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T20 World Cup: Scotland beat PNG by 17 runs to inch closer to Super 12s

Scotland grabbed the top position in Group B with two wins having shocked Bangladesh in their opening game.
"When Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar were playing, they could have bowled 2 out of 4 overs, the captain had an extra person to consider if one of the bowlers got hit and it made his job easier. If Hardik can bowl even 2 overs, it gives India that much more balance."(AP)
"When Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar were playing, they could have bowled 2 out of 4 overs, the captain had an extra person to consider if one of the bowlers got hit and it made his job easier. If Hardik can bowl even 2 overs, it gives India that much more balance."(AP)
Published on Oct 19, 2021 08:04 PM IST
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T20 World Cup: Ludhiana-born Jatinder stars in Oman's 10-wkt victory over PNG

  • T20 World Cup: Courtesy Jatinder's 42-ball-knock and his opening partner Aqib Ilyas's 50 not out off 43 balls, Oman chased down a modest 130-run target in only 13.2 overs.
T20 World Cup: Ludhiana-born Jatinder stars in Oman's 10-wicket victory over Papua New Guinea.(TWITTER)
T20 World Cup: Ludhiana-born Jatinder stars in Oman's 10-wicket victory over Papua New Guinea.(TWITTER)
Published on Oct 17, 2021 07:19 PM IST
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USA's Jaskaran Malhotra smashes six sixes in an over: WATCH

Jaskaran Malhotra hit six sixes in an over to become only the fourth player to do so in international cricket. His 173 not out of 124 balls also made him the first player from the USA to notch up an ODI century.
Jaskaran Malhotra(USA Cricket / Twitter)
Jaskaran Malhotra(USA Cricket / Twitter)
Updated on Sep 10, 2021 10:13 AM IST
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Amid spike in Covid-19 cases, Papua New Guinea orders tighter restrictions

From enforcing mask wearing in public from next week to restricting personal movement and tightening internal border controls, Papua New Guinea orders restrictions as Covid-19 numbers climb
Amid spike in Covid-19 cases, Papua New Guinea orders tighter restrictions(Photo by Matteo Catanese on Unsplash)
Amid spike in Covid-19 cases, Papua New Guinea orders tighter restrictions(Photo by Matteo Catanese on Unsplash)
Updated on Mar 19, 2021 06:29 PM IST
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6.6 magnitude earthquake jolts Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea lies in the “Ring of Fire”, an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean, which is vulnerable to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale had jolted Papua New Guinea on October 1.(File Photo(Representative Image)))
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale had jolted Papua New Guinea on October 1.(File Photo(Representative Image)))
Published on Oct 08, 2020 02:23 PM IST
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Papua New Guinea | ByAsian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Four survive 32 days adrift in Pacific by eating coconuts, drinking rainwater

The group, from Papua New Guinea’s Bougainville province, are believed to have spent 32 days at sea.
The group was dropped off in Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands, last Saturday and were discharged into the care of Papua New Guinea’s High Commissioner John Balavu after receiving treatment for dehydration.(Reuters Representative Image)
The group was dropped off in Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands, last Saturday and were discharged into the care of Papua New Guinea’s High Commissioner John Balavu after receiving treatment for dehydration.(Reuters Representative Image)
Updated on Feb 12, 2020 11:02 AM IST
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Wellington | ByAgence France-Presse

Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 strikes Papua New Guinea: USGS

The quake was at a depth of about 31.3 km, according to the USGS.
An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 has struck 122 km (75 miles) south of Kokopo in Papua New Guinea(HT File Photo (Representative Image))
An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 has struck 122 km (75 miles) south of Kokopo in Papua New Guinea(HT File Photo (Representative Image))
Published on Feb 09, 2020 12:08 PM IST
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Zac Efron rushed to Australia on ‘life-or-death’ flight after contracting deadly disease on shoot: report

Actor Zac Efron was reportedly flown to Australia in a life-or-death situation after contracting a disease while filming a reality series in Papua New Guinea.
Zac Efron poses with his guide in Papua New Guinea.(Facebook)
Zac Efron poses with his guide in Papua New Guinea.(Facebook)
Updated on Dec 29, 2019 12:35 PM IST
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Bougainville votes overwhelmingly to become world’s newest nation

The referendum is nonbinding, and independence would then need to be negotiated between leaders from Bougainville and Papua New Guinea.
People take part in a non-binding independence referendum in Kunua Community, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea November 29, 2019.(REUTERS)
People take part in a non-binding independence referendum in Kunua Community, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea November 29, 2019.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 11, 2019 11:55 AM IST
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Canberra, Australia | ByAssociated Press

