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Thailand sentences suspected Uighur asylum seekers

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 15:30

Thailand on Saturday sentenced dozens of asylum seekers thought to be from China`s Uighur minority for illegal entry, an official said, despite a US appeal for their protection.

US urges Thailand to protect Uighur asylum seekers

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 05:52

The United States urged Thailand to protect about 200 asylum seekers from China`s Uighur minority, with activists fearing that Beijing will pressure the kingdom to deport them.

Lankan police arrest New Zealand-bound 75 asylum seekers

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 15:10

Sri Lankan police on Wednesday arrested 75 people, including children and women, from Tamil-dominated Batticaloa district for allegedly attempting to travel to New Zealand for asylum.

US easing immigration rule for terrorist supporters

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 00:25

The Obama administration has eased the rules for would-be asylum-seekers, refugees and others who hope to come to the US or stay here and who gave "limited" support to terrorists or terrorist groups.

Six Cuban asylum-seekers stuck at Bogota airport

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 07:34

Colombia refused to entertain asylum applications from six Cubans who have been stuck in the transit area of Bogota`s international airport since New Year`s Day after a failed attempt to enter Ecuador.

Australia gifts Sri Lanka boats to tackle asylum-seekers

Last Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 20:47

Australia on Sunday said it would give Sri Lanka two patrol boats to tackle people-smuggling operations in the Indian Ocean, hoping they can detect vessels before they leave the Asian nation`s waters.

Legless cyclist rides for US asylum seekers

Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013, 16:07

Carlos Gutierrez passed out as the large blade cut through his legs, punishment for his refusal to pay a Mexican gang extortion fees from his successful catering business.

Australia strikes deal with Malaysia on asylum-seekers

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 13:57

Australia on Friday said it has struck a deal with Malaysia to disrupt the transit of asylum-seekers through the Southeast Asian nation to Indonesia, where they board boats heading for Australian waters.

Australia returns 79 Sri Lankan asylum seekers

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 11:18

Australia has sent back 79 Sri Lankans who attempted to illegally migrate by boat to seek asylum in that country, pushing the number of those returned to nearly 1,400 since August 2012, the Australian Embassy said in a statement here on Thursday.

Death toll hits 29 in Indonesia boat sinking

Last Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2013, 22:24

The death toll in the sinking of a boat carrying asylum seekers off Indonesia`s coast has risen to 29, while dozens more are still missing.

Nauru agrees to settle refugees for Australia

Last Updated: Saturday, August 03, 2013, 17:05

The tiny country of Nauru on Saturday became the second Pacific island nation to agree to settle refugees who attempt to reach Australia by boat, in a deal aimed at deterring asylum seekers that was quickly attacked by critics.

Nine dead after Australia-bound asylum-seekers boat sinks

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 12:15

At least nine people died and nearly 190 suspected asylum seekers from countries like Sri Lanka, Iraq and Iran, were rescued after their overloaded Australia-bound boat sank off the Indonesian island of Java.