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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia probes detention of asylum-seeker children

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 01:25pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia’s human rights watchdog launched an inquiry on Monday into the detention of children under punitive government policies banishing asylum-seekers who arrive by boat to remote Pacific camps. Gillian Triggs, president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, said the probe would examine the impact of mandatory detention on more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1419845/australia-probes-detention-asylum-seeker-children
  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Protesters heckle Australian leaders

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 03:58pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... showed up unannounced at a polling booth in a church, an AFP photographer said. “Free the Refugees, End mandatory detention,” read one placard referring to the government policy of detaining all ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and conservative rival Tony Abbott were both raucously heckled by refugee advocates on Saturday as Australia voted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1305630/protesters-heckle-australian-leaders
  3. News - Asia - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Australia's asylum policy ‘draconian’, Human Rights Watch report says

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 02:07pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Australia’s mandatory detention of those arriving in the country without a visa. “The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has repeatedly expressed concern regarding the mandatory ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Respected rights group criticises Australia for its policy towards asylum seekers Australia has damaged its human rights record by persistently undercutting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1411033/australias-asylum-policy-draconian-human-rights-watch-report-says
  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Dengue outbreak at Australia's Pacific island refugee detention centre sparks fresh concerns

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 12:30pm by Reuters in Sydney

    ... Reuters in Sydney Refugees held in Australia's detention centres on Nauru island infected by Dengue fever as opposition figures call for greater oversight An outbreak of dengue fever ... said in a statement. Australia uses detention centres in Nauru and on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea to process would-be refugees sent there after trying to get to Australia, often in unsafe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1485859/dengue-outbreak-australias-pacific-island-refugee-detention-centre-sparks
  5. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Chinese-Australian artist to be deported after detention in Beijing

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 11:35am

    ... in Beijing before the 25th anniversary of the June 4 Tiananmen Square crackdown will be deported after 15 days in custody, Australia said on Friday. Guo Jian, a former protester in the 1989 ... of the anniversary of the crackdown. “Chinese authorities have advised that Mr Guo was detained on a visa-related matter,” Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in a statement. “We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1526527/chinese-australian-artist-be-deported-after-detention-beijing
  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia offering asylum seekers up to A$10,000 to return to home country

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:57am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Asylum seekers offered cash to return home Australia is offering asylum seekers in its Pacific immigration camps up to A$10,000 (HK$73,000) if they voluntarily return to their home country, a report said yesterday, prompting outrage from refugee campaigners. Those returning to Lebanon from detention centres on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1538008/australia-offering-asylum-seekers-a10000-return-home-country
  7. News - Asia

    Sri Lankan asylum seeker dies after setting himself on fire in Australia

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 11:28am by Agence France-Presse

    ... at detention centres and that the matter was “well in hand”. Under Australia’s tough refugee policy, asylum seekers who arrived by boat after July last year have been sent to detention centres on Manus ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney A Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seeker has died after setting himself on fire while awaiting a visa decision in Australia, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1523718/sri-lankan-asylum-seeker-dies-after-setting-himself-fire-australia
  8. News - Asia - SOLOMONS

    Aftershocks hamper relief in tsunami-hit Solomons

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 10:09am by Associated Press in Sydney, Australia

    ... A strong aftershock rattled the Solomon Islands on Friday, hampering relief efforts to tsunami-ravaged villages and forcing the South Pacific nation’s prime minister to forgo a visit to the stricken area where nine deaths have been confirmed. Prime Minist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1145901/aftershocks-hamper-relief-tsunami-hit-solomons
  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia sends troops to protect Baghdad embassy, PM vows to stop jihadists returning

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 01:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Prime Minister Tony Abbot says Australia will prevent jihadists returning as armed unit is dispatched to Baghdad to protect embassy from ISIL militants ... Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday. Australia has concerns that its citizens are fighting alongside Sunni militants in Iraq and Syria, including with the radical Islamic State of Iraq ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536824/australia-sends-troops-protect-baghdad-embassy
  10. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Shanxi No 2 graft buster Yang Senlin confirmed to be in detention

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Shanxi No 2 graft buster confirmed in detention The second-highest graft buster in Shanxi was detained immediately after his supervisor published an article yesterday urging the punishment of officials who objected to the leadership's anti-graft crackdown. The official announcement by the Communist Party's Central Commission for Discipline ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557808/shanxi-no2-graft-buster-yang-senlin-confirmed-be-dentention

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