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Police order asylum seekers out of Australian-run camp

SYDNEY - About fifty asylum seekers departed an Australian-run detention camp in Papua New Guinea on Thursday after police moved into the complex, confiscating food, water and personal belongings from the roughly 310 who remained. The Manus Island center was sealed off after a three-week standoff th

THE WENATCHEE WORLD ONLINE - 2017-11-24 11:00:00

Asylum-seeker on Manus: 'The locals are dangerous'

Asylum-seekers kept on Manus Island, an island in Papua New Guinea, were forcibly moved from a detention centre to a new transit camp on Thursday and Friday this week. Our Observer was one of the people taken to the new centre against his will. Australia uses Manus Island to keep refugees trying to

FRANCE 24 - 2017-11-24 18:18:20

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here's what's happening on Friday. 1. Former Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as Zimbabwe's President on Friday. Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday and was granted immunity following Zimbabwe's military takeover last week. 2. UK Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Brusse

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-11-24 05:59:55

Papua New Guinea officials remove last refugees from camp

CANBERRA, Australia - The last asylum seekers have abandoned a closed immigration camp on Papua New Guinea, ending a three-week standoff between police and hundreds of men who had been prepared to suffer squalid conditions rather than move to alternative residences. Police Chief Superintendent Domin

FOXNEWS - 2017-11-24 17:27:20

Migrants Cleared From Manus Camp, and a New Phase Begins

The Papua New Guinea authorities cleared the Manus Island detention center Friday, sending hundreds of asylum seekers to new facilities on the island and ending the standoff that had been escalating since Australia decommissioned the center on Oct. 31. Video footage from inside the camp on Thursday

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

GLOBAL LNG-Asia spot steady at 3-year high on outages, tender awards, oil

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices held steady near three-year highs this week as production problems in Indonesia, higher oil and European gas benchmarks and tender awards lent support. Spot prices LNG-AS for January delivery were unchanged at $9.85 per million

INVESTING.COM - 2017-11-24 18:20:14

Papua New Guinean Police Evict Asylum-Seekers From Australian-Run Camp, UNHCR Decries Force Used

SYDNEY - Papua New Guinean police cleared the remaining asylum-seekers from a shuttered Australian-run detention complex on Friday, ending a three-week protest which started with some 600 people surviving on rain water and smuggled food and supplies. Australia closed the Manus Island detention centr

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-11-24 14:18:28

Police storm detention center off of Australia where asylum seekers took shelter for nearly a month

An undated image released shows detainees staging a protest inside the compound at the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New GuineaThomson Reuters Papua New Guinea authorities moved into a former Australian detention centre, currently housing more than 400 asylum seekers and refugees. The men w

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-11-23 03:05:29

Why asylum seekers are still in an Australian detention center, even after Australia abandoned it

Asylum-seekers look through a fence at the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New GuineaThomson Reuters Asylum seekers and refugees have allegedly been stabbed, beaten and robbed in Papua New Guinea, where they are being forced to leave a former detention center they've lived in for years. Austr

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-11-23 04:30:23

Police swoop on hold-outs at Manus Island refugee camp

PNG police, immigration officers have mounted an operation in shuttered Manus refugee camp Camp was closed at the end of October; around 400 asylum seekers remain on the site

CNN - 2017-11-23 03:04:36

New series of Netflix hit The Crown shows Prince Philip 'repeatedly cheating' on The Queen

The newest series of Netflix hit The Crown will show Prince Philip repeatedly cheating on The Queen as the couple's relationship hits turbulent times. The drama, which stars Claire Foy as the Queen and Matt Smith as Prince Philip, features Philip going on a four month tour of the Commonwealth coun

MIRROR - 2017-11-23 00:19:04

Papua New Guinea police enter Manus island detention center

Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Papua New Guinea police entered the former Australian-run detention center, Manus Island, in an attempt to remove asylum seekers who remain at the site. Australia's immigration minister, Peter Dutton, confirmed a "police operation" at the former detention center, as refugees reporte

YAHOO! - 2017-11-23 03:04:32

Skip the veganism lecture today

"No citizen of the U.S. shall refrain from turkey on Thanksgiving Day." When founding father Alexander Hamilton made that remark, he was thinking not of vegetarians but of meat as a symbol of prosperity. Still, today, to ardent vegetarians - some of whom may be poised to proselytize - we could iss

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-23 10:00:41

PNG police enter Australia's Manus Island asylum camp

Police in Papua New Guinea have entered a decommissioned prison camp on Manus Island, trying to evict refugees who are refusing to leave. About 50 of the camp's inhabitants left in buses, but about 330 others said they were too afraid to go outside the former Australian-run facility, fearing attacks

YAHOO! - 2017-11-23 07:33:00

Manus Refugees Scream 'We Don't Want to Die Here' as Deadline to Leave Looms

Asylum seekers and refugess at Manus Regional Processing Centre screamed and shouted "we don't want to die here" after Papua New Guinea police demanded they leave their camp on the morning of Thursday, November 23.Police told occupants they had "an hour to move," according to The Courier Mail.Aroun

MSN.COM - 2017-11-23 00:27:43

Papua New Guinea's Police Storm Manus Island Refugee Camp

In a photograph released by an Australian activist group, an asylum seeker appeared to have collapsed as Papua New Guinea police officers stormed a detention center on Manus Island on Thursday to force the detainees to move to other sites.Credit Agence France-Presse - Getty Images SYDNEY, Australia

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-11-23 01:42:03

Papua New Guinea police move to evict refugees from Australia's shuttered detention center on Manus

Papua New Guinea police raided a shuttered Australian detention camp Thursday, removing dozens of refugees in an effort to end a stand-off that has drawn global attention to Canberra's tough asylum-seeker policies. Hundreds of men sent to the remote camp on PNG's Manus Island have refused to leave t

PRI - 2017-11-23 15:00:00

Celebrated Australians want services restored to refugees

A dozen celebrated Australians have sent an open letter to the government warning that asylum seekers could die at a decommissioned immigration camp where food, water power and medical care were cut off more than three weeks ago. The 12 former Australians of the Year on Thursday called on Australia

SACRAMENTO BEE - 2017-11-23 01:06:00

Exxon evacuates staff from Papua New Guinea LNG project due to unrest

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) says it has evacuated non-essential workers at its PNG LNG liquefied natural gas project in Papua New Guinea due to unrest in the area, but operations are continuing. XOM says its gas conditioning plant at Hides, which processes gas before it is sent via a 472-mile pipeline to

SEEKINGALPHA.COM - 2017-11-23 03:12:09

Papua New Guinea officials pressure refugees to leave camp

Papua New Guinea authorities are ratcheting up pressure on more than 300 asylum seekers to abandon a decommissioned immigration camp, where refugees reported their shelters, beds and other belongings have been destroyed. Police Chief Superintendent Dominic Kakas says 50 police and immigration offic

ABC NEWS - 2017-11-23 03:16:00