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Country in the western Pacific

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Papua New Guinea: Country in the western Pacific
Papua New Guinea, officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is a country in Oceania that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia. Its capital, located along its southeastern coast, is Port Moresby. The western half of New Guinea forms the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua. It is the world's 3rd largest island country with 462,840 km2 (178,700 sq mi).

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'We are reborn': Bougainville votes for independence from Papua New Guinea

The South Pacific islands of Bougainville have overwhelmingly voted to be independent from Papua New Guinea, the referendum commission said on Wednesday, in a historic poll that will embolden..
Reuters - Published

Bougainville backs independence from Papua New Guinea with near unanimous support

The South Pacific islands of Bougainville have overwhelmingly voted to be independent from Papua New Guinea, the referendum commission said on Wednesday, in a historic poll that will embolden..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Papua New Guinea


Bougainville poised to become world's newest nation [Video]Bougainville poised to become world's newest nation

The South Pacific islands of Bougainville have overwhelmingly voted to be independent from Papua New Guinea, the referendum commission said on Wednesday, in a historic poll that will embolden..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Behrouz Boochani leaves Manus Island after six years, lands in NZ [Video]Behrouz Boochani leaves Manus Island after six years, lands in NZ

The Kurdish Iranian writer, held in PNG since 2013, says he may seek asylum in New Zealand or the US.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:06Published

Fashion icon Westwood joins climate protest [Video]Fashion icon Westwood joins climate protest

British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood joined a protest outside the London headquarters of BP on Friday. The city has been hit for days by climate change demonstrations. Matt Larotonda reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

 

Factbox: Bougainville poised to become world's newest nation

The South Pacific archipelago of Bougainville on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to become independent of Papua New Guinea, becoming the world's latest territory to seek secession.
Reuters - Published

Bougainville referendum: PNG region votes overwhelmingly for independence

The vote was non-binding - but the Papua New Guinea region could now become a sovereign country.
BBC News - Published

Bougainville independence referendum results set for release

The South Pacific islands of Bougainville should know the result of an independence referendum on Wednesday, officials said, amid expectations the province will soon be in a position to negotiate a..
Reuters - Published

Bougainville independence hopes rise as vote counting set to begin

Bougainville will begin counting votes on Tuesday in its independence referendum, officials said, amid expectations for the South Pacific region once ravaged by fierce fighting to overwhelmingly back..
Reuters - Published

Papua New Guinea faces cash crunch as China repayment schedule ramps up

Papua New Guinea's annual debt repayments to China are forecast to increase 25% by 2023, new budget figures show, at the same time as the Pacific nation falls to its largest ever deficit.
Reuters - Published

Amid singing and dancing, PNG's Bougainville starts independence vote

Amid singing, dancing and the beat of drums, John Momis, the president of Papua New Guinea's region of Bougainville, was one of the first to cast his ballot early on Saturday in a referendum on whether..
Reuters - Published

'Never turning back', PNG's Bougainville separatists expect vote for independence

Twenty years after combatants snapped arrows to signal the end of hostilities in the Papua New Guinea region of Bougainville, voters will on Saturday cast ballots in a long-awaited independence..
Reuters - Published

Loss to Papua New Guinea completes Great Britain tour whitewash

Great Britain suffer a 4-0 whitewash on their comeback tour as Papua New Guinea stun the Lions in Port Moresby.
BBC News - Published

PNG Orchids beat England Women with last-gasp try

A last-minute Shirley Joe try gives Papua New Guinea a first Test win against England Women and levels their series.
BBC News - Published

Papua New Guinea 10-24 England: Emily Rudge scores four tries

Captain Emily Rudge scored four tries as England Women beat Papua New Guinea 24-10 in their first Test in Goroka.
BBC News - Published

Ash Handley: Great Britain call up Leeds wing for final tour match

Leeds wing Ash Handley is called up to the Great Britain squad for their final tour game in Papua New Guinea.
BBC News - Published

Bougainville prepares for 'peaceful, credible' independence vote: official

An independence referendum in the Papua New Guinea (PNG) region of Bougainville will be peaceful and credible, the chief electoral official said on Wednesday, and it will help heal the wounds of a..
Reuters - Published

