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Magnitude 7.2 quake strikes below sea east of Papua New Guinea

LONDON (Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 7.2 magnitude struck deep below the sea east of Papua New Guinea on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Full story

Witchcraft Accusations Lead to Torture, Murders

The witch hunts and subsequent killings that took place in colonial New England are considered a dark chapter in U.S. history. Full story

Papua New Guinea reinstates death penalty after gruesome sorcery killings, rapes

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea has reinstated the death penalty and repealed controversial sorcery laws after a string of gruesome "witch" killings and gang-rapes, with capital punishment to be used for some corruption cases and possibly even growing marijuana. Full story

Solar Eclipse Turns Sun Into 'Ring of Fire' This Week

The moon will block the sun in a potentially spectacular solar eclipse this week — a celestial event that will transform the sun into a cosmic "ring of fire" in the daytime sky. Full story

Amazon's Appstore prepares for international availability in 'nearly 200 countries'

Amazon has big plans for its incredibly successful (we guess?) Appstore on Android, which include expansion to "nearly 200 countries," -- after rolling out in Europe and Japan -- but it's asking for developers to get on board first. So that its store shelves aren't empty when they open up in places Full story

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Quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, no damage reported

Magnitude 6.7 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

Tired of killing, tribe resorts to old traditions

'Shark Callers of Kontu' Feel at One with Sharks

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  Snake on Plane Holds on For Dear Life

CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports a python hitched a ride on a Qantas plane bound for Papua New Guinea on January 10. A female passenger noticed the snake positioned under the wing and alerted the crew.

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Wreckage of a plane in Papua New Guinea

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Bystanders watch as a woman accused of witchcraft is burned alive in the Western Highlands provincial capital of Mount Hagen in Papua New Guinea.
Bystanders watch as a woman accused of witchcraft is burned alive in the Western Highlands provincial capital of Mount Hagen in Papua New Guinea.

In this Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 photo, bystanders watch as a woman accused of witchcraft is burned alive in the Western Highlands provincial capital of Mount Hagen in Papua New Guinea. The 20-year-old mother of one, Kepari Leniata was stripped naked by several assailants, tortured with a hot iron ro

The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit Papua New Guinea - Day 2
The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit Papua New Guinea - Day 2

PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - NOVEMBER 04: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall is greeted by traditionally attired dancers in Sir John Guise Stadium after a cultural performance on November 4, 2012 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The Royal couple are in Papua New Guniea on the first leg of a Diamond