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Papua New Guinea

Pointers, Please, for Spotting Wild Life: Mr. Magoo on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 12.09.2013 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Serendipity does sometimes smile upon me, and it did a few months ago when I was on a tossing, rolling tin motorboat on the roiling South Pacific off the Austral island of Rurutu in French Polynesia, looking for whales.

Dodging Muggers, Bandit Ambushes and Tribal Warfare in Papua New Guinea: Travel Troubles on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 11.29.2013 | Travel
Mike Arkus

I first realised this was not a run-of-the-mill trip when the driver taking me from the airport to the Kavieng Club hotel drove smartly past the front...

Rooftop Revolution: Danny Kennedy's Epic Odyssey From Carbon-rich Jungles to Sun-drenched California

Stacy Clark | Posted 10.12.2013 | Green
Stacy Clark

If you've ever imagined a global trek around the world, you will love Danny Kennedy's book, Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy -...

Chinese Stabbed To Death In Brutal PNG Attack

AP | Posted 06.26.2013 | World

SYDNEY -- Four Chinese nationals have been stabbed to death in Papua New Guinea in what the South Pacific island nation's prime minister on Wednesday ...

Papua New Guinea Teen Beheads Father After Rape: Report

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.18.2013 | World

Community leaders are protecting a teenager from police after she was accused of beheading her father, who allegedly raped her in their Papua New Guin...

Startling Explanation For Papua New Guinea's Witch Hunts?

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 08.10.2013 | World

CANBERRA, Australia — On a tropical island where most people live in huts, assailants armed with guns, machetes and axes stormed the wooden hous...

Police Officers Allegedly Slash Ankles Of 70 Men In Papua New Guinea

AP | Posted 08.06.2013 | World

SYDNEY (AP) — Two police officers in Papua New Guinea have been charged in connection with the beating and slashing of around 70 men in the South Pa...

Papua New Guinea Gov't Considers Executing 'Witch' Killers

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 05.02.2013 | World

CANBERRA, Australia -- Following a number of high-profile killings related to sorcery, Papua New Guinea's government is pushing for the South Pacific ...

HORROR: Two Women Beheaded Over Witchcraft Claims

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.08.2013 | World

Two elderly women were beheaded in Papua New Guinea after being tortured for three days, a report said Monday, the latest in a string of sorcery-relat...

2 Charged After Burning Alive Woman Accused Of Witchcraft

AP | Posted 04.20.2013 | World

SYDNEY — Papua New Guinea police have charged two people with the grisly killing of a woman who was tortured and burned alive in front of hundre...

Police Rescue 'Witches' About To Burned Alive

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.15.2013 | World

Papua New Guinea police have rescued two women accused of sorcery who were about to be set alight, a report said, days after a young mother accused of...

Papua New Guinea Police Hunt For Mob That Burned 'Witch' Alive

AP | Posted 02.12.2013 | World

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea -- Papua New Guinea police say they are about to make their first arrests almost a week after a mob stripped, tortured ...

Young Woman Accused Of Witchcraft Burned Alive In Front Of Child

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.09.2013 | World

A young mother was burned alive in Papua New Guinea this week after townspeople accused her of being a witch. According to multiple reports, Kepari...

PHOTOS: The Daring Spiritual Practice Of Shark Calling

Juliet Eilperin | Posted 08.26.2012 | Religion

The following is an excerpt from 'Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks' by Juliet Eilperin. In a world where most humans view sha...

6 Extraordinary Island Hopping Adventures

Kensington Tours | Posted 09.27.2012 | Travel
Kensington Tours

Time spent exploring these often overlooked isles is guaranteed to satisfy your wanderlust, no matter how bad the itch.

Cannibal Cult Members Accused Of Eating Victims' Brains Raw

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 09.12.2012 | World

CANBERRA, Australia -- Authorities have arrested 29 people accused of being part of a cannibal cult in Papua New Guinea's jungle interior and charged ...

Strong Earthquake Hits Off Papua New Guinea

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2012 | World

March 21 (Reuters) - A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the north coast of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. ...

Obama: Do the Right Thing for West Papua

Eben Kirksey | Posted 05.20.2012 | World
Eben Kirksey

Clearly tales of Indonesia's ongoing war in West Papua troubled Barack Obama as a young man. Now, as an adult, he is in a position to support the "weak" power of non-violent resistance with a few carefully chosen words.

PHOTOS: Exploring Lost Worlds

Black Tomato | Posted 05.18.2012 | Travel
Black Tomato

Recalling the vivid and exotic images Doyle painted of South America has got us thinking about the places in today's world that still hark back to an age of strange, unexplored lands.

Questions Remain After Landslide Disaster

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green

* Landslide swept over quarry used for Exxon gas project * Independent expert had raised safety concerns * Call for thor...

The Last Of The Cave People

Posted 02.20.2012 | World

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Ferry Tragedy Survivor Pulled From Water

AP | Posted 02.03.2012 | World

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea -- More than 110 people were missing Friday after a ferry sank off Papua New Guinea's east coast, and rescuers feared m...

200 Plucked From Sea After Ferry Sinks Off Papua New Guinea Coast

AP | Posted 04.02.2012 | World

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea — Rescuers battling big waves and strong winds have pulled nearly 250 people from the sea off Papua New Guinea's ...

Soldiers Demand New Government In Papua New Guinea

AP | Posted 03.27.2012 | World

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea — A day after a retired colonel seized Papua New Guinea's military headquarters in an attempt to force out the pr...

Up To 40 Missing After Landslide Sweeps Papua New Guinea

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2012 | Green

CANBERRA, Jan 24 (Reuters) - A landslide swept through two villages in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, covering much of the settlements...