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Boat Of Likely Asylum Seekers Capsizes Near Remote Island

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 09.15.2013 | World

SYDNEY — A boat carrying around 150 asylum seekers capsized in the Indian Ocean, spilling men, women and infants into rough waters and killing f...

Breathtaking Red Crab Exodus Will Make Your Jaw Drop

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.26.2013 | Green

Dubbed one of the planet's most breathtaking migrations, the Christmas Island red crab exodus is a natural phenomenon that continues to astonish. ...

Where Is The (Most) Remote?

Posted 01.10.2013 | Travel

In the age of regional hubs and connecting flights, getting away from it all isn't so easy. In order to make a break from the run of the mill, the hub...

Crowded Boat Carrying Asylum Seekers Capsizes Off Australian Island

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

CANBERRA, Australia — Four people are believed to have died and 130 others were rescued after a crowded boat carrying asylum seekers to Australi...

90 Asylum Seekers Still Missing After Boat Capsizes

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 06.22.2012 | World

CANBERRA, Australia -- Ships and aircraft found more bodies but no survivors Friday while searching for scores of men still missing after a boat carry...

Rescue Teams Search For 200 After Boat Capsizes

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 08.21.2012 | World

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Ships and aircraft found more bodies but no survivors Friday while searching for scores of men still missing after a boat...

Ship Breaks In Half, Threatens Christmas Island Species

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Christian | Posted 01.10.2012 | Green

A battered cargo ship broke in half on Monday, spilling fuel and phosphate into the sea around Christmas Island, off the coast of Western Australia. ...

48 May Have Died In Boat Crash Off Australia

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SYDNEY — The number of asylum seekers believed killed when their boat smashed into rocky cliffs along an Australian island rose to 48 on Monday,...

HORRIFYING: Australian Asylum Seekers Sew Their Own Lips Together

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A group of Iraqi, Kurdish and Iranian asylum seekers have sewn their own lips together at the Christmas Island detention camp in Australia, the BBC is...

Australia's Blackwater Update: Christmas Island Detainees Sew Lips Together

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Allison Kilkenny

A private security company named Serco manages and operates the centers in Christmas Island, Perth, Darwin, Melbourne and Sydney where detainees have recently committed suicide, spurring protests.