Papua New Guinea, US to sign security pact with eye on China
Beijing has snapped up mines and ports across the Pacific and last year inked a secretive security pact with the Solomon Islands that allows China to deploy troops to the country.
PM Modi conferred with highest civilian awards of Papua New Guinea and Fiji
Meanwhile, the New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins travelled to PNG to meet PM Modi on the sidelines of the Forum for India Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit.
PM Modi to go ahead with visit to Papua New Guinea, Australia despite Quad summit postponement
This will be the first ever visit of any Indian PM to the island nation of Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea assesses damage after powerful earthquake
The quake struck just after 4 a.m. at Chambri Lake and the epicenter was relatively deep at 62 kilometers (38 miles), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
7.0-magnitude quake hits western Papua New Guinea: USGS
The lawmaker urged people to watch out for falling objects or trees and to be on alert for further seismic activity. No tsunami warning was issued.
Fate of Indian sailors uncertain as MT Heroic Idun handed over to Nigeria
The fear among the sailors is that they will be cut off from the world and don't know when they would be freed.
60 migrants feared drowned in Guinea-Bissau capsize
"An overloaded pirogue, transporting illegal migrants, capsized in our waters," Batista told AFP by telephone, saying that the fisheries surveillance department had alerted him to the disaster.
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