State of emergency

Investigation to determine SOE at universities

The two universities, PNG University of Technology and the University of PNG, have boycotted classes for almost two months.

Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, Malakai Tabar is directing a high powered Government team to assess the situation on the ground at Unitech following the burning of buildings (pictured) and death of a student.

Tabar will also be asking the Minister for Police to institute curfews in the troubled universities in order to maintain peace.

“We would like to go before cabinet to try and institute a curfew and SOE.

Hungary declares emergency, seals border, detains migrants

Chaos ensued at the border, as hundreds of migrants piled up in a no man's land, and Serbian officials reacted with outrage.

Stuck for an unknown amount of time on a strip of road between the two countries' checkpoints, those fleeing violence in their homelands pitched tents and settled in. But frustrations were on the rise. As a police helicopter hovered above, migrants chanted "Open the border!" and shouted insults at Hungarian riot police. Some refused food and water in protest.

Macedonia blocks migrants on border with Greece

The government said it is deploying troops as it tries to stem a surge of migrants from the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Macedonian police spokesman Ivo Kotevski said both police and the army will control the 50-kilometer (30 mile) stretch of the border in order to stop a "massive" influx of migrants coming from Greece.

Tunisian leader calls state of emergency, state media says

It was not immediately clear why President Beji Caid Essebsi decided to declare the state of emergency on Saturday, or what it would entail. The state news agency said the president would address the nation later in the day.

Thirty of the 38 dead in the Tunisian resort of Sousse were British tourists.

The gunman was killed by police and the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the massacre, a blow to Tunisia's budding democracy and tourism industry.