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  • Canada once again backs Israel at the UN

    05/29/2016 9:46:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    INN ^ | 5/29/2016, 5:59 AM | Dalit Halevy
    Canada once again backed Israel at the UN this week when it voted against the World Health Organization’s (WHO) resolution singling out only Israel for “mental, physical and environmental health” rights abuse. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government joined the Israel, the United States, Australia, Paraguay, Guatemala, Micronesia and Papua New Guinea as the only countries to vote against the resolution, which was co-sponsored by the Arab Group of States and the Palestinian delegation. …
  • How a history of eating human brains protected this tribe from brain disease

    11/28/2015 5:22:13 PM PST · by wgmalabama · 33 replies
    Washington post ^ | June 11 2015 | Sarah kaplin
    The sickness spread at funerals. The Fore people, a once-isolated tribe in eastern Papua New Guinea, had a long-standing tradition of mortuary feasts — eating the dead from their own community at funerals. Men consumed the flesh of their deceased relatives, while women and children ate the brain. It was an expression of respect for the lost loved ones, but the practice wreaked havoc on the communities they left behind. That’s because a deadly molecule that lives in brains was spreading to the women who ate them, causing a horrible degenerative illness called “kuru” that at one point killed 2...
  • Plane with 54 on board crashes in remote Indonesian region

    08/16/2015 1:36:04 PM PDT · by Jemian · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:37pm EDT | Kanupriya Kapoor and Fergus Jensen
    An aircraft with 54 people on board crashed in Indonesia's remote and mountainous region of Papua on Sunday, a government official said, the latest in a string of aviation disasters in the Southeast Asian nation. "The latest information is that the Trigana aircraft that lost contact has been found at Camp 3, Ok Bape district in the Bintang Mountains regency," Air Transportation Director General Suprasetyo told reporters. "Residents provided information that the aircraft crashed into Tangok mountain." There was no immediate word on whether anyone survived.
  • Daily Times See realtime coverage Indonesian plane with 54 people on board missing

    08/16/2015 6:38:40 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 24 replies
    An Indonesian twin-turboprop aircraft carrying 54 people lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday in the remote, forested eastern Papua region, the National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) said, with search efforts hampered by failing light as night falls. "We can't confirm it has crashed. We can say contact has been lost with the plane," BASARNAS chief Bambang Soelystyo told Reuters by telephone. "It's a Trigana airline plane carrying 54 people including five crew. We are working to get more details."
  • Indonesian plane carrying 54 loses contact in Papua: Officials

    08/16/2015 3:09:27 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 8 replies
    AFP - Zee News ^ | August 16 | Staff
    Jakarta: An Indonesian passenger plane carrying 54 people lost contact with air traffic control Sunday during a flight in the rugged easternmost province of Papua, officials said. The Trigana Air ATR 42 turboprop plane lost contact just before 3:00 pm (0600 GMT) after taking off from Sentani airport in Papua`s capital Jayapura on a flight to Oksibil, the search and rescue agency said on Twitter.
  • Pentagon still searching for its lost WWII veterans

    08/10/2015 12:26:25 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 4 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 8/9/15 | Laurent Barthelemy
    Long dead but little forgotten, US soldiers who disappeared across the globe during World War II are being reunited with their loved ones in a dogged push to find and bring home their bodies. From the forests of Germany to the jungles of Papua New Guinea, US experts employed by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency -- among them historians, archeologists and forensic experts -- are the main sleuths. When recovery of a body is possible, the Pentagon specialists turn the remains over to an ultra-modern lab in Hawaii for identification and then wait for the ultimate reward: bringing the bereaved...
  • Hunt is on for 33 slave ships off coast of Papua New Guinea

