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Papua New Guinea police say asylum seekers defy deadline

November 13, 2017 9:06 AM
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CANBERRA, Australia – Papua New Guinea police say hundreds of people have defied a deadline to leave a decommissioned camp for men seeking asylum in Australia.

The camp inside a Manus Island navy base was declared closed on Oct. 31 based on the Papua New Guinea Supreme Court's ruling last year that Australia's policy of housing asylum seekers there was unconstitutional.

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