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Australia announces reopening of offshore detention centre

Sydney - A controversial offshore migrant detention centre on Christmas Island is to reopen, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Wednesday, as he doubled down on hardline policies after a historic legislative defeat.

Australia announces reopening of offshore detention centre

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison Wednesday announced the reopening of a controversial offshore migrant detention centre on Christmas Island, doubling down on hardline policies after a historic legislative defeat.

Refugee footballer makes triumphant return to Australia

Melbourne - Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi made a triumphant return to Australia Tuesday, ending a harrowing two months in Thai detention, as his supporters called for an investigation into why he was arrested in the first place.

Aussie legend hails #HakeemHome as win in battle for football's soul

Sydney - Ex-Socceroos captain Craig Foster was capped 29 times for his country, but believes the fight to free Hakeem al-Araibi was the most important battle of his life and vital for saving football's soul.

Refugee footballer held in Thailand spared extradition to Bahrain

Bangkok - Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi will not be sent back to Bahrain after Thailand dropped extradition proceedings against him at the Gulf state's request, a prosecutor said Monday, ending a two-month detention ordeal that stirred global outcry.

Australia PM ramps up pressure on Thailand to free refugee footballer

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ramped up pressure on Bangkok to release a refugee footballer held on a Bahrain extradition request, as sporting authorities cancelled two events in Thailand over his detention.

Jolie demands Myanmar 'commitment' to end anti-Rohingya violence

Cox's Bazar - Angelina Jolie said Tuesday that Myanmar must "show genuine commitment" to end violence that has driven hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims into neighbouring Bangladesh.

'Don't send me to Bahrain': refugee footballer pleads in Bangkok

Bangkok - A refugee footballer fighting an extradition request appealed for his freedom Monday, pleading "please don't send me to Bahrain" as he arrived in shackles at a Bangkok court, which extended his detention by another two months.

'Don't send me to Bahrain': refugee footballer pleads in Bangkok

Bangkok - A refugee footballer fighting an extradition request pleaded for his freedom Monday, saying "please don't send me to Bahrain" as he arrived in shackles at a Bangkok court, which extended his detention by another two months.

Last refugee children in Pacific camp to be moved: Australia

Sydney - The last remaining refugee children detained by Australia on the remote Pacific island of Nauru are being moved to other countries, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Sunday, following criticism of Canberra's harsh treatment of asylum-seekers.

Refugees struggle for work amid Greek jobs drought

Atenas - After escaping poverty in Pakistan and spending two hard years in Greece without family or money, Manassif Raza proudly stands in his brand new hair salon, receiving his first customers.

Stranded by Trump's US, refugees build new life in Austria

Vienna - When Mahbud, 26, arrived in Vienna from Iran two years ago, he hadn't planned to stay here very long: he dreamt of moving to the United States and becoming an engineer.

Eight civilians killed in Yemen displaced centre bombing

Sanaa - Eight civilians were killed and 30 others wounded in a "shocking" bomb attack against a centre for displaced people in Yemen, the UN said Sunday.

Activists slam Asian Cup 'gagging' over torture-risk footballer

Al Ain - Activists for the detained Bahraini footballer who fears torture and even death if he is extradited from Thailand have criticised the "gagging" of talk about the case at the Asian Cup, warning it is harming his cause.

UN expert urges caution on Bangladesh's Rohingya island 'relocation' plan

Dhaka - Bangladesh must not "rush to relocate refugees" from the Rohingya Muslim minority, a top UN rights official said Friday, amid plans to move the community to an island vulnerable to extreme monsoon weather.

Bahraini held in Thailand a 'test' for FIFA: ex-Aussie captain

Bangkok - Former Australia football captain Craig Foster said on Friday a Bahraini refugee player held in Thailand is a 'test' for FIFA, as rights groups try to duplicate the asylum success story of a Saudi woman who avoided deportation from the country.

Chinese dissidents in Taiwan airport limbo for over 100 days

Taipei - Chinese dissident Liu Xinglian marked his 64th birthday on Wednesday at Taiwan's Taoyuan airport, one of two refugees who have been trapped in limbo there for more than 100 days, hoping for asylum overseas.

Saudi teen refugee, now in Canada, wants to fight for other women

Toronto - A Saudi teen who caused an international sensation by defying her family and seeking asylum abroad on Tuesday vowed to fight for women's freedoms in her first public address since she was taken in by Canada.

Myanmar delays UN refugee chief's visit

New York - Myanmar has postponed a planned visit by the UN refugee chief to Rakhine state following renewed fighting between security forces and insurgents, a spokesman said Monday.

Saudi teen's asylum case being judged at lightning speed

Sydney - Australian authorities are weighing a young Saudi woman's asylum claim at unusual speed, several lawyers and legal experts have told AFP, contrasting her high-profile plight with a normally excruciatingly slow system.