    08/01/2015 12:22:08 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 26 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/1/15
    A fleet of at least 30 fishing trawlers crewed by slaves is being hunted off the coast of Papua New Guinea as the true extent becomes apparent of the trafficking of Burmese men by a massive Thai-run criminal syndicate operating throughout the East Indies. Immigration officials have so far intercepted one of the fishing vessels, called the Blissful Reefer, and rescued its trafficked crew. Another 33 Thai trawlers thought to be crewed by slaves are being tracked in fishing grounds off the south coast of Papua New Guinea, known locally as the Dog Leg. The trawlers are thought to be...
  • Three Minutes to Nine: Yes You Can -- Don Richardson's Peace Child

    04/01/2015 8:34:28 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 3 replies ^ | Feb. 22, 2013 | Ginger Kauffman
    Don and Carol Richardson and their seven-month-old son Steven left their home in Canada and moved to the jungles on Papua New Guinea to live among the Sawi tribe in 1962. The Sawi, cannibals, considered killing and treachery to be virtues. It was the Richardsons' earnest desire to share the love of God with these people, but it seemed an impossible task. They asked the Lord to make a way for them to help the people grasp it. When another tribe attacked the Sawi, the killing went on for weeks. Finally Don told the people that they would leave if...
  • BREAKING - 7.7 Earthquake 54km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (Tsunami Warning)

    03/29/2015 5:22:52 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 50 replies
    USGS ^ | 5-29-2015 | USGS
    Event Time 2015-03-29 23:48:34 (UTC) 2015-03-29 19:48:34 (UTC-04:00) in your timezone Times in other timezones Nearby Cities 54km (34mi) SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 282km (175mi) ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea 309km (192mi) SE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea 367km (228mi) WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea 789km (490mi) NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  • Object found off Papua New Guinea may solve mystery of Australia’s first submarine AE1 sunk... 1914

    11/17/2014 5:49:07 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies ^ | 18th November 2014
    One of Australia’s leading submarine experts believes that the nation’s greatest wartime mystery — the loss of submarine AE1 and 34 crew in 1914 — could soon be solved. Former submariner and retired Rear Admiral Peter Briggs said an “object” found on the ocean floor near Rabaul in Papua New Guinea was possibly the lost submarine HMAS AE1. Admiral Briggs was closely involved in the 1998 campaign to locate and preserve her sister boat the AE2 lost in the Dardanelles in April 1915. In September this year the Navy Mine Hunter HMAS Yarra conducted a detailed search of waters to...
  • UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $856 million for oil spill [from defensive war against Hizb'allah]

    12/21/2014 1:55:52 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 15 replies
    United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Israel was asked by the UN General Assembly on Friday to compensate Lebanon for $856.4 million in oil spill damages it caused during its 2006 war with Hezbollah. The non-binding vote, which passed 170-6, asks Israel to offer "prompt and adequate compensation" to Lebanon and other countries affected by the oil spill's pollution. In a statement, Israel condemned the resolution as biased against the nation, Israeli media reported. The oil spill was caused by Israel's air force when it bombed oil tanks near a coastal Lebanese power plant during the fierce month-long war with...
  • U.N. Urges Papua New Guinea to Protect Women From Witch Hunters

    06/13/2014 1:58:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    UPI ^ | June 13, 2014 | JC Finley
    Papua New Guinea must do more to protect women from anti-sorcery attacks, and conduct fair trials for those accused of attacking suspected witches.The United Nations issued an appeal to Papua New Guinea to take further action to prevent attacks on women accused of sorcery. The U.N. and human rights groups have charged that Papua New Guinea hasn't done enough to protect women -- and occasionally men -- from being attacked. In parts of the country, sorcerers are believed to be responsible for some mystery illnesses and deaths. In February 2013, a 20-year-old woman was burned to death after being accused...
  • Phallic Obsidian Cache Intrigues Archaeologists

    11/28/2013 6:04:07 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | Tuesday, November 26, 2013 | Source: Australian Museum
    beautiful and expertly-flaked obsidian tool which formed part of a cache, rescued from a development site, offers a greater insight into the lives of ancient people that inhabited the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea (PNG). In October 2010 Dr Robin Torrence a Senior Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Museum Reseach Institute was contacted by the General Manager at Barema oil palm plantation on New Britain Island. The company was in the process of bulldozing the side of a hill to make a house terrace. In the process they had uncovered a group of finely worked obsidian (volcanic...
  • World War II airman missing since 1944 to be buried with full military honors