Oman, Scotland grab last two places at T20 World Cup

Oman and Scotland join Namibia, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea and Ireland, who had already booked their places in the 2020 showpiece but are still competing for the winner’s trophy in UAE
Oman qualified for T20 World Cup 2020.(Twitter)
Oman qualified for T20 World Cup 2020.(Twitter)
Updated on Oct 31, 2019 09:45 AM IST
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Dubai | ByPress Trust of India

Scotland crush UAE to secure T20 World Cup berth

Scotland joined Namibia, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea and Ireland, who had already booked their places but are still competing for the winner’s trophy in UAE.
(Cricket Scotland/ Twitter)
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Updated on Oct 31, 2019 08:24 AM IST
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Dubai | ByAFP

T20 World Cup: Netherlands secure spot, UAE have one more chance

The Netherlands, who face Ireland in the competition semi-final, won by eight wickets to progress to the eight-team first round of the World Cup in Australia in October 2020.
Players of Netherlands cricket team celebrate after the fall of a wicket.(ICC/ Twitter)
Players of Netherlands cricket team celebrate after the fall of a wicket.(ICC/ Twitter)
Updated on Oct 29, 2019 07:43 PM IST
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Paris | ByAFP

Sailing back in time in Papua New Guinea: A glimpse into a remote culture

The cult of the crocodile is thriving along the Sepik river in Papua New Guinea.
Young Massey in traditional attire (left); Drummers at the men’s house at Yentchen village (right).(Geetika Jain)
Young Massey in traditional attire (left); Drummers at the men’s house at Yentchen village (right).(Geetika Jain)
Updated on Sep 16, 2019 08:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByGeetika Jain

United States vs Papua New Guinea: Playing - Reborn in the USA

Kenjige, 28, had moved to this distant city, far removed from the balmy, serene coffee estates of his hometown, Chikmagalur, to escape cricket.
Representative image.(Getty Images)
Representative image.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 05:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi/ Mumbai | ByAbhishek Paul & Ankit Kumar Singh

World T20 qualifiers: Nigeria, Namibia replace Zimbabwe

Nigeria came third in the Africa Men’s Final and as such become the third African team in the global qualifier along with Kenya and Namibia, again retaining the regional representation for the event.
The ICC 2020 T20 World Cup logo(Getty Images)
The ICC 2020 T20 World Cup logo(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 07, 2019 09:44 AM IST
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Dubai | ByIndo Asian News Service

Papua New Guinea’s extraordinary Birds of Paradise

The plumage and display of the birds of paradise is a visual extravaganza.
Highland tribes wearing dozens of colourful bird feathers.
Highland tribes wearing dozens of colourful bird feathers.
Updated on Jul 18, 2019 06:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByGeetika Jain

Papua New Guinea volcano spews ash, triggering eruption alert

The volcano, located on the remote Bismarck Archipelago, is listed as one of 16 “Decade Volcanoes” targeted for research because they pose a significant risk of large, violent eruptions.
Papua New Guinea’s Mount Ulawun volcano -- designated one of the world’s most hazardous -- began spewing ash on Wednesday(REUTERS)
Papua New Guinea’s Mount Ulawun volcano -- designated one of the world’s most hazardous -- began spewing ash on Wednesday(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 11:07 AM IST
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Kokopo (Papua New Guinea) | ByAgence France-Presse

Indian asylum seeker faces charges over attempted suicide

Punjabi asylum seeker Ravinder Singh, aged in his 30s, locked himself in a shipping container room at a camp on Manus Island and started a blaze that engulfed two other rooms before being brought under control.
Singh is one of roughly 500 refugees and asylum seekers stuck in Papua New Guinea, having been stopped from reaching Australia. Image used for representational purpose only.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Singh is one of roughly 500 refugees and asylum seekers stuck in Papua New Guinea, having been stopped from reaching Australia. Image used for representational purpose only.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jun 24, 2019 03:45 PM IST
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Port Moresby | ByPress Trust of India

Papua New Guinea PM resigns, throwing gas deal into doubt

The government’s purchase last year of 40 Maseratis to ferry foreign dignitaries around Port Moresby’s few fully paved roads during an APEC summit became emblematic of his tenure.
O’Neill said he had decided to step down “in the interests of ongoing political stability in our country” citing the need for “economic confidence and social unity.”(REUTERS/ File photo)
O’Neill said he had decided to step down “in the interests of ongoing political stability in our country” citing the need for “economic confidence and social unity.”(REUTERS/ File photo)
Published on May 29, 2019 11:55 AM IST
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Port Moresby | ByAFP

New Zealand flight turns back mid-air after discovering it lacks permission to land in China

