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November 6, 2017 2:05 PM At least five dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya

TRIPOLI - At least five migrants died and an unknown number were feared missing after their boat capsized off western Libya on Monday, Libyan coastguard officials and a charity said. The rubber boat was carrying about 140 people when it overturned close to the border between Libyan and international waters, Libyan officials said. The Libyan coastguard 402

November 2, 2017 4:25 AM Manus Island refugees 'dig for water' in Australia camp

Asylum seekers who are refusing to leave an Australian detention centre in Papua New Guinea say they are digging into the ground to find water, two days after the camp officially closed. About 600 men at the centre on Manus Island do not want to leave, saying they fear being attacked outside. Meanwhile, New Zealand has reiterated its offer to accept 243

November 2, 2017 3:46 AM Australia has stranded hundreds of refugees on a remote island

For four years, Australia has detained hundreds of refugees on a remote island belonging to Papua New Guinea. From the start, those refugees, who had attempted to reach Australia illegally by boat from all over the world, protested the detention center's terrible conditions. They clamored for the center's closing, and many in Australia took to the streets 172

November 2, 2017 3:46 AM More than 600 refugees refuse to leave closed Australian immigration camp in Papua New Guinea

The camp inside a Manus Island navy base was declared closed Tuesday afternoon and the men are without power and many of their toilets. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—The 606 men refusing to leave an Australian immigration camp in Papua New Guinea were without power and many of their toilets on Wednesday as reports emerged saying one of them had resorted to harming 180

November 1, 2017 10:35 PM Asylum seekers barricaded in Papua New Guinea camp call for aid

SYDNEY: Asylum seekers refusing to leave a detention centre in Papua New Guinea began digging wells on Thursday to try find water as their food supplies dwindled, in a stand-off that human rights groups warn could become a humanitarian crisis. Australia and PNG are trying to close the Manus Island centre, one of two remote Pacific camps that Canberra 162

October 31, 2017 9:53 AM Seven Rohingya drown trying to reach Bangladesh

COX'S BAZAR: At least four Rohingya were killed on Tuesday (Oct 31) when their boat sank off the coast of Bangladesh, police said, just hours after three babies drowned as they reached shore in a separate incident. At least 200 Rohingya have drowned since late August making the treacherous sea crossing from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Overall, some 600,000 members 132

October 27, 2017 11:16 AM North Korea Threatens 'Catastrophe' Says Mattis, as South Korea Praises U.S. 'Aggressive Deployment'

Defense Secretary James Mattis has used a visit to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that divides North and South Korea to warn that the North threatens “catastrophe” for other nations. But, in a move likely to avoid further escalation of tensions, North Korea agreed to return a Southern fishing boat found in its waters. "We stand shoulder to shoulder with you and the Korean 57

October 27, 2017 7:06 AM On North Korea Border, Mattis Says Kim Threatening ‘Catastrophe’

In a visit to the Demilitarized Zone that separates the two Koreas, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Friday accused North Korea of building a nuclear arsenal to “threaten others with catastrophe,” the Yonhap news agency reported. Mattis pledged solidarity with U.S. ally South Korea, saying that President Donald Trump’s administration wants to avoid 86

October 27, 2017 4:05 AM Help Me! Boy cries as Rohingya boat fleeing Myanmar capsizes

INANI BEACH, Bangladesh — Across the ferocious waves and the churning black water, Alam Jafar could see his frantic 7-year-old son gasping for breath, his arms flailing just above the ocean’s surface. It was raining, and a fierce monsoon storm had transformed the sky and the sea into a kaleidoscope of gray shadows that was impossible to escape. The little 66

October 23, 2017 7:06 AM Typhoon Lan heads out to sea, leaves five dead and flooding

TOKYO: A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people, but then headed out to sea after largely sparing the capital, Tokyo. Five people were reported killed, hundreds of plane flights cancelled, and train services disrupted in the wake of Lan, which 53