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08 Nov 2018 description

By Papua New Guinea correspondent Natalie Whiting

Papua New Guinea is clearing refugees out of its capital city ahead of next week's APEC summit.

More than 20 refugees from Manus Island who had been in Port Moresby for medical treatment have been sent to back to the island, and another 20 refugees who are still in Port Moresby will be flown out this week.

31 Oct 2018 description

Key points: - Asylum seeker families detained on Nauru have been arriving in Adelaide
- The SA Government says children are receiving treatment in hospital
- A refugee advocate says they still face major uncertainty about the future

Asylum seekers from Nauru are receiving treatment at Adelaide's Women's and Children's Hospital, as children continue to be moved from the Pacific nation to Australia.

11 Oct 2018 description

Key points:

  • The quake was initially recorded with a magnitude of 7.3, but was downgraded

  • A warning of 30 centimetre tsunami waves was cancelled

  • At least two aftershocks greater than magnitude-5 were recorded

Papua New Guinean authorities are trying to confirm damage reports and work out if a tsunami was generated after a powerful earthquake struck a remote island in Papua New Guinea's east this morning.

04 Oct 2018 description

By Indonesia correspondent Anne Barker

Key points:

  • Residents fear more than 1,000 people have died in one rural village

  • The tsunami never reached Balaroa and Petobo; the towns are believed to have sunk due to liquefaction

  • In Petobo, many of the area's 744 houses have disappeared

The final death toll from last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia might never be known.

25 Sep 2018 description

By David Lipson

A Philippines military commander says ongoing delays in rebuilding the city of Marawi, which was destroyed during five months of combat against Islamic State-inspired militants, could see the recruitment of more "enemies of the state".

It is almost a year since the relatively small band of combatants was forced to retreat, after a fierce campaign of air strikes, artillery shelling and house-to-house combat.