Air New Zealand apologised to passengers and said a special service would fly them to Shanghai on Sunday.
Flight NZ289 carrying about 270 passengers left Auckland shortly before midnight on Saturday only to return on Sunday. It turned around several hours into the flight.(AP/ Representative Image)
Flight NZ289 carrying about 270 passengers left Auckland shortly before midnight on Saturday only to return on Sunday. It turned around several hours into the flight.(AP/ Representative Image)
Updated on Feb 10, 2019 03:07 PM IST
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Sydney | ByReuters

Detained refugee wins top Australian prize for book written on his phone

Behrouz Boochani, an Iranian held in an Australian-run camp on a Papua New Guinea island, won the A$100,000 ($72,390) Victorian Prize for literature on Thursday with his book “No Friends but the Mountains”.
Boochani has been a prominent critic of the treatment of people under Australia’s hardline immigration policy.(@Behrouz Boochani/ Twitter)
Boochani has been a prominent critic of the treatment of people under Australia’s hardline immigration policy.(@Behrouz Boochani/ Twitter)
Published on Feb 01, 2019 01:43 PM IST
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Sydney | ByReuters

Trade war will produce ‘no winners,’ Chinese President Xi Jinping tells leaders, amid growing dispute with US

China’s President Xi Jinping said a trade war will produce “no winners” and called for nations to uphold a rules-based order led by the World Trade Organization.
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives to make his keynote speech for the CEO Summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Port Moresby on November 17, 2018.(AFP)
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives to make his keynote speech for the CEO Summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Port Moresby on November 17, 2018.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 17, 2018 11:41 AM IST
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Airline says 1 missing after plane crashes into lagoon in Micronesia

The airline did not immediately respond to requests for more details about the passenger, such as his age or nationality
This photo taken by James Benito on September 28, 2018, shows locals approaching the crashed Air Niugini aircraft on the remote Island of Weno, in Micronesia.(AFP Photo)
This photo taken by James Benito on September 28, 2018, shows locals approaching the crashed Air Niugini aircraft on the remote Island of Weno, in Micronesia.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Sep 29, 2018 11:42 AM IST
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Wellington | ByAssociated Press

Breach the wall of silence: Give State recognition to Indian Sign Language

The country’s population of deaf and speech disabled remains invisible at institutions of higher learning since most of them even fail to even complete school
Hearing impaired students at the Seth Anandilal Poddar Deaf And Dumb School in Jaipur watch a telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's talk with students over exam-related stress(Himanshu Vyas)
Hearing impaired students at the Seth Anandilal Poddar Deaf And Dumb School in Jaipur watch a telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's talk with students over exam-related stress(Himanshu Vyas)
Updated on Sep 25, 2018 05:47 PM IST
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Island volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea, forcing 2000 villagers to flee

Three villages were directly in the path of the lava flow and residents had to be evacuated to safer ground, the country’s National Disaster Centre said.
Manam Island, just 10 km wide, is one of the Pacific nation’s most active volcanoes and is home to roughly 9,000 people.(AFP/Representative image)
Manam Island, just 10 km wide, is one of the Pacific nation’s most active volcanoes and is home to roughly 9,000 people.(AFP/Representative image)
Updated on Aug 25, 2018 01:38 PM IST
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Sydney | ByReuters

Powerful quake shakes Papua New Guinea month after disaster

The US Geological Survey measured the quake at magnitude 6.9 with a depth of 35 kilometers about 162 kilometers southwest of Rabaul in a remote area of East New Britain province.
File image made from video provided Feb. 28, 2018, shows a damaged building following an earthquake in Mendi, Papua New Guinea.(AP File Photo)
File image made from video provided Feb. 28, 2018, shows a damaged building following an earthquake in Mendi, Papua New Guinea.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2018 12:47 PM IST
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“The best way to handle trolls is by shaming them on the platform, in brilliant English,” says Mini Mathur

The actress and TV presenter loves Instagram for its visual creativity
Mini Mathur says that the best way to describe her is as a closet stand-up comic(Photo: Sumiko Murgai Nanda)
Mini Mathur says that the best way to describe her is as a closet stand-up comic(Photo: Sumiko Murgai Nanda)
Updated on Mar 24, 2018 09:53 PM IST
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At least 18 killed as second earthquake in a week strikes Papua New Guinea

Local media outlets on Tuesday reported the death toll from the original quake had risen to 75, after government officials said previously that 55 people had been killed.
A damaged building following the earthquake in Mendi, Papua New Guinea on Feb. 28, 2018.(AP File Photo)
A damaged building following the earthquake in Mendi, Papua New Guinea on Feb. 28, 2018.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Mar 07, 2018 11:04 AM IST
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