Papua New Guinea Headlines

  • UK queen and husband Philip celebrate 70 years of marriage, quietly

    LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth and husband Prince Philip mark their platinum wedding anniversary with a small family get-together on Monday, a far cry from the pomp and celebration which greeted their marriage 70 years ago.

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  • Australia, NZ officials discuss screening for Manus refugees

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand and Australian officials have begun talks about screening processes for asylum seekers who have shut themselves inside a Papua New Guinea detention centre, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday.

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  • Australia, NZ officials discuss screening for Manus refugees: NZ PM

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand and Australian officials have begun talks about screening processes for asylum seekers who have shut themselves inside a Papua New Guinea detention center, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday.

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  • Queen Elizabeth and husband Philip celebrate 70 years of marriage, quietly

    LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth and husband Prince Philip mark their platinum wedding anniversary with a small family get-together on Monday, a far cry from the pomp and celebration which greeted their marriage 70 years ago.

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  • Benedict Allen coverage shows the UK media is stuck in the era of empire

    The Yaifo of Papua New Guinea, minding their own business, have been portrayed as savages. Journalists can do better than this Once, when I was about 13 and desperate for books about my mother’s country, Ghana, I stumbled upon a Victorian novel about the Ashanti kingdom. The fact it was written by a journalist, a profession I aspired to, only made the book more appealing. The foreign correspondent GA Henty’s By Sheer Pluck was about an audacious lad from Deal on the English Channel, who wound up...

    the Guardian
  • Official photo released to mark 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth

    LONDON (Reuters) - Buckingham Palace issued a new photographic portrait of Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip on Saturday to mark their upcoming 70th wedding anniversary.

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  • Manus Island: AMA calls on Australia to let doctors help refugees

    Australian Medical Association votes unanimously to lobby for access to hundreds in detention centre standoff The Australian Medical Association called on Saturday for the government to allow independent doctors and other health experts to help more than 400 asylum seekers and refugees languishing inside a recently closed detention centre in Papua New Guinea. The asylum seekers have shut themselves inside the Australian-run Manus Island centre for the past 18 days, defying attempts by Australia...

    the Guardian
  • Australian medical group wants access to Manus Island asylum seekers

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's main medical association called on Saturday for the government to allow independent doctors and other health experts to help more than 400 asylum seekers languishing inside a recently closed detention centre in Papua New Guinea.

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  • Australian medical group wants access to Manus Island asylum seekers

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's main medical association called on Saturday for the government to allow independent doctors and other health experts to help more than 400 asylum seekers languishing inside a recently closed detention center in Papua New Guinea.

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  • Benedict Allen allies defend rescued explorer against backlash

    Supporters deny disappearance in Papua New Guinea was a PR stunt and suggest Allen is annoyed by worldwide interest in his jungle scrape Friends of the explorer Benedict Allen, who has been rescued in Papua New Guinea, have defended him against criticism that taking a solo trip without tracking devices was self-indulgent. Allen, who has built a broadcast and writing career on nine previous near-death experiences, was picked up by helicopter from a remote airstrip on Friday after missing a...

    the Guardian
  • Missing British explorer Benedict Allen rescued, battling malaria

    Benedict Allen was evacuated from the Papua New Guinea jungle on Friday.

    NY Daily News
  • Papua New Guinea explorer Benedict Allen evacuated by helicopter and treated for suspected malaria

    A British explorer who went missing on an expedition to reach a remote tribe in Papua New Guinea has been evacuated by helicopter and is being treated for suspected malaria.

    The Telegraph
  • Benedict Allen rescued with suspected malaria in Papua New Guinea

    British explorer has been picked up by helicopter from remote airstrip days after going missing, agent confirms An explorer who was feared lost in the Papua New Guinean jungle has been rescued with suspected malaria five days after he went missing. Benedict Allen, who has made programmes for the BBC, had gone travelling in an attempt to find the Yaifo tribe, one of the few left in the world that has little to no contact with outsiders, and which he first visited 30 years ago. Continue...

    the Guardian
  • NZ rules out resettlement of Manus refugees without Australia's support

    WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - New Zealand will not resettle refugees occupying a shuttered Australian-run detention in Papua New Guinea without Australia's agreement, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday, rejecting a suggestion to deal with PNG directly.

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  • New Zealand and PNG could do deal on refugees, Peter Dutton says

    Immigration minister’s comments open the door for resettlement plan but he warns that it could damage relations with Australia New Zealand and Papua New Guinea could do a bilateral deal to resettle people from Australia’s regional process centre on Manus Island, Peter Dutton has said. The immigration minister’s comments on Sky News on Thursday night appear to open the door to New Zealand resettling people who were granted refugee status after seeking asylum in Australia, but he warned that any...

    the Guardian
  • A British explorer is ending his latest expedition with something he didn’t want: A rescue

    Benedict Allen had traveled to Papua New Guinea to seek out a remote tribe with no other contact with the outside world.

    Washington Post
  • Who are the Yaifo tribe and where are the rest of the world's most remote societies?

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    The Telegraph
  • Benedict Allen's plight is 'horribly familiar', says Papua explorer

    Will Millard was feared dead five years ago when he went missing on island where Allen is now awaiting rescue An explorer who was feared dead when he went missing for weeks in the Papua rainforest five years ago said the plight of his mentor Benedict Allen now awaiting rescue in Papua New Guinea felt “horribly familiar”. The family of Will Millard lost contact with him after his satellite phone was smashed in a white-water gorge when he made a “geographical error” while researching inter-tribal...

    the Guardian