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Australians arrested as PNG police seize 500kg of cocaine after plane crash

Australian authorities make arrests across the country as PNG police seize cocaine worth an estimated $80 million following the crash of a drug smuggling plane this week.

Two men accused of using 'black flights' to smuggle drugs between Australia and PNG refused bail

Salvatore Formica and Pierinio Forni are ordered to be extradited to Cairns over an alleged drug ring exposed when a plane carrying 500 kilos of cocaine crashed in Papua New Guinea in July.
Papua New Guinea

Two men accused of using 'black flights' to smuggle drugs between Australia and PNG refused bail

Salvatore Formica and Pierinio Forni are ordered to be extradited to Cairns over an alleged drug ring exposed when a plane carrying 500 kilos of cocaine crashed in Papua New Guinea in July.

Suzanna feels 'desperate' after being knocked back from 80 jobs, including one with 700 applicants

Suzanna Martanti is feeling increasingly «desperate» with every job rejection, but she and others struggling with mental health are using coping strategies to reduce stress and anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic.
Papua New Guinea

Suzanna feels 'desperate' after being knocked back from 80 jobs, including one with 700 applicants

Suzanna Martanti is feeling increasingly «desperate» with every job rejection, but she and others struggling with mental health are using coping strategies to reduce stress and anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic.

PNG is walking a tightrope on COVID-19, so it's abandoned lockdowns

Papua New Guinea residents are told they must learn to live with COVID-19 as the Government looks to abandon lockdown measures aimed at preventing the spread of the virus.
Papua New Guinea

PNG is walking a tightrope on COVID-19, so it's abandoned lockdowns

Papua New Guinea residents are told they must learn to live with COVID-19 as the Government looks to abandon lockdown measures aimed at preventing the spread of the virus.

PNG is walking a tightrope on COVID-19 so it's abandoned lockdowns

Papua New Guinea residents are told they must learn to live with COVID-19 as the Government looks to abandon lockdown measures aimed at preventing the spread of the virus.
Papua New Guinea

PNG is walking a tightrope on COVID-19 so it's abandoned lockdowns

Papua New Guinea residents are told they must learn to live with COVID-19 as the Government looks to abandon lockdown measures aimed at preventing the spread of the virus.

Perth Mint cleared of 'serious misconduct' after claims it bought conflict gold from convicted killer

An investigation into the purchasing practices of the Perth Mint has not found any examples of serious misconduct by the State Government-owned metal refiner.
Papua New Guinea

Perth Mint cleared of 'serious misconduct' after claims it bought conflict gold from convicted killer

An investigation into the purchasing practices of the Perth Mint has not found any examples of serious misconduct by the State Government-owned metal refiner.

My son asked me a question that I couldn't really answer: 'Will we see Dad again?'

I had the year's travel scheduled. The plan was to see each other no less than every 28 days — we even had a spreadsheet! And then coronavirus split us indefinitely, writes Susan Abel.
Papua New Guinea

My son asked me a question that I couldn't really answer: 'Will we see Dad again?'

I had the year's travel scheduled. The plan was to see each other no less than every 28 days — we even had a spreadsheet! And then coronavirus split us indefinitely, writes Susan Abel.

'I was wildly wrong': Residents in bushfire-ravaged Merimbula shocked by 'generous' PNG donation

In Papua New Guinea many people earn less than a dollar a day. But that didn't stop one community from donating tens of thousands of dollars to an Australian town badly affected by the Black Summer bushfires.
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'I was wildly wrong': Residents in bushfire-ravaged Merimbula shocked by 'generous' PNG donation

In Papua New Guinea many people earn less than a dollar a day. But that didn't stop one community from donating tens of thousands of dollars to an Australian town badly affected by the Black Summer bushfires.

Australian arrests as PNG police make massive cocaine seizure after plane crash

Australian authorities make arrests across the country as PNG police seize more than 500 kilograms of cocaine following the crash of a drug smuggling plane this week.
Papua New Guinea

Australian arrests as PNG police make massive cocaine seizure after plane crash

Australian authorities make arrests across the country as PNG police seize more than 500 kilograms of cocaine following the crash of a drug smuggling plane this week.

PNG's latest outbreak started with a case in a coronavirus testing lab. No-one knows what happened

PNG's recent outbreak started at a lab responsible for identifying COVID-19 cases at the country's biggest hospital. But there is still a mystery over how the first case contracted the virus.
Papua New Guinea

PNG's latest outbreak started with a case in a coronavirus testing lab. No-one knows what happened

PNG's recent outbreak started at a lab responsible for identifying COVID-19 cases at the country's biggest hospital. But there is still a mystery over how the first case contracted the virus.

PNG's first major COVID-19 spike has come from within its health system

PNG's recent outbreak started at a lab responsible for identifying COVID-19 cases at the country's biggest hospital. But there is still a mystery over how the first case contracted the virus.
Papua New Guinea

PNG's first major COVID-19 spike has come from within its health system

PNG's recent outbreak started at a lab responsible for identifying COVID-19 cases at the country's biggest hospital. But there is still a mystery over how the first case contracted the virus.

