Gunmen massacre 18 in Papua New Guinea

A road in Papua New Guinea

The death toll and dates of the violence in the remote highland province of Hela varied in reports by Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the Post-Courier newspaper.

Tribal violence is not uncommon in the PNG highlands.

In a comment to the Reuters news agency, Philip Undialu, the governor of Hela Province, said the latest attack was in response to earlier violence. A growing population and a proliferation of firearms have exacerbated violence in the region.

Media captionPort Moresby: Basically the most lethal metropolis on this planet to be a lady?How did the killings unfold?

How did the killings unfold?

On Sunday, seven of us - four men and three women - were killed in Munima village. Two of the women were pregnant.

Six people had been ambushed and killed near Peta on Saturday, Hela Police Chief Inspector Teddy Augwi told the newspaper.

The cause of the killings is not yet known but is part of a long-running conflict that has been active for years. "So I just ran away and hide in the bush, then later on, about 9 or 10, I came back and saw bodies chopped into pieces and houses were burnt".

How did the authorities respond?

Court denies DOJ's lawyer swap in citizenship question case
The administration says the question would help enforce the Voting Rights Act by protecting minorities' right to vote. The Department of Justice said on July 7 that it was shifting legal teams. "We won't rest until we know the truth".

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape said those responsible for the fatal attacks could face the death penalty, ABC reported.

He said he had repeatedly requested "more permanent police" to monitor the area - which houses liquefied natural gas and the power transmission line for the Porgera Gold Mine - over the last five years.

"How can a province of 400,000 people function in policing law and order with under 60 policemen, and the occasional operational military and police that do no more than bandaid maintenance?"

Bando has called for at least 100 police to be deployed to reinforce the 40 local officers in the province.

How common is tribal violence in PNG?

Communities are still based on tribal traditions and most small villages have no road connections.

In 2018, an quake devastated one of the most most a ways flung regions.

Tribal clashes are now now not irregular with rivalries commonly attributable to rape or theft, or disputes over tribal boundaries.

Over the previous years, the influx of computerized weapons has made clashes extra deadly and escalated the cycle of violence.

United States oil and gasoline firm ExxonMobil operates a pure gasoline processing plant within the space where the bloodbath took residing however halted construction on a pipeline final year thanks to unrest.


  • Google Shares More Stadia Details On Controller, Multiplayer, VR Support

    Google Shares More Stadia Details On Controller, Multiplayer, VR Support

    However, purchasing or managing content can be done with any device running iOS 11 or Android M or higher on both platforms. This means that if you want to gift Stadia to anyone you can easily do so.
    Biden apologises over comments about segregationists

    Biden apologises over comments about segregationists

    De Blasio did not single out O'Rourke, but said "too many Democrats have been cozy with the charter schools". But now, he said, "they've got tons of organizers on the ground". 'Sure they were going to come after me.
    Oil Producers Begin Evacuation From Gulf Of Mexico Platforms Ahead Of Storm

    Oil Producers Begin Evacuation From Gulf Of Mexico Platforms Ahead Of Storm

    Even in lieu of a hurricane, sometimes tropical storms that are near the coast or make landfall can unleash sudden tornadoes. The National Weather Service (NWS) urged people to "begin preparing as soon as possible" in the affected areas.
  • NES Games on Switch Are Getting New

    NES Games on Switch Are Getting New "Rewind" Feature

    I still have a Nintendo Online subscription, but it's honestly starting to feel like a bit of a grudge purchase. For all the games in the NES library on Switch, you can hold the ZL + ZR buttons to rewind gameplay.
    Disabled UK Woman Dies After Falling With a Metal Straw

    Disabled UK Woman Dies After Falling With a Metal Straw

    Mandy reportedly said it wasn't until she turned Struthers-Gardner over that she knew what had happened. According to the outlet, the tip of the straw stopped at the back of her skull.
    Nintendo Announces US$199 Nintendo Switch Lite For The Budget Gamer

    Nintendo Announces US$199 Nintendo Switch Lite For The Budget Gamer

    Nintendo notes that there will be support for all existing Switch titles, although some games will have restrictions. In terms of controls, the Switch Lite ditches the detachable Joy-cons in favor of a solid built-in controller setup.
  • Prince George & Princess Charlotte Look Adorable While Playing Soccer At Polo Match

    Prince George & Princess Charlotte Look Adorable While Playing Soccer At Polo Match

    In the case of Princes William and Harry, they had a chance to go head to head today in a very public arena: the polo field. The portrait Frost referred to was shared on Meghan and Harry's joint Instagram page along with a family shot.
    Amazon is Also Developing a Lord of the Rings MMO

    Amazon is Also Developing a Lord of the Rings MMO

    While it sounds similar to the Amazon series, the company stands by its initial comments and states that it is a separate project. Check back here for more breaking news on the new Middle Eart game and Amazon's upcoming Lord of the Rings series.