    09/28/2013 3:53:38 AM PDT · by Doogle · 11 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 09/28/13 | FOXNEWS
    SALT LAKE CITY – Only a sole surviving sibling has a distant memory of a World War II pilot whose recently identified remains will be buried Saturday with full military honors in Utah. U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Vernal J. Bird had more than a dozen brothers and sisters when he crashed over a Pacific Ocean island nearly 70 years ago. He disappeared over Papua New Guinea on a 1944 bombing run of Japanese airfields there. He was 25. The crash site was discovered 12 years ago, but it wasn't until this summer that the Air Force was able to...
  • Daughter, 18, cuts off her father's head after he raped her in their Papua New Guinea village home

    06/18/2013 8:02:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    The Mail on Sunday ^ | June 16, 2013 | Richard Shears
    A teenage girl chopped her father's head clean off with a bush knife after he raped her in their home in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. Now residents of the village have formed a protective ring around the 18-year-old, refusing to hand her over to the police because they agreed her 'evil' father deserved to die. A local church leader, Pastor Lucas Kumi from the village of Rang in the Western Highlands, said the entire community would refuse to allow the girl to be subjected to any official investigation. 'The people and leaders in our area went and saw...
  • British Indiana Jones Examines Evidence for Jewish Origin of Papua New Guinea Tribe

    05/07/2013 4:26:24 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | May 7, 2013
    During the 1990s, Welsh professor Tudor Parfitt, known around the world as the “British Indiana Jones,” discovered evidence that the Lemba tribe in central Zimbabwe and northern South Africa has Jewish roots. He identified a genetic element in the male chromosomes of the tribe that comes from the Kohanim, the Jewish priestly line. This year, Dr. Parfitt published his latest of 25 books, Black Jews in Africa and the Americas. He also joined the faculty of Florida International University (FIU) and led an expedition to Papua New Guinea to visit the Gogodala tribe, which like the Lemba claims to be...
  • Street Gangs in Papua New Guinea Look Terrifying

    04/26/2013 7:17:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies ^ | Bruno Bayley
    Papua New Guinea’s street gangs, the Raskols, make the gangster claims of US rappers look ridiculous. A Raskols idea of gang banging doesn’t involve bouncing on hydraulics in vintage Lincolns or wearing designer threads. These guys tote their own homemade weapons—from knives to guns. We had a quick chat about the Raskols with photographer Stephen Dupont, who spent time in PNG’s capital, Port Moresby, documenting them. ... For those who don't know, could you sum up the situation in Papua New Guinea since independence from Australia in the 70s? Papua New Guinea got independence from Australia in 1975 and has...
  • My Hunt for Solomon’s Temple (Ruins of the First Temple are in the South Pacific)

    03/19/2013 1:41:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Tablet ^ | March 19, 2013
    The Internet says the ruins of the First Temple are in the South Pacific. Matthew Fishbane went to find them.A little over a year ago, Tablet Magazine’s Matthew Fishbane was emailed a grainy video of Papua New Guinea’s Gogodala people—in grass skirts, their bodies decorated with body paint and feathers—singing the Shema, the holiest of Hebrew prayers. A few Google searches later, he’d uncovered claims that the Lost Temple of Israel is hidden someplace in the South Pacific. And so he went to investigate…
  • "They Ate Their Victims' Brains Raw": Cannibal Cult Arrested for Eating Seven Witch Doctors

