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Crocodile eats boy in Papua New Guinea

The limbs of an 11-year-old boy have been found inside a huge crocodile and his head discovered nearby after he was attacked in Papua New Guinea, a report said Wednesday. The four-metre (13-foot) croc grabbed the boy, Melas Mero, as he was fishing with……

New Guinea woman tortured, burned alive in ‘sorcery’ case

A young mother accused of sorcery was stripped naked, doused with petrol and burned alive in front of a crowd including schoolchildren in Papua New Guinea, reports said on Thursday. The woman, named by The National newspaper as Kepari Leniata, 20, was reportedly tortured with a branding iron and tied…

Hundreds rescued as Papua New Guinea ferry sinks

More than 200 people were plucked from waters off Papua New Guinea Thursday after a ferry sank but many others remained missing, with rescuers scouring the area for further survivors. Operator Star Ships said it lost contact with the MV Rabaul Queen at about 6am on Thursday (2000 GMT Wednesday)…

World’s tiniest frogs found in Papua New Guinea

WASHINGTON — With voices hardly louder than an insect’s buzz, the tiniest frogs ever discovered are smaller than a coin and hop about the rainforest of the tropical island of Papua New Guinea, US scientists said Wednesday. Not only are these little peepers with the big names — Paedophryne amauensis…

28 die in Papua New Guinea’s worst plane crash

Papua New Guinean officials were Friday trying to piece together how a passenger plane crashed in dense forest, killing 28 people — but leaving four survivors — in the nation’s worst air disaster. The survivors were the Australian and New Zealand pilots, a flight attendant, and a passenger believed to…

Philippines catches ‘largest crocodile on record’

A monster 21-foot (6.4-metre) saltwater crocodile, believed to be the biggest ever captured, has been trapped in the southern Philippines after a spate of fatal attacks, officials said Tuesday. The 1,075-kilogramme (2,370-pound) male is suspected of eating a farmer who went missing in July in the town of Bunawan, and…

Clinton (again) denies presidential ambitions

Hillary Clinton slaps down post-midterm speculation on presidential ambitions U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is again slapping down speculation that she harbors ambitions for another presidential run. In New Zealand on Friday, Clinton told a pair of television interviewers that she won’t run for president even in the…

Scientists see new bugs, frogs in Papua New Guinea

Tiny frog, pink-eyed bug among 200 animal species found in remote Papua New Guinea A thumbnail-sized frog with a long snout, a brilliant green katydid with bright pink eyes and a mouse with a white-tipped tail are among 200 species scientists have discovered in Papua New Guinea. The findings were…

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