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These Are the World's Most and Least Liveable Cities

<b>Why Global Citizens Should Care</b><i>Achieving zero hunger and good health and well-being for everyone are vital goals of the UN’s efforts to end extreme</i> …

Papua New Guinea

How the 2019 international season should look

International rugby league is certainly different to State of Origin and NRL football. The international game is a great opportunity to showcase …

Papua New Guinea

Treasury official nominated for IMF board

A senior Treasury official has been nominated to sit on the board of the International Monetary Fund.

Scott Morrison


Contingent upon the nation a man lives in, their beliefs of what constitutes genuine magnificence can vary especially from others’. Magnificence …


Boy, 12, lone survivor of Papua plane crash

A 12-year-old boy is the lone survivor of a plane crash in Papua which killed eight people.<p>The light aircraft went missing on Saturday, during a …

Papua New Guinea

Young boy plucked from wreckage of plane crash in Indonesia

A 12-year-old boy has been found alive and plucked from the wreckage of a plane crash which killed eight people in Indonesia. The young boy was …

Papua New Guinea

Sport: NZ, Tahiti book U19 semis spots

New Zealand and Tahiti have advanced to the semi finals in the Oceania Under 19 Football Championship after convincing victories in their final round …

New Zealand

As Gas Boom Falters in Papua New Guinea, China Steps In

When Papua New Guinea joined the ranks of the world’s significant energy exporters four years ago, the government was betting on a revenue windfall it hoped would transform the impoverished South Pacific nation better-known for jungles, violence and corruption.<p>But the payday from a $19 billion …

Papua New Guinea

Boy is sole survivor of plane crash in Indonesia

A 12-year-old boy is the sole survivor from the crash of a light commercial plane in a mountainous region of Indonesia's easternmost province of …


#OFCU19M - New Zealand top Group A

New Zealand have finished the group stages of the OFC U-19 Championship undefeated after they beat Papua New Guinea 4-0 in hot conditions today in …

New Zealand

Human rights groups call for investigation into brutal beating of boy by PNG police

Human rights groups have called for an immediate investigation into the brutal beating of a boy by Papua New Guinea police that was caught on film.<p>A video of the assault was filmed and this week shared widely on social media, showing armed officers hitting the naked 15-year-old boy with sticks, …

Human Rights

Polio vaccination campaign goes nationwide as country tries to prevent wider outbreak

More than a million children will be vaccinated against polio in Papua New Guinea in the coming months as the government tries to avert a wider …

Public Health

Brazil, Canada, and Papua New Guinea are among the destinations for Abercrombie and Kent’s new adventure themed ultra-luxury journeys -

For 2019 Abercrombie & Kent has developed four new journeys that combine their trademark luxe experiences with a thrill of adventure. The Marco Polo …

Papua New Guinea

USTOA Members Take You on the Paths Less Traveled

USTOA-member tour operators offer immersive itineraries to destinations largely untouched by tourism.

Sri Lanka

China’s Xi to visit PH before end 2018 – Palace

China's President Xi Jinping will visit the Philippines before the end of 2018, making it his first trip to Manila under the administration of …

Papua New Guinea

The Latest: Tiger Woods begins first PGA round since 2015 | FOX Sports

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the PGA Championship, golf’s final major of the year (all times local):<p>10:30 a.m.<p>Phil Mickelson’s good start has hit …


China could overtake Australia as biggest donor to Pacific

Canberra, Aug 10 (IANS) China could overtake Australia as the biggest donor to Pacific nations, but only if Beijing follows through on its promises …

Papua New Guinea

Fleeing Zimbabwe, Deported by Zambia: Daily Brief

Plus: A show trial in Russia's Chechnya; police beating caught on video in Papua New Guinea; Argentina's Senate refuses to respect women's rights; …

Human Rights

Huge increase in Chinese aid pledged to Pacific

China is set to overtake Australia as the largest donor to the Pacific region, after pledging US$4bn in aid to the region last year.<p>Australia has traditionally been the most significant donor to the Pacific, but in 2017 China committed to spending more than four times as much as Australia, data …

World News

How much China really spends in Pacific

A NEW interactive map has revealed China’s presence in the Pacific region and how much its aid funding has changed.

Papua New Guinea

Graphic video of Papua New Guinea policemen beating teen prompts probe into broader issue

Questions have been raised about the Papua New Guinean Government's commitment to tackle cases of police brutality, after a video surfaced allegedly …

Papua New Guinea

Hardship Is Not A Competition: Supporting Our Farmers Doesn’t Mean We Can’t Support Our Neighbours

With all of NSW now drought declared, and other states fast heading in the same direction, calls for more support for farmers is welcome. But …


Saudi's Fury Over Human Rights Row: Daily Brief

Plus: more disturbing news from Zimbabwe; no human rights progress in China a decade after Olympic glory; rebuilding Syria; police brutality in Papua …

Human Rights

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Police officers filmed brutally beating and kicking a teen

Investigations are underway and two officers suspended after a video circulated on social media depicting police brutality in Papua New Guinea.<p>The …

Papua New Guinea

Third case of polio in Papua New Guinea

The Papua New Guinean government has confirmed a third case of polio, giving rise to fears that an outbreak of the crippling disease in the Pacific …

Papua New Guinea

Extended: Winter Never Tasted So Good 2018 With IHG Rewards Club

Wait a are likely sweltering in the heat and humidity of summer. What is this talk of winter? Well, winter is the current season in the …

Papua New Guinea

State of the Pacific 2018

Department of Pacific Affairs' biennial State of the Pacific (SOTP) conference will take place from 10-12 September 2018 at the Australian National …

Papua New Guinea

An Asylum-Seeker Wrote A Book By Phone Texts From Manus Island Detention

For years, Australia has employed a controversial policy for migrants coming by sea without proper documents for entry: It sends them to offshore holding facilities.<p>The law was passed in 2013, during a time when many refugees and migrants were attempting to cross the ocean from Indonesia to reach …

World News

Sport: Tahiti Under 19s happy to be home

Tahiti are relishing the chance to redeem themselves on home soil when the men's OFC Under 19 Football Championship kicks off today.<p>Tahiti captain …

New Zealand

Wallaby filmed on roadside in Essex

The marsupial was caught in the headlights of carpenter Steven Clack’s vehicle early on Friday.<p>The marsupial shocked carpenter Steven Clack, who …