Court ruling leaves refugees at Papua New Guinea camp in limbo

April 27, 2016 6:57 AM

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SYDNEY, Australia - The fate of hundreds of asylum seekers being held in a detention centre in Papua New Guinea was in limbo on Wednesday as the country's prime minister announced the facility would close in response to a court ruling that Australia's detention of the men on the island nation is illegal.

Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said he would immediately ask Australia to come up with alternative arrangements for the 900 asylum seekers and refugees currently held on the Pacific nation's Manus Island.

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