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Boat Migrants

Captain Of People-Smuggling Boat Says Australian Authorities Paid Him

AP | Posted 06.18.2015 | World

ROTE NDAO, Indonesia (AP) — The captain of a people-smuggling boat who says he was paid by Australian authorities to return the migrants to Indonesi...

More Than 5,600 Boat Migrants Rescued Off North Africa In Just The Past 3 Days

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2015 | World

ROME, April 13 (Reuters) - At least nine people died when an overcrowded migrant boat capsized off the coast of Libya and 144 more were rescued, the...

Migrant Boat To Europe Sinks, Some 200 Feared Dead

Reuters | Ahmed Elumami and Ayman al-Salhi | Posted 10.23.2014 | World

TRIPOLI, Aug 23 (Reuters) - A wooden boat carrying up to 200 migrants has sunk just one kilometer (half a mile) off the Libyan coast, the coast guar...

Exporting Australia's Asylum Policies

Bill Frelick | Posted 12.23.2012 | World
Bill Frelick

The Refugee Convention, which both New Zealand and Australia have ratified, recognizes that refugees may need to enter a country illegally for protection and should not be punished on that account. But the New Zealand bill would treat asylum seekers differently depending on how they arrived.

25 African Migrants Die On Desperate Boat Journey To Italy

AP | ALESSANDRA RIZZO | Posted 10.01.2011 | World

ROME — Twenty-five African migrants trying to reach Italy from Libya died in the hold of a rickety boat so packed with people that the migrants coul...