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1 hr ago | Northern Territory News

Frigate attracts admirers

Coalition observers were impressed when they toured HMAS Stuart as part of Exercise Kakadu 2014, especially with the ship's gas turbines.

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2 hrs ago | ABC News

PNG set to decide on RH logging renewal

Papua New Guinea's National Forest Board will consider a Malaysian company's bid to continue to logging virgin rainforest in order to plant palm oil.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

ABC News

Youth with a mission to volunteer on medical ships

A team of medical professionals and volunteers are heading to Papua New Guinea with the goal of delivering medical treatment, as well as things we might take for granted like toothbrushes, soap and spectacles.

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Colombo Page

Prison guard and immigration official arrested in Sri Lanka for helping drug kingpin to flee

Aug 26, Colombo: The Terrorist Investigation Division of Sri Lanka police today arrested a prison guard and an assistant immigration controller for aiding a detained drug kingpin to flee the country.

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Southland Times

Much-loved paraplegic fire victim farewelled

Completing a marathon and hitch-hiking across a foreign country is not for the faint-hearted - Wanaka man Bruce Cochran did it in a wheelchair.

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Colombo Page

Supplementary staff of Sri Lanka government hospitals launches continuous strike

Aug 26, Colombo: Supplementary medical staff in Sri Lanka state hospitals island wide will launch a continuous strike from 8 a.m. today until their demands are granted by the authorities.

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BBC News

Australia sued over asylum detainees

A class action case has been filed in the Victoria Supreme Court, with a six-year-old girl as the leading plaintiff.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Mercury

Irrigation top of farmers' Budget list

FARMERS will be looking for a strong commitment towards the next stage of the $190 million statewide irrigation scheme when the Liberals' first Budget is handed down on Thursday.

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Reuters

Discoveries, acquisitions boost Pacific Rubiales oil resources 45 pct

Toronto-listed oil producer Pacific Rubiales said on Tuesday its oil resources estimate from exploration blocks had risen 45 percent to 6.2 billion barrels of oil equivalent by the end of March versus its 2012 estimate.

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Daily Mail

Glencore sells Frieda minGlencore sells Frieda mines to Australian operator PanAustes to

Mining and commodities giant Glencore has completed the sale of its Frieda River copper, gold and silver mines agreed in October to Australian operator PanAust.

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ABC News

Concerns for marine life near deep sea mining project

A controversial mining project that involves ploughing the sea floor off Papua New Guinea is set to begin amid concerns about its impact on the marine environment.

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Yahoo!

Major marine exercise begins in Darwin

The earsplitting whine of airforce jets may have faded over Darwin but the war games are not over, with the Navy's largest maritime warfare exercise starting in the sea north of the city.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Fiji Times

MTV, Click Pacific to provide coverage of 2015 Pacific Games

Update: 4:00PM TWO domestic television broadcasters have signed on as non-exclusive domestic right holders for the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Segeyaro to miss Storm clash after father's death

Penrith hooker James Segeyaro will miss Monday night's clash with Melbourne following the death of his father, former Papua New Guinea international, Iffysoe Segeyaro.

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Asopa People

Here's how to win a free Anthology - plus copies to give away

THANKS to the Papua New Guinea Association of Australia - which provided a significant grant to assist publish the Crocodile Prize Anthology 2014 - copies of this wonderful 500-page book are now being distributed throughout PNG.

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Asopa People

Australia boosts access to court services in Oro Province

A fully equipped National and District Court complex has been opened in Popondetta, greatly improving access to justice for the people in Oro Province.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Colombo Page

Japan to boost investments in Sri Lanka industries

Aug 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa Chairman of Japan Sri Lanka Enterprise Committee Thadai Suki recently discussed enhancing Japanese investments in Sri Lanka's industries.

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ABC News

Farewell to Sean Dorney

ELIZABETH JACKSON: Hello, and welcome to Correspondents Report. I'm Elizabeth Jackson.

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Samoa News

Pacific Freedom Forum: Samoa...

A hard earned reputation for good governance in Samoa is at risk of being lost if recent threats and bans against media persist, warns the Pacific Freedom Forum.

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Asopa People

All mining projects generate waste - but this can be useful

ROBSON URAI describes the development of a mining process and considers how waste - generally seen as a problem - can be effectively converted into useful products IN Papua New Guinea a mining exploration company, upon meeting the statutory requirements, is issued with the special mining lease licence and environmental permit by the relevant state ... (more)

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