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Up to 200 refugees to leave Manus Island and Nauru for United States in January

About a third of the men were Rohingyas, and the group also included refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Sudan, Ms Blucher …

Manus Island: First look inside refugees' new home allegedly shows unfinished site, no power

Protests about the treatment of refugees on Manus Island were held in cities on Sunday as first footage out of the refugees' new home appears to show …

Asylum-seekers get 24-hour reprieve from Manus eviction

Hundreds of men have barricaded themselves into the Manus island center for more than 11 days without regular food or water, defying closure bids by …

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Manus Island: Jacinda Ardern flags another talk with Malcolm Turnbull at Philippines summit

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said she will again discuss the stand-off on Manus Island with Malcolm Turnbull when the two leaders …

Manus Island stand-off continues, Greens say asylum seekers stripped of mental health medications

The Greens have hit out at the Australian Government for its "reprehensible conduct" on Manus Island as the stand-off between hundreds of asylum …

Manus Island asylum seekers digging to find water as stand-off continues

Asylum seekers and refugees at the Manus Island detention centre have been digging into the ground overnight in an effort to find water.<p>The stand-off …

Manus asylum seekers stockpiling water in bins to 'survive for a month' in abandoned centre

Hundreds of asylum seekers inside the Manus Island detention centre are determined to stay, despite power, water and food supplies being cut off.<p>The …

Australia

Manus Island: Papua New Guinea army prepares to enter detention centre, 600 men still inside

The Papua New Guinea Defence Force could start to take control of the Manus Island detention centre with about 600 men refusing to leave the site …

Manus detention centre: Australia is still responsible for these men — and those who haven't made it this far

Australia has "closed" the Manus Island detention centre, and all eyes are on the hundreds of men who have barricaded themselves in, refusing to move …

Power shut off to final Manus compounds as 600 men refuse to leave

The Manus Island detention centre has officially closed but more than 600 men are still refusing to leave, saying they fear for their lives in the Papua New Guinean community.<p>The UN has also supported claims by observers that community accommodation for detainees is not ready, refuting assurances …

Australia

Manus Island closure: PNG's notorious police mobile squad to be deployed

Extra Papua New Guinean police and the notorious mobile squad will be brought in to Manus Island ahead of next week’s forced closure of the immigration detention centre, with authorities warning people’s safety is “not to be taken for granted”.<p>The increased security presence comes as Australia’s …

Australia

Manus Islanders opposed to plans to relocate men in Lorengau when detention centre closes

There is opposition among Manus Islanders to the plan to relocate men from the Australia-funded detention centre when it shuts down at the end of the …

Asylum seeker dies on Manus Island, police confirm

Police on Manus Island have confirmed an asylum seeker has died overnight.<p>A 32-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil man was found near the kitchen of the …

Asylum seeker dies on Manus Island

An asylum seeker has died on Manus Island, police have confirmed.<p>"We had a suicide of a refugee at the Lorengau hospital in the early hours of this …

Manus Island refugees put 'that hell' behind them for fresh start in the United States

Standing in an almost empty bedroom, Abdul Ghafar Ghulami unzips a back pack.<p>He pulls out three pairs of pants, a few T-shirts, several document …

Australia

'Lodge it or leave': Deadline arrives for asylum seeker to claim protection

The deadline has arrived for asylum seekers who arrived in Australia by boat several years ago to claim protection or leave the country.<p>Immigration …

First refugees taken from offshore detention under U.S. refugee swap deal | Reuters

Sydney (Reuters) - Refugees have left one of Australia’s offshore detention centers on Sunday for the United States, an asylum seeker and a refugee advocate said, as part of a swap brokered by former U.S. president Barack Obama last year.<p>Security fences surround buildings inside the Manus Island …

North Africa

First asylum seekers taken from Manus offshore detention under US refugee swap deal

Mr Rintoul said it was a bittersweet moment for the refugees.<p>"They're unhappy that they have lost four years of their life," he said on Sunday.<p>"But …

Australia

Manus Island: Asylum seekers given 'negative' status could face indefinite detention in PNG

Asylum seekers who have spent four years on Manus Island are now facing an indefinite stay in another detention centre in Papua New Guinea.<p>The …

Australia

Australia condemned for trying to make asylum seekers 'homeless and destitute'

Australia’s sudden decision to withdraw financial support and housing from a group of asylum seekers and refugees in Australia has drawn international criticism and formal complaints to three senior rapporteurs at the United Nations.<p>It has also inspired a public pledge by the Victorian government …

Australia

Refugee Review Tribunal 'cut and pasted' paragraphs from separate asylum seeker applications

Serious questions are being asked about the way refugee cases are considered after a tribunal was found to have adopted a "cut-and-paste" approach to …

U.S. Federal Courts

Some Manus detainees reject $70 million compensation

Some Manus Island detainees believe a $70 million compensation settlement is too low and does not address their ongoing plight, a court has …

Quake strikes off PNG's Manus Island

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.6 in magnitude has struck off Papua New Guinea's Manus Island, but there is no tsunami threat,<p>Updated<p>An undersea …

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'Trying to look tough': Shorten blasts PM over cuts to asylum seeker support

Bill Shorten has taken aim at Malcolm Turnbull over a decision to cut support for asylum seekers transferred to Australia from offshore detention for medical reasons, declaring him a “weak prime minister trying to look tough”.<p>The Labor leader took to Facebook on Sunday to blast the proposal to cut …

Australia

Departing doctors on Manus Island don't know who will replace them in two months

Asked about the issue at a press conference last week, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said: "There'll be contracted arrangements entered into with …

North Africa

'Your weakest move yet': Bill Shorten slams government plans to put asylum seekers on the street

Fairfax Media revealed on Sunday leaked government documents that showed the Immigration Department will issue dozens of asylum seekers, who were …