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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: 0°C

# Papua New Guinea

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Bertie Ahern announces landslide victory for independence in Bougainville referendum
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
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 described the charges as a “political move”.
24 people, including two pregnant women, killed in tribal massacre in Papua New Guinea
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
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
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
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
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
They won the equivalent of €47 million.
Seventeen prisoners shot dead following mass breakout in a Papua New Guinea prison
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
The perils of big words.
Australia to close controversial Manus Island asylum centre after court ruled it unconstitutional and illegal
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
Intercontinental Cup fixture against Papua New Guinea the next assignment on the path to Test cricket.
7.1 magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea
The region also experienced a 6.7 magnitude earthquake yesterday.
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Irish netball team set for Singapore adventure
The tournament sees them face sides including Samoa, Botswana, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia.
Amazing tourist video captures the moment a volcano explodes
Check out the sonic boom.
11-year-old boy eaten by crocodile in Papua New Guinea
The boy’s limbs were found inside the crocodile and his head was discovered nearby.
Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea
No Pacific-wide tsunami warning was issued.
Trekkers attacked with machetes and spears in Papua New Guinea
Two guides were hacked to death during the shocking incident.
VIDEO: Meet the 'walking' shark found in Indonesia
The brown and white shark pushes itself along the ocean floor, using its fins.
Australian Prime Minister: We are closed to boatpeople from today
“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
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
Villagers claimed 20-year-old killed a boy through witchcraft.
Papua New Guinea alleged cannibals charged
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
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
Rescuers continue to work to save the 350 people who were on board the vessel.
28 dead after Papua New Guinea air crash
The plane crashed in a remote forest during a violent storm – four people survived.
Tsunami alerts issued for multiple counties in Pacific Rim
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