    07/14/2012 11:49:07 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Mirror News ^ | July 13, 2012 | Agency Staff
    "They ate their victims' brains raw": 'Cannibal cult' members arrested after seven 'witch doctors' brutally murdered The cult members are thought to have eaten the witch doctors’ organs in the belief that they would attain supernatural powers and become ‘bulletproof’ Police in Papua New Guinea have unearthed a ‘cannibal cult’ in the jungle thought to be responsible for the murders of seven suspected witch doctors. The 29 cult members allegedly ate their victims' brains raw and made soup from their penises, according to police officials. Madang Police Commander Anthony Wagambie said: “They don’t think they’ve done anything wrong; they admit...
  • Islamic Genocide - mass casualties by political Islam 1915-2012

    06/07/2012 6:50:42 AM PDT · by Milagros · 5 replies
    ISLAMIC GENOCIDESome of highlighted mass casualties by (political) Islam in course of the last century, from 1915 and on (updated June, 2012) Casualties: 2,700,000 Chritians - (1915-1923) by Ottoman-Empire Muslim Turkey. 750,000 Assyrians, 500,000 Greeks and 1.5 million Armenians.[1] Nature: 1.) Ethnic cleansing.[2] 2.) Islamic Jihad.[3] Casualties: close to 27,000. In Israel between 1920-2012, at the hands of Arab/Muslims. 24,526 Israelis/Jews killed, 35,356 injured, and 1,967 Arab "Palestinians" killed by other Arab "Palestinians."[4] Nature: roots and motivation: the genocide campaign[5][6][7][8] began (mainly) in the early 1920s by the supreme Islam leader, the pan-Arab Mufti, Haj Amin al-Husseini, motivated by both:...
  • Papua New Guineans Among World's First Farmers

    06/20/2003 8:09:05 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 291+ views
    News In Science ^ | 6-20-2003
    Papua New Guineans among world's first farmers Friday, 20 June 2003 Papua New Guinea's highlands are one of the places where farming first began (Pic: ANU) Papua New Guinea's highlands was one of the cradles of farming, where some of the world's staple food plants were first domesticated, researchers have confirmed. The region now joins five others as a core area in which the agricultural revolution - the world's most dominant landuse - had its origins, report a team led by archaeologist Dr Tim Denham of Adelaide's Flinders University in today's issue of the journal Science. "Until recently, the evidence...
  • Papua New Guinea: Last of the Cave People

    02/13/2012 6:52:51 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    National Geographic ^ | February 2012 | Mark Jenkins
    But for the glow from the campfire, it is impenetrably dark. Never are there stars, as if that would be too much to hope for. Instead, beyond the rock overhang, it's pouring, waves of water relentlessly slapping the giant fronds of the jungle. It always seems to rain at night here in the mountains of Papua New Guinea. This is why Lidia and what's left of her people, the Meakambut, seek refuge in rock shelters -- they're dry. Located high in the cliffs, sometimes requiring a treacherous climb up vines, caves are also natural fortresses that once protected the Meakambut...
  • Canada, Mexico eye joining US-led Pacific pact

    11/12/2011 8:27:19 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 7 replies
    Gulf Today (UAE) ^ | November 13, 2011
    HONOLULU: Canada, Mexico and at least two other countries have expressed interest in joining US-led talks for a pan-Pacific trade pact, a US Republican lawmaker said on Friday after Japan asked to take part. “There’s a good deal of momentum for the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership),” Representative Kevin Brady said after meetings with members of President Barack Obama’s administration at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. That momentum was evidenced by Japan’s announcement earlier on Friday that it was interested in joining the talks “and what seem to be very solid inquiries from Canada, Mexico and a few others,” Brady...
  • Into The Wild: The Elusive Tree Kangaroo (video)

    09/07/2010 9:50:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 6, 2010
    The endangered tree kangaroo of Papua New Guinea captured on film.
  • Bones found on island may belong to Amelia Earhart

    12/17/2010 12:46:01 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 114 replies · 10+ views
    AFP via Breitbart ^ | December 16, 2010 | N/A
    US aircraft history buffs are hopeful that tiny bones along with artefacts from the 1930s found on a remote Pacific island may reveal the fate of pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart. In one of aviation's most enduring mysteries, Earhart took off from Lae, in what is now Papua New Guinea, while attempting to circumnavigate the globe via the equator in 1937 and was never seen again. A massive search at the time failed to find the flyer and her navigator Fred Noonan, who were assumed to have died after ditching their Lockheed Electra aircraft in the ocean, according to the Amelia...
  • Early humans lived in PNG highlands 50,000 years ago (Papua New Guinea)

