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Asylum-seekers get 24-hour reprieve from Papua New Guinea camp eviction

Asylum-seekers get 24-hour reprieve from Papua New Guinea camp eviction

Papua New Guinea will delay by at least 24 hours a plan to forcibly evict hundreds of men from an abandoned Australian detention centre, three asylum seekers said on Saturday.

PNG police destroy shelters at Australian refugee camp

PNG police destroy shelters at Australian refugee camp

Australia declared the centre closed on October 31, shutting off water and electricity supplies following a Papua New Guinea Supreme Court ruling that the camp was unconstitutional.

Australia snubs New Zealand offer to take refugees

Australia snubs New Zealand offer to take refugees

Australia on Sunday snubbed New Zealand's renewed offer to resettle 150 refugees held at remote Pacific camps, despite the closure of one detention centre in Papua New Guinea.

Australia asylum protesters struggle in PNG camp

Australia asylum protesters struggle in PNG camp

Refugees barricaded inside a shuttered Australian detention camp in Papua New Guinea were becoming "distraught and depressed", detainees said on Friday, as New Zealand renewed an offer to resettle some of them.

Papua New Guinea PM wins seat in general election as votes are tallied

Papua New Guinea PM wins seat in general election as votes are tallied

The prime minister of Papua New Guinea (PNG), Peter O'Neill, has won a fourth term in Parliament, but the South Pacific nation is still no clearer on who will lead it through a period of economic uncertainty.

17 shot dead in Papua New Guinea prison breakout

17 shot dead in Papua New Guinea prison breakout

Seventeen prisoners have been shot dead after a mass breakout at a jail in Papua New Guinea, police said Monday, with 57 still on the run.

Powerful quake strikes off PNG, tsunami alert rescinded

Powerful quake strikes off PNG, tsunami alert rescinded

An 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea (PNG) on Sunday, triggering a tsunami alert for several Pacific islands though that was subsequently wound back to cover just PNG and Solomon Islands.

Australia agrees to close controversial refugee detention centre

Australia agrees to close controversial refugee detention centre

Australia and Papua New Guinea have agreed to close a controversial Australian-funded asylum seeker detention centre on Manus Island, although the ultimate fate of 800 refugees held in the camp remains unclear.

Australia talks tough on asylum-seekers

Australia talks tough on asylum-seekers

Australia cannot be ‘misty-eyed’ about boatpeople, the country's prime minister said Thursday, the day after his immigration policy was thrown into disarray when Papua New Guinea ...