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Australian activists say asylum-seeker boat in trouble

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 09:55

Refugee campaigners said Saturday that a boat carrying 153 asylum-seekers was in trouble off a remote Australian island, but the government said there were no significant incidents at sea to report.

Christmas Island shipwreck: Families of victims sue Australia

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 10:02

The Australian government has been sued by the relatives of asylum seekers which were killed in a shipwreck off Christmas Island in 2010.

Australian Navy blew up asylum boat: Indonesia Police

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 17:19

Asylum-seekers, who washed ashore in Indonesia, have claimed the Australian Navy blew up their vessel after forcing the would-be refugees into a lifeboat and turning them back to Java, police said.

Australia ends asylum boat stand-off with Indonesia

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.

Boat sinks off Australia, five feared dead, 106 rescued

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.

Asylum seekers` boat sinks off Australia, 13 die

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.

2 dead after asylum-seeker boat capsizes off Oz

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.

Australia intercepts boat carrying 65

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 13:28

Australian authorities have intercepted another boat carrying 65 suspected asylum seekers off the West Australian coast.

Boat of asylum seekers intercepted off Australia

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.

Australian senators reject laws on asylum seekers

Last Updated: Thursday, June 28, 2012, 15:55

Boat arrivals are currently sent to Christmas Island to have their asylum claims assessed.

Boat capsizes off Christmas Island, 120 rescued

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.

Asylum boat tragedy: Hope dims for 90 missing

Last Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 14:37

The Indonesian fishing boat was carrying around 200 males seeking asylum in Australia.