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Thousands in Australia protests against refugee centres

Australia: Thousands protest against refugee camps

By: Agencies Source: MWC News Thousands of Australians joined rallies calling for the closure of Pacific island camps for asylum-seekers, just days after the government confirmed it was in talks with the Philippines to resettle detained refugees. Under Canberra’s tough immigration policy, asylum-seekers attempting to reach the island continent by boat are turned back or sent to camps on Nauru or Papua New Guinea and barred from resettling in Australia even if found to be refugees. Chanting “free, free the refugees”, the protesters on Sunday in Sydney, Melbourne and other cities said the government and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull should close the Pacific...

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HalalTrip launches Australia tourism guide

  By: AsiaOne Source: AsiaOne Australia is a popular travel destination amongst Muslim tourists and the destination has allured travellers for years with its uniqueness and diversity. It is renowned for its vibrant mix of cultures from all over the world as well as its fantastic wildlife, varied landscapes and fascinating attractions. The destination attracts a large number of tourists annually – including a significant percentage of Muslim travellers from Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. Tourism Australia and HalalTrip, a booking website and guide for Muslim travellers, have launched a new guide for Muslim tourists in Australia. The 68-page guide showcases...

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Refugee Crisis: Hungary declares state of emergency

By: Ayesha Tanzeem Source: VOA News RÖSZKE, HUNGARY— Hungary on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in two southern counties as part of a crackdown on migrants trying to reach the European Union. The move came hours after Hungary closed the gap in its border fence with Serbia that migrants had for weeks used as a main, unofficial entry point. Local volunteers handing out food and supplies said a couple of hundred people crossed through there Monday. Monday evening, the tents the volunteers had set up near the fence which, until a few days ago, were full of migrants resting after a long journey, were completely empty. Only a kilometer or so away, at the legal crossing point from Serbia...

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