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Australia to send asylum-seekers to PNG

Asylum-seekers arriving by boat will no longer be resettled in Australia but will go to Papua New Guinea, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has announced. The news came as Mr Rudd set out an overhaul of asylum policy ahead of a general election expected shortly. Australia has seen a sharp rise...
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Immigrants Killed As Boat Capsizes Off Greece

Greek coastguards have retrieved the bodies of at least 18 immigrants who drowned in the northeast Aegean Sea after their boat capsized in choppy waters. Their rubber raft had set off from Turkey’s western shores, carrying its captain and 27 passengers, according to a survivor who was rescued near the...
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