    09/30/2010 4:14:44 PM PDT · by decimon · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 30, 2010 | Reporting by Tan Ee Lyn; Editing by Kim Coghill
    HONG KONG (Reuters) – Archeologists have uncovered evidence suggesting that early humans braved cold temperatures to occupy highlands in Papua New Guinea 50,000 years ago in search of food. Working on five archeological sites about 2,000 meters above sea level, researchers from Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand found charred nut shells from the pandanus tree and stone tools which carbon dated back to 50,000 years ago. "This is the first evidence of people at such a high altitude at the earliest of time," said anthropology professor Glenn Summerhayes at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Experts have...
  • Lost WWII battlefield found -– war dead included

    06/08/2010 5:56:55 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 21 replies · 156+ views
    CNN ^ | June 7th, 2010 | Derrick Ho
    An Australian trekker said he has discovered the site of a significant World War II battle in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, complete with the remains of Japanese soldiers right where they fell almost 70 years ago. Former army Capt. Brian Freeman, an expert on the Kokoda Trail – a 60-mile trek through rugged mountainous country and rainforest of the island – said Monday he was led to the Eora Creek battle site where he found the remains of the soldiers. The site about half a mile from the village of Eora Creek was believed to be the location...
  • Papua New Guinea's Tribes and Traditions

    Papua New Guinea's Tribes and Traditions In the village of Kofure, women gather in the forest – which provides all that they need to make up their traditional dress. [Pic in URL]
  • Tsunami warning in south Pacific

    10/07/2009 4:47:14 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 38 replies · 2,196+ views
    BBC News ^ | Oct 7, 2009
    tsunami warning has been issued for 11 nations in the south-west Pacific, including Papua New Guinea, after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake off Vanuatu.
  • Banana sex cult leader splits after raid

    09/17/2009 7:13:20 AM PDT · by BGHater · 37 replies · 2,806+ views
    AFP ^ | 15 Sep 2009 | AFP
    PAPUA New Guinea police are hunting the leader of a sex cult who promised villagers a bumper banana harvest if they engaged in public sex. The man and his followers fled naked into the wilderness when police tried to arrest them over the weekend, the Post Courier newspaper reported. The newspaper said the villagers in Morobe province, about 200km north of the capital Port Moresby, had been promised their banana harvest would increase 10-fold every time they had sex in public. It said the cult leader was wanted for a range of alleged offences over the past four months, including...
  • Lost world of fanged frogs and giant rats discovered in Papua New Guinea

    09/08/2009 5:21:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies · 1,449+ views ^ | 9-7-2009 | Robert Booth
    A lost world populated by fanged frogs, grunting fish and tiny bear-like creatures has been discovered in a remote volcanic crater on the Pacific island of Papua New Guinea. 'A giant woolly rat never before seen by science' Link to this audio A team of scientists from Britain, the United States and Papua New Guinea found more than 40 previously unidentified species when they climbed into the kilometre-deep crater of Mount Bosavi and explored a pristine jungle habitat teeming with life that has evolved in isolation since the volcano last erupted 200,000 years ago. In a remarkably rich haul from...
  • Girl, 3, beheaded 'in land dispute'(Papua New Guinea)

    06/22/2009 7:35:34 PM PDT · by Soothesayer · 20 replies · 1,416+ views ^ | June 22, 2009 | world news
    A THREE-year-old girl has been beheaded in Papua New Guinea in an attack thought to be over a land dispute. Police made the shocking discovery yesterday in Madang province, on PNG's northeastern coast, after residents reported that up to seven men had abducted the girl from the coastal village of Bogia. Four men have been arrested over her killing. The police commander of Madang province, Chief Inspector Anthony Wagambie, told PNG's The National newspaper that he was "disgusted'' by the gruesome killing, which he he said was linked to tensions over land. "Police will continue investigations until all seven suspects...
  • Accused witch hanged from tree gives birth

