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PNG hails Indonesia's admission into Melanesian group
PNG hails Indonesia's admission into Melanesian group

Indonesia has been admitted to a Melanesian intergovernment group, welcoming the move as an important way to strengthen peace and security in the region.

PNG hails Indonesia's admission into Melanesian group
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6.4-magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea: USGS

A 6.4-magnitude quake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, the United States Geological Survey said.

6.4-magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea: USGS
Volcano erupts in PNG, spewing ash and rock: officials
Volcano erupts in PNG, spewing ash and rock: officials

A volcano erupted in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air.

Volcano erupts in PNG, spewing ash and rock: officials
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Pacific nations look to increase tuna fishing fees

Pacific island nations announced plans to dramatically increase the fees they charge tuna fishing boats for the right to enter their waters, saying it will boost revenue and help conservation efforts.

Pacific nations look to increase tuna fishing fees
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'Extinct' bat found in Papua New Guinea

A big-eared bat which was thought to be extinct has been found in a forest in Papua New Guinea, highlighting the unique biodiversity of the developing nation, researchers said.

'Extinct' bat found in Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill. ©Reuters/Tim Wimborne
Massive PNG gas project loads first shipment

Australian energy firm Santos said Friday the first exports from its huge US$19 billion gas project in Papua New Guinea will soon depart for Japan, four years after the joint venture was given the go-ahead.

Massive PNG gas project loads first shipment
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Crocodile eats boy in PNG

The limbs of an 11-year-old boy have been found inside a huge crocodile and his head discovered nearby after he was attacked in Papua New Guinea, a report said.

Crocodile eats boy in PNG
©Reuters/Ivan Alvarado
6.6-quake hits off PNG's Bougainville: USGS

A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea's Bougainville Island Saturday but there was no risk of a widespread tsunami, seismologists said.

6.6-quake hits off PNG's Bougainville: USGS
Fish losing survival instinct in acidic oceans: study
Fish losing survival instinct in acidic oceans: study

Fish are losing their survival instinct -- even becoming attracted to the smell of their predators -- as the world's oceans become more acidic because of climate change, new research.

Fish losing survival instinct in acidic oceans: study
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7.6 quake strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS

A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands Sunday, sending strong waves crashing into the coast but there were no reports of significant damage.

7.6 quake strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS
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Powerful 7.3 quake hits off Papua New Guinea: USGS

A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea on Friday, US officials said, but no Pacific-wide tsunami warning was sounded.

Powerful 7.3 quake hits off Papua New Guinea: USGS
Australia PM 'won't be blackmailed' after bloody PNG riot
Australia PM 'won't be blackmailed' after bloody PNG riot

Prime Minister Tony Abbott Thursday said he will not succumb to "moral blackmail" over an Australian detention centre on Papua New Guinea, as graphic witness accounts of recent violence told of "blood everywhere".

Australia PM 'won't be blackmailed' after bloody PNG riot

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