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Nauru orders MSF to stop work among asylum seekers

Wellington - Nauru's government has ordered Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) to cease its work on the tiny Pacific island treating asylum-seekers and locals suffering from mental health problems, the medical charity said.

Behind the wire in Australia's 'Pacific Gulag'

Yaren - A cluster of prefabricated huts pokes out of Nauru's sweltering rocky landscape to reveal refugee settlement camp number five, a place defined by desperation and rarely visited by outsiders.

China visa spat hits Pacific summit in Nauru

Yaren - A visa row between China and host nation Nauru almost derailed the Pacific's largest annual diplomatic summit, it emerged Tuesday, exposing sensitivities about Beijing's rising influence in the region.

Media muzzled for Pacific summit at 'Australia's Guantanamo'

Wellington - The tiny Pacific island of Nauru -- home to a Canberra-funded refugee detention camp dubbed "Australia's Guantanamo" -- is limiting media access to the region's largest diplomatic summit, sparking claims it is trying to muzzle the press.

Australia offers to move PNG refugees to Nauru

Sydney - Refugees held in an Australian camp in Papua New Guinea that is slated to close this month have been offered the option of moving to another detention centre on the island of Nauru.

Refugee fears over Australia-US resettlement plan

Sydney - The abrupt departure of American officials from an Australian Pacific island refugee camp has fanned fears among asylum-seekers that plans to resettle them in the US may not go ahead, an activist group said Sunday.

Australia refugee camp 'amounts to torture': Amnesty

Sydney - Australia's detention of asylum-seekers on a remote Pacific island "amounts to torture" under international law, Amnesty International said Monday in a report that alleged widespread abuse and an "epidemic of self-harm".

Danish lawmakers 'denied access to Nauru migrant camp'

Copenhagen - Danish lawmakers have dropped a planned visit to a controversial Australian immigration centre on the Pacific island of Nauru after two politicians who criticised the centre were denied access, a delegation member said Tuesday.

Nauru says refugee abuse claims fabricated

Sydney - Nauru on Tuesday dismissed as "fabricated" claims that asylum-seekers faced violence, abuse and humiliating treatment while living in Australian immigration facilities on the Pacific island, saying refugees had become political pawns.

Nauru says refugee abuse claims fabricated

Sydney - Nauru on Tuesday dismissed as "fabricated" claims that asylum-seekers faced violence, abuse and humiliating treatment while living in Australian immigration facilities on the Pacific island, saying refugees had become political pawns.

Nauru says refugee abuse claims fabricated

Sydney - Nauru on Tuesday dismissed as "fabricated" claims that asylum-seekers faced violence, abuse and humiliating treatment while living in Australian immigration facilities on the Pacific island, saying refugees had become political pawns.

Demands grow for inquiry into Australia refugee abuse

Sydney - Australia was on Monday facing growing opposition demands for an inquiry into its treatment of asylum-seekers on remote Pacific islands after further allegations emerged of abuse against refugees.

Demands grow for inquiry into Australia refugee abuse

Sydney - Australia was on Monday facing growing opposition demands for an inquiry into its treatment of asylum-seekers on remote Pacific islands after further allegations emerged of abuse against refugees.

Demands grow for inquiry into Australia refugee abuse

Sydney - Australia was on Monday facing growing opposition demands for an inquiry into its treatment of asylum-seekers on remote Pacific islands after further allegations emerged of abuse against refugees.

Abuse rife in Australian immigration centre: leaked reports

Sydney - More than 2,000 leaked reports detailing allegations of sexual assault, child abuse and self-harm in Australian immigration centres on Nauru were published Wednesday, prompting rights groups to renew calls for refugees to be resettled elsewhere.

Abuse rife in Australian immigration centre: leaked reports

Sydney - More than 2,000 leaked reports detailing allegations of sexual assault, child abuse and self-harm in Australian immigration centres on Nauru were published Wednesday, prompting rights groups to renew calls for refugees to be resettled elsewhere.

Abuse rife in Australian immigration centre: leaked reports

Sydney - More than 2,000 leaked reports detailing allegations of sexual assault, child abuse and self-harm in Australian immigration centres on Nauru were published Wednesday, prompting rights groups to renew calls for refugees to be resettled elsewhere.

Australia criticised over asylum-seeker 'abuse' on Nauru

Sydney - Australia is deliberately failing to combat the abuse of asylum-seekers on the Pacific island of Nauru to deter others from arriving by boat, two global human rights groups said Wednesday.

Australia criticised over asylum-seeker 'abuse' on Nauru

Sydney - Australia is deliberately failing to combat the abuse of asylum-seekers on the Pacific island of Nauru to deter others from arriving by boat, two global human rights groups said Wednesday.

Australia criticised over asylum-seeker 'abuse' on Nauru

Sydney - Australia is deliberately failing to combat the abuse of asylum-seekers on the Pacific island of Nauru to deter others from arriving by boat, two global human rights groups said Wednesday.

Asylum-seekers held in PNG launch Australia court action

Sydney - More than 750 asylum-seekers held in a Papua New Guinea detention camp launched legal action Wednesday to be moved to Australia after a court in the Pacific nation found the centre unconstitutional.

Refugee sets herself alight at Australia's Nauru camp

Canberra - A refugee who set herself on fire on the Pacific island of Nauru after being sent there by Australia was in a critical condition Tuesday, just days after an Iranian man died in a similar act of self-harm.

Refugee sets herself alight at Australia's Nauru camp

Canberra - A refugee who set herself on fire on the Pacific island of Nauru after being sent there by Australia was in a critical condition Tuesday, just days after an Iranian man died in a similar act of self-harm.

Refugee sets herself alight at Australia's Nauru camp

Canberra - A refugee who set herself on fire on the Pacific island of Nauru after being sent there by Australia was in a critical condition Tuesday, just days after an Iranian man died in a similar act of self-harm.

Australia talks tough on asylum-seekers

Sydney - 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 ordered an offshore processing camp to close.

Australia immigration turmoil as Papua New Guinea closes camp

Sydney - Australia's hardline immigration policy was thrown into turmoil Wednesday after Papua New Guinea ordered a processing camp to close, leaving the fate of hundreds of asylum-seekers hanging in the balance.

Australia immigration turmoil as Papua New Guinea closes camp

Sydney - Australia's hardline immigration policy was thrown into turmoil Wednesday after Papua New Guinea ordered a processing camp to close, leaving the fate of hundreds of asylum-seekers hanging in the balance.

Australia immigration turmoil as Papua New Guinea closes camp

Sydney - Australia's hardline immigration policy was thrown into turmoil Wednesday after Papua New Guinea ordered a processing camp to close, leaving the fate of hundreds of asylum-seekers hanging in the balance.

Australia says no change on borders despite PNG ruling

Sydney - Australia on Wednesday insisted its controversial border protection policy remains valid despite a Papua New Guinea court ruling the detention of asylum-seekers in the country was unconstitutional and illegal.

Australia says no change on borders despite PNG ruling

Sydney - Australia on Wednesday insisted its controversial border protection policy remains valid despite a Papua New Guinea court ruling the detention of asylum-seekers in the country was unconstitutional and illegal.
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