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  1. News - World - ASYLUM SEEKERS

    Detained Sri Lankan refugees arrive in Australia amid legal challenge

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:51pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Sri Lankan refugees arrive in Australia A group of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers has arrived at a detention camp in Australia, government officials said yesterday. ... back boats carrying potential refugees, drawing world scrutiny and criticism from rights groups and the UN. The group was taken to the remote Curtin Detention Centre in outback Western ...

  2. News - World - ASYLUM SEEKERS

    Italy tragedy highlights Europe's failure to cope with flood of asylum seekers

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... immigrants knocking at its doors. Scenes of capsized boats and desperate, hungry faces have become commonplace in southern Europe. About 25,000 refugees have drowned in the Mediterranean in the last ... on economically battered Greece and Cyprus. Italy called on Thursday for more help from the European Union to deal with the sharp increase in refugee numbers, with Alfano calling it "a European ...

  3. News - Asia - ASYLUM SEEKERS

    No ‘moral blackmail’ over asylum seekers, says PM Tony Abbott

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 08:51pm by AFP

    ... refugee advocates that the facility, condemned by the UN, should be closed, Abbott said he would not step back from his strong border-protection policies. "We will not succumb to pressure, ... on Wednesday. "There was blood everywhere. The number injured was horrific. People with massive head injuries, at least one with a slashed throat." Her comments back what refugee advocates ...

  4. News - Asia - ASYLUM SEEKERS

    Riot at Australia asylum seeker centre leaves one dead, 77 injured

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 09:14am by AFP and AP

    ... Refugee Action Coalition, said he had spoken to inmates inside the Manus camp and was told that asylum seekers had been attacked by police and locals. The minor opposition Greens party argues ... Guinea’s immigration and citizenship authority (ISCA) to discuss their fate  if they were found to have a genuine refugee claim. They were informed they would be resettled in Papua and “a third ...

  5. News - Asia - ASYLUM SEEKERS

    Breakout of 35 asylum seekers at Australian immigration centre on Papua New Guinea

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 12:57pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... between detainees and officials from Papua New Guinea’s immigration and citizenship authority (ISCA) to discuss their fate if they were found to have a genuine refugee claim. Morrison said ... then that’s a possibility, but those sorts of details haven’t been confirmed.” The United Nations refugee agency has condemned Australia’s camps on Manus and Nauru as “harsh” facilities that “impact ...

  6. News - World - ASYLUM SEEKERS

    Nauru asylum seekers hunger strikes enters fifth day

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Refugees' hunger strike enters fifth day Asylum seekers sent by Australia to the tiny island of Nauru entered the fifth day of a hunger strike yesterday, vowing to continue their protest indefinitely, refugee advocates said. The asylum seekers, men mostly from Sri Lanka but also from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq who arrived ...

  7. News - Asia - ASYLUM SEEKERS

    New Australian premier Abbott's asylum plan needs Indonesian help

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by JEFFREY HUTTON

    ... a sudden rise in refugees arriving to the country in recent years. The number of refugees and asylum seekers jumped to more than 7,200 in 2012, an 80 per cent rise on 2011, according to the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR). Many seek to continue on to Australia. Local police and other workers might see little reason to impede the onward journeys of the asylum seekers, who mainly come ...

  8. News - World - ASYLUM SEEKERS

    Australia apologises to Indonesia for naval breaches of territory

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 12:21am by Reuters

    ... repercussions. Indonesia is a major importer of Australian agricultural products such as wheat and live cattle. The number of refugees reaching Australia pales in comparison with other countries ...

  9. News - Asia - ASYLUM SEEKERS

    Five missing, 106 rescued from asylum-seeker boat bound for Australia

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 02:01pm by AFP

    ... if found after processing to be genuine refugees. The party has claimed the hardline stance is working, citing widespread evidence from Indonesia that asylum-seekers are demanding their money back ... that would see all refugees put on three-year temporary visas and forced into a work-for-welfare programme without rights to family reunion, appeal or permanent residency. ...

  10. News - Asia - ASYLUM SEEKERS

    Indonesia grabs Rohingya heading for Australia

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Makassar, Indonesia Boat carrying 82 refugees, including many Myanmar Muslims, runs aground off Sulawesi Indonesia grabs Rohingya trying to reach Australia Indonesia's navy detained 82 asylum seekers, including scores of Muslim Rohingya from Myanmar, when their boat ran aground as they headed to Australia, an immigration official said yesterday. The 51 ...



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