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Jerusalem vote at UN: Know the countries which voted in US favour while the world united against it

Jerusalem vote at UN: Know the countries which voted in US favour while the world united against it

The United States faced a major embarrassment on Thursday after the UN General Assembly adopted a motion rejecting its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. 128 member nations voted against the US, 35 abstained from voting while only nine in favour of the US.

Dec 22, 2017, 10:40 AM IST

Donald Trump 'unbelievably disappointed' by Australia refugee deal: US

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had said that Donald Trump had committed to the agreement to accept 1,250 refugees.

Feb 03, 2017, 10:32 AM IST

Donald Trump conducts tense call with Australian Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull

President Donald Trump was perhaps not having a good day when he recently spoke with his Australian counterpart, whom the new US leader upbraided over a refugee accord, media reported.

Feb 02, 2017, 09:58 AM IST
Tsunami warning: 8.0 magnitude earthquake hits Pacific Ocean east of Papua New Guinea in Indonesia

Tsunami warning: 8.0 magnitude earthquake hits Pacific Ocean east of Papua New Guinea in Indonesia

Hazardous tsunami waves could hit coastal areas of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Nauru and other islands in the three hours following the quake, the PTWC said. 

Dec 17, 2016, 17:27 PM IST

Boatpeople policy tarnishes Australia rights record: UN

Australia`s "punitive approach" to boatpeople has tarnished its human rights record, the United Nations said on Friday as it voiced concern that xenophobia and hate speech was on the rise.

Nov 18, 2016, 08:38 AM IST

Abuse rife in Australian immigration centre: Leaked reports

More than 2,000 leaked reports detailing allegations of sexual assault, child abuse and self-harm in Australian immigration centres on Nauru were published Wednesday, prompting rights groups to renew calls for refugees to be resettled elsewhere.

Aug 10, 2016, 20:29 PM IST

Stranded Pacific lawmaker flees to New Zealand

A Nauru opposition figure dramatically escaped from the Pacific nation this week after being trapped there for a year.

Jul 13, 2016, 11:35 AM IST

Tiny Pacific island of Nauru goes to the polls

Voting to elect a new government on the tiny Pacific island of Nauru, international observers invited to monitor the polls.

Jul 09, 2016, 13:35 PM IST

`Homesick` refugees resettled in Cambodia return to Iran: Australia

Two more refugees resettled in Cambodia from an Australian detention camp have returned home, the government said Tuesday, sparking renewed criticism about the Aus$55 million (US$40 million) scheme.

Mar 08, 2016, 12:24 PM IST
Infant refugee becomes face of Australia's tough asylum seeker policies

Infant refugee becomes face of Australia's tough asylum seeker policies

The infant, known only by the pseudonym Asha, Nepalese for "hope", has humanised hundreds of anonymous asylum seekers.

Feb 22, 2016, 14:27 PM IST

Churches offer sanctuary as UN criticises Australian asylum policy

The High Court on Wednesday rejected a legal test case brought by an unidentified Bangladeshi woman that challenged Australia`s right to deport detained asylum seekers to Nauru, about 3,000 km (1,800 miles) northeast of Australia.

Feb 04, 2016, 04:38 AM IST

FIPIC summit: India to establish information technology labs in each Pacific Island country

India hosted the 2nd Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit, being held in Jaipur which is aimed at stepping up cooperation with the island nations.

Aug 21, 2015, 21:14 PM IST

Security tightened in Jaipur ahead of FIPIC summit today

Security across Jaipur has been tightened ahead of the 2nd Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit on Friday which will witness participation by heads of state and government officials from 14 resource-rich nations.

Aug 21, 2015, 11:26 AM IST

Australia reveals over 600 asylum seekers turned back at sea

Australia has turned around more than 600 asylum seekers trying to reach its shores on 20 separate boats since enacting controversial new border controls in December 2013, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said on Thursday.

Aug 06, 2015, 12:43 PM IST
Australia sights first asylum vessel in two years off west coast

Australia sights first asylum vessel in two years off west coast

A small vessel believed to be carrying asylum seekers was seen off Australia`s remote west coast on Monday, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. (ABC) reported, the first sighting of a boat carrying would-be refugees close to shore in two years.

Jul 20, 2015, 12:38 PM IST

Australian inquiry told of abuse in Nauru immigration camp

Asylum-seekers are living in mouldy tents with little privacy on the Pacific island of Nauru, with women and children at risk of sexual assault, according to submissions to an Australian inquiry.

May 19, 2015, 12:08 PM IST

Nauru accused of blocking Facebook to stifle dissent

 The tiny Pacific nation of Nauru was accused Tuesday of blocking access to Facebook to curb criticism of government policies, including its decision to host an Australian-backed camp for asylum-seekers.

May 05, 2015, 10:53 AM IST

Australia knew of child sex abuse at Nauru camp: Workers

 Staff at an immigration camp on Nauru claim the Australian government was aware of the alleged sexual abuse of women and children asylum seekers on the Pacific island outpost for more than a year, but failed to act.

Apr 08, 2015, 11:23 AM IST

Guards may have traded dope for sex at Australia`s Nauru camp: Inquiry

Guards at an Australian immigration processing centre on the Pacific island of Nauru may have traded marijuana for sex with asylum-seekers, an inquiry found Friday.

Mar 20, 2015, 13:39 PM IST
Refugee protest at Australian Open final

Refugee protest at Australian Open final

Play was held up during the men`s final at the Australian Open on Sunday when a banner was unfurled protesting against the treatment of refugees, with at least one person jumping on court.

Feb 01, 2015, 16:57 PM IST