Men occupy the closed Manus Island immigration detention centre in Papua New Guinea. Photograph: Abdul Aziz/Handout via Reuters

About 50 asylum seekers departed an Australian-run detention camp in Papua New Guinea on Thursday after police moved into the complex, confiscating fo(...)

File photograph of explorer Benedict Allen, who was reported missing after attempting to find a tribe in Papua New Guinea. File photograph: Andy Butterton/PA Wire

A British explorer reported missing while searching for a remote tribe in Papua New Guinea has been spotted next to an airstrip and is awaiting evacua(...)

Scientists now believe a skull unearthed in 1929 belongs to the oldest-known human tsunami victim. File photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

A mysterious partial skull unearthed in Papua New Guinea in 1929 that once was thought to belong to an extinct human species turns out to have a diffe(...)

Tourists on a beach in Guam’s capital, Hagatna. Photograph:  Mar-Vic Cagurangan/AFP/Getty Images

Guam is a 550sq km sovereign US territory in the western Pacific Ocean that serves as a strategic military base. Almost a third of its land controlled(...)

Fr Norman Davitt does not smoke and has lived moderately, but says: “The genes are good.”

It will be a long time before we see the likes of Fr Norman Davitt again. He is 96 and on August 19th, he will celebrate the 70th anniversary of his (...)

Britain’s Prince Philip has shocked and sometimes delighted the public with his outspoken comments.  File photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

The Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth, who has announced he will retire from royal duties in the Autumn, has perhaps been best known for h(...)

Dr Eve Bruce and a colleague in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan.

Three Irish women working with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Afghanistan will celebrate International Women’s Day in a conflict zone. Nurse Aoife(...)

Australia’s foreign minister Julie Bishop with US secretary of state Rex Tillerson in Washington last week. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

The Trump administration will honour a commitment by the United States to resettle 1,250 refugees from Australia’s offshore detention sources, the Au(...)

Malcolm Turnbull: The Australian prime minister’s phone conversation with Donald Trump at the weekend was  “the worst call” of the day, the US president reportedly told Turnbull. Photograph: AAP/Lukas Coch/via Reuters

Australia’s prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, was one of the first world leaders to call Donald Trump when he won the US presidential election in Nove(...)

A member of the expedition team surveys unexplored passages in Hayamaene Cave, Papua New Guinea. Photograph: Jack Healy

On Thursday February 2nd in Dublin, the fifth annual Outsider magazine awards will be handed out to those deemed to have “achieved extraordinary thing(...)

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