Papua New Guinea

PNG in 2017 | Internal Security in Papua New Guinea: Trends and Prospects

[7] Sinclair Dinnen, Doug Porter and Caroline Sage, "Conflict in Melanesia: Themes and Lessons", World Development Report 2011, Background Case …

Melanesia

MIXED LUCK FOR HOSTS VANUATU AT PACIFIC MINI GAMES – Asian Volleyball Confederation – AVC

Port Vila, Vanuatu, December 14, 2017 – Vanuatu enjoyed mixed fortunes on Thursday with top seeds Loti Joe/Linline Matauatu storming into women’s …

Beach Volleyball

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• <b>Mami Ueno won the adidas Golden Boot at the 2016 U-20 Women’s World Cup</b>• <b><br>has since earned a call-up to Japan's senior team</b>• <b><br>After Japan’s third-place</b> …

FIFA Women's World Cup

Oil Search sees no need for new equity for PNG, Alaska projects

Oil Search has sought to convince the market on the merits of its recent $US400 million ($521 million) Alaskan oil acquisition and has told investors …

Melanesia

Brazil tops Places to Watch for deforestation, satellites show

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil topped the list of the world's most important Places to Watch for deforestation on Wednesday, in a new initiative that uses …

Rio De Janeiro

Boshier to lead New Zealand U-19s in World Cup

1:39 AM ET<p>Allrounder Kaylum Boshier has been named captain of New Zealand's Under-19s team for the 2018 World Cup that begins in the country from …

Rugby Union

'Monster' 16-Foot Python Given Marching Orders by Australia's Queensland Police

Police night patrols are prepared for dangerous encounters, but officers in Queensland, northeast Australia, were recently stopped in their tracks by …

Melanesia

Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2017 - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News

<b>1 – Ruins of Roman City of Neapolis discovered underwater</b><p>A vast 1,700 year old Roman settlement was discovered off the coast of Tunisia after several …

Archaeology

There’s always a bigger fish: Animals named after Star Wars creatures and characters

The Star Wars universe is not just inspiration for young padwans, it also provides rich pickings for biologists needing names for new species.<p><i>Spot</i> …

Star Wars

Rugby league: 13 lessons the sport should learn for the next World Cup

The organisers of the 2021 World Cup should maximise TV audiences, appoint neutral referees, give players more rest and rethink scheduling and qualification<p>By Gavin Willacy for No Helmets Required, part of the Guardian Sport Network<p>1) A successful England gets sports fans talking<p>Watching the final …

Sport (UK)

New slot could dent QCup ratings

The Queensland Rugby League today released its 2018 draw, which will see reigning premiers Papua New Guinea clash with beaten grand finalists …

Rugby Union

Can You Name The Country From Just The Last Two Letters?

Warning: this quiz is significantly more annoying than you expect it to be.

Micronesia

Body of evidence

<b>Donna MacGregor has seen death. As a forensic anthropologist, police officer and Army reservist, she’s seen it all. The UQ alumnus studies skeletons.</b> …

Australian Universities

ANU Press hits two million downloads for the first time

The Australian National University (ANU) has surpassed the two million mark for the number of book downloads through its publisher ANU Press in 2017, …

Australian Universities

As republic debate reignites, what would it take for NZ to go it alone?

Former United Future leader Peter Dunne this month used his final speech in Parliament to challenge politicians to make the next governor-general the …

New Zealand News

Bid for Charity in Sea Save Foundation's 2017 Online Auction

Recently we caught up with former Sea HeroGeorgienne Bradley, who is also the Director of Sea Save Foundation, an ocean conservation organization …

Turks and Caicos

At Australian Refugee Camp, a Mix of Hope and Doubts Over U.S. Plans

SYDNEY, Australia — More than 60 asylum seekers in Australia’s offshore detention program on Manus Island have been called for additional meetings with the American authorities to discuss potential resettlement in the United States, according to several refugees involved in the process.<p>“I am …

Refugees

Tech Toolkit for Modern Adventurers

<b>Tech Trends takes a look at how technology will play a role in the 2017 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.</b><p>One of the world’s toughest endurance …

Sailing

England's Rugby League World Cup attracts venue interest from overseas

• 2021 tournament held in England after beating bid from US • Matches could be played in Perpignan, Avignon and Limerick<p>The organisers of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup have received 40 expressions of interest from potential host venues, including several inquiries from enticing areas outside …

Sport (UK)

Australian doctors 'extremely worried' about Manus Island asylum seekers

Australia's top medical colleges are demanding the Turnbull government to immediately provide care and treatment to the asylum seekers and refugees …

Refugees

Canada's Extraction Secrets

For human rights defenders putting their lives on the line in Guatemala, justice could hinge on an unfulfilled election promise of Prime Minister …

Indigenous Peoples

ASEAN meeting explores ways of professionalizing public procurement to meet development challenges

In the past, procurement (purchasing) was not considered to be a specialist function but one of the numerous duties that administrators performed in …

Procurement

Sympathy for the Shark Finner

The gruesome Facebook photo showed a dead rhino with its horn hacked off, blood splattered on the grass. Unfortunately, images like this frequently …

Oceans

Troubled Papua New Guinea deep-sea mine faces environmental challenge

Community groups accuse PNG government of keeping documents for its approval under wraps<p>A controversial experimental deep-sea mine is being challenged in court by environmental groups who have accused the Papua New Guinea government of withholding key documents about its approval.<p>Nautilus Minerals …

Environment

Manus asylum seekers 'lying' over vision showing alleged threats: Dutton

The immigration minister has accused asylum seekers on Manus Island of "lying" and producing propaganda after they released video footage allegedly …

Refugees

Defending champs Blitzboks draw England in Sydney Sevens pool draw

CAPE TOWN – Defending champions South Africa have drawn England in the HSBC Sydney Sevens taking place in the Australian city from January 26-28.<p>The …

Rugby Union

The men hoping to use old laptop batteries to power remote villages

Hailing from West Papua in Indonesia, he told his teammates 379 communities in his homeland did not have access to electricity, but locals used …

Brisbane

The Netherlands finish in style in final ICC World Cricket League Championship Match

The Netherlands finished their ICC World Cricket League Championship campaign with victory as they comprehensively beat Namibia by five wickets.<p>With …

Melanesia

PNG in 2017 | An Analysis Of Papua New Guinea's Political Condition And Trends Through To 2025

[60] Sally Pokiton, "Judges to Increase", PNG Loop News, 30 May 2017, http://www.looppng.com/png-news/judges-increase-59926.<p>[61] PNG Judiciary, …

Melanesia

Sport: Fiji beach volleyballers clinch Commonwealth spots

Fiji's beach volleyball teams will compete at the Commonwealth Games for the first time after a clean sweep of the Oceania qualifiers in Port Vila.

Commonwealth Games