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Traffic police take over probe into death of Laufa

http://www.looppng.com/png-news/traffic-police-take-over-probe-death-laufa-52601

Investigations into the death of the late Ruby Laufa have progressed with Traffic police now taking over the investigations.

44 Political Parties confirmed for 2017 National Elections

http://www.looppng.com/elections/44-political-parties-confirmed-2017-national-elections-52632

The Registry of Political Parties has confirmed that only 44 political parties will contest in the 2017 National Elections.

Man fined for bashing wife

http://www.looppng.com/png-news/man-fined-bashing-wife-52591

A man has been put on good behaviour bond for the next three years after he pleaded guilty before the Waigani National Court to bashing his wife with a stool that left her with a broken arm in 2015.

Contempt trial against EC starts

http://www.looppng.com/png-news/contempt-trial-against-ec-starts-52595

A trial against the former Electoral Commissioner and two others over the Madang Open by-election recount in 2014 has commenced at the Waigani National Court.

National Soccer League kick-off set back to April

http://www.looppng.com/sport/national-soccer-league-kick-set-back-april-52609

Kick off for the 2017 National Soccer League (NSL) season has been moved to April 29.