Melanesia

Strong Pacific quake hits near Vanuatu but no tsunami threat

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A strong earthquake has struck in the South Pacific near the archipelago nation of Vanuatu, but authorities say there is no …

Vanuatu

Magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes off coast of Vanuatu

The epicentre of the quake was located a few kilometres off the tip of Ambrym.<p>A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck north of Ambrym Island in the Vanuatu …

Natural Disasters

Oil Search's Botten Sees Benefit From China Tariffs on U.S. LNG

Live on Bloomberg TVBloomberg Daybreak: AsiaFull Schedule<p>TV Shows<p>Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia<p>Peter Botten, managing director at Oil Search Ltd., …

Papua New Guinea

Genetic error led humans to evolve bigger, but more vulnerable, brains

Scientists have found that the DNA of every person outside Africa is 1–2% Neanderthal, meaning that these extinct human relatives had offspring with …

Anthropology

UPNG students to attend Aust summer school

The top 10 students from the University of Papua New Guinea(UPNG) will be on their way to the Australian National University (ANU) early next year as …

Students

UN National Perceptions Survey on Peacebuilding for Solomon Islands

Summary<p>The National Perceptions Survey on Peacebuilding for Solomon Islands provides a fresh insight into people’s perceptions of peacebuilding …

United Nations

Harmony Gold swings to full-year loss on impairments

Harmony Gold (NYSE:HMY) -2.6% premarket after swinging to a full-year loss of 4.47B South African rand ($306M) for the year ended June 30 from a …

Business

Coca-Cola Amatil puts SPC up for sale after $1.7 million loss

CCA posted an almost 13 per cent jump in half-year net profit off the back off strong sales in New Zeland and Fiji, it said on Wednesday.<p>The …

Coca-Cola

Nikkei closes higher supported by tech shares; telecom shares volatile

© Reuters. Nikkei closes higher supported by tech shares; telecom shares volatile<p>* Suruga Bank nosedives after report of heavy improper lending<p>* Mood …

Stock Markets

The NRL Lurker: Why the Sydney Roosters signed up Brock Lamb

With two rounds left in the NRL season, <b>The Lurker</b> has returned from his latest dumpster dive through Clubland to deliver all the latest on the …

Papua New Guinea

No tsunami threat to NZ following Vanuatu quake - The Bay's News First

Bay of Plenty<p>We are currently looking for a highly motivated and multi-skilled individual who has an in-depth knowledge of the Plumbing...<p>Bay of …

Mount Maunganui

Georgia ranks among worst states in America for women’s equality (again)

When it comes to gender equality and female empowerment, Georgia doesn’t have the best track record, according to a number of national analyses.<p>And …

Georgia (U.S. State)

Why Harry and Meghan's big tour may affect the couple's plans to start a family

I start this post by saying that it’s none of my business, or anyone’s business, whether the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are planning to have children …

Public Health

Vocus reports rise in New Zealand business

Following its decision not to sell the New Zealand segment of its business, Vocus has reported a rise in NZ revenue to AU$335 million, with total …

New Zealand

Johnny Langenheim

Johnny Langenheim is a writer and film-maker whose interests include human ecology, travel and the environment. He has worked extensively in south-east Asia and the Pacific<p>August 2018<p>Coral Triangle could be key to reef survival as Indonesia corals withstand worst coral bleaching event in …

Costa Rica

Fiji tourism eyes the Indian market

Tourism Fiji is focusing on the Indian traveller. With an increase of approximately 28 per cent in visitor arrival, India is considered to be one of …

Tourism

Aus immigration minister's exit could present opportunity for refugees

Green Party MP Golriz Ghahraman says Peter Dutton's move to Australia's back bench could present an opportunity for the refugees detained in the …

New Zealand

Nauru refugee boy airlifted to Australia for urgent medical attention

A young Iranian refugee has been airlifted off Nauru to Australia for medical treatment after refusing food and water for almost three weeks.<p>The …

Australian News

What’s Next for Indonesia-Fiji Military Ties?

On August 13, the defense ministers of Indonesia and Fiji briefly held an official meeting in Jakarta. While few specifics were publicly disclosed …

Geopolitics

TV Ratings August 22: The Block wins the night and Taboo delivers

Share Email Comments<p><b>• Just doing his job! Keith labelled drama queen on The Block</b> <b><br>• Underrated foreman key to Nine’s H2 property winning again</b> <b><br>• Pilot</b> …

TV Ratings

Leadership spill: Julie Bishop the only steady hand as leadership ills risk credibility overseas

by Lisa Murray<p>Australia's credibility is at stake as the turnstile at the top of government jeopardises management of the country's key trading and …

Julie Bishop

Meet the family of five sailing around the world for 10 years

Sailing

Japanese net users react to the results of the 2018 Global Liveability Index

Two Japanese cities made this year’s list of the Top Ten Most Liveable Cities in the World.<p>Each year the <b>Economist Intelligence Unit</b> (EIU; …

Japan

How China ‘weaponised’ tourism

IT’S just a tiny cluster of islands in the western Pacific. But Palau has become the epicentre of a growing international storm between China and …

China

Blood, vomit, rats and cockroaches: U.K. government takes control of crisis-hit prison run by contractor G4S

LONDON — The British government has taken over the running of a major prison from contractor G4S after an inspection found that staff locked …

Labour Party

U.S. businesses beg Trump team for relief from tariffs as trade war with China rolls on

The Trump administration is moving forward this week with plans to impose tariffs on a wider array of Chinese imports even as it explores the possibility of a negotiated resolution of its deepening trade conflict with China.<p>On Monday, the U.S. trade representative's office began an extraordinary …

Business

Australian political challenger known for hard-right stances

Peter Dutton, the government lawmaker who has challenged Australia's prime minister for his job, is publicly perceived as a hard man and a leading hard-right conservative. His face is associated with turning back asylum seekers boats, stripping citizenship from extremists and striving to increase …

Liberal Party

Harmony Gold reports profit drop, mining deaths spike

Harmony Gold reported a 43% fall in annual earnings on Tuesday, hurt by impairments and a loss relating to debt denominated in US dollars, and had a …

Papua New Guinea

UPDATE 2-Oil Search profit slumps post-quake, focus on PNG LNG expansion talks

* Underlying profit down 39 pct, but beats forecasts<p>* Post-quake community recovery to take years - CEO<p>* PNG aims to agree LNG expansion fiscal terms by Nov<p>* (Recasts, adds managing director comments)<p>By Sonali Paul<p>MELBOURNE, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Australia’s Oil Search Ltd reported a near 40 percent …

Oil

More than R5bn in SA impairments push Harmony deep into the red

Harmony took hefty impairments against the bulk of its South African mines, pushing the company deep into an annual loss as its net debt grew …

Business (South Africa)