australia

Police swoop on hold-outs at Manus Island refugee camp

Police entered a decommissioned immigration detention center on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea Thursday and destroyed property and the dwindling food and water supplies of 400 or so refugees who are refusing to leave, according to some of the men there.

Australia to pay $70 million to detainees

The Australian government has agreed to pay detainees on Manus Island more than $70 million (US$52.75 million) in the "largest settlement in a human rights class-action" in the country's history.

Australia shootout work of terrorist, PM says

A former terror suspect with a "long record of violence" took a sex worker hostage in a suburban Australian apartment building Monday, in what police say may have been an attempt to lure law enforcement to a gunfight.