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4 Bodies Found in Papua New Guinea Ferry Disaster

Posted February 4th, 2012 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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Rescuers in Papua New Guinea have retrieved four bodies from the ferry that sank two days ago off the east Asian nation’s coast. Authorities said Saturday about 100 people are still missing. Planes, ships and helicopters have been mobilized to search for survivors from the Rabaul Queen, which sank in rough weather Thursday with an […]

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Rescuers Search for 100 Missing After Papua New Guinea Ferry Disaster

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Officials believe more than 100 people still missing after Thursday’s ferry disaster off the coast of Papua New Guinea may be trapped inside the sunken vessel. A spokesman for the Pacific nation’s maritime safety agency says the Rabaul Queen quickly sank after it was hit by three strong waves while traveling between the island of […]

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Rescuers Search for 100 Missing After Papua New Guinea Ferry Disaster

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Rescuers in Papua New Guinea are searching for more than 100 people still missing after a ferry sank off the coast of Papua New Guinea Thursday morning. Officials say 238 survivors have been saved so far in a joint Australian-Papua rescue operation after the ferry Rabaul Queen sank. News reports from the region say about […]

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Hundreds Rescued from Papua New Guinea Ferry Disaster

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Scores of passengers are still missing after a ferry sank early Thursday off the northern coast of Papua New Guinea. Nerae Marimahu, a spokeswoman with the Pacific nation’s National Maritime Safety Authority in Port Moresby, told VOA the MV Rabaul Queen sank about 16 kilometers off Cape Fortification. She said it was not immediately clear […]

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Hundreds Rescued from Papua New Guinea Ferry Disaster

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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More than 200 passengers have been rescued from a ferry that sank early Thursday off the northern coast of Papua New Guinea. Nerae Marimahu, a spokeswoman with the Pacific nation’s National Maritime Safety Authority in Port Moresby, told VOA the MV Rabaul Queen sank about 16 kilometers off Cape Fortification. She said it was not […]

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Ferry Carrying Over 300 People Sinks Off Papua New Guinea

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Search and rescue crews have been deployed off the northern coast of Papua New Guinea, where a ferry carrying around 350 people sank early Thursday morning. Officials with the Pacific nation’s maritime safety agency say 28 people have been rescued from the site of the disaster. The ferry’s operator says it lost contact with the […]

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Retired Officer Charged in Papua New Guinea Mutiny

Posted January 29th, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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A retired army officer who tried to tried to overthrow the Papua New Guinea government last week appeared in court on Sunday and was charged with mutiny. Police say retired colonel Yaura Sasa was arrested late Saturday. Sasa and a group of around 30 armed rebel soldiers placed the military’s top commander under house arrest […]

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Papua New Guinea PM Says Military Mutiny Over

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says that a mutiny led by a retired military commander is over and that the government has regained control of its defense headquarters. Yaura Sasa and a group of around 30 armed rebel soldiers placed the country’s top commander under house arrest in a bloodless, pre-dawn mutiny early […]

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Rebel Leader Demands Return of Former Papua New Guinea PM

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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A retired military commander who claims to have taken over Papua New Guinea’s armed forces has given a seven-day deadline for the government to re-instate former Prime Minister Michael Somare. Reports say Yaura Sasa and a group of heavily-armed rebel soldiers seized a military barracks in the capital, Port Moresby, on Thursday before taking over […]

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Rebel Leader Demands Return of Former Papua New Guinea PM

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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A retired military commander who claims to have taken over Papua New Guinea’s armed forces has given a seven-day deadline for the government to re-instate former Prime Minister Michael Somare. Reports say Yaura Sasa and a group of rebel soldiers seized a military barracks in the capital, Port Moresby, on Thursday before taking over the […]

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