Papua New Guinea

Manus medical team to stay on after detention centre closes

Papua New Guinea’s government contracts IHMS to remain beyond the 31 October deadline – but it is not known how long for<p>The healthcare provider for Australia’s offshore processing regime, International Health and Medical Services has been contracted by the Papua New Guinean government to stay …

Refugees

Spiders, up close and personal

Spiders

'Unacceptable': UN committee damns Australia's record on human rights

Committee vice-chair says Australia can’t ‘pick and choose’ which laws it follows and which rights it wants to uphold<p>Australia has been excoriated before the UN human rights committee for its “chronic non-compliance” with the committee’s recommendations, drawing particular condemnation over the …

Rights & Freedoms

Harvey Weinstein and Feminism

Men = bad, women = good? That’s a bit too simplistic.<p>What makes Harvey Weinsteins?<p>The chief of Amazon studios, Roy Price, has now resigned in the …

Feminism

A movie secretly filmed inside Pacific refugee camps

While the plight of Myanmar's Rohingya refugees makes global headlines, the predicament of detainees on Manus Island and Nauru has largely been …

Refugees

Remembering Reverence with filmmaker Nathan Oldfield

An interview with the creator of "Church of the Open Sky" and "Seaworthy"<p>Nathan Oldfield is a humble artist. In defiance of so many modern …

Surfing

Asylum-seekers look through a fence at the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea.

Australia's treatment of asylum-seekers on Manus Island was criticised ahead of the vote.

Refugees

Why Do We Roll Our Eyes?

Ah, the eye roll: the first line of defense for teens everywhere. But while a happy smile is considered a universal human expression, there's more …

Melanesia

You don't miss wife you never had - Wales boss Kear on World Cup absentees

<b>Wales coach John Kear has shrugged off being without some of the nation's leading players for the World Cup - saying "if you've never been married, you don't miss your wife".</b><p>Wales are without leading Super League players Ben Flower, Rhys Evans, Gil Dudson and Lloyd White.<p>Flower and Evans have not …

Rugby Union

Australia risks humanitarian crisis over asylum, UNHCR says

<b>The UN's refugee agency has urged Australia to avert a "humanitarian emergency" over the closure of its detention centre in Papua New Guinea.</b><p>Australia holds refugees and asylum seekers arriving by boat on PNG's Manus Island and the Pacific nation of Nauru.<p>Canberra plans to shut the Manus centre by …

Refugees

Netherlands, PNG secure World Cup Qualifier spots

The other important aspect to be decided in the final round is who finishes top of the championship and earns the 13th place in the new ODI league.

Hong Kong

The benefits that top employers now offer to working moms

Working Mother, which has compiled the list for 32 years, picks its best companies based on 400 questions about a range of factors, including leave policies, workforce representation, benefits, childcare, advancement programs, and flexibility policies. Importantly, the study only rewards companies …

The Workplace

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 17 October 2017

Papua New Guinea's police force is struggling to contain divisions in its upper hierarchy while resourcing shortfalls are contraining eforts to …

Manus Island

Australia elected to UN human rights council as criticisms surround Congo election

Australia was among 15 countries elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council for a three-year term on Tuesday, despite the UN previously …

Australian News

Oil Search Achieves Record Quarterly Production

MELBOURNE, Australia--Oil Search Ltd. (OSH.AU) racked up record production volumes in the last quarter, driven by the continued rise in output from Exxon Mobil Corp.'s (XOM) gas-export venture in Papua New Guinea.<p>The growth in production buoyed the energy company's third-quarter sales revenue and …

Melanesia

Rugby League World Cup 2017

The Rugby League World Cup kicks off on October 27, with the biggest names playing for the prize silverware across venues in Australia, PNG and New …

Australian News

Nearly every country is named after one of these four things

Just the name of a country has the power to instil a sense of patriotism in people all over the world.<p>But the actual origins of these country’s names …

Christopher Columbus

Sydney protesters march in support of asylum seekers

Protesters listen to speeches by human rights activists ahead of a march in Sydney against the moving of refugees in Papua New Guinea on October 15, …

News (South Africa)

Hundreds of U.S. Marines leave Australia after troop rotation

SYDNEY - Three hundred U.S. Marines flew out of Australia on Sunday as their troop rotation came to an end, the first of a 1,250-strong force to …

War

Cutting off water questioned as Manus detention centre set to close

With just two weeks to go until the Manus Island offshore detention centre is closed on October 31, the federal government has not categorically …

Refugees

Nearly every country on earth is named after one of four things

When the US president says “America first” to a room full of world leaders, he probably doesn’t mean to invoke the spirit of a 15th-century Italian. When Charles de Gaulle proclaimed, “La France n’est pas seule!” he likely wasn’t talking about a Germanic tribe from two millennia past. And Gandhi’s …

Melanesia

Perfect Day: Papua New Guinea

Hollow and uncrowded, by design<p>In contrast to overly congested surf destinations like Bali or Hawaii, Papua New Guinea (PNG) still remains relatively …

Surfing

Australia's coffee industry meets to discuss sustainablity as demand tipped to outstrip supply

Fittingly, the coffee industry "hackathon" or think-tank was held in Australia’s undisputed coffee capital, Melbourne.<p>The two-day event hosting …

Coffee

Kangaroos benefit from refereeing howler in World Cup trial Yahoo7 Sport

The Kangaroos can consider themselves very lucky the video referee wasn't being used in their World Cup warm-up match against Fiji.<p>The Aussies tuned …

Melanesia

Kangaroos outclass Fiji and PNG in unique three-nation format

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga is seemingly no closer to settling on his best 13 for the World Cup after comfortable wins against Fiji and Papua New …

Sport (Australia)

'It's a dream come true' - Hull KR's Kieran Moran talks Scotland World Cup selection

Back from a week’s break in Zante just days ago, Kieran Moran is jet-setting off yet again. But this time, there’s no gallivanting in pools or …

Sport (UK)

Soul Chocolate: Raising the bar with a tempting taste

People now understand that wine is not just for getting tipsy, but offers a complex taste experience. Even if you can’t get hints of raspberry or …

Canadian News

Live: Your morning sports updates

<b>Breaking news</b><p>The <b>Ireland women's hockey team</b> have qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 2002. A 23-0 win for already-qualified …

News (Ireland)

Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Season goes truly global

<b>The Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Season will be available to be viewed in every country of the world after the finalisation of a number of new agreements</b> …

Australian Soccer

Crookwell export Emily Smith scores five goals in Hockeyroos captaincy debut

Crookwell export Emily Smith has netted five goals in Hockeyroos captaincy debut.

Australian News