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Papua New Guinea partners agree to plans for gas export expansion

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Fly to Australasia with Etihad (ex-Scandi) from £1730, valid all year inc Christmas

<b>Etihad has jumped on the bandwagon of airlines offering aggressive Business Class discounts out of Scandinavia.</b><p><b>If you have been looking to head to</b> …

Abu Dhabi

PNG LNG, Papua LNG partners agree on 8 mtpa LNG expansion - Oil Search

MELBOURNE, Feb 20 (Reuters) - ExxonMobil Corp, Total SA and their partners in gas projects in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have broadly agreed on how they want to expand the PNG LNG project using gas from new and existing fields, Oil Search Ltd said on Tuesday.<p>* Set to propose three new LNG trains with …

Clean Technology

Clean Kratom Wellness Center's Faith Day Faces Down the Feds

Why not? "I was arrested when I was eighteen for multiple felony charges, and I was on probation for seven years," Day reveals. "Standing in front of …

Denver

Rules of thumb for women leaders in the Pacific, and beyond

In January, when New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced her pregnancy, she was careful to note that she would be “fully contactable” …

Julia Gillard

How to become a palaeontologist

Alice Clement shares her story of how she travelled half the world to become a palaeontologist at Flinders University.<p>Alice Clement with a Lungfish …

Australian National Parks

ABS: Census reveals jump in young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working or studying

The 2016 Census of Population and Housing reveals that more than half of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young adults are fully engaged in work …

Australia

Australia resettles Cambodian activist’s family as refugees

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia has accepted the family of a murdered Cambodian political activist as refugees, a lawmaker said Tuesday, as the …

Australia

Vanuatu to get millions from Green Climate Fund

The Green Climate Fund is to inject $US28 million dollars into the Vanuatu Ministry of Climate Change to help the country address climate change.

Climate

Fighting family members depart ship after causing Carnival ‘cruise from hell’

A large brawl aboard the “cruise from hell” forced an unscheduled stop to boot a large family, which other passengers say terrorized the trip.<p>The …

Airplanes

The secret on the ocean floor

By David Shukman<p>A wave of pioneers is poised to scoop up treasure from the deep sea.<p>But was this ocean mining boom sparked by a 1970s CIA plot?<p>Mystery ship<p>In the summer of 1974, a large and highly unusual ship set sail from Long Beach in California.<p>It was heading for the middle of the Pacific where …

Long-form Journalism

South Pacific looks to China as West turns away

China is quietly filling the breach as traditional Western donors cut back on their aid pledges to the South Pacific. And it seems many of the …

South-east Asia

'Sorcery' attacks in Papua New Guinea's highlands – in pictures

Sanguma is a Papua New Guinean word meaning black magic or sorcery. If something unwanted occurs in a village, people, most commonly women, are often accused of committing black magic, or of being a witch. They are then cast out of their homes and attacked or killed. Photographer Kristina Steiner …

Photojournalism

Queen Elizabeth to be Based in Australia for 2019-2020 Season

Cunard Line has announced that the Queen Elizabeth will be based in Australia for a 101 days for the 2019-2020 cruise season.<p>The Queen Elizabeth will …

Cruise Ships

Letter: What has Vale really done for Long Harbour?

Just before Christmas, the Long Harbour volunteer fire department went on the Vale site to fight a fire.<p>While this scares me — that our fire …

Pollution

18 Aviation Themed Stamps For Your Pleasure

Before the advent of electronic everything, people used to send hand written letters to each other. In order to show that you had paid for your …

Aer Lingus

Wayne Bennett set to sign new two-year contract as England head coach but successor is unclear

WAYNE Bennett’s continuation as England coach for a further two years is expected to be confirmed in the next 24 hours but doubts remain as to who …

Sport (Australia)

Volvo Ocean Race fleet concertinas as breeze goes funky

<b>Navigators in the Volvo Ocean Race have some big decisions ahead as the fleet compresses ahead of entering an area of light winds created in the wake</b> …

Sailing

Papua New Guinea/EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P114042- Urban Youth Employment Project - Procurement Plan (English) | The World Bank

Details<p>Document Date 2018/02/13 01:33:26<p>Document Type Procurement Plan<p>Report Number STEP7039<p>Volume No 1<p>Total Volume(s) 1<p>Country Papua New …

Geography

New Zealand's birth rate at record low

New Zealand's total fertility rate dipped to a record low last year.New data from Statistics New Zealand shows our national fertility rate was down …

New Zealand

Dangerous surf warning issued for South Coast

A tropical cyclone in the South Pacific has created dangerous surf conditions along NSW (File).<p>Powerful surf across the NSW coast has caused "chaos" …

Weather

5.2 earthquake causes moderate shaking southwest of Hastings in North Island

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake has caused moderate shaking in the North Island, southwest of Hastings.<p>The quake was recorded by Geonet at 8.43pm on …

Palmerston North

Volvo Race - Pressure on AkzoNobel

<b>Leg 6 race leader AkzoNobel look to be changing course, or something worse at the 19:00 UTC report ?</b><p><i>AkzoNobel, Luke Mollory with epic red skyline -</i> …

Sailing

More refugees leave Nauru for US

Another 35 refugees are leaving Nauru for the United States on Sunday, the third group to depart Australia's offshore immigration centres this …

North Africa

Mysuru company gets ink order for Assembly polls

For the upcoming Assembly elections, the Chief Electoral Officer of Karnataka has placed the order for indelible ink from the State-run Mysuru Paints …

India

Lifeguards save 150 in dangerous weekend

A man is missing and 150 people have been rescued from the surf over the weekend as cyclonic swell lashes the NSW coastline.<p>Surf Life Saving NSW …

Australia

CD says be ready for power cuts, road closures

Civil Defence is warning people to plan ahead as Cyclone Gita heads our way, bringing heavy rain and strong winds.

Weather

A Carnival cruise in the South Pacific descended into violent anarchy

A Carnival cruise devolved into near-anarchy during its 10 days in the South Pacific, with some passengers locking themselves inside their cabins, others kicked off the ship and security guards brawling with vacationers in a bare-knuckles melee.<p>Carnival said it would investigate what happened after …

Cleveland

At Melanesian Spearhead Group, the Question of West Papuan Membership Lingers

This week, the Papua New Guinea capital of Port Moresby hosted the 21st summit of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), the first since June 2015. …

Asia

PBB, PKPI ineligible for 2019 elections: KPU

The General Elections Commission (KPU) on Saturday declared the Crescent Star Party (PBB) and the Indonesian Justice and Unity Party (PKPI) …

Melanesia