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Australia says asylum seekers from Sri Lanka rising

Reuters Tuesday, 3 September 2019
The number of Sri Lankans trying to enter Australia illegally by sea is rising, an Australian general said on Tuesday, a day after Canberra said it had intercepted a 13th boat carrying asylum seekers from the Indian Ocean island.
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Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Island country in South Asia

Spills and thrills as tuk tuks battle in Sri Lanka [Video]

Spills and thrills as tuk tuks battle in Sri Lanka

Daring Sri Lankan tuk tuk drivers put their three-wheeled vehicles to the test in a gruelling race through city streets and off-road jungle terrain in a two-day adventure.

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Samudra Setu: INS Jalashwa departs from Iran's Bandar Abbas port for TN's Tuticorin [Video]

Samudra Setu: INS Jalashwa departs from Iran's Bandar Abbas port for TN's Tuticorin

India's amphibious warship Indian Navy Ship (INS) Jalashwa, which has been deployed to bring back the stranded citizens from Iran under Operation Samudra Setu, has departed from Bandar Abbas port on June 25 with 687 Indians aboard for Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu. INS Jalashwa reached the port of Bandar Abbas in Iran on June 24. On June 11, INS Shardul had brought back 233 Indians from Iran. Operation Samudra Setu is a part of Vande Bharat Mission to bring back stranded citizens overseas amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Indian Navy had launched Operation Samudra Setu on May 08 to repatriate Indian citizens. INS Jalashwa and Magar have already evacuated 2,874 personnel from Maldives and Sri Lanka to ports of Kochi and Tuticorin. On June 23, INS Airavat brought back 198 Indians from Maldives.

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Supreme Court Says Rejected Asylum Seekers Have No Right to Object in Court

The case concerned a member of Sri Lanka’s Tamil ethnic minority who said he feared persecution and sought to file a petition for a writ of habeas corpus.
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Stranded Indians in Colombo applaud Vande Bharat Mission [Video]

Stranded Indians in Colombo applaud Vande Bharat Mission

Indian nationals stranded in Sri Lanka arrived at Colombo Airport for the special Air India flight AI 1202 for repatriation. This is the 3rd phase of Vande Bharat Mission. The Indian nationals thanked the Indian government and Indian High Commission for their evacuation.

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Op Samudra Setu: INS Shardul returns from Iran with 233 stranded Indians [Video]

Op Samudra Setu: INS Shardul returns from Iran with 233 stranded Indians

Indian Naval Ship Shardul on June 11 safely docked at the harbour in Gujarat's Porbandar bringing back 233 stranded Indians from Iran. Indian Navy had launched Operation Samudra Setu to repatriate Indian nationals stuck abroad. The operation commenced on May 08. Indian Navy evacuated 2,874 Indians from Maldives and Sri Lanka by INS Jalashwa and INS Magar so far.

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Canberra Canberra Capital of Australia

Australian PM told to "Get off the grass!' [Video]

Australian PM told to "Get off the grass!'

It was supposed to be a symbol of Prime Minister Scott Morrison's command over the Australian economy on Thursday (June 4), but his press conference to announce a fourth stimulus package briefly turned comical when he and reporters were told by a local to get off his newly reseeded grass.

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China slaps Australia with barley tariffs as trade tensions flare [Video]

China slaps Australia with barley tariffs as trade tensions flare

China imposes tariffs on barley, suspends beef imports from Australia after Canberra pushes for COVID-19 enquiry.

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Australia's got beef with China over trade [Video]

Australia's got beef with China over trade

After Australia called for an international inquiry into the origins of the new coronavirus, trade tensions have been rising between Canberra and Beijing. David Doyle reports.

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Indian Ocean Indian Ocean The ocean between Africa, Asia, Australia and Antarctica (or the Southern Ocean)

Watch: Dubai observes solar eclipse [Video]

Watch: Dubai observes solar eclipse

A rare celestial event, annular solar eclipse observed in United Arab Emirates's Dubai on June 21. This annular solar eclipse is popularly known as the 'ring of fire' eclipse. The eclipse begins as the moon starts to cover the Sun. The solar eclipse will be visible until 11:12 am here. It will also be visible from Asia, Africa, the Pacific, the Indian Ocean, parts of Europe and Australia.

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Madagascar thanks India for supply of essential commodities amid Covid-19 outbreak [Video]

Madagascar thanks India for supply of essential commodities amid Covid-19 outbreak

Foreign minister Tehindrazanarivelo Liva thanked the Govt. of India for supplying essential medicines to Madagascar amid Covid-19 outbreak. At a formal ceremony in capital Anatananarivo Indian ambassador Abhay Kumar handed over the consignment to the Foreign Minister of Madagascar. The consignment of COVID-19 related essential medicine supplies from India arrived in Antsiranana aboard INS Kesari on Wednesday. In a tweet, Tehindrazanarivelo also appreciated the solidarity expressed by govt. and people of India. He gave special thanks to his Indian counterpart, Dr S. Jaishankar. The shipment of essential medicines reflects India's commitment to work together with its maritime neighbours and partners in the Indian Ocean Region.

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