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Police shooting sparks riots in Papua New Guinea

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violent police crackdown in Papua New Guinea. Dozens of people were wounded after police opened fire on students in the capital Port Moresby on Wednesday, but officials say earlier reports of up to four deaths were incorrect. Rioting, looting, and gunshots sweeping the city after the protesters fled from a university campus.
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It's part of weeks of on going protocol on rest while Prime Minister Peter O'Neill refuses to step down over corruption allegations. The student demonstrators were marching towards parliament where O'Neill faces a referendum. Opposition leaders say the country's parliament was adjourned on Wednesday until August, because the prime minister was trying to avoid the vote.
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Papua New Guinea has long battled violence and poverty. Australia and the United States States issued travel warnings to the country, and Virgin Australia turned a flight around after news broke of a civil unrest.>>
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