Violent postelection riots continue in Papua New Guinea

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has declared a state of emergency after a disputed election result triggered rioting in Papua New Guinea, casting a pall over the upcoming APEC summit in the Pacific nation.


    The United Nations has withdrawn its staff from Papua New Guinea's Southern Highlands province after postelection rioting.

    A state of emergency has been declared in the city of Mendi, overshadowing preparations for an international summit later this year.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from neighbouring Australia.


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