Aussie pilot detained in PNG over mystery plane crash allegedly linked to drugs

An Australian man is detained in Papua New Guinea amid an ongoing investigation into a plane crash, which police suggest may be linked to drug trafficking.
Papua New Guinea

Aussie pilot detained in PNG over mystery plane crash allegedly linked to drugs

An Australian man is detained in Papua New Guinea amid an ongoing investigation into a plane crash, which police suggest may be linked to drug trafficking.

'Grave concern' as PNG's coronavirus cases rise

Papua New Guinea has recorded its biggest daily spike of coronavirus cases, with another eight people diagnosed in Port Moresby, and there are fears the country's weak health system could become overwhelmed.
Papua New Guinea

'Grave concern' as PNG's coronavirus cases rise

Papua New Guinea has recorded its biggest daily spike of coronavirus cases, with another eight people diagnosed in Port Moresby, and there are fears the country's weak health system could become overwhelmed.

Tsunami warning passes for Papua New Guinea after magnitude-7.0 earthquake

The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre briefly issues a warning for «hazardous tsunami waves» in coastal regions within 300 kilometres of Wau in Papua New Guinea after a magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck the region, but later reveals the damage has p
Papua New Guinea

Tsunami warning passes for Papua New Guinea after magnitude-7.0 earthquake

The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre briefly issues a warning for «hazardous tsunami waves» in coastal regions within 300 kilometres of Wau in Papua New Guinea after a magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck the region, but later reveals the damage has passed.

Teen stowaway who ended up owning world's biggest crocodile celebrates 90 years

Before he settled on Green Island, George Craig picked bananas in Jamaica, swam with Tarzan and hunted crocs in PNG — and that was only the first half of his extraordinary life.
Papua New Guinea

Teen stowaway who ended up owning world's biggest crocodile celebrates 90 years

Before he settled on Green Island, George Craig picked bananas in Jamaica, swam with Tarzan and hunted crocs in PNG — and that was only the first half of his extraordinary life.

COVID-19 is helping us fight African swine fever, but our developing neighbours are being overwhelmed

Australia's head vet says the coronavirus pandemic is helping keep a pig-killing virus out, but it has wreaked havoc on containment efforts in neighbouring and developing nations.
Papua New Guinea

COVID-19 is helping us fight African swine fever, but our developing neighbours are being overwhelmed

Australia's head vet says the coronavirus pandemic is helping keep a pig-killing virus out, but it has wreaked havoc on containment efforts in neighbouring and developing nations.

How the torture and murder of this 19-year-old mum could change PNG forever

Jenelyn Kennedy's battered body arrived at Port Moresby hospital after what authorities believe were days of torture and abuse by her partner. But the death of this teenager could mark a turning point for the women of PNG.
Papua New Guinea

How the torture and murder of this 19-year-old mum could change PNG forever

Jenelyn Kennedy's battered body arrived at Port Moresby hospital after what authorities believe were days of torture and abuse by her partner. But the death of this teenager could mark a turning point for the women of PNG.

How the torture and murder of this 19 year old mum could change PNG forever

Jenelyn Kennedy's battered body arrived at Port Moresby hospital after what authorities believe were days of torture and abuse by her partner. But the death of this teenager could mark a turning point for the women of PNG.
Papua New Guinea

How the torture and murder of this 19 year old mum could change PNG forever

Jenelyn Kennedy's battered body arrived at Port Moresby hospital after what authorities believe were days of torture and abuse by her partner. But the death of this teenager could mark a turning point for the women of PNG.

This woman was tortured for days before she died. Now, PNG women are rising up

Jenelyn Kennedy's battered body arrived at Port Moresby hospital after what authorities believe were days of torture and abuse by her partner. But the death of this teenager could mark a turning point for the women of PNG.
Papua New Guinea

This woman was tortured for days before she died. Now, PNG women are rising up

Jenelyn Kennedy's battered body arrived at Port Moresby hospital after what authorities believe were days of torture and abuse by her partner. But the death of this teenager could mark a turning point for the women of PNG.

Amid horrifying pandemic birth stories, PNG women are urged to avoid pregnancy for years

Papua New Guinea has recorded just 10 cases of COVID-19, but fear of a major outbreak and potential healthcare disaster means some pregnant women have lost their babies while desperately seeking treatment.
Papua New Guinea

Amid horrifying pandemic birth stories, PNG women are urged to avoid pregnancy for years

Papua New Guinea has recorded just 10 cases of COVID-19, but fear of a major outbreak and potential healthcare disaster means some pregnant women have lost their babies while desperately seeking treatment.

PNG women urged to avoid pregnancy as coronavirus fears leave them at risk

Papua New Guinea has recorded just nine cases of COVID-19, but fear of a major outbreak and potential healthcare disaster means some pregnant women have lost their babies while desperately seeking treatment.
Papua New Guinea

PNG women urged to avoid pregnancy as coronavirus fears leave them at risk

Papua New Guinea has recorded just nine cases of COVID-19, but fear of a major outbreak and potential healthcare disaster means some pregnant women have lost their babies while desperately seeking treatment.

