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Plus-size women in focus, in NY fashion week first
Plus-size women in focus, in NY fashion week first

Full-figured women had their day on the catwalks of New York on Friday when hometown designer Eden Miller unveiled her plus-size collection -- a fashion week first.

Plus-size women in focus, in NY fashion week first
EU commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard. ©REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad
EU climate chief says Pacific threat shows action needed

The threat that climate change poses to Pacific Island nations shows that international action on the issue is overdue.

EU climate chief says Pacific threat shows action needed
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Insecticide-treated bed nets prevent tropical disease: study

Bed nets treated with insecticide are a simple and economical way to eradicate filariasis, a mosquito-born tropical disease that threatens 1.4 billion people worldwide.

Insecticide-treated bed nets prevent tropical disease: study
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Study details 'severe' brutality against women in PNG

Women in poverty-stricken Papua New Guinea suffer "severe brutality" with violence, including savage attacks involving knives, axes and whips, occurring in two-thirds of all families.

Study details 'severe' brutality against women in PNG
UN concern at Australia's PNG boatpeople plan
UN concern at Australia's PNG boatpeople plan

The United Nations on Friday said it was "troubled" by Australia's decision to send asylum-seekers arriving by boat to Papua New Guinea given conditions there failed to adequately protect refugees.

UN concern at Australia's PNG boatpeople plan
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PNG girl beheads father after he rapes her: report

A teenage girl beheaded her father with a bush knife after he raped her at their home in Papua New Guinea, a report said Monday, with community leaders protecting her, saying the man deserved to die.

PNG girl beheads father after he rapes her: report
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Panel urges Australia to send boatpeople offshore

Australia should transfer asylum-seekers offshore to places such as Nauru and Papua New Guinea to deter boatpeople from risking their lives at sea.

Panel urges Australia to send boatpeople offshore
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Cannibal cult arrests in Papua New Guinea: report

Police in remote Papua New Guinea have arrested members of an alleged cannibal cult accused of killing at least seven people, eating their brains raw and making soup from their penises.

Cannibal cult arrests in Papua New Guinea: report

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