U.S. edges China out of race to fund Bougainville independence vote

The United States and its Pacific allies have plugged a funding gap that endangered next month's independence referendum in Papua New Guinea (PNG)'s region of Bougainville, in a strategic move that..
Reuters - Published

Papua New Guinea police seek to arrest ex-prime minister O'Neill

Papua New Guinea police have issued an arrest warrant for former prime minister Peter O'Neill on suspicion of "official corruption" but he was declining to cooperate with police handling the case, the..
Reuters - Published

Australia-born Hastings named in GB Lions squad

Jackson Hastings is named in the 24-man Great Britain Lions squad for the tour to New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
BBC News - Published

Hastings & Hardaker in Great Britain Lions squad

Jackson Hastings is named in the 24-man Great Britain Lions squad for the tour to New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
BBC News - Published

Sean O'Loughlin: Wigan & England captain to miss Great Britain Lions tour

Wigan and England captain Sean O'Loughlin will miss the Great Britain Lions tour to New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
BBC News - Published

Papua New Guinea prime minister's election faces court challenge

Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court is set to hear a challenge to the election of Prime Minister James Marape on Sept. 20, a lawyer for opposition leader Patrick Pruaitch, who took the issue to court,..
Reuters - Published

Make-up’s Big Palm Oil Secret

Make-up artist Emmy Burbidge travels to Papua New Guinea to discover the truth about what’s in her makeup, and find out whether there’s a sustainable way of producing the oil used.
BBC News - Published

Chinese-owned nickel plant spills waste into Papua New Guinea bay

Waste from a nickel plant in Papua New Guinea owned by Metallurgical Corporation of China spilled into the adjacent Basamuk Bay over the weekend, three sources told Reuters on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

PNG prime minister says terms, not alliances will sway debt deal talks

Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister James Marape said on Monday he will accept debt assistance from any country that offers the best terms, ratcheting up pressure on Australia to offer a sweetened..
Reuters - Published

Bougainville agrees with PNG to delay independence vote till November

An independence referendum for the Pacific island of Bougainville has been delayed again by the governments of the island and Papua New Guinea (PNG) but will be held this year, the referendum..
Reuters - Published

Australia and PNG pledge closer ties as Canberra seeks to renew Pacific influence

Australia and Papua New Guinea said on Monday their leaders will meet annually in a bid to foster closer ties, which Canberra believes is important in its bid to counter China's quest for greater..
Reuters - Published

Papua New Guinea leader to visit Australia as it seeks to shore up its Pacific influence

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape will make a state visit to Australia, its government said on Tuesday, as it seeks to cement its position with Pacific island's new leader amid rising..
Reuters - Published

Papua New Guinea troops secure scene of brutal highlands massacre

Papua New Guinea troops secured the scene of a brutal massacre in the remote interior of the southwestern Pacific country, authorities said, after villagers buried the dead and a search for the killers..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia looks east to expand Pacific diplomacy, trade

Indonesia will establish diplomatic relations with the Pacific states of Niue and Cook Islands while pursuing trade deals with Fiji and Papua New Guinea, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said on Friday,..
Reuters - Published

Gunmen massacre 18, including children, in Papua New Guinea attack

Gunmen have massacred as many as 18 people including women and children in a remote village in Papua New Guinea, apparently the latest victims of a tribal feud, and Prime Minister James Marape vowed on..
Reuters - Published

Papua New Guinea: Women and children killed in tribal massacre

At least 15 people are dead after one of the worst outbreaks of tribal violence in Papua New Guinea in years.
BBC News - Published

Papua New Guinea volcanic eruptions force 15,000 from their homes

Volcanic eruptions in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have forced 15,000 villagers in the country's northeast to flee their homes, aid agencies said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Papua New Guinea appoints reformer to crucial petroleum portfolio

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape installed a reformer as petroleum minister on Friday, handing him a mandate to overhaul the sector and warning investors to "pack up and leave" if they did..
Reuters - Published

Papua New Guinea PM says resources reforms will take years

New Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape doubled down on his plans to earn more taxes from the gas-and-gold-rich country's natural resources sector on Wednesday, but said major reform would not..
Reuters - Published

Commodity firms push to meet new Papua New Guinea PM as he sets out agenda

Commodity companies are pushing to meet Papua New Guinea's new prime minister, who is set to deliver a nationwide address on Wednesday as he starts to overhaul the way the gas-rich country manages its..
Reuters - Published

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