leads to grave safety concerns on PNG's main highway

The Highlands highway is the economic backbone of Papua New Guinea, connecting several rural provinces to the cities of Lae, Madang and Goroka.
Papua New Guinea

Relentless rain leads to grave safety concerns on PNG's main highway

The Highlands highway is the economic backbone of Papua New Guinea, connecting several rural provinces to the cities of Lae, Madang and Goroka.

Pacific villagers seek repatriation of thousands of artefacts from Australia

There are tens of thousands of artefacts from across the Pacific sitting deep in the storage vaults of Australian museums, and now there is a push from at least one Papua New Guinean village to have them returned.
Papua New Guinea

Pacific villagers seek repatriation of thousands of artefacts from Australia

There are tens of thousands of artefacts from across the Pacific sitting deep in the storage vaults of Australian museums, and now there is a push from at least one Papua New Guinean village to have them returned.

Political rift between PNG's rival soccer factions shows no signs of healing

The officially sanctioned National Soccer League kicks off the 2018 season with just seven clubs as the rival breakaway National Premier League, which started life with 12 clubs, plans to add even more when its new season starts later in the year.
Papua New Guinea

Political rift between PNG's rival soccer factions shows no signs of healing

The officially sanctioned National Soccer League kicks off the 2018 season with just seven clubs as the rival breakaway National Premier League, which started life with 12 clubs, plans to add even more when its new season starts later in the year.

'Why are we illegal?' Asylum seekers stranded in PNG give up on dreams of a new life

Zalman and Samar Khan made an ill-informed decision to seek asylum by boat that has cost them almost five years of their lives. They're now stuck in legal limbo in Port Moresby, bored, frustrated and without hope.
Papua New Guinea

'Why are we illegal?' Asylum seekers stranded in PNG give up on dreams of a new life

Zalman and Samar Khan made an ill-informed decision to seek asylum by boat that has cost them almost five years of their lives. They're now stuck in legal limbo in Port Moresby, bored, frustrated and without hope.

PNG government's lack of funding blamed on rising sorcery beliefs

Researchers studying the escalating rate of violence against people accused of sorcery in Papua New Guinea say it's largely being caused by the failure of the national government to commit funds.
Papua New Guinea

PNG government's lack of funding blamed on rising sorcery beliefs

Researchers studying the escalating rate of violence against people accused of sorcery in Papua New Guinea say it's largely being caused by the failure of the national government to commit funds.

PNG human rights advocates accused of supporting sorcery

Papua New Guinean human rights advocates are putting their lives in danger to stop violence against people accused of practising sorcery.
Papua New Guinea

PNG human rights advocates accused of supporting sorcery

Papua New Guinean human rights advocates are putting their lives in danger to stop violence against people accused of practising sorcery.

PNG police blame lack of resources to help tackle sorcery-related violence

PNG police are planning to charge villagers who attempted to torture a man they accused of using sorcery to kill rugby league star Kato Ottio.
Papua New Guinea

PNG police blame lack of resources to help tackle sorcery-related violence

PNG police are planning to charge villagers who attempted to torture a man they accused of using sorcery to kill rugby league star Kato Ottio.

PNG sorcery beliefs: why and how people claim to prove witchcraft exists

In PNG, there are reports four policemen were injured when they rescued a man being tortured by villagers who accused him of using sorcery to cause the death of rugby star Kato Ottio.
Papua New Guinea

PNG sorcery beliefs: why and how people claim to prove witchcraft exists

In PNG, there are reports four policemen were injured when they rescued a man being tortured by villagers who accused him of using sorcery to cause the death of rugby star Kato Ottio.

Sanguma: The belief behind a rising number of murders in Papua New Guinea

Nearly 100 men face are likely to be sentenced to life in prison in PNG - and possibly even face the death penalty - after a court convicted them of murdering seven people over allegations of sorcery in a remote area of the Madang Province.
Papua New Guinea

Sanguma: The belief behind a rising number of murders in Papua New Guinea

Nearly 100 men face are likely to be sentenced to life in prison in PNG - and possibly even face the death penalty - after a court convicted them of murdering seven people over allegations of sorcery in a remote area of the Madang Province.

Hospital stands by treatment of PNG rugby star Kato Ottio

The Port Moresby hospital which first treated PNG rugby league star Kato Ottio, who died last week from suspected heat stroke, is defending its handling of the situation.
Papua New Guinea

Hospital stands by treatment of PNG rugby star Kato Ottio

The Port Moresby hospital which first treated PNG rugby league star Kato Ottio, who died last week from suspected heat stroke, is defending its handling of the situation.

Panguna mine licence bid rejected after landowner divisions

Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) is told its bid to extend an exploration licence over its Panguna site has been rejected because of divisions among landowners.
Papua New Guinea

Panguna mine licence bid rejected after landowner divisions

Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) is told its bid to extend an exploration licence over its Panguna site has been rejected because of divisions among landowners.

PNG health official calls for public autopsies to stamp out sorcery attacks

In Papua New Guinea, where people are still attacked and killed over accusations of witchcraft, a public health official is proposing public autopsies be carried out in cases where people claim sorcery is the cause of death.
Papua New Guinea

PNG health official calls for public autopsies to stamp out sorcery attacks

In Papua New Guinea, where people are still attacked and killed over accusations of witchcraft, a public health official is proposing public autopsies be carried out in cases where people claim sorcery is the cause of death.

Police shoot at their own in PNG, prompting drinking crackdown

Senior police in Papua New Guinea promise to discipline officers who fired shots into a Port Moresby police barracks in retaliation for an assault on a man in their unit.
Papua New Guinea

Police shoot at their own in PNG, prompting drinking crackdown

Senior police in Papua New Guinea promise to discipline officers who fired shots into a Port Moresby police barracks in retaliation for an assault on a man in their unit.

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