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Manus Island: First refugees leave PNG for US under swap deal

Key points: US officials say refugees were approved under stringent vetting process Refugee advocates say 27 others due to leave Nauru on September 27 Refugees accepted under deal between Barack...

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Australia and Solomon Islands sign new security treaty

By Liam Fox The Australian and Solomon Islands governments have signed a security treaty that paves the way for rapid Australian assistance in the event of future natural disasters or outbreaks of...

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Iranian asylum seeker dies on Manus Island

Manus Island authorities have confirmed an Iranian asylum seeker has died at the immigration detention centre. An Immigration Department spokesman said the Government was aware of the death in the...

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US hits refugee intake cap as Manus Island, Nauru refugees assessed

By North America correspondent Stephanie March Refugees in detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru could be delayed entry to the United States after the country hit its annual refugee intake cap...

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Manus Island: Why asylum seekers sued the Commonwealth

The Commonwealth has agreed to pay $70 million in compensation to more than 1,900 asylum seekers who spent time on Manus Island between 2012 and 2016. It has agreed to an in-principle settlement of...

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Vanuatu feeling the force of severe Tropical Cyclone Donna

by Natalie MacGregor Updated Sat at 8:39pm A cyclone that has been threatening the Pacific nation of Vanuatu has intensified to a category four system, according to a local weather expert. Tropical...

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Early reports of serious crop damage caused by Cyclone Donna

There are already concerns villagers in Vanuatu's north will face months of food shortages as destructive winds from Cyclone Donna take out food crops in Torba Province. Water services have also been...

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Vanuatu braces for 'severe' Tropical Cyclone Donna

A category three tropical cyclone headed to Vanuatu may intensify further by the time it hits the Pacific Island nation this weekend, a local weather expert says. Key points: The cyclone is expected...

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Vanuatu left sodden but so far unscathed by Cyclone Cook

By Pacific affairs reporter Liam Fox Tropical Cyclone Cook has buffeted Vanuatu with strong winds, heavy rain and rough seas as it moves south-west away from the Pacific Island nation and towards New...

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