Advertisement

Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now

#Papua New Guinea

# papua-new-guinea - All time

Bertie Ahern announces landslide victory for independence in Bougainville referendum
# Papua New Guinea
# Papua New Guinea

Bertie Ahern announces landslide victory for independence in Bougainville referendum

Dec 11th 2019, 12:02 PM 34,063 Views 48 Comments

The region was voting on whether to become independent from Papua New Guinea.

Bougainville to vote on becoming world’s newest nation - and Bertie Ahern is involved
# Papua New Guinea
# Papua New Guinea

Bougainville to vote on becoming world’s newest nation - and Bertie Ahern is involved

Nov 23rd 2019, 10:33 AM 24,413 Views 29 Comments

The former Taoiseach is the chair of the Bougainville Referendum Commission.

Arrest warrant issued for Papua New Guinea's ex-prime minister
# Peter O'Neill
# Peter O'Neill

Arrest warrant issued for Papua New Guinea's ex-prime minister

Oct 15th 2019, 10:58 AM 7,960 Views 2 Comments

Peter O’Neill described the charges as a “political move”.

24 people, including two pregnant women, killed in tribal massacre in Papua New Guinea
# Tribal Fighting
# Tribal Fighting

24 people, including two pregnant women, killed in tribal massacre in Papua New Guinea

Jul 10th 2019, 7:17 AM 43,503 Views 20 Comments

The deaths happened in the Hela province in a three-day spasm of violence between rival tribes.

British fugitive apprehended after attempting to flee Australia on a jet ski
# The Great Escape
# The Great Escape

British fugitive apprehended after attempting to flee Australia on a jet ski

Mar 27th 2019, 9:07 AM 25,727 Views 16 Comments

Australian police said the man was possibly armed with a crossbow.

'I'm used to crying because we've got so little food': Papuan children dying from measles in isolated villages
# Ayam
# Ayam

'I'm used to crying because we've got so little food': Papuan children dying from measles in isolated villages

Jan 28th 2018, 9:30 AM 12,490 Views 18 Comments

This week, reporters found houses sit on stilts and the only bare-bones clinic has no modern medical equipment, a few rickety beds, and overwhelmed nurses struggling to cope.

Missing UK explorer Benedict Allen found 'alive and well' near airstrip in Papua New Guinea
# Rescue Mission
# Rescue Mission

Missing UK explorer Benedict Allen found 'alive and well' near airstrip in Papua New Guinea

Nov 16th 2017, 9:38 AM 18,485 Views 16 Comments

Benedict Allen was travelling alone to try to find the reclusive Yaifo tribe when he went missing.

'It's ghastly': UK explorer Benedict Allen missing in Papua New Guinea jungle
# Missing
# Missing

'It's ghastly': UK explorer Benedict Allen missing in Papua New Guinea jungle

Nov 15th 2017, 12:05 PM 20,325 Views 39 Comments

Benedict Allen was travelling alone to try to find the reclusive Yaifo tribe.

'Some sewed their lips together to raise awareness': Asylum-seekers win multimillion payout
# Papua New Guinea
# Papua New Guinea

'Some sewed their lips together to raise awareness': Asylum-seekers win multimillion payout

Jun 14th 2017, 9:50 AM 15,065 Views 62 Comments

They won the equivalent of €47 million.

Seventeen prisoners shot dead following mass breakout in a Papua New Guinea prison
# Prison Break
# Prison Break

Seventeen prisoners shot dead following mass breakout in a Papua New Guinea prison

May 15th 2017, 8:09 AM 11,357 Views 10 Comments

Jails in Papua New Guinea are often overcrowded and conditions are poor.

This Irish girl had a great red chair story about being a primary teacher on Graham Norton
# Papua New Guinea
From The Daily Edge
# Papua New Guinea

This Irish girl had a great red chair story about being a primary teacher on Graham Norton

Apr 29th 2017, 8:37 AM 26,245 Views 2 Comments

The perils of big words.

Australia to close controversial Manus Island asylum centre after court ruled it unconstitutional and illegal
# Agreement
# Agreement

Australia to close controversial Manus Island asylum centre after court ruled it unconstitutional and illegal

Aug 17th 2016, 11:02 AM 10,943 Views 130 Comments

Asylum-seekers trying to reach Australia by boat are either sent back to where they departed from or transferred to Nauru and Manus.

'It would be a dream come true' - Ireland resume quest to reach the promised land
# Holy Grail
From The42
# Holy Grail

'It would be a dream come true' - Ireland resume quest to reach the promised land

Jan 30th 2016, 8:30 AM 3,665 Views 2 Comments

Intercontinental Cup fixture against Papua New Guinea the next assignment on the path to Test cricket.

