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Australia Agrees to Shut Down PNG-Based Asylum Detainee Center

Australia has agreed to close its detention center for asylum seekers on Papua New Guinea's northern island of Manus. The closure was announced Wednesday in a statement by PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, who said an agreement had been reached after meeting with Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton in Port Moresby.   The Pacific island nation's supreme court ruled in April that the center was illegal, as it violated the detainees constitutional right of...

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