Papua New Guinea

  • CWG 2014: Weightlifter faces sex assault charge July 28, 2014

    Glasgow: A weightlifter from Papua New Guinea who competed at the Commonwealth Games faces trial over an alleged sexual assault at a Glasgow supermarket. The Glasgow Sheriff Court says Toua Udia pleaded not guilty and will go on trial Friday. Police say the 22yearold lifter was arrested after officers received a report...
  • New animal species discovered in Papua New Guinea June 25, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian scientists have uncovered several new species of mammals in the remote forests of Papua New Guinea. Euan Ritchie, an ecologist from Melbourne's Deakin University, documented the rare animals in the Torricelli mountain range in the remote northwest of the country. Around 40 cameras were installed to capture the...
  • 7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea April 19, 2014

    Sydney: A powerful earthquake struck off the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The magnitude-7.5 earthquake was located 75 kilometers (47 miles) southwest of the town of Panguna on Bougainville Island, according to the US Geological Survey. It...
  • Cricket council happy with associates' progress at world events April 10, 2014

    The International Cricket Council's faith in associate member teams was vindicated by their recent showing in the T20 WC, development manager Tim Anderson has said, singling out the Netherlands' upset win over England. Six ICC associate member countries - Ireland, Afghanistan, Nepal, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates and the Netherlands...
  • India post 245run win, continue unbeaten run in U19 WC February 19, 2014

    Sharjah: Sanju Samson and Kuldeep Yadav stole the limelight with individual brilliance as a strong India continued their unbeaten run with a crushing 245run win over minnows Papua New Guinea in the Under19 World Cup on Wednesday. Opting to bat in their last league match, the defending champions posted a mammoth...
  • As it happened: Under19 World Cup, India vs Papua New Guinea February 19, 2014

    Papua New Guinea Innings (chasing 302 to win): Match over: Riding on a superb batting show by Sanju Samson (86) and magnificent bowling by Kuldeep Yadav (4 for 10), India defeated Papua New Guinea by 245 runs in their Under19 Cricket World Cup match at Sharjah. Chasing a mammoth 302run target,...
  • India U19 beat Papua New Guinea by 71 runs June 30, 2013

    Darwin: India comprehensively defeated Papua New Guinea by 71 runs at Tracy Village here Sunday in a friendly Under19 International Series match. Papua New Guinea bowler Sakavai Charlie Gebai (4 for 26) restricted India to 136 all out from 43.1 overs with Indian opener and captain Vijay Zol top scoring with...
  • India under19 to play triangular series in Australia May 24, 2013

    Melbourne: India's under19 cricket team will play a triangular series against Australia and New Zealand starting June 30 in Darwin. "Cricket Australia on Friday announced more international cricket will be heading to the Top End, with the Northern Territory set to host an Under19 International Series between Australia, India and New...
  • 6.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Papua New Guinea April 17, 2013

    A strong earthquake of 6.8 magnitude was recorded off the remote northern coast of Papua New Guinea at a depth of about 8 km (5 miles) on Wednesday. ...
  • 6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea: USGS April 17, 2013

    Sydney: A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 was recorded off the remote northern coast of Papua New Guinea at a depth of about 8 km (5 miles) on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said in a statement there was no...
  • ICC U19 WC: India thump PNG to enter QF August 16, 2012

    After being bowled out for a paltry total of 204 batting first, India managed to defend the total and beat Papua New Guinea by 107 runs on day six of the ICC Under19 World Cup at Endeavour Park in Townsville. India got off to a bad start when they lost opener...
  • Earthquake rattles Papua New Guinea; no damage April 17, 2012

    Sydney: A strong earthquake has struck the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries and no tsunami alert has been issued. The US Geological Survey says the magnitude 7.0 quake struck on Tuesday at a depth of 200 kilometers (124 miles),...
  • 6.7magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea: USGS March 22, 2012

    Port Moresby: A strong magnitude6.7 earthquake has rattled Papua New Guinea. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage from the Thursday morning earthquake. Chris McKee, the assistant director of the Geophysical Observatory in Port Moresby, says the earthquake was centered deep enough that it could be felt widely but...
  • Hong Kong stun Bermuda in World T20 qualifiers March 14, 2012

    Dubai: Captain Jamie Atkinson led Hong Kong to a stunning eightwicket victory over Bermuda by hitting a superb halfcentury in the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers on Wednesday. Also, spinner Shakti Gauchan took a hattrick as Nepal convincingly beat Denmark by nine wickets. Gauchan's was the first hattrick of the tournament and came...
  • PNG, Italy turn to foreign talent to help team March 14, 2012

    Dubai: The fledgling cricket team from Papua New Guinea knows they need some unprecedented performances to have any chance of earning a spot at the Twenty20 World Cup. They may have found just the help they need in former England wicketkeeper Geraint Jones, who has been recruited to play at...
  • Jones set for Papua New Guinea debut March 13, 2012

    Dubai: England wicketkeeper Geraint Jones will be playing for his country of birth, Papua New Guinea (PNG) in a qualifying event that will lead two aspiring cricket nations to the ICC World Twenty20. Jones will return to playing international cricket, six years after representing England in the 2006 Ashes Trophy in...
  • India colts to play WI in WC opener February 20, 2012

    Dubai: Former champions India were today handed a relatively easy draw in the ICC Under19 Cricket World Cup and will open their campaign against the West Indies on August 12. India have been clubbed with Zimbabwe, Papua New Guinea besides the West Indies in Group C, and will play their first...
  • Di Venuto, Jones change sides for T20 qualifiers February 19, 2012

    Dubai: Former Australian batsman Michael Di Venuto and exEngland wicketkeeper Geraint Jones will play for Italy and Papua New Guinea respectively at next month's World Twenty20 qualifiers. Di Venuto played nine ODIs for Australia in 1997 while Jones took part in 34 Tests, 49 ODIs and two T20Is for England between...
  • Over 120 feared killed in PNG ship tragedy February 3, 2012

    Melbourne: More than 120 people are feared dead after a ship with over 350 on board sank off Papua New Guinea's north coast, even as ships and helicopters are continuing to search for missing people, officials said Friday. About 350 Papua New Guineans were on board the Rabaul Queen when it...
  • Ferry with 350 aboard sinks off Papua New Guinea February 2, 2012

    Melbourne: Several people are feared dead after a ferry carrying as many as 350 passengers on board sank off the north coast of Papua New Guinea, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said on Thursday. "There has been a boat go down in Papua New Guinea with, as we understand it, 350...
  • Accord reached in Bali climate change talks December 16, 2007

    Bali Delegates from 190 countries at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali have finally settled on an agreement, during an extra day of talks. A group led by India and China achieved huge success as the rich countries agreed to fund and support transfer of clean technologies to...