7.1 magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea
# Tremor
# Tremor

7.1 magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

May 1st 2015, 10:14 AM 9,773 Views 13 Comments

The region also experienced a 6.7 magnitude earthquake yesterday.

Today's top stories in 6 seconds
# News Wrap
# News Wrap

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Mar 30th 2015, 12:57 PM 7,875 Views 0 Comments

All of the news, none of the waiting.

Irish netball team set for Singapore adventure
# Challenge
From The42
# Challenge

Irish netball team set for Singapore adventure

Dec 4th 2014, 7:47 AM 4,458 Views 3 Comments

The tournament sees them face sides including Samoa, Botswana, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia.

Amazing tourist video captures the moment a volcano explodes
# Papua New Guinea
From The Daily Edge
# Papua New Guinea

Amazing tourist video captures the moment a volcano explodes

Sep 7th 2014, 3:55 PM 22,046 Views 10 Comments

Check out the sonic boom.

11-year-old boy eaten by crocodile in Papua New Guinea
# Cold Blooded
# Cold Blooded

11-year-old boy eaten by crocodile in Papua New Guinea

May 14th 2014, 7:40 PM 21,698 Views 10 Comments

The boy’s limbs were found inside the crocodile and his head was discovered nearby.

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea
# Powerful
# Powerful

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

Apr 11th 2014, 1:50 PM 7,483 Views 15 Comments

No Pacific-wide tsunami warning was issued.

Trekkers attacked with machetes and spears in Papua New Guinea
# Attack
# Attack

Trekkers attacked with machetes and spears in Papua New Guinea

Sep 11th 2013, 7:57 AM 7,951 Views 20 Comments

Two guides were hacked to death during the shocking incident.

VIDEO: Meet the 'walking' shark found in Indonesia
# Under The Sea
# Under The Sea

VIDEO: Meet the 'walking' shark found in Indonesia

Aug 30th 2013, 3:02 PM 11,382 Views 20 Comments

The brown and white shark pushes itself along the ocean floor, using its fins.

Australian Prime Minister: We are closed to boatpeople from today
# Refugees
# Refugees

Australian Prime Minister: We are closed to boatpeople from today

Jul 19th 2013, 10:19 AM 13,488 Views 125 Comments

“Australians have had enough of seeing people drowning in the waters to our north,” said Australia Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

Teenage girl beheads father after he rapes her
# Papua New Guinea
# Papua New Guinea

Teenage girl beheads father after he rapes her

Jun 17th 2013, 8:49 AM 35,269 Views 69 Comments

Community leaders in the village in Papua New Guinea have protected the 18-year-old, saying the man deserved to die.

UN decries case of woman burned alive for sorcery
# Papua New Guinea
# Papua New Guinea

UN decries case of woman burned alive for sorcery

Feb 8th 2013, 12:58 PM 7,764 Views 10 Comments

Villagers claimed 20-year-old killed a boy through witchcraft.

Papua New Guinea alleged cannibals charged
# Cannibal Cult
# Cannibal Cult

Papua New Guinea alleged cannibals charged

Jul 13th 2012, 1:46 PM 7,076 Views 17 Comments

Authorities in Papau New Guinea have charged 29 people with the murders and cannibalism of seven suspected witch doctors.

Denis O'Brien's Digicel hits profits of more that $1bn
# Denis O'Brien
# Denis O'Brien

Denis O'Brien's Digicel hits profits of more that $1bn

Jun 6th 2012, 1:40 PM 2,665 Views 12 Comments

It’s the first time the telecoms group has reached profits of this level. It operates across the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific.

Ferry sinks off Papua New Guinea
# Sinking
# Sinking

Ferry sinks off Papua New Guinea

Feb 2nd 2012, 7:28 AM 1,437 Views 0 Comments

Rescuers continue to work to save the 350 people who were on board the vessel.

28 dead after Papua New Guinea air crash
# Air Crash
# Air Crash

28 dead after Papua New Guinea air crash

Oct 14th 2011, 8:17 AM 468 Views 0 Comments

The plane crashed in a remote forest during a violent storm – four people survived.

Tsunami alerts issued for multiple counties in Pacific Rim
# Japan
# Japan

Tsunami alerts issued for multiple counties in Pacific Rim

Mar 11th 2011, 8:04 AM 2,284 Views 0 Comments

Tsunami warnings have been issued for multiple countries in the Pacific Rim. The Japanse Prime Minister confirmed that a nuclear power plant in the north has been closed down but declared the situation safe so far.

6.9 earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea
# Earthquake
# Earthquake

6.9 earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

Jul 18th 2010, 2:22 PM 75 Views 0 Comments