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Car crash kills Papua New Guinea’s deputy PM, Sam Basil

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Papua New Guinea’s deputy prime minister, Sam Basil, has died after a car crash, police have said. Basil died in hospital while awaiting airlift to Port Moresby late on Wednesday after the crash, which took place in t...

Papua New Guinea’s journey, Diana Taurasi and a delighted deer

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1) It’s been quite the week for Diana Taurasi. The 39-year-old guard and all-time leading WNBA scorer – nicknamed ‘White Mamba’ by the late Kobe Bryant – helped Phoenix Mercury to the WNBA finals last week, chartered ...

‘It’s just like flu’: Misinformation and fear hamper Papua New Guinea’s Covid vaccine rollout

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Three months since Papua New Guinea launched its Covid vaccine rollout, just 60,000 people – or 0.6% of the population – have received their first dose, with many people hesitant due to misinformation and fears around...

Plans to build Papua New Guinea’s first casino trigger fears over social problems

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Plans to build Papua New Guinea’s first casino in Port Moresby have sparked criticism from transparency advocates and experts who say the country’s industry regulator has undermined its independence with the deal and ...