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Scores of detained asylum seekers take Australian cash and return home

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Australia has ratcheted up efforts to clear the Manus Island detention centre of people who have twice had their refugee claims rejected

By Colin Packham and Aaron Bunch

SYDNEY, March 2 (Reuters) - Dozens of asylum seekers held in a detention centre in Papua New Guinea have elected to accept cash from Australia to return to their home countries, officials and refugees said, the largest exodus from the South Pacific camp in four years.

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