Papua New Guinea

Investigation: undersea cable red-flagged by Australia's spy agencies dogged by donation allegations

The undersea cable project was supposed to bring reliable internet to the Solomon Islands, the small Pacific nation where Australian military and …

Australian News

Sicily 'a bit sad and un-Hawthorn-like'

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson has defended his team and in particular defender James Sicily against suggestions they had lacked discipline in …

Australian News

GWS Giants need to conquer final frontier to hold off Geelong Cats for top two berth

Star midfielder Josh Kelly has declared Greater Western Sydney's top two showdown with Geelong as the ideal preparation for the September action.<p>The …

Australian News

Tree-dwelling cannibals thought they were only humans on Earth

These incredible images reveal Indonesia’s tree-dwelling cannibal tribe who had no idea other people existed until the 1970s.<p>The pictures show the …

Lifestyle

The 10 most beautiful destinations on Earth – by the world's greatest photographers

Billions of pictures swirl around the world every minute of every day. It takes patience, skill and experience, as well as a creative mind and a good eye, to take incredible photos that stand out from the digital maelstrom and make people stop and look. It helps the odds, of course, if you place …

List-Worthy

The Economist Names the Best Cities to Live in Around the World

Think your favorite city has got it all? The Economist Intelligence Unit recently released its annual rankings of the world’s most “liveable” cities, …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Weekend Giveaway: THE CLOCKWORK DYNASTY by Daniel Wilson

This giveaway is sponsored by Doubleday, publishers of <i>The Clockwork Dynasty</i>, the new novel by Daniel Wilson.<p>An ingenious new thriller that weaves a …

Virgin Islands

Plagued with Rodents, Members of the UK Parliament Demand a Cat | Mental Floss

Members of the United Kingdom’s Parliament want a cat, but not just for office cuddles: As <i>The Telegraph</i> reports, the Palace of Westminster—the …

Melanesia

Australian court: Refugee camp in Papua New Guinea is legal | Miami Herald

Australia's highest court has ruled that the country's policy of sending asylum seekers to migrant camps in Papua New Guinea is valid.<p>Thursday's …

Refugees

India U-19s to begin 2018 World Cup campaign against Australia

The Indian colts have previously won the tournament three times.<p>India U-19 begin their 2018 World Cup campaign against Australia on January 14 in …

Melanesia

Australia's asylum seeker deal with Papua New Guinea is valid, High Court rules

Australia's offshore immigration detention agreement with Papua New Guinea is valid, the High Court has ruled.<p>Its decision follows an April 2016 …

Refugees

Paradise calling: 8 Pacific Island adventures you’ll want to book now

Remote, beautiful and friendly, the islands of the Pacific, including Fiji, Tahiti and Papua New Guinea, are the perfect antidote to the stresses of …

Beaches

Australia’s Manus deal legal despite being illegal in PNG: High Court

In a unanimous decision, the full bench of the High Court rejected a case to have the transfer and detention of an asylum seeker by Australia to …

Manus Island

7th Tackle: Bunker gets the boot from World Cup

Old school footy fans will rejoice watching this year’s World Cup, to be shown exclusively on Channel 7.<p>Not only will all matches be officiated by a …

Rugby Union

Revealed: The world's best (and worst) cities to live in

Melbourne has been named the world’s most “liveable” city for the seventh year running.<p>The capital of the Australian state of Victoria, known for its trendy cafés, bars and laneways, topped the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2017 ranking, which examined five categories - stability; healthcare; …

Cities

The most livable city in the world (is a long way from the U.S.)

Global livability is finally showing an improvement, although American cities are far from No. 1.<p>Melbourne, Australia ranks as No. 1 for the seventh consecutive year, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 10th annual “Global Livability Ranking” of 140 cities around the world. It was …

Cities

This 'Yoda bat' from Papua New Guinea has become one of the world's newest species

A bat with an uncanny resemblance to Yoda from the Star Wars movies has been officially recognised as a new species. The unusual breed of fruit bat was discovered in a remote rainforest in Papua New Guinea, the island nation north of Australia. It was immediately christened the ‘Yoda’ bat but has …

Biological Species

Perth beats Sydney for 'liveability'

Perth has maintained its ranking as the world's seventh most liveable city, beating Sydney at number 11 and just being pipped by Adelaide.<p>The …

Cities

Israel Seeks UN's Respect in Campaign for Security Council Seat

Outreach to Africa, educational trips for foreign diplomats and a more conciliatory Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu make it clear: Israel is …

Israel

Refugee's family wants Australian inquiry (AAP)

The family of a refugee who died on Manus Island wants Australian authorities to investigate.

Australian News

[Deal Alert] Google Play will exclusively debut Rememory on August 24th for free

Rememory is an upcoming sci-fi mystery movie from director Mark Palansky, starring Peter Dinklage, Julia Ormond, and the late Anton Yelchin. In a …

Peter Dinklage

Second Damen SeaXplorer yacht commissioned

<b>Damen, in cooperation with Amels, has announced the sale of its second purpose-designed SeaXplorer motor yacht today. The new 75-metre version of the</b> …

Super Yachts

Aussie Firms Found `Alarmingly' Unprepared for the Asian Century

Australian firms are woefully unprepared for doing business in Asia, despite all signs the region will be the global economic powerhouse of the 21st …

Business

Island makeover to stop baby turtles drowning

The world's largest nesting spot for endangered green sea turtles will be made over to stop baby turtles drowning and adults dying from heat …

Australian News

World War II veterans cast in new light

The faces may be wrinkled but the eyes that bore witness to the many horrors of World War II still have a twinkle and the cheeky smiles remain.<p>A …

World War II

‘Not safe to bring people here’ warns first refugee resettled in PNG from Manus

One of the first refugees resettled in Papua New Guinea from Manus is destitute, with no support services and suffering from mental and physical …

Refugees

Australian Jillaroos to play Papua New Guinea in historic rugby league clash

Australia's Jillaroos will play a historic international against Papua New Guinea's Orchids next month, marking the first time the national women's …

Australian News

Australia drops asylum-seeker secrecy laws

SYDNEY: Australia is scrapping secrecy laws designed to stop whistleblowers from speaking out about alleged abuse at offshore asylum-seeker detention …

Refugees

Big Fat Wholesaler Wrap

Say hello to Travel Weekly’s fascinating Wholesaler Wrap. Although if you don’t find it fascinating, please don’t write in.<p><b>Croatian Special Journeys</b> …

South America

US Homeland Security staff return to Manus Island

Staff from the United States Department of Homeland Security have returned to Manus Island to interview refugees about resettlement in the …

Australian News