CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A group of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers that languished on board an Australian customs vessel for weeks have been temporarily brought to a detention center on Australia’s mainland where their identities will be determined by Indian officials. They were aboard an Indian-flagged ship when they
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will travel to the Netherlands on Wednesday to discuss the downed Malaysia Airlines jet with his Dutch counterpart.
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s immigration minister says Sri Lankan asylum seekers who have been languishing on board an Australian customs vessel for weeks will temporarily be brought to the mainland. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement Friday comes amid a court challenge and outrage from human rights groups. Two boats of
The port city of Freemantle in Western Australia has just banned single-use non-biodegradable plastic bags. It is the first city in Australia to do so. Shop owners failing to follow the law risk a single fine of $150, climbing to $2,500 for serial offenders.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has sent 50 police to London in anticipation of deploying them to the Ukraine to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a United Nations team.
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