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Animals actively choose to match their surroundings to avoid predation.

Animals can match their background to avoid detection by predators. For instance, numerous species have evolved color patterns that help them blend into their surroundings and avoid predators—a phenomenon called crypsis. A new experimental study found that ghost crabs in the Solomon Islands may achieve crypsis by ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Women from Papua New Guinea bring rape complaints to Canadian mining company's door.

Two women from Papua New Guinea flew half-way around the world this week to tell their stories of sexual assault at a Canadian mining giant's shareholders' meeting — but when they arrived at the meeting, they say they were told they couldn't speak. Everlyn Gaupe and Joycelyn Mandi allege

- VICE News - US

PNG MP labelled 'discredited witness' by Dutton reinstated by court.

A Papua New Guinean politician, whose account of a shooting at the Manus Island detention centre was rejected by Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, is reinstated as an MP by the PNG Supreme Court.

- ABC News - AU

How Dutton comes out of dispute about Manus claim goes to the question of character.

Peter Dutton has put his credibility in the frame by sticking to his claim about the role of an incident involving a young boy in triggering the Manus Island disturbance that saw Papua New Guinea defence personnel fire shots at the detention facility. Dutton's well-publicised but strongly disputed allegation will be tested ...

- The Conversation - UK

Governor-General Peter Cosgrove to honour fallen in PNG.

Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove will lead Anzac Day commemorations in Papua New Guinea to mark the 75th anniversaries of Kokoda and the Battle of Milne Bay.

- - AU

Pence: U.S. to honor refugee deal with Australia.

The United States will honor an Obama-era agreement with Australia to help resettle Syrian refugees, despite the Trump administration not favoring the arrangement, Vice President Mike Pence announced Saturday.'President Trump has made it clear that we'll honor the agreement — that doesn't mean we admire the agreement,' ...


'Setting the record straight' on PNG's role in the Battle of Milne Bay.

A team of historians visit Milne Bay — the scene of a Japanese offensive during WWII — to "set the record straight" on the role of Papua New Guineans in the battle by recording the stories of those who remember it.

- ABC News - AU

A year overseas in Papua New Guinea.

When I started preparations for a year-long stay in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, I had a recurring thought – this would be the first time I would be "travelling" by living in just one town for a whole year.

- Stuff - NZ

Dutton's account of Manus detention centre attack disputed by police.

Papua New Guinea police reject claims by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton that concerns for a small boy led PNG soldiers to attack the detention centre on Manus Island.

- ABC News - AU

RLWC2017 Unveils ISUZU UTE Australia as Major Partner.

Rugby League World Cup 2017 is delighted to announce Isuzu UTE Australia as the Official Automotive Partner for this year’s tournament, to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand with three pool matches in Papua New Guinea from 27 ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Communities Around the World Forced to Migrate Due to Climate Change.

Communities Around the World Forced to Migrate Due to Climate ChangeBy Arian Rubio | Monday, April 17, 2017 The island of Malaita in the Solomon Islands, which are threatened by sea level rise Leocadio Sebastian/Flickr Too many people are being forced from their homes due to climate change, and folks in these communities ...

- Earthjustice - US

Solomon Islands Seeks Balance in Relations With Indonesia and West Papua

With the end of the RAMSI intervention and restoration of full sovereignty comes more difficult diplomatic balancing.

- The Diplomat - US