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Papua New Guinea

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  • 200 species new to science are found in Papua New Guinea

    A thumbnail-sized frog with a long snout, a brilliant green katydid with bright pink eyes and a mouse with a white-tipped tail are among 200 species scientists have discovered in Papua New Guinea. The findings were unveiled this week by...
  • Ferry sinks off Papua New Guinea; 150 missing

    Ferry sinking: Merchant ships rush to aid passengers of a ferry that sank off the coast of Papua New Guinea.

    Australian leader backs plan to deal with asylum seekers

    The Australian prime minister has thrown her backing behind a plan to send asylum seekers to Papua New Guinea and the Pacific island of Nauru, setting the stage for Australia to reinstate a system that it abandoned under pressure from human rights...

    Scores feared dead off Java as Australia laments rush of boats

    In the dwindling days before Australia reopens island detention camps for asylum seekers who try to reach its shores by sea, as many as 100 people are feared dead on yet another sunken boat off Indonesia. Australian officials have bemoaned a recent rush...

    Nauru pushes higher fees for asylum seekers sent by Australia

    The tiny nation of Nauru is pushing Australia to pay roughly $1,000 monthly for every asylum seeker it sends to the Pacific island. Australian immigration officials say the hike in visa fees is under discussion with Nauru but said it was “...