Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea estimates that more than 2,000 people were buried in last week's landslide

Papua New Guinea estimates that more than 2,000 people were buried in last week's landslide

More than 2,000 people may have been buried in a landslide on Friday, a government official in South Africa told the United Nations on Monday. Papua New Guineawhich officially requested international help. The government figure is about three times higher than the United Nations estimate of 670 dead in the landslide in the mountainous interior ...

At least 100 people died after a landslide in Papua New Guinea

At least 100 people died after a landslide in Papua New Guinea

The landslide has buried 1,182 houses, in a town where 3,895 people live It is estimated that more than 100 people died this Friday in a landslide that buried a village in a remote, mountainous area of Papua New Guinea. An emergency response is underway, officials in the South Pacific island nation said. The landslide ...

Explorers found what they believe is the downed plane of World War II ace Richard Bong

Explorers found what they believe is the downed plane of World War II ace Richard Bong

Explorers found what they believe is the plane knocked down from World War II ace Richard Bong in the South Pacific. The announcement was made on Thursday May 23after the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior, Wisconsinand the nonprofit historic preservation group Pacific Wrecks They will begin a joint search for the fighter ...

A population isolated for thousands of years developed a genetic super mutation that allows it to fight infections

A population isolated for thousands of years developed a genetic super mutation that allows it to fight infections

The DNA of the Denisovansour extinct prehistoric cousins, still surprises the scientific community for its persistent influence on modern humans, particularly among Inhabitants of Papua New Guinea. These people, whose genetic history remained largely isolated for millennia, possess unique genetic characteristics that allowed them to adapt and survive in one of the most challenging environments ...

will visit Indonesia, East Timor, Singapore and Papua New Guinea

will visit Indonesia, East Timor, Singapore and Papua New Guinea

Pope Francis will visit Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Singapore from September 2 to 13, in one of the longest trips of his pontificate, the Vatican reported this Friday. The Holy See reported that accepting the invitation of the respective Heads of State and ecclesiastical authorities, Pope Francis will visit Jakarta from September ...

Papua New Guinea announced that Pope Francis will visit the country in August

Papua New Guinea announced that Pope Francis will visit the country in August

Pope Francis will make a three-day visit to Papua New Guinea next August, as confirmed this Thursday to EFE by the Episcopal Conference of this Oceanian country. A spokesperson for the Episcopal Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands told EFE by telephone that The pope will stay three days in this country ...