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Australia Says Last Refugee Children Held on Nauru Will Go to U.S.

SYDNEY, Australia — The Australian government said on Sunday that the last remaining children held on the Pacific island of Nauru while seeking asylum would be resettled in the United States, a long-awaited end to a controversial [...]

Australia says last child refugees to leave Nauru camp

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Australia announced on Sunday that the last child refugees held on the Pacific atoll of Nauru will soon be sent to the United States, ending the banishment of children under the government’s harsh asylum-seeker [...]

Australia urges China to treat detained writer fairly

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Australia’s foreign minister has urged China to treat a Chinese-Australian writer fairly and says there is no evidence that his detention is part of a backlash against Canada’s arrest of a top Chinese telecommunications [...]

Thai police: Canada, Australia willing to accept Saudi woman

BANGKOK (AP) – Police in Thailand say several countries including Canada and Australia are in talks with the U.N. refugee agency to accept a Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse from her family. Thailand’s immigration police chief [...]

Australia praises Thai action on Saudi woman seeking asylum

BANGKOK (AP) – Australia’s foreign minister praised Thailand on Thursday for its handling of a young Saudi woman who fled her family to seek asylum in Australia, but also reminded it of continuing concern about a Bahraini soccer player [...]

The Latest: Australia considering resettlement for Saudi

BANGKOK (AP) – The Latest on the Saudi woman in Thailand seeking asylum abroad (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The human rights group Amnesty International says it welcomes the decision by a U.N. body to grant refugee status to a young Saudi [...]

Australia Recognizes West Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

SYDNEY, Australia — Australia announced on Saturday that it now recognizes West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and will move its Tel Aviv embassy once a peace settlement is reached. “Australia now recognizes West Jerusalem, being [...]

Australia dispatch: Were Killings at an Australian Cliff a ‘Massacre’? And Who Gets to Decide?

ELLISTON, Australia — Jack Johncock, a local leader of the Wirangu people, pointed toward the spot near Waterloo Bay where a group of Aboriginal Australians were pushed to their deaths from rocky cliffs above a ferocious sea. Some [...]

Wildfires Burn Across Eastern Australia in Sweltering Heat Wave

More than 100 wildfires burned across Queensland in eastern Australia on Thursday, the second day of evacuations and rapidly changing conditions affecting thousands of people during a sweltering heat wave. Conditions improved on Thursday, [...]

‘We Say Sorry’: Australia Formally Apologizes to Victims of Child Sexual Abuse

SYDNEY, Australia — Australia sought to atone for a decades-long epidemic of child sexual abuse on Monday, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison issued an official apology that acknowledged the government’s systemic failures to protect [...]