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'Game changing' technology could almost eradicate malaria in PNG.

Australian scientists have trialled a new diagnostic technique in Papua New Guinea they say could help eradicate the malaria parasite in developing countries.

- ABC News - AU

Mass trial in PNG over killing of people suspected of sorcery.

Ninety-nine men appear in court in Papua New Guinea to stand trial for the brutal killing in 2014 of seven people they believed were conducting sorcery.

- ABC News - AU

Cruise ship caused massive coral death in Indonesia.

JAKARTA - Indonesia says nearly 19,000 square metres of pristine coral reef was damaged by a foreign cruise ship when it ran aground in waters off West Papua province earlier this month.

- BangkokPost - TH

Mass trial in Papua New Guinea over ‘sorcery’ killings.

A “berserk” crowd used bows and arrows, knives and axes to hack to death seven people including two small children accused of sorcery, a trial in Papua New Guinea has heard. Two children, aged three and five, were wrenched from their mothers’ arms and chopped to pieces Article in Post Courier Ninety-seven ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Details emerge in mass trial for Papua New Guinea 'sorcery' killings.

A “berserk” crowd used bows and arrows, knives and axes to hack to death seven people including two small children accused of sorcery, a trial in Papua New Guinea has heard. Ninety-seven of the 122 people charged pleaded not guilty to wilful murder, with the rest, who were released on bail, failing to show up ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Indonesia survey shows massive coral death from cruise ship.

JAKARTA, Indonesia " Indonesia says nearly 19,000 square meters of coral reef was damaged by a foreign cruise ship that ran aground in the pristine waters of Raja Ampat in West Papua province earlier this month.The extent of...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Indonesia survey shows massive coral death from cruise ship.

Indonesia says nearly 19,000 square meters of pristine coral reef was damaged by a foreign cruise ship that ran aground in waters off West Papua province earlier this month.

- FOX News - US

Harmony plans to grow output to 1.5Moz, outlines acquisition criteria.

Dual-listed Harmony Gold is aiming to increase its yearly gold production from the current 1.1-million to 1.5-million ounces over the next three years. This would be achieved by undertaking expansions at its operations in South Africa, the rest of Africa and Papua New Guinea, while also potentially acquiring low-cost, ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Solomon Islands Honorary Consul in Auckland, New Zealand.

The Solomon Islands Government confirms that Mr. Kayhan Khadem was officially appointed as the Solomon Islands Honorary Consul in Auckland following a Cabinet approval and official exequatur signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade in ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Indonesia finds extensive reef damage after cruise ship runs aground.

JAKARTA - A British-flagged cruise ship damaged more than 18,000 square meters of coral when it ran aground in waters popular with divers off Indonesia's eastern province of Papua, government officials said on Wednesday.

- Reuters - US

US officials interview asylum-seekers at Australian Pacific island.

March 20, 2017, 10:50 AM US officials have begun interviewing and taking fingerprints of asylum seekers in an Australian-run camp in the Pacific island of Nauru, who seek resettlement in the US. President Obama agreed to accept 1,500 refugees held by Australia in Papua New Guinea and Nauru. In return, Canberra agreed to ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

The US may be restarting an asylum agreement with Australia that Trump blasted as a 'dumb deal'

REUTERS/Joshua RobertsCANBERRA/PERTH - U.S. officials began taking fingerprints of asylum seekers in an Australian-run camp on the Pacific island of Nauru on Monday, signaling that vetting of applicants for resettlement in what U.S. President Donald Trump called a "dumb deal" has restarted. Australia agreed with former U.S. ...

- Business Insider - US

6.0-magnitude quake hits off Solomon Islands

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit off the Solomon Islands in the early hours of Monday, the US Geological Survey said. The post 6.0-magnitude quake hits off Solomon Islands appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Indonesia deports 2 French journalists from Papua province

Indonesia has deported two French journalists for committing visa violations while shooting a documentary film in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua, an official said Sunday.

- FOX News - US

Indonesia deports 2 French journalists from Papua province

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia has deported two French journalists for committing visa violations while shooting a documentary film in...

- Townhall.com - US

Indonesia deports 2 French journalists from Papua province

JAKARTA, Indonesia " Indonesia has deported two French journalists for committing visa violations while shooting a documentary film in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua.Immigration office spokesman Agung Sampurno said...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

British Cruise Ship Destroys Pristine Coral Reefs in West Papua

"This damaged area could take hundreds of years to re-grow. Noble Caledonia need to take responsibility for this and help rebuild this reef!"

- Global Voices - US

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