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Archive for February, 2017
Australian rock band Midnight Oil to play first world tour in 20 years

February 17, 2017 Jane Wardell, Aaron Bunch SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian rock band Midnight Oil said on Friday they will play their first world tour in 20 years, vowing to continue their political activism during the six-month, fifty-show world tour. The tour, scheduled to begin in mid-April, will take the band to 14 countries, including […]

Exclusive: Australia increases pressure, cash offers for PNG asylum seekers to return home

February 15, 2017 Colin Packham, Aaron Bunch SYDNEY (Reuters) – Officials at an Australian immigration center in Papua New Guinea are increasing pressure on asylum seekers to return to their home countries voluntarily, including offering large sums of money, amid fears a deal for the United States to take refugees has fallen through. About a dozen […]

Australia, Indonesia making joint effort to protect WW2 wreck

February 14, 2017 Jane Wardell, Aaron Bunch SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia and Indonesia are sending divers to inspect the wreck of a warship torpedoed off the coast of Java during World War Two next month to determine how best to protect the site from looters who have stripped numerous other WW2 wrecks. The Australian cruiser […]

Trump’s refugee order triggers protests across Australia

February 4, 2017 Harry Pearl, Aaron Bunch SYDNEY (Reuters) – Thousands of protesters rallied across Australia on Saturday condemning U.S. President Donald Trump’s order temporarily barring refugees and nationals from seven countries and demanding an end to Australia’s offshore detention of asylum seekers. U.S. ties with Australia became strained on Thursday after details about an acrimonious […]

Exclusive: U.S. officials postpone interviews with asylum seekers held in Australian camps

February 3, 2017 Colin Packham, Aaron Bunch SYDNEY (Reuters) – U.S. immigration officials have postponed interviews with asylum seekers in an Australian camp on the Pacific island of Nauru since President Trump’s executive order on immigration, suggesting Washington is already blocking progress on a controversial refugee resettlement deal. The deal sparked a rare diplomatic spat between […]

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