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PNG players celebrate T20I World Cup qualification in stadium's terraces; Cricket fraternity congratulates

It was big news for the Papua New Guinea cricket team on Sunday as they qualified for their maiden T20I World Cup scheduled to take place next year.

Papua New Guinea qualify for World T20

Papua New Guinea on Sunday secured their place in the ICC men's Twenty20 World Cup in Australia next year.


Papua New Guinea police seeking to arrest ex-Prime Minister Peter O'Neill

Papua New Guinea police say they have an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Peter O'Neill for official corruption.

Explained: Why ethnic strife is tearing apart Indonesia's Papua highlands

Unrest in the Indonesian side of the Papua islands exists since at least 50 years now, when the New York Agreement, which was brokered by the United Nations was signed between Indonesia and the Netherlands in 1962.

Terms, not alliances, will sway debt deal talks, says Papua New Guinea prime minister

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape said on Monday he will accept debt assistance from any country that offers the best terms. Australia has long been the largest donor to Papua New Guinea.

Explained: Why West Papuans are holding violent protests against Indonesian govt

On August 17, reports emerged accusing West Papuan students in Surabaya of allegedly throwing the Indonesian national flag into the sewer. As soon as reports of this alleged incident began circulating, Indonesian authorities raided the university, threw tear gas into dormitories and took 43 people into custody.


Gunmen massacre 18, including children, in Papua New Guinea attack

Violence has long ravaged the poor but resource-rich Pacific Ocean nation, but the scale of the latest bloodletting has shocked the country.

Ten members of Papua New Guinea's U19s suspended for stealing

Papua New Guinea had been favourites to qualify but because of the suspensions were unable to field a team against Japan, meaning the hosts went through to next year's ICC Under-19 World Cup in South Africa by default.

Gas project critic James Marape elected Papua New Guinea PM

Marape, who hails from the poor but gas-rich highlands of the South Pacific nation, said he would focus on "taking back our economy" and proposed an overhaul of mining, forestry and fishing laws.

Papua New Guinea assesses extent of damage from strong quake

The magnitude 7.5 quake struck around 11 pm Tuesday at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles), according to the US Geological Survey. It was offshore about 45 kilometers (28 miles) northeast of Kokopo, which has about 26,000 people.