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2 November 2017 6:19 AM U.N. refugee commissioner says Australia must stop 'unfolding humanitarian crisis' in PNG

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said Australia must take immediate action to stop an “unfolding humanitarian emergency” that sees 600 asylum seekers barricaded inside an abandoned detention center in Papua New Guinea without food or running water. The detainees in the Manus Island Centre have for two days defied attempts by Australia 542

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 234

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 244

31 October 2017 11:32 AM A proposal in New Zealand could trigger the era of ‘climate change refugees’

New Zealand could become the world’s first country to essentially recognize climate change as an official reason to seek asylum or residence elsewhere, a government minister indicated in an interview Tuesday. If implemented, up to 100 individuals per year could be admitted to the island nation on a newly created visa category, according to an initial 215

23 October 2017 3:05 PM Concert to benefit Puerto Rico disaster relief set for Friday at The Egg

The Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Team of the Capital Region is sponsoring a benefit concert to raise funds for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. to midnight Friday (10/27) at The Egg in Albany. Performers are by Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra, Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde, Bronte Roman and Orchesta Sabor Caribe. Underwriting 96

23 October 2017 10:41 AM Balfour's heir says Israel is failing to recognise rights of Palestinians

The current Lord Balfour has said he has “major reservations” about the consequences of the document bearing his family name which is considered to have indicated British government support for the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine. In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph newspaper, Lord Roderick Balfour, a descendant of the British 97

20 October 2017 8:27 PM How many defectors escape North Korea and why don't we hear more from them?

Grace Jo, now a U.S. citizen, says the tough talk is the only thing the rogue regime in Pyongyang understands. Escaping North Korea is a journey that is almost always a perilous one — thousands of miles on buses or motorcycles or sneaking on foot through mountains and valleys amid falling snow or torrential rain — in the desperate quest to evade border 401

20 October 2017 3:05 PM Trump must go to Korean DMZ to send a message to Kim Jong Un

And in 1987, President Ronald Reagan stood at a spot at the Berlin Wall near where Kennedy stood in 1963 and delivered the famous line: "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" And just over two years later, the Berlin Wall indeed fell. Now it's 2017, and North Korea, South Korea, and the entire world need to see and hear a clear message of American resolve 105

20 October 2017 12:22 PM US-backed Syrian force declares victory over IS in Raqqa

BEIRUT (AP) - A U.S.-backed Syrian force declared victory over the Islamic State group in its former "capital" of Raqqa on Friday, declaring the northern Syrian city free of any extremist presence after a four-month battle that left it in ruins. At a press conference held inside the city Friday, the Kurdish-led force known as the Syrian Democratic Forces 104

14 October 2017 7:33 PM Inside North Korea, and feeling the drums of war

Trump's hostile stance more than matched by Kim's combat-ready attitude, fuelling tensions PYONGYANG • To fly into North Korea on an old Russian aircraft is to step into an alternative universe, one in which "the Supreme Leader" defeats craven US imperialists, in which triplets are taken from parents to be raised by the state, in which nuclear war is imminent 121