Last Updated: Saturday, November 09, 2013, 12:03
Australia said on Saturday it will take a boatload of asylum-seekers at the centre of a high-seas stand-off with Indonesia to its Indian Ocean outpost of Christmas Island.
Last Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 11:06
Five people are feared dead and over 100 asylum seekers were rescued on Tuesday by Australian authorities from their boat which capsized off Christmas Island.
Last Updated: Sunday, June 09, 2013, 13:20
At least 13 people were dead after an asylum seekers` boat sank near Christmas Island off Western Australia, Australian Home Affair Minister Jason Clare said Sunday.
Last Updated: Monday, March 25, 2013, 10:51
An asylum-seeker boat carrying at least 95 people on Monday capsized off near Christmas Island leaving two people dead and two critically injured.
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 13:28
Australian authorities have intercepted another boat carrying 65 suspected asylum seekers off the West Australian coast.
Last Updated: Monday, July 02, 2012, 10:20
Australia is struggling to deal with a steady influx of asylum-seekers, many of whom use Indonesia as a transit hub.
Last Updated: Thursday, June 28, 2012, 15:55
Boat arrivals are currently sent to Christmas Island to have their asylum claims assessed.
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 12:01
Over 120 people were rescued when a ship carrying around 150 people capsized north of Christmas Island in the waters between Australia and Indonesia.
Last Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 14:37
The Indonesian fishing boat was carrying around 200 males seeking asylum in Australia.
Last Updated: Friday, June 22, 2012, 15:38
Australian authorities earlier claimed that a boat with some 200 asylum seekers had originated from Sri Lanka.
Last Updated: Friday, June 22, 2012, 13:34
An Australian minister said the official number of survivors from the capsized asylum seeker boat has been revised down to 109.
Last Updated: Friday, June 22, 2012, 12:30
Christmas Island, in the Indian Ocean, is closer to Indonesia than to the Australian mainland.
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