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Indonesia has been admitted to a Melanesian intergovernment group, welcoming the move as an important way to strengthen peace and security in the region.
A 6.4-magnitude quake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, the United States Geological Survey said.
A volcano erupted in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea on Friday, US officials said, but no Pacific-wide tsunami warning was sounded.
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".
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