Dozens of Rohingya flee India for Bangladesh: officials

Dhaka - Dozens of Rohingya Muslims have crossed the border into Bangladesh from India in recent days, officials said Tuesday, as New Delhi faces censure for deporting the persecuted minority to Myanmar.

5.3 million people will have fled Venezuela by end of 2019: UN

Geneva - The United Nations on Friday forecast that 5.3 million Venezuelans will have fled the country by the end of next year, an exodus that amounts to "a humanitarian earthquake".

Bahrain footballer to remain in detention: Thai court

Bangkok - A former Bahrain national footballer with Australian refugee status must remain in detention in Thailand as he awaits possible extradition, a Bangkok court said Tuesday, as campaigners say they fear he could be "tortured" if returned to the Gulf state....

Some migrants trapped in Bosnia may not survive winter: Red Cross

Geneva - Thousands of migrants trapped near the Bosnian border with Croatia are ill-equipped to survive freezing temperatures and some might not make it through winter, the Red Cross said Monday.

Rohingya sent back to Myanmar camps hungry and in debt

Fleeing Rohingya Muslims sold ration books to help pay hundreds of dollars to traffickers in order to flee squalid Myanmar camps by boat, only to be stopped at sea and forced back destitute, the refugees told AFP on Friday.

Syrian refugee volunteer accused of helping migrants freed on bail: lawyer

Atenas - A Greek court has agreed to release Syrian refugee Sarah Mardini, once lauded for helping to save people in a sinking dinghy at sea, who was detained in August accused of helping illicit migrant networks, her lawyer said Tuesday.

UK agrees to let in refugees from Cyprus after 20 years

London - London will allow refugees living on a UK military base in Cyprus since 1998 to settle in Britain following a long legal dispute, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

UN, doctors hammer Australia over refugee camps

Sydney - Australia's under-pressure government received a double blow Monday from the United Nations and a leading doctors' group over harsh treatment of refugees on off-shore island camps.

Suu Kyi calls for peace in speech which avoids Rohingya crisis

Kathmandu - Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is facing international criticism over her country's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, called Saturday for "a culture of peace" to end conflict between communities.

Syrian refugee stranded at Malaysian airport lands in Canada

Ottawa - A Syrian refugee who spent months in limbo in a budget terminal at a Malaysian airport has arrived in Vancouver after he was granted permanent residency by Canada, a government source and his lawyer said Tuesday.
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A Japanese mother and daughter pause for reflection as they find a family photo amid the wreckage of their home.
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Sultan Muslim (C) poses with her newborn son  Muhammed Obama Muslim  at Suruc Rojava refugee camp in...
Sultan Muslim (C) poses with her newborn son, Muhammed Obama Muslim, at Suruc Rojava refugee camp in Sanliurfa on October 22, 2014
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In this IRIN photo, a refugee struggles to survive in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
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Under a Canada-US agreement  asylum seekers travelling through the United States would be turned awa...
Under a Canada-US agreement, asylum seekers travelling through the United States would be turned away at Canadian border checkpoints, and told to file a refugee claim in the United States. But this does not apply to people who reach Canadian soil unchecked, through backwoods
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Russell Chapman: “I spent time in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan and am privileged to know Abdullah al-Zoubi (pictured) as well as several members of his family”
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Refugee: The Ultimate Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Tribute Band
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Tsunami evacuees in shelter in Rikuzentakada City  Iwate prefecture March 27  2011.
Tsunami evacuees in shelter in Rikuzentakada City, Iwate prefecture March 27, 2011.
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This is Asmaa.I met her in Jordan  five days after she had been released from a regime prison. She i...
This is Asmaa.I met her in Jordan, five days after she had been released from a regime prison. She is the fiancée of Abdul Razak Tlass, who was the first officer to defect from the Syrian army when the revolution began. She told me about how she was interrogated, made to stand up without break for hours on end and deprived of sleep, She was also sexually abused.
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A Syrian refugee girl in a camp in Lebanon
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Rally for Refugee Health Care in Edmonton
A make-shift refugee shelter in Tripoli  Lebanon.
A make-shift refugee shelter in Tripoli, Lebanon.
A refugee camp in Sudan s Darfur province.
A refugee camp in Sudan's Darfur province.
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A protester holds up a placard opposing Australia's refugee policy
A protester holds up a placard opposing Australia's refugee policy
William West, AFP
Residents near Aweil  Sudan  flooded out in this IRIN Photo release.
Residents near Aweil, Sudan, flooded out in this IRIN Photo release.
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refugee camp in Netherlands
Evacuees from Fukushima prefecture in gym in Hitachi City  Ibaraki prefecture.
Evacuees from Fukushima prefecture in gym in Hitachi City, Ibaraki prefecture.
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This refugee went to find food but was unable to. AID agencies are trying to help the needy across CAR. Photo/Hannah McNeish/IRIN
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