HIV is no longer a death sentence in the West. In PNG, the virus is mutating

For much of the world, anti-viral drugs mean that HIV is no longer a death sentence. But for those in Papua New Guinea, the virus is mutating and becoming resistant to medication.
Papua New Guinea

HIV is no longer a death sentence in the West. In PNG, the virus is mutating

For much of the world, anti-viral drugs mean that HIV is no longer a death sentence. But for those in Papua New Guinea, the virus is mutating and becoming resistant to medication.

HIV is no longer a death sentence in the west. In PNG, the virus is mutating

For much of the world, anti-viral drugs mean that HIV is no longer a death sentence. But for those in Papua New Guinea, the virus is mutating and becoming resistant to medication.
Papua New Guinea

HIV is no longer a death sentence in the west. In PNG, the virus is mutating

For much of the world, anti-viral drugs mean that HIV is no longer a death sentence. But for those in Papua New Guinea, the virus is mutating and becoming resistant to medication.

New Zealand isn't the first country to beat coronavirus. Here are eight others

The world is marvelling at New Zealand's ability to eliminate coronavirus, but eight other countries achieved the same feat earlier.
Papua New Guinea

New Zealand isn't the first country to beat coronavirus. Here are eight others

The world is marvelling at New Zealand's ability to eliminate coronavirus, but eight other countries achieved the same feat earlier.

New Zealand wasn't the first country to beat coronavirus. Here are eight others

The world is marvelling at New Zealand's ability to eliminate coronavirus, but eight other countries achieved the same feat earlier.
Papua New Guinea

New Zealand wasn't the first country to beat coronavirus. Here are eight others

The world is marvelling at New Zealand's ability to eliminate coronavirus, but eight other countries achieved the same feat earlier.

New Zealand is COVID-free, but it wasn't the first country to get there

The world is marvelling at New Zealand's ability to eliminate coronavirus, but eight other countries achieved the same feat earlier.
Papua New Guinea

New Zealand is COVID-free, but it wasn't the first country to get there

The world is marvelling at New Zealand's ability to eliminate coronavirus, but eight other countries achieved the same feat earlier.

Athlete releases footage of her ex beating her with a hot iron

To highlight PNG's domestic violence problem, international rugby player and boxer Debbie Kaore, who teaches women techniques on how to defend themselves, releases footage online of her then-partner beating her.
Papua New Guinea

Athlete releases footage of her ex beating her with a hot iron

To highlight PNG's domestic violence problem, international rugby player and boxer Debbie Kaore, who teaches women techniques on how to defend themselves, releases footage online of her then-partner beating her.

Former Manus Island detention guard wins payout for psychiatric harm during riots

The Australian Government and security company G4S settle a lawsuit brought by a former guard on Manus Island, who claims to have suffered a psychiatric injury during the riots in which asylum seeker Reza Barati was killed six years ago.
Papua New Guinea

Former Manus Island detention guard wins payout for psychiatric harm during riots

The Australian Government and security company G4S settle a lawsuit brought by a former guard on Manus Island, who claims to have suffered a psychiatric injury during the riots in which asylum seeker Reza Barati was killed six years ago.

Coronavirus to 'dwarf' Australia's aid resources as DFAT announces plan to redirect funding

The spread of COVID-19 will «dwarf» Australia's aid resources and force a rethink of how to help and maintain a strategic presence in the region, according to a new government strategy.
Papua New Guinea

Coronavirus to 'dwarf' Australia's aid resources as DFAT announces plan to redirect funding

The spread of COVID-19 will «dwarf» Australia's aid resources and force a rethink of how to help and maintain a strategic presence in the region, according to a new government strategy.

Court rules Mark Basa's deportation to PNG should be reconsidered 'according to law'

Convicted murderer Mark Basa has won an appeal against his deportation to PNG, the Federal Court citing fears he'd die from ill health if returned.
Papua New Guinea

Court rules Mark Basa's deportation to PNG should be reconsidered 'according to law'

Convicted murderer Mark Basa has won an appeal against his deportation to PNG, the Federal Court citing fears he'd die from ill health if returned.

'Very white' Australian commercial TV broadcast to Pacific in soft-power push

Australian television shows like The Voice, Border Security and Neighbours will be broadcast in the Pacific under a $17.1 million soft-power push against Chinese media influence in the region, but critics say local voices should be the priority.
Papua New Guinea

'Very white' Australian commercial TV broadcast to Pacific in soft-power push

Australian television shows like The Voice, Border Security and Neighbours will be broadcast in the Pacific under a $17.1 million soft-power push against Chinese media influence in the region, but critics say local voices should be the priority.

Former PNG prime minister charged with misappropriation and corruption

Peter O'Neill is charged with misappropriation, official corruption and abuse of office after flying back to Port Moresby from Brisbane where he had been stranded because of coronavirus restrictions.
Papua New Guinea

Former PNG prime minister charged with misappropriation and corruption

Peter O'Neill is charged with misappropriation, official corruption and abuse of office after flying back to Port Moresby from Brisbane where he had been stranded because of coronavirus restrictions.

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