Australia's highest court has ruled against a Bangladeshi women seeking asylum and more rights for refugees. Australia has paid the tiny nation of Nauru to keep refugees in camps since 2013.
Papua New Guinea police have moved in on the shuttered Australian-run Manus detention camp in an attempt to force hundreds of asylum seekers occupying it to leave. The camp long symbolized Canberra's strict asylum laws.
Papua New Guinea police cleared and sealed off a former Australian immigration detention center after the last 300 asylum-seekers were taken away in buses. The men said they feared for their safety outside the camp.
Hundreds of people have protested in Australia against the situation of refugees on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island. Visiting German President Steinmeier has been asked to intercede with Australia's prime minister.
Tensions have escalated ahead of a deadline for asylum seekers to leave a detention center in Papua New Guinea. Some 600 refugees barricaded themselves inside despite a ruling that the center was unconstitutional.
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