Papua New Guinea Headlines

  • UK duchess Meghan backs cookbook to help project set up after deadly London fire

    Meghan Markle, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, has lent her backing to a new charity cookbook to help funds for a community cooking project set up in the wake of London's Grenfell Tower fire disaster in which killed 71 people.

  • 'A lurking beast': polio casts shadow over Papua New Guinea independence day

    Sunday should be a day of celebration but the outbreak has brought anger at a lack of health funding while millions are spent on the Apec summit At a waiting room in Port Moresby’s Gerehu general hospital red, gold and black balloons – the colours of the country’s flag – deck the walls in the build-up to independence day. Around the back in the stifling heat, nurses are administering vaccine drops from cool boxes. About 30 adults and children are queuing under a canvas tent, awaiting their dose...

    the Guardian
  • Mystery solved: Australia's first submarine sunk in 1914 by open valve

    Experts unsure if human error or mechanical failure caused AE1 to sink off Papua New Guinea during first world war Investigators believe they have solved the 104-year-old mystery of what sank Australia’s first submarine and sent 35 sailors to a watery grave off Papua New Guinea. Experts who analysed the wreck believe HMAS AE1 sank after a ventilation valve in the hull was left partially open when the sub dived. Continue reading...

    the Guardian
  • Trump to skip Asia summits in Singapore and Papua New Guinea, to send Pence instead

    President Donald Trump will skip summits with Asian leaders in Singapore and Papua New Guinea in November, sending Vice President Mike Pence in his place, the White House announced on Friday.

  • Indonesia detains suspected Polish journalist in Papua

    Police in Indonesia's restive province of Papua have detained a Pole suspected of working as a journalist to cover issues related to illegal activity, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

  • How climate policy wars are frustrating corporate Australia

    Australia's revolving door of political leadership has hit confidence in sectors particularly prone to policy uncertainty, such as energy, which could hurt business investment and push back the timeframe for a central bank interest rate hike.