Papua New Guinea

Why You Should Skip the Brain if You Eat Your Friends

Cannibalism is mostly the stuff of gory, post-apocalyptic science fiction—a staple of shows like <i>T</i><i>he Walking Dead</i> and <i>The Santa Clarita Diet</i> and movies like <i>Mad Max</i> and <i>The Bad Batch</i>, out this weekend (and which VICE is distributing). But obviously, it's not something any of us ever have to worry about …

Anthropology

These men are forced to menstruate and dress up as women

Turns out Cougartown is a real place.<p>When a young man in the Apanyekra-Canela indigenous community of Brazil hits his teens, his education begins in …

Lifestyle

New Zealand’s Iconic Pōhutukawa Tree May Have Roots in Australia

The pōhutukawa, a species of myrtle that erupts with fiery crimson flowers during warm weather, is one of New Zealand’s most iconic trees. Because it …

Australian Universities

Papua New Guinea begins voting amid economic uncertainty

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea (PNG) began voting for a new parliament on Saturday in a two-week-long election to decide who will lead the resource-rich nation through a period of significant economic uncertainty.<p>PNG has been hit hard by a slump in oil and gas prices and a 2016 drought that …

World News

Papua New Guinea votes, evaluates Peter O'Neill government

Polls are open in Papua New Guinea. The prime minister has urged peaceful polling - and asked voters to give him another term to fix an economy under …

News

Voting begins in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill is considered the frontrunner to retain power as voting kicks off in his country's national …

Melanesia

Buy This Coffee, Support Rescue Dogs

They say that dogs are a man's best friend, but I've heard the same thing said about coffee. Both dogs and coffee are warm, and energizing, and wake …

Coffee

On a drunken whim, this man is tasting food from 170 countries…

… without leaving New York City<p>The year was 2009 and Charles Biblos had just followed the love of his life to New York City, leaving behind the …

Food

Why are countries laying claim to the deep-sea floor?

<b>Around the world, countries are claiming obscure and difficult-to-reach tracts of the deep-sea floor, far from the surface and further still from land. Why?</b><p>There is a long history of claiming newly discovered territories, of planting the flag at far outposts of the known world.<p>In the early 20th …

Oceans

From Papua New Guinea to Argentina, Bond Risks Are Going on a World Tour - Bloomberg

A serial deadbeat got investors to buy 100-year bonds, Sri Lanka’s latest debt sale was oversubscribed by 10 times and tiny Belarus is poised to …

Melanesia

Summer Plans? Book Your Christmas Markets River Cruise, Naturally.

Summer has officially arrived! While sugarplums and candy canes might not be dancing in your heads, it’s a sweet time to book a holiday-themed river …

Europe

Australia: US vetting of Pacific island refugees nearly done

U.S. officials are "in the final stages" of vetting up to 1,250 refugees rejected by Australia for resettlement in the United States, an Australian …

Refugees

Man loses fortune, lives alone on desert island for 20 years

A real-life Robinson Crusoe who has spent 20 years living on a desert island says he’s glad he doesn’t have to worry about terrorist attacks.<p>Former …

Lifestyle

How the rich invest: Tony Perich

Food and milk are delivering the goods for billionaire Rich Lister Tony Perich, who is worth an estimated $1.59 billion and has spent most of his …

Wealth

From Unreached to Disciple-Maker: A Testimony

Tribal missions and global evangelism are exciting subjects. And well they should be. They are at the center of Christ’s heartbeat and His promise to …

Melanesia

Greenland hit by tsunami, four people missing

Four people are missing after large waves flooded a remote settlement in Greenland this weekend

Canadian News

All About Amelia Earhart, Legendary Aviator

Amelia Earhart the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean and the first person to make a solo flight across both the Atlantic and the Pacific …

Aviation

Controversial copper mine on Bougainville hits roadblock

The push to reopen a controversial copper mine on the island of Bougainville has suffered a setback, with opposition groups stopping the region's …

Melanesia

Why Australia is paying a $53m asylum seeker settlement

How will 'landmark' settlement between government and 1,905 Manu Island ex-detainees affect Australia's refugee policy?<p>"I came to Australia seeking peace, but I was sent to Manus, which was hell ... Today we are finally being heard and I hope everyone's suffering can be over as quickly as possible."<p>…

Refugees

Where to go in August for culture

If the idea of crowded museums or pin-drop-quiet art galleries doesn’t float your boat, remember that cultural experiences come in all colours, shapes and sizes – and August delivers the lot.<p>Live like the locals in Papua New Guinea’s rainforest-clad mountains; be inspired by incredible architecture …

Europe

Perceived cost of IoT hindering uptake in Australian healthcare: Philips

A study by technology company Philips found that Australia ranks at the bottom in terms of connected care technology adoption.<p>Misconceptions about …

Health Care

Exclusive - U.S. nears decisions on resettlement of Australian-held refugees

| SYDNEY<p>The United States will tell dozens of refugees held in an Australian-run offshore detention centre whether they will be offered resettlement in America within six weeks, two detainees told Reuters on Friday.<p>The deadline marks the first concrete timetable for a U.S.-Australia refugee swap …

World News

US to announce resettlement plans for Australian-held refugees

The United Sates will soon tell dozens of Australian-held refugees whether they will be offered resettlement in America, fulfilling part of a deal …

Refugees

It's Official: The World's Top Jungle is Not the Amazon

When it comes to backpacking and adventure travel, it doesn't get any more classic than trekking through a rainforest. From the unique flora to the …

List-Worthy

WSJ.com What's News - Worldwide News Briefs for Jun 14

AMERICAN JAILED IN NORTH KOREA RETURNS HOME IN COMA<p>The White House secretly sent a diplomatic mission to North Korea this week to recover a U.S. citizen who the Trump administration had learned was in a life-threatening coma, senior U.S. officials said, an episode more likely to inflame escalating …

United States

All quiet on the Tony front: Abbott vocal everywhere, except Parliament

Tony Abbott is the most high-profile backbencher in Australia, with regular appearances in newspapers, on radio and television and in contributions …

Tony Abbott

Manus detainees in limbo despite compo win

More than 800 men still detained on Manus Island are frustrated and angry that they remain in limbo despite getting a share of $70 million in …

Refugees

Lawmakers consider giving workers paid leave

Three weeks after Bethany Fauteux gave birth to her son via C-section, she was back at work at a New Bedford preschool — chasing after toddlers and …

Paid Leave

Life in Hong Kong Is Harder Than Ever - Unless You're a Tycoon - Bloomberg

Mrs. Lau can’t help but glance nervously at the calendar. Her next paycheck isn’t for a week, and she doesn’t have enough money to feed her family of …

Hong Kong

Australia Settles Asylum Seeker Abuse Suit for $52.7 Million

Australia's federal government has agreed to pay about $52.7 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by asylum seekers who say they suffered …

Melanesia