    02/29/2008 6:21:59 AM PST · by Sopater · 6 replies · 82+ views
    Religion News Blog ^ | Feb. 25, 2008 | Sent Timbi
    A pregnant mother who was hanged to die alongside her husband after being blamed for sorcery delivered her baby prematurely while struggling to free herself. This inhuman experience was reported two weeks ago at Kilip village near Banz in Western Highlands province. The woman and her husband related the experience to The National yesterday at the Mt Hagen General Hospital where mother and baby were keeping fine. Husband Paul Yekum said he and his wife Nolan were accused by his tribesmen over the death of his neighbour. Speaking in pidgin, Yekum said after a man known as Peter Buno died,...
  • Papua New Guinea: PNG magistrate stoned to death for car crash

    10/23/2007 10:26:37 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 1,082+ views
    Khaleej Times ^ | 10/22/07
    PNG magistrate stoned to death for car crash (Reuters) 22 October 2007 PORT MORESBY - A court magistrate in Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific was stoned to death after his car crashed into a refugee camp in the capital Port Moresby, local media reported on Monday. The Post Courier newspaper said senior magistrate Ivo Cappo was killed on Saturday night when he lost control of his car as he drove home from a hotel, and ran into the camp on Ela Beach. None of the refugees were injured, but when Cappo got out of his car to inspect...
  • PNG Aids victims 'buried alive' (family buries Aids victime alive in Papua New Guinea)

    08/27/2007 7:51:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 545+ views
    BBC ^ | 08/27/07
    PNG Aids victims 'buried alive' Raising awareness of HIV/Aids in PNG is a difficult task Some people with HIV/Aids in Papua New Guinea are being buried alive by their relatives, a health worker says. Margaret Marabe said families were taking the extreme action because they could no longer look after sufferers or feared catching the disease themselves. Ms Marabe said she saw the "live burials" with her own eyes during a five-month trip to PNG's remote Southern Highlands. PNG is in the grip of an HIV/Aids epidemic - the worst in the region. Officials estimate that 2% of the six...
  • (Warning: Graphic) The murdering Messiah (Papua New Guinea Cult 'Black Jesus')

    03/04/2007 7:37:08 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 4 replies · 735+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 03 March 2007 | RICHARD SHEARS
    When a tall stranger calling himself 'Black Jesus' lured Rita Hemen away from her remote jungle village, he promised to make her one of his special 'flower girls' and convinced her that her family would one day be rich beyond their wildest dreams. The pretty Papua New Guinean girl, just 13 years old, could never have imagined, as she innocently followed the attractive figure up the mountain, that she would become tangled in a pagan web of evil from which there was no escape. After being stripped naked, she was tied to a crude bed in a dark hut, raped...
  • Seven-metre maneating crocodile shot dead[Papua New Guinea]

    01/15/2007 7:59:13 AM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 24 replies · 2,313+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 15 Jan 2007 | The Daily Telegraph
    A HUGE crocodile that killed a mother of four in Bougainville has been shot dead by police. The 7m animal was spotted on Friday near the mouth of the Tasui River where it seized Martina Tewei two weeks ago, Papua New Guinea's Post-Courier newspaper reported today. The newspaper said police used all the bullets in the magazine of an M16 rifle to kill the animal. It took an hour to die, and 30 men to lift it onto a truck, the Post-Courier said.
  • Strong earthquake hits Papua New Guinea (Magnitude 6.5)

    10/16/2006 7:43:40 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 34 replies · 960+ views
    The Australian ^ | October 17, 2006
    A STRONG earthquake hit Papua New Guinea today. The US Geological Survey said the 6.5 magnitude quake hit at 9.25am local time, with an epicentre 577km from Port Moresby.
  • Report Shows AIDS Epidemic Slowdown in 2005

