First 4 Refugees Rejected by Australia Arrive in Cambodia

June 4, 2015 3:55 AM

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Four asylum seekers rejected by Australia have arrived in Cambodia, becoming the first to leave the Pacific island nation of Nauru under a deal that allows refugees rejected by Australia to be resettled in the Southeast Asian country.

Cambodia agreed to accept them under a 40 million Australian dollar ($32 million) four-year agreement it made with Australia last year to resettle asylum seekers held in an Australia-run detention center on Nauru.

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