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Over 100 rescued from sinking ship off coast of Christmas Island

Over 100 rescued from sinking ship off coast of Christmas Island

A boat carrying just over 100 asylum seekers sank approximately 220km (138 miles) north of Christmas Island on Tuesday. Rescuers from Australia’s navy recovered 106 people and reported five are…

Teargas Used on Christmas Island Asylum Seekers

A protest by some 300 asylum seekers detained on Christmas Island turned into a riot as police used teargas and handcuffs on suspected protest leaders, a refugee support organisation say.…

Darwin Detention Worries Police

Plans to develop a new immigration detention centre on Darwin Harbour raises safety concerns for officers in the Northern Territory, according to the NT Police Association. Concerns were raised as…

Boat Carrying Asylum Seekers Sinks off Australia

A wooden boat carrying dozens of asylum seekers has sunk off the coast of the Christmas Island. It is unclear how many people have died following the incident. Western Australia…