    06/01/2006 1:10:35 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 401+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 31, 2006 | LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN
    UNITED NATIONS, May 30 — New surveys suggest that the global AIDS epidemic has begun to slow, with a decline in new H.I.V. infections in about 10 countries, the leader of the United Nations AIDS program said Tuesday. Outside of those countries — which include Haiti, Cambodia, Kenya and Zimbabwe — the number of new AIDS infections continues to rise or hover at its current pace. Meanwhile, public health efforts are reaching only a small proportion of people at risk, Dr. Peter Piot, the executive director of Unaids, said at a news conference here on Tuesday. "It's a very complex...
  • One man missing, feared dead after volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea

    Tuesday February 1, 9:36 AM One man missing, feared dead after volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea A volcano erupted on the Papua New Guinea island of Manam, spewing lava, rocks and ash onto villages, leaving one man missing and several others injured, officials said Tuesday. Hundreds of Manam islanders were evacuated to the mainland after the volcano erupted early Friday. At least one man is feared dead in the destruction. "We believe he was buried by a lava flow," said Eric Ani, the director of the National Disaster Center, in a telephone interview Tuesday, adding that several other villagers...
  • Protests Target Bush at Summit in Chile

    11/19/2004 12:21:22 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies · 852+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 11-19-04 | By ALAN CLENDENNING
    SANTIAGO, Chile - Riot police used water cannons and tear gas Friday to break up a demonstration by hundreds of rock-throwing protesters before more than 20,000 people marched to vent their anger at Pacific Rim leaders, particularly President Bush (news - web sites). While some protesters said they oppose the APEC (news - web sites) summit, which they likened to a rich man's club that does nothing for the poor, much of the rage was aimed at Bush and the U.S.-led war in Iraq (news - web sites). Bush was arriving in Chile on Friday night. At the summit, he...
  • The Realignment: A Summary Update

    02/14/2004 8:26:30 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 13 replies · 273+ views
    The Christian Challenge ^ | February 2004 | Editor of the Christian Challenge
    The Realignment: A Summary Update By The Editor REPORTS OF FALLOUT at home and abroad from the U.S. Episcopal Church's embrace of an openly gay bishop and optional same-sex blessings just keep coming. "The implications are staggering. Hardly a day goes by without international mention of more consequences," said Archbishop Gregory Venables of the Southern Cone of America—one of the latest Anglican provinces to declare broken or some form of impaired communion with the Episcopal Church's liberal leadership. Provinces in that category now number 11 (out of 38), and represent nearly half of all Anglicans worldwide. In addition to the...
  • Asia-Pacific Leaders Push for Better Security, but North Korean Missiles Fuel Worries

    10/21/2003 2:15:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 154+ views
    AP ^ | Oct 21, 2003 | Dirk Beveridge
    BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) - Tying the terror fight to economic growth, Pacific Rim leaders closed out an annual summit clouded by worries about the North Korean nuclear crisis - and at least one missile test by the North. The 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum said it would work to "dismantle fully and without delay transnational terrorist groups that threaten the APEC economies." The joint statement came after President Bush pushed security to the top of the agenda at a summit where others wanted to focus on the official goal of free trade. The APEC nations, also including China, Japan and...
  • Dancers Ordered to go Topless in Interests of Tradition

    09/25/2002 11:41:57 AM PDT · by Tancred · 9 replies · 263+ views
    Ananova ^ | September 20th, 2002 | Ananova
    Dancers from Papua New Guinea have been urged to take off their bras and underpants in the interests of tradition. The request came from the organisers of a cultural festival after some dancers wore Western-style underwear to traditional "singsing" performances. Goroka Show chairman Mewie Launa said the dances should be performed by bare-breasted women. "Take off the bras and underwears because they are not recognised in PNG traditional culture," Mr Launa told participants at the Goroka Show. "Why are women still wearing bras during singsings? Why are we still seeing underwear sticking out? Our parents never did that. "This is...