Mon, December 20, 2010

Refugee boat crash in Australia

Australian Navy acts quickly in asylum-seekers rescue

The Australian Navy acted swiftly once it was notified a boat carrying asylum seekers had crashed on Christmas Island, Defense Minister Stephen Smith said on Friday. Full story

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Boat injured fly to Perth hospital

Survivors of the refugee boat tragedy off the coast of Australia's Christmas Island are flown to Perth for further medical treatment.

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