A Frenchman who lost his limbs successfully swam from Papua New Guinea to Indonesia on Thursday, the first part of his mission to swim between five continents. Philippe Croizon, 43, used prosthetics with flippers to make the 20-kilometre journey.
An overloaded ferry sank off Papua New Guinea Thursday, with fears rising that up to 100 passengers are still trapped inside. So far, 246 passengers have been rescued in a joint operation by Papua New Guinea and Australia.
In this edition: India's jumbo election is underway as 714 millions voters are called to elect 540 deputies and in Papau New Guinea, the town of Port Moresby which routinely ranks among the top 10 murder capitals in the world.
James Tanis has recently been elected president of the autonomous region of Bougainville. His challenge is to lead the little island into a new era after a bloody ten-year civil war. But some are wondering if the 44-year-old is up to the task.