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Kratom grows naturally in the Southeast Asian countries of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It has been sold as a dietary supplement -- typically to help manage pain and boost energy. But the CDC said that, so far, 11 people have been hospitalized with salmonella illness linked ...

A major earthquake off a Papua New Guinea did not generate a Pacific-wide tsunami, officials in Hawaii said late this morning. The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2, struck at about 11:25 a.m. in Hawaii and was centered about 97 miles south-southwest of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea in the ...
As part of Australia's post-earthquake assistance to Papua New Guinea, an Australian Medical Assistance Team (AUSMAT) has travelled to Papua New Guinea to assist with health needs following the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that hit the Highlands region on 26 February. The UN estimates that ...
The official death toll following Papua New Guinea's 7.5 magnitude earthquake has risen to 145 but still has further to climb, officials have said. Papua New Guinea earthquake: anger grows among 'forgotten victims'. Read more. Almost three weeks after the earthquake struck the provinces of Hela ...

Papua New Guinea's year of chairmanship of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) group began in earnest last week, with the arrival in Port Moresby of hundreds of jet-lagged Apec officials and business representatives (me included) for the first cluster of senior official meetings. Management ... Guinea
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the northeast coast of an island of the Pacific Ocean nation of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, officials said, but the tremor posed no tsunami threat to the region. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the quake, which was centered in a ... Guinea
Almost a month after a deadly earthquake, Papua New Guinea is struggling to get aid to desperate survivors, having allocated just a fraction of its relief funds, while a rent dispute left disaster officials briefly locked out of their offices. The scale of the emergency is testing the finances and capacity of one ... Guinea
Officials in Davos said they saw little indication that China's influence in the climate change effort was ebbing. India, for ... Peter O'Neill, the prime minister of Papua New Guinea, contended at the conference that a severe drought in his country could be attributed in part to climate change. “The world seems ... Guinea
AGATS, Indonesia – Some 800 children have been sickened by a measles-and-malnutrition outbreak in Indonesia's remote Papua province, officials said ... in mid-January that underscores the severe lack of medical care and other basic services in a far-flung island region shared with Papua New Guinea. Guinea
12-18, as the task of running the event -- with its 180 meetings of ministers and other officials -- has been handed over to Papua New Guinea, its poorest member. "It is fair to say that 2018 is the riskiest year in the decade" for the region, said Yves Tiberghien, a political science professor who specializes in ... Guinea
... and President Trump resisted: the men stuck on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea because of Australia's offshore detention policy. Now 58 of them are on their way to the United States, boarding flights on Tuesday, according to American officials and asylum seekers on Manus. Forty more are expected ... Guinea
16, 2018, ash plumes rise from the volcano on Kadovar Island, Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific. ... North Korea plans to send a 230-member cheering squad as part of its delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, officials said Wednesday, as South Korea's president announced his ... Guinea
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Seismic activity beneath a Papua New Guinea volcano could mean that a major eruption was imminent, a scientist said Thursday. ..... But by understating the severity of the slowdown in the past five years, officials now may be understating the scale of the rebound, some economists say. Guinea
Already strained by U.S. President Donald Trump's retrenchment from regional economic affairs, APEC has turned over the task of running its 180 annual meetings of ministers and other officials to Papua New Guinea, its poorest member, during the summit which will run Nov. 12-18. "It is fair to say that ... Guinea

