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2 November 2017 10:05 AM What Is Happening on Manus Island? The Detainee Crisis Explained

Tensions over the migrants have grown since the governments of Australia and Papua New Guinea agreed in April to close the site by Oct. 31. On Tuesday, water and electricity to the camp were shut off, and detainees were supposed to move to temporary housing in Lorengau, a city close by on the island. Many of the men refused, citing previous attacks by residents 27

2 November 2017 7:30 AM All Blacks to kick off 2019 Rugby World Cup vs Springboks

TOKYO — The New Zealand All Blacks will kick off their Rugby World Cup title defense against South Africa in a contest between two of the sport’s heavyweights. Rugby World Cup organizers announced the match schedule for the Sept. 20-Nov. 2 tournament on Thursday, exactly two years out from the tournament final in Yokohama. The two-time defending champion 27

2 November 2017 5:06 AM Study reveals extent of cancer cases in ICU

Published: 4:40 pm, Thursday, 2 November 2017 A cancer patient in intensive care as a result of surgery is less likely to die than a non-surgical cancer patient, a landmark review has found. Analysis of more than 1.6 million admissions to Australian and New Zealand intensive care units (ICUs) shows there were nearly 214,000 admissions between 2000 and 2016 due to cancer 28

2 November 2017 1:58 AM New Zealand to discuss taking Manus Island detainees: reports

Newly-appointed New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will raise the closure of the Manus Island detention centre with Malcolm Turnbull when the leaders meet for the first time on Sunday, according to local media reports. The New Zealand Herald reports Ms Ardern said on Thursday she had sympathy for the asylum seekers and refugees on Manus Island 50

2 November 2017 1:32 AM Jacinda Ardern to meet with Malcolm Turnbull

Jacinda Ardern and Malcolm Turnbull's first sit down is expected to be courteous but will cover some thorny territory. The New Zealand prime minister is visiting Sydney on Sunday for bilateral talks ahead of the upcoming APEC and East Asia Summits in Vietnam and the Philippines. The pair earlier this month had their first phone conversation, with Ms Ardern 25

1 November 2017 9:11 PM Asylum seekers barricaded in Papua New Guinea camp call for aid

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asylum seekers refusing to leave a detention centre in Papua New Guinea began digging wells on Thursday to try find water as their food supplies dwindled, in a stand-off that human rights groups warn could become a humanitarian crisis. Australia and PNG are trying to close the Manus Island centre, one of two remote Pacific camps that Canberra 26

1 November 2017 4:02 PM A green park on top of a carpark (!) and other remarkable plans for the Auckland port

Ports of Auckland has released its brand new long-term plans. Simon Wilson is impressed, but also not impressed. The cars are moving off the finger wharves. Hallelujah. And instead of spreading over every inch of available wharf space, most of them will be contained in a remarkable, brand-new carpark building. With a green park on top. That’s the biggest 20

1 November 2017 12:49 PM Manus Island: New refugee sites not ready, says UN

Alternative accommodation for asylum seekers being held by Australia in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is not yet fit to live in, the UN refugee agency says. A senior official who visited the sites told Australia's ABC radio he found "major earthworks in progress". Australia has held asylum seekers who arrive by boat on both Manus Island (in PNG) and Nauru 26

1 November 2017 1:44 AM Cocaine seizure causes dent in supply

Four men are due to appear in court this afternoon as police and customs speak with the media about a $20 million cocaine bust at the Port of Tauranga. Two Australian men and a Croatian aged in their mid-forties, and one Serbian national in his mid-thirties were arrested after an estimated 46 kilograms of cocaine, with a street value of around NZ$20 million 27

1 November 2017 1:44 AM LIVE: Tauranga $20m cocaine bust

Four men are due to appear in court this afternoon as police and customs speak with the media about a $20 million cocaine bust at the Port of Tauranga. Two Australian men and a Croatian aged in their mid-forties, and one Serbian national in his mid-thirties were arrested after an estimated 46 kilograms of cocaine, with a street value of around NZ$20 million 25