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2014-09-02 16:22:43

MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kibush Capital Corporation (OTC: DLCR) announced today the signing of an Agreement with the leaseholders of Mining Lease ML369 located at Bitoi River, Wae, Papua New Guinea for the development and commercialization of the area. It provides for the parties to make an application to the Resource Mining Authority for an approved Alluvial Mining Lease. The leases cover approximately 4 hectares of Alluvial Resource and are located in an...

2008-09-15 09:00:35

Airport in Papua, Indonesia, resumes operation after bomb blast JAKARTA, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- An Indonesian international airport in Timika of Papua province was back to normal operation under a tight security after a bomb explosion on Sunday night near the airport, a paper reported Monday. On Monday morning, a Garuda Indonesia flight from Bali landed at the airport at 6:30 a.m. local time at the Moses Kilangin International Airport in Timika. The police boosted security checks at...

2008-08-07 15:00:59

By TIFFANY, Martin While the Waikato dries out from the recent torrential rain Hamilton man John Duncan is basking in the sun in Papua New Guinea. The naval Surgeon Commander is on board the massive US hospital ship Mercy in charge of an eight-person team from the NZ Defence Force serving as part of a medical mission named Pacific Partnership. Hamilton-born Surgeon Commander Duncan was educated at St John's College, and still lives in the city, commuting to Auckland for his job as...

2006-05-21 00:24:22

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia is prepared to recognize Indonesian rule over troubled Papua province in a security treaty being planned by the two nations, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said on Sunday. Relations between the neighbours have been severely strained by Canberra's decision in March to grant 42 Papuans asylum after they arrived by boat. Jakarta recalled its ambassador in protest. Leaders of Australia and Indonesia, facing their most serious disruption in relations since...

2006-05-20 19:52:58

By Jason Szep MEDFORD, Massachusetts (Reuters) - Australia's leader should sign a document recognizing Jakarta's rule over West Papua province to resolve a dispute over Canberra's decision to grant 42 Papuans asylum, a senior Indonesia official said on Saturday. Leaders of Australia and Indonesia, facing their most serious disruption of relations since bloodshed over East Timor independence in 1999, plan to meet soon to discuss the dispute, which caused Jakarta to recall its...

2006-03-18 04:59:41

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian authorities have detained another 11 people in Papua province after three policemen and a soldier died in clashes with protesters demanding closure of a giant U.S.-run mine, police said on Saturday. Fifty-seven people had already been detained after Thursday's violence in the provincial capital, Jayapura, on the northeastern shore of Papua, about 3,500 km (2,200 miles) from Jakarta. The clashes sparked fears of more protests against U.S. firm...

2006-02-28 03:40:00

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - Hundreds of native Papuans are demonstrating to demand the closure of a huge mine in Indonesia's Papua province run by the U.S. company Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc, police and witnesses said on Tuesday. In Jakarta, 100 protesters trying to enter a building that houses Freeport offices scuffled with anti-riot police, who eventually used a water cannon to help disperse the crowd. Protesters also have staged rallies in Papua's provincial capital...

2006-01-13 04:40:24

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police have declared eight of 12 arrested men as suspects in the killing of two American teachers in remote Papua province more than three years ago, a top policeman said on Friday. Police released the four others who had been held for the killing of the teachers from a school run by PT Freeport Indonesia, a unit of U.S.-based Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc, which operates mines in the Papuan mountains. Ties between Indonesia and the United...


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