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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2019, file photo, Behrouz Boochani, the Kurdish film-maker, writer and refugee who has documented life inside the Australian offshore immigration camp on Manus Island, poses for a portrait in Christchurch, New Zealand. New Zealand immigration on Friday confirmed that Boochani, who fled Iran and then exposed Australia’s degrading treatment of asylum-seekers while being held against his will for six years, has been granted refugee status in New Zealand. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)

Journalist held for 6 years gains New Zealand refugee status

Jul. 24, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A journalist who fled Iran and then exposed Australia's degrading treatment of asylum-seekers while being held against his will for six years has been granted refugee status in New Zealand. Immigration New Zealand on Friday confirmed that Behrouz Boochani had been given the...

Quake hits remote part of Papua New Guinea; no casualties

Jul. 17, 2020 3:20 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A strong, deep earthquake shook inland Papua New Guinea on Friday, and officials said there were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage. Shaking was felt in the capital Port Moresby but not strongly. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 7.0 magnitude quake was 80...

Strong earthquake shakes near Papua New Guinea, U.S. agency says a hazardous tsunami is possible on coast near epicenter

Jul. 16, 2020 11:39 PM EDT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Strong earthquake shakes near Papua New Guinea, U.S. agency says a hazardous tsunami is possible on coast near epicenter.