Tag archive for ‘Papua’
By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

Discovery Channel’s ‘Gold Rush Parker’s Trail’ season 3 will start on April 5

Gold miner Parker Schnabel and his team of friends are about to embark on their biggest adventure yet: they’re heading deep into the tropical highlands of Papua New Guinea in search of gold. Finding it will prove More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, February 12th, 2016

Discovery Channel’s new series, ‘Trailblazer’ will premiere March 30

Trailblazers comes to Discovery in March The quest to expand the boundaries of human knowledge takes scientists to the edges of the Earth where unseen peril lurks around every corner. From the deepest and darkest More...

By Robert On Monday, March 17th, 2014

New Zealand health officials warn travelers of dengue risk in the Pacific

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) in an advisory today is warning travelers to the various Pacific islands to ensure they take the appropriate measures to prevent mosquito bites as the mosquito More...

By Robert On Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Kuru: A tale of cannibalism and rogue-proteins

In the highlands of Papua New Guinea in the 1950s and 60s, it was noticed that people (mostly women) of the Fore tribe were dying of what was originally thought to be a genetic disorder since it happened among family More...

By Robert On Monday, October 7th, 2013

Indonesia reports 194th human H5N1 bird flu case since 2005

A 28-year-old Bekasi, West Java  man is the latest person to have been confirmed positive for H5N1 avian influenza in Indonesia, according to Indonesian Health Ministry news release (computer translated). According More...

By Robert On Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Chikungunya outbreak in Papua New Guinea

A chikungunya outbreak was first detected in Papua New Guinea in June 2012 in Vanimo. Since then, cases spread to East New Britain province, New Ireland, Morobe, Eastern Highlands, West New Britain, Madang, Chimbu, More...

By Robert On Saturday, July 6th, 2013
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Strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit near Sumatra, Indonesia, days after deadly temblor

A strong 6.0-magnitude quake struck off Indonesia’s Sumatra on Saturday, according to a US Geologic Survey (USGS) report,  just days after a quake hit Aceh, on Sumatra’s northern tip, killing some More...

By Robert On Thursday, May 9th, 2013
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Oral Zithromax and The Dual Path Platform (DPP) test for syphilis could mean the end of Yaws

Treating patients with the disfiguring disease, yaws with oral azithromycin (commercial name-Zithromax) and diagnosis of the disease with The Dual Path Platform (DPP) test for syphilis could mean the eradication More...

By Robert On Sunday, April 28th, 2013
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Queensland Health battles mosquito borne diseases: first dengue fever, now chikungunya fever

Queensland Health has been in a battle with the mosquito borne viral disease, dengue fever since November 2012, in which more than 100 people have been stricken with the virus in Cairns.   Asian Tiger mosquito More...

By Robert On Sunday, April 14th, 2013
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Strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake strikes near Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat

A powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific today approximately 63 miles off the coast of  the island nation of Papua New Guinea, according to a US Geologic Survey (USGS) report today. The quake More...

By Robert On Sunday, April 7th, 2013
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Indonesia: Major 7.0-magnitude earthquake strikes east of Enarotali

A powerful earthquake struck the archipelago of Indonesia Saturday approximately 150 miles east  of Enarotali in the country’s West Papua province. The tremor registered at 7.0- magnitude of the Richter More...

By Robert On Thursday, January 10th, 2013
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Former Miss Indonesia and politician, Angelina Sondakh, convicted of graft, gets 4 1/2 years

Photo/CIA Former beauty queen and Democratic Party politician, Angelina Sondakh was convicted Thursday of graft and sentenced by an Indonesian court to 4 1/2 years in prison, according to an Associated Press report More...

By Robert On Monday, December 10th, 2012

Major 7.1-magnitude earthquake reported off the coast of Indonesia, no tsunami warning issued

A major 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s Maluku islands Monday (Tuesday morning Indonesia time), according to the U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS). The USGS says the quake struck offshore More...

By Robert On Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Philippines women’s group, Gabriela comes out against UN recommendation to legalize prostitution in Asia

A newly published report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) calls for the decriminalization of prostitution in Asia and the South Pacific as a way to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections More...

By Robert On Thursday, June 7th, 2012

More violence in Papua: Indonesian soldiers open fire on civilians; one dead, 17 wounded

Indonesian soldiers opened fire on a group of civilians in an act of revenge after a deadly conflict occurred between civilians and military personnel over a road mishap on Wednesday. The AFP reports, the shootings More...



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