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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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

`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.

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.

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.