    Could the oil Industry in India See Higher Profits?

    One of the issues for Indian oil companies is their requirement to sell below market to subsidize prices in their home country. The US pulled out of the agreement earlier this year as President Trump claimed he was looking for a better deal.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Operation Apocalypse Z is available now

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Operation Apocalypse Z is available now

    For the rest, we remind you that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is available for PC, Xbox One and PS4. The map is designed in a Z-shape resulting in a combination of close and long-ranged firefights.
    AFCON 2019 - Nigeria 1-1 South Africa

    AFCON 2019 - Nigeria 1-1 South Africa

    Nigeria are even money favourites to win this match in normal time with Bet365. Now would be a flawless time to end that negative run.
    The Raspberry Pi 4 Has a Flawed USB-C Port

    The Raspberry Pi 4 Has a Flawed USB-C Port

    It's actually normative , meaning mandatory, required by the spec in order to call your system a compliant USB-C power sink. As a result, the cable doesn't supply power, and your Raspberry Pi won't start up.


Latest news

Ross Perot's life in pictures
Perot has obviously changed my life, he has changed Texarkana College's life, he has changed this community's life and future". The pioneer of the computer services industry, who founded Electronic Data Systems 1962 and Perot Systems Corp.

United Kingdom ambassador to USA quits days after leaked cables
Sir Kim was also not attending a meeting between Ivanka Trump and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox in Washington. Darroch said his position had become untenable.

Williamson hails ´brilliant´ New Zealand after World Cup stunner
India's captain reviewed the decision but could not get it overturned. "He timed the ball beautifully well", Williamson said. It was the third consecutive occasion when Virat Kohli failed to make it count in a World Cup semi-final.

Call 911: Virat Kohli's poor WC semifinals performance continues
New Zealand have now entered the second final on the bounce, while India will be devastated after this win as they head back home. The skipper, in a tweet, said that the team was gutted and that they shared the emotions with their fans.

Dollar slammed after Powell's bleak U.S
The Fed has kept its current benchmark overnight interest rate in a range of between 2.25 percent and 2.50 percent since December. The chance of a 50 bps cut rose to 27.6 per cent from 3.3 per cent on Tuesday, according to CME Group's FedWatch tool.

BP oil tanker sheltering in Gulf over fear of Iran attack
The ship "was navigating in worldwide waters", Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said at a press conference in Tehran. While the European Union has banned oil shipments to Syria since 2011, it had never seized a tanker at sea.

'Stranger Things' is breaking Netflix records in first days of season 3
But Stranger Things is set to smash that out of the park, as it's achieved that in a fraction of the time. The game will be available this fall for $39.99 and can be preordered now .

Bautista Agut wears down Pella to reach semi-final
The beginning was brutal". "I'm happy to be playing Roger now because I think I'm in good shape now". I just think at the end I served really good.

US urges Turkey to halt drilling operations off Cyprus coast
The Greek south has worldwide recognition while only Turkey recognizes the government in the north. A second vessel, Yavuz , has now sailed to an area off the Karpas peninsula on Cyprus' east coast.

Borderlands 3 is the latest title to adopt Apex Legends’ ping system
You can also check your friends' inventories, skill trees and challenge progress from the Friends menu. All this news came during a Borderlands 3 panel held at the event and was compiled by GamesRadar .

Cardinals still have 2020 5th-round pick after supplemental draft
To me, Thompson is worth a serious look with a third round pick, while Simms isn't worth more than a sixth round pick at best. Since the National Football League instituted the Supplemental Draft in 1977 , only 45 players have been selected in total.

Former Liverpool Striker Daniel Sturridge Reunited With Stolen Dog
The former Liverpool star came back home only to find out his dog was stolen and some items including bags were also stolen. Straight up. 20 Gs. "All I care about is the dog being returned". 30 Gs, whatever.

Terrifying moment aircraft engine breaks mid-flight - but were passengers at risk?
Tyler Kreuger, Porch's boyfriend, said that even though he had no service midair, he still texted his parents: "I love you". A video recorded by a passenger shows how a metal nose cone was bouncing inside the engine as the aircraft was in the air.

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 215 quad-core chipset with Dual 4G VoLTE support
The new mobile platform also promises to supports up to a single 13MP camera and dual 8MP cameras thanks to its dual 12-bit ISP. The chip will be able to support HD+ displays with a resolution of up to 1560×720 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.

Bank of Canada bumps up 2019 growth forecast, keeps rates steady
In particular, trade conflicts between the United States and China are curbing manufacturing activity and business investment. Trade conflicts and competitiveness challenges are "dampening the outlook for trade and investment".

Other news