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Nigerian Ifeanyi Chukweto awaits jail sentence in Papua New Guinea for fraud

A Nigerian facing trial in far away Papua New Guinea will know on June 21 how long he will spend in prison after pleading guilty on one count of stealing by false pretence, an offence known in Nigeria as 419.

Plane, governor’s house torched in Papua New Guinea violence

Papua New Guinea has declared a state of emergency in its rugged Southern Highlands after an armed mob went on the rampage, torching a passenger plane and the local governor's house.

Papua New Guinea quake death toll rises to 125

The death toll from a major earthquake that struck Papua New Guinea last month has risen to 125, police said Wednesday, amid concern that an outbreak of disease will see it jump further.

Strong aftershock as aid starts reaching quake-hit Papua New Guinea

Critical relief supplies are finally flowing into areas of Papua New Guinea devastated by a strong earthquake, Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said, as another 6.7-magnitude tremor rocked the region Wednesday.

Over 30 reported dead after earthquake in Papua New Guinea

Over 30 people are feared dead, following Monday’s massive 7.5-magnitude earthquake that struck 96 km south-west of Mendi in the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea.

Powerful earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea’s Southern-Highlands-province early on Monday, disrupting communications and oil and gas operations.

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