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Papua New Guinea police evict all refugees from detention center

November 24, 2017 10:00 am
Papua New Guinea police evict all refugees from detention center

This handout photo, released by Australian activist group GetUp on November 23, 2017, shows asylum seekers (R) at the Manus Island refugee detention center. (Via AFP) Papua New Guinea (PNG)’s police say they have relocated all the asylum seekers who had refused to leave a decommissioned refugee detention camp for […]

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Refugees on Manus face outbreak of diseases: Local police official

November 21, 2017 4:00 pm
Refugees on Manus face outbreak of diseases: Local police official

A handout photo taken in November 2017 from Australian advocacy group GetUp shows water — possibly used for drinking — collected in trash bins for rationing at the Australian detention center on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea. (Via AFP) The asylum seekers abandoned by Australia on Papua New Guinea […]

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Papua New Guinea starts dismantling refugee camp fences

November 9, 2017 1:34 am
Papua New Guinea starts dismantling refugee camp fences

A handout photo taken and received on November 9, 2017 from the Refugee Action Coalition shows contractors dismantling fences at the Australian detention center on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea. (Via AFP) Authorities in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have started dismantling fences around a formerly Australian-run detention camp on […]

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17 prisoners shot dead while attempting jailbreak in Papua New Guinea

May 15, 2017 10:30 am
17 prisoners shot dead while attempting jailbreak in Papua New Guinea

A view of the Buimo prison in Lae, Papua New Guinea (file photo) Prison guards in Papua New Guinea have shot dead at least 17 prisoners who were attempting a jailbreak. The incident took place at the Buimo Correctional Institution in the city of Lae on Friday, but only became […]

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UN calls for calm in Papua New Guinea following shooting of students

June 9, 2016 7:00 am
UN calls for calm in Papua New Guinea following shooting of students

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is concerned by reports of violent clashes between students and police in Port Moresby. Photo / Greg Bowker The world’s top diplomat is calling for calm in Papua New Guinea after unrest in the Pacific country’s capital. United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon says he’s concerned by […]

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Papua New Guinea

December 18, 2012 7:36 am

Papua New Guinea, independent nation in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, located north of Australia and east of Indonesia. Papua New Guinea occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea, called the mainland, and several hundred smaller islands. The western part of New Guinea forms the Indonesian province of Papua (formerly Irian […]

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