Papua New Guinea officials have rejected visa applications for about 50 private security guards hired under an $18 million-a-month Australian government ... Australian Border Force officials were on the ground on Manus Island yesterday attempting to resolve the dispute between Paladin Solutions and ... Guinea
Environmental groups say Papua New Guinea's government is sitting back while the country's rainforests are being destroyed. The Pacific nation has just overtaken Malaysia to become the world's biggest exporter of tropical hardwood. Politicians and officials have been accused of being too close to the ... Guinea
The Papua New Guinea government says 2000 people have been evacuated from Kadovar island, 1300 more than was previously reported. ... In announcing the financial commitment Mr O'Neill also directed high-ranking officials to ensure water and food supplies for the people of Kadovar were procured ... Guinea
The Head of UNICEF in Papua New Guinea says his agency will meet government officials to see how they can assist with rural communities that are struggling to access health care. ... Monjur Hossain said he hoped to meet with Ministry of Health officials tomorrow and that UNICEF wanted to help. Guinea
SYDNEY, Australia – Some 600 residents on a tiny island off Papua New Guinea have been evacuated after a volcano previously believed to be dormant erupted and spewed a "continuous plume" of ash, officials and reports said Sunday, January 7. The volcano on the northern island of Kadovar, more ... Guinea
SYDNEY (AP) — An island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupted again Sunday, sending plumes of steam and ash into the air. ... from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been postponed amid widespread fears that refugees would be forced to return, a Bangladesh official said Monday. Guinea
“We are extremely excited to continue to support Papua New Guinea as it looks ahead to SOM (Senior Officials Meeting) 1, next month,”Mr Mackwell said. In 2017 the New Zealand government established an NZ$8 million (K15.5 million) APEC fund to support Papua New Guinea's host year. “We have now ... Guinea
Thousands were evacuated from Papua New Guinea islands after the volcano on Kadovar Island erupted. Officials have expressed fears of possible tsunamis and landslides triggered by the eruption. ... Officials moved evacuees to the nearby island of Blup Blup, which was later evacuated. People were ... Guinea
In remarks to APEC Senior Officials, Justin Tkachenko, Papua New Guinea Minister for APEC said, “Under the theme of 'Harnessing Inclusive Opportunities, Embracing the Digital Future', Papua New Guinea in 2018 will ensure focus on today's core economic and social challenges. In 2018, we will ... Guinea
Papua New Guinea police have arrested two public servants and are on the hunt for one more suspected to be involved in issuing illegal birth certificates. The National reports that two National Identity Office employees are in custody in Port Morseby, while a "senior officer" is "expected to be arrested soon". Guinea
On November 29, government officials declared the establishment of the Managalas Conservation Area. It is Papua New Guinea's largest conservation area, encompassing 3,600 square kilometers of rainforest. Local communities, with the support of governments and non-profit organizations, have been ... Guinea
He said the ministry is also talking to the Papua New Guinea government to identify needs created by the refugee population on the island. ... Manus Island refugees have been told officials from the United States will visit the Papua New Guinea capital next week to continue the resettlement process. Guinea
The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter O'Neill has invited leading business leaders from China to join with other global leading business leaders at the APEC ... He said the first meeting of APEC 2018 has ended in Port Moresby with the Informal Senior Officials Meeting, is has proceeded well. Guinea
APEC Papua New Guinea yesterday kicked off its informal senior officials' meeting in Port Moresby with its 2018 Leaders' Summit policies high on the ... Under the theme of “Harnessing Inclusive Opportunities, Embracing the Digital Future” Papua New Guinea in 2018 will ensure focus on today's core ... Guinea
The leaders are in Port Moresby to discuss priorities and key activities for the 2018 APEC, to be hosted by Papua New Guinea. As Chair, Papua New Guinea will guide the next steps in APEC to boost economic integration and trade, and equip workers and businesses of all sizes, in all parts of the region, ... Guinea
Updated at 6:25 a.m. ET. A strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck southeastern Iran on Friday, followed quickly by an aftershock measuring 5.1, the U.S. Geological Survey says. At least 42 people were injured and several homes destroyed, officials say. The epicenter of the quake was located about 36 ... Guinea
England v Papua New Guinea: RLWC Preview ... Match officials: Referee: James Child; Touch judges: Mark Craven and Chris Butler; Video ... Guinea
Papua New Guinea police and military personnel begin taking down shelters and facilities built by about 600 refugees and asylum seekers ... Guinea
SYDNEY: A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea on Wednesday (Nov 8), according to officials, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The tremor hit at a depth of 107 kilometres, some 67 kilometres from the town of Angoram, the administrative centre for the Pacific nation's Lower ... Guinea
A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, according to officials, but there were no immediate reports of damage. Guinea
Nearly 600 men have remained in the Manus Island facility in the past week, despite Papua New Guinean officials permanently closing the center on October 31. Both Australia and Papua New Guinea have since urged the men to move to three transit centers in the town of Lorengau on the eastern end of ... Guinea
The Governor of Manus province says Australia is leaving Papua New Guinea officials in the dark about its intentions for refugees stuck on the ... Guinea
Boochani also tweeted that Papua New Guinea immigration officials had sent a bus to the center Wednesday morning to take refugees to their alternative accommodation in Lorengau, but that “the refugees are still refusing to go. Immigration is saying (it's) your choice.” The Refugee Action Coalition has ... Guinea
Papua New Guinea's security agencies have been improving their ... a matter of weeks away from our Informal Senior Officials Meeting, then in ... Guinea
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - An Afghan official says at least three people were ..... Papua New Guinea officials have said the facility will be returned to defense ... Guinea
Papua New Guinea officials have said the facility would be returned to defense forces on Wednesday and anyone remaining would be ... Guinea
Papua New Guinea officials have said the facility would be returned to defense forces on Wednesday and anyone remaining would be ... Guinea
Boochani also tweeted that Papua New Guinea immigration officials had sent a bus to the center Wednesday morning to take refugees to their ... Guinea
Boochani also tweeted that Papua New Guinea immigration officials had sent a bus to the center Wednesday morning to take refugees to their ... Guinea
Nick Martin is the most senior official deployed on the remote Pacific ... be transferred to the Papua New Guinea (PNG) capital of Port Moresby, ... Guinea
The statement was released publicly, but is clearly aimed at officials in Canberra, as the two governments negotiate this week on managing the ... Guinea
Once officials "turned their minds" to his claim, the boy was granted a ... government has denied refugees are unsafe in Papua New Guinea. Guinea
According to anonymous officials, the Democrats' law firm Perkins Coie hired .... The Biwat of Papua New Guinea think women are the sexual ... Guinea


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