CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister warned Friday that all refugees who arrive in the country by boat will be resettled on the island nation of Papua New Guinea, a policy shift that rights groups immediately condemned. The move, described by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd as “very hard line,” aims to deter an escalating...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A protest at an Australian-run immigration detention camp in Nauru turned violent Friday with several asylum seekers and guards injured in a rock-throwing riot, officials and a witness said. Around 150 asylum seekers were involved in the unrest on the tiny Pacific atoll country, Australia’s Immigration Department said in a statement....
President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj has been described as the “Ambassador for Mongolia” by local journalists for his ability to spread awareness of the country’s growing democracy abroad. He turned a social guffaw captured in September 22, 2011, where his face was obscured by President Barack Obama’s hand during a group photo of democratic leaders taken at...
……Let us be the ones to say we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your right to life. Let us be outraged, let us be loud, let us be bold. – Brad Pitt Hollywood actor Brad Pitt never visited Manus Island, but if he does, he will probably reiterate what he said...
As political campaigns for this year’s federal election kicked off, an unorthodox political party emerged to attack Muslim immigration and multiculturalism. Sri Lankan-born Pentecostal Pastor Daniel Nalliah launched his Rise Up Australia Party (RUAP) early this week to unite and urge Australians to protect “Australian way of life” which he said is being destroyed by Muslim immigrants. The slogan: “ Keep...
Chinese media freedom activist Zhang Lei goes on trial
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 6:24PM UTC
Chinese authorities say Xinjiang violence continued despite crackdown
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 6:19PM UTC
Japanese newspaper apologizes for using term ‘sex slaves’
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 6:11PM UTC
Volcano in south Japan erupts, disrupting flights
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 6:01PM UTC
Indonesian, 2 Filipinos convicted over 2002 bombing
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 12:43PM UTC
Prince William to visit China, Japan next year
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