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21 min ago | Food Technology

Sime Darby could take over New Britain Palm Oil

A major stake in New Britain Palm Oil, which supplies UK manufacturers, is being targeted by Malaysian conglomerate Sime Darby, part of the consortium that acquired Battersea Power Station.

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4 hrs ago | Evening Times

Games weightlifter goes on trial accused of sex attack in supermarket toilet

Papua New Guinea athlete Toua Udia was arrested following a report of an incident at a Tesco supermarket near the Athletes' Village in Glasgow on Monday July 21. The 22-year-old pleaded not guilty to a charge under the Sexual Offences Act at Glasgow Sheriff Court earlier this week and is set to go on trial today.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Asopa People

Transparency attacks PNG's failure to respond to corruption

TRANSPARENCY International's Papua New Guinea chief, Lawrence Stephens , has made a feisty attack on the way the PNG has been handling corruption cases against high profile people.

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Wimmera Mail-Times

Wimmera HUB international food day celebrated in Horsham

WIMMERA HUB'S English Language Program celebrated the region's cultural melting pot with an international food day on Thursday.

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Daily Kos

Chart(s) of the Day: What does the U.S. shamefully have in common with Oman and Papua New Guinea?

Out of 185 nations , according to Bryce Covert and Adam Peck's look into an International Labor Organization's report, Oman, New Guinea and the United States are the only ones without a guarantee of paid maternity leave.

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Brad brace

Papua New Guinea in the Midst of a Far Reaching Corruption Scandal

Papua New Guinea has been in the grips of a fraud scandal that goes to the very top of the country"s political structure.

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Illawarra Mercury

Firefighters warn of high risk to Illawarra homes

The Rural Fire Service has warned Illawarra residents to prepare for heightened fire activity this year following a warmer and dryer than average July.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Hastings Deering jobs going in August

"It is anticipated that this will result in approximately 400 redundancies across Hastings Deering's business which will occur in August," it said.

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Stuff.co.nz

Covering up mental illness

A former healthcare worker at Australia's immigration detention centers said on Thursday the government asked him to cover up evidence that children held in the camps were suffering from widespread mental illness caused by their confinement.

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The Daily Star

Australia urged to come clean on asylum-seekers' mental health

Australian customs officials and navy personnel escort asylum-seekers onto Christmas Island August 21, 2013, after they were rescued by the Australian Navy ship HMAS Parramatta from a crowded boat that had foundered at sea.

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Malaysia Sun

Iris Corp unaware PNG land sub-leased to third party

KUALA LUMPUR: Iris Corporation Bhd is unaware the proposed development of 100,000 hectares of land Papua New Guinea under a joint venture with Alvery Resources Ltd had been sub-leased.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Asopa People

Creative Nation 8: Writers of the 2014 Crocodile Prize, S - T

THIS is the final episode of our eight-part series featuring the entrants to this year's Crocodile Prize and examples of their writing.

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ThinkProgress

How The U.S.'s Zero Weeks Of Paid Family Leave Compares To The Rest Of The World

In the United States, new parents aren't guaranteed any paid time off. Instead, if they have worked for a certain amount of time at a company with 50 or more employees, they are guaranteed the ability to take 12 unpaid weeks off for the arrival of a new child.

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The Baltimore Sun

Earthquake of magnitude 5.7 reported off Papua New Guinea: USGS

An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 was recorded off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey reported.

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Reuters

Earthquake of magnitude 5.7 reported off Papua New Guinea: USGS

An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 was recorded off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey reported.

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NEWS.com.au

Star lives life like there's no tomorrow

"I HAVE always spent my time more preciously than my money," says Nathan Phillips, but the These Final Hours star won't let that attitude cost him his second shot at the big time.

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Agrimoney.com

Hedging protects New Britain from palm price drop

New Britain Palm Oil revealed it had accelerated forward selling of its palm oil, and at values well above current levels, as it acknowledged setbacks to price hopes from reduced El Nino concerns.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Yahoo!

Australia's treatment of child asylum-seekers 'abuse': churches

The Australian government Wednesday rejected a report from church leaders describing its treatment of child asylum-seekers as "state-sanctioned abuse", saying such claims were "offensive".

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ABC News

Buy your Opal transport card online, but not yet at Illawarra rail stations

The NSW Transport Minister has dismissed criticisms of the roll out of Opal Cards in the Illawarra and Southern Highlands.

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Nerve News

Indian weightlifter Chandrakant Mali gets bronze

Weightlifter Chandrakant Mali won the bronze medal in the men's 94kg category bringing home the 10th medal for India in the day at the Commonwealth Games here Tuesday.

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