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Australia Transfers Asylum Seekers Ahead of Refugee Swap

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Australian officials moved 54 undocumented asylum seekers to its remote Christmas Island facility Thursday ahead of their scheduled transfer to Malaysia. Dozens of Australian security forces stood by at a dock on Christmas Island as the refugees were brought ashore from a customs ship and placed onto a waiting bus. The mainly Afghan refugees, who […]

Australian Bomb Girl Reported Sore But in Good Spirits

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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An teen-aged Australian girl is in good spirits but a little bit sore on Thursday after a 10-hour ordeal with what appeared to be a bomb chained around her neck. Sydney police have closed off streets and are searching through bushes in search of clues that might lead to the masked intruder who chained the […]

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Sydney Police Free Teenager Trapped with Suspected Bomb

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Australian police say they have freed a teenager trapped inside an upscale Sydney home for nearly 10 hours with a suspected bomb strapped to her body. Police freed the young woman and reunited her with her parents, unhurt. A spokesman later confirmed that the there were no explosives in the device. Police say Madeleine Pulver […]

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Sydney Police Free Teenager Trapped with Suspected Bomb

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Australian police say they have freed a teenager trapped inside an upscale Sydney home for nearly 10 hours with an apparent bomb strapped to her body. A police spokesman, commenting immediately after the young woman was rescued by a bomb squad, said authorities did not yet know whether the device was explosive. The victim was […]

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Sydney Police Seek to Free Teenager From Suspected “Collar Bomb”

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Australian police say bomb squad officers are working to dismantle a suspicious device strapped to a young woman in Sydney. Police declined to confirm local reports that a “collar bomb” has been strapped to the 18-year-old woman, who called police to a house in an exclusive Sydney neighborhood Wednesday afternoon. But a police spokesman has […]

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Sydney Police Seek to Free Teenager From Suspected “Collar Bomb”

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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Australian police say bomb squad officers are working to dismantle a suspicious device strapped to a young woman. Police declined to confirm reports that a “collar bomb” has been strapped to the 18-year-old woman, who called police to a house in an exclusive Sydney neighborhood Wednesday afternoon. But a spokesman confirmed to the London newspaper […]

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Australian Judges Freezes Profits from Ex-Gitmo Detainee’s Book

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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An Australian judge has frozen the assets from a book written by former Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks about his incarceration at the U.S. terrorist detention center. The government is seeking to seize profits from Hicks’ autobiography under a law that forbids convicted criminals from making profits from their crimes, including books or movie deals. […]

Australian Duo Plan Walk Across Antarctica to South Pole

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Two young Australians are preparing to become the first people to walk from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back. James Castrission and Justin Jones plan to begin their 2,200-kilometer journey at Union Glacier in October. That will coincide with the 100th anniversary of a legendary race to the South Pole by […]

Australian JudgesFreezes Profits from Ex-Gitmo Detainee’s Book

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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An Australian judge has frozen the assets from a book written by former Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks about his incarceration at the U.S. terrorist detention center. The government is seeking to seize profits from Hicks’ autobiography under a law that forbids convicted criminals from making profits from their crimes, including books or movie deals. […]

Australia Turns to YouTube to Deter People-Smuggling

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Australian government says it will videotape asylum seekers being sent to Malaysia and post the video on the Internet to try to discourage future asylum seekers. The Immigration Department will videotape 54 boat people who will board a plane for Malaysia from Australia’s detention center on the remote Christmas Island. The videos will be […]

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