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232 Sri Lankans held while illegally migrating


July 16th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 16 (IANS) The Sri Lankan Navy has detained about 250 nationals who were trying to flee the country to Australia.A total of 232 Sri Lankans, including public employees ... Read more...

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Australia intercepts boats carrying more than 300 asylum seekers


May 7th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by BNO News
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (BNO NEWS) -- The Australian Navy on Sunday intercepted three boats carrying more than 300 asylum seekers combined, the government said on Monday. It follows a series of intercepted people ... Read more...

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Australian navy intercepts 119 asylum seekers


January 8th, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 8 (IANS) A boat carrying 119 asylum seekers has been intercepted by the Australian Navy off the country's west coast, the immigration department has said.The HMAS Maryborough, operating ... Read more...

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37 Pakistanis among dead in Indonesia boat accident


December 28th, 2011 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 28 (IANS) Thirty-seven Pakistani youths were among those drowned in a boat accident off the Indonesian coast of Java about two weeks ago, the interior ministry said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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88 bodies retrieved after Indonesia boat disaster


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Dec 22 (IANS) Eighty-eight bodies were retrieved by Thursday from a wooden vessel that sank six days ago with some 250 people on board off the Indonesian island of ... Read more...

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ISS to be de-orbited, sunk in Pacific after 2020


July 27th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Built with great difficulty and labour, the International Space Station (ISS) will be de-orbited and sunk in the Pacific Ocean after 2020 like its Russian ... Read more...

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‘Crew cut boat engines hours before Christmas Island crash’


December 20th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Dec 20 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said that the death toll of last week's Christmas Island boat tragedy has risen to at least 48 so far.According to ... Read more...

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50 Asylum Seekers Feared Dead In Christmas Island Shipwreck


December 15th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Dec 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today an unfortunate incident struck the Australian coast in the Christmas Island when a small timber boat carrying asylum seekers crashed onto the cliffs. Reports indicate ... Read more...

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Kids cry for help as 27 die in Australia boat capsize (Second Lead)


December 15th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 15 (IANS) Children as young as three years old screamed for help as they clung desperately to pieces of wreckage after a boat carrying about 70 Asian asylum seekers crashed ... Read more...

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Asylum seekers boat crashes off Christmas Island, 30 feared dead


December 15th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 15 (ANI): As many as 30 asylum seekers are feared dead after a boat carrying about 70 people smashed into the sea off Christmas Island.According to the Sydney Morning Herald, ... Read more...

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Pak’s request to interrogate Oz asylum seekers to curb human smuggling on hold


July 21st, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 21 (ANI): Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen Smith has refused to comment on demands of Pakistani officials to allow them to interrogate people seeking asylum on Christmas Island.Pakistan's Federal Investigation ... Read more...

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Australian Border Protection Command intercepts suspected people smuggling vessel with 40 on board


April 10th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by BNO News
SYDNEY (BNO NEWS) -- The Australian Border Protection Command on Saturday intercepted a suspected people smuggling vessel carrying 40 people, authorities said.HMAS Maitland, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted ... Read more...

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Australian Government defers processing of Sri Lankan, Afghan asylum claims


April 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Apr 9 (ANI): Australia has suspended the issue of immigration claims to Sri Lankan and Afghan shelter seekers."The decision has been made in the light of changing circumstances in both ... Read more...

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Red crabs migrate in one of the most spectacular ways on Earth


July 29th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): A team of scientists has identified some of the metabolic changes that occur to transform tens of millions of red crabs from inactive, antisocial creatures into an unstoppable ... Read more...

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Sean Connery may come out of retirement for movie on war veteran


July 28th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28 (ANI): Scottish actor Sir Sean Connery may come out of retirement for a film about a Scottish war veteran who won an epic battle with military bosses.Campaigner Ken McGinley, ... Read more...

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Australian Navy nabs boats with 54 suspected asylum-seekers


March 15th, 2009 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 15 (DPA) The Australian Navy intercepted a boat suspected of carrying 54 asylum-seekers off the coast of the Northern Territory, officials said Sunday. The passengers and crew were taken to the ... Read more...

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Christmas Islands native rats went extinct due to invasive pathogen


November 5th, 2008 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): A new genetic research has suggested that the extinction of the native rat species of Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean in 1908, was caused by a ... Read more...

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UK soldiers were exposed to radiation risks in 50s


August 4th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne/London, Aug.4 (ANI): Britains defence chiefs have admitted that their servicemen were exposed to dangerous radiation levels during nuclear tests in Australia and the South Pacific in the 1950s. The admission, made ... Read more...

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