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Latest news: Papua New Guinea

Separatists in Papua threaten to shoot NZ hostage

Rebels in Indonesia's Papua region have threatened to shoot a New Zealand pilot they took hostage in February if countries do not comply with their demand to start independence talks within two months.

Australian man dies trekking on PNG’s Kokoda Track

A 48-year-old Australian man has died while walking Papua New Guinea's Kokoda Track.

Professor freed from PNG criminals returns to Australia

An archaeologist has returned to Australia after being released by armed criminals who were holding him and three others hostage in a remote part of Papua New Guinea.

Opinion: Time to recognise Kiaps’ service

Member for Bean, David Smith MP, says it is important that Australia recognise the service and sacrifice of the Kiaps in Papua New Guinea.

PNG earthquake death toll rises to seven

The death toll from a "significant" earthquake which struck Papua New Guinea has risen to seven, the Pacific island nation's police commissioner says, adding it occurred deep below ground which limited damage.

Australian troops in Papua New Guinea for election

More than 100 Australian troops have touched down in Papua New Guinea to help with the Pacific nation's national election in July.

Discovery sheds light on why the Pacific islands were colonised

The discovery of pottery from the ancient Lapita culture by researchers at The ANU has shed new light on how PNG served as a launching pad for the colonisation of the Pacific.

Red Cross urges action for PNG as COVID-19 cases surge

Concerted international action is needed to support Papua New Guinea as a surge in COVID-19 cases overwhelms the country's health system.