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Cuba heavy metal band seeks asylum in United States

Six members of a Cuban heavy metal group requested political asylum after touching down in the United States.

Cuba heavy metal band seeks asylum in United States
Indonesia searches for missing Australia-bound boatpeople
Indonesia searches for missing Australia-bound boatpeople

Rescuers searched the seas off Indonesia's Java island Wednesday for possibly dozens of asylum-seekers missing after their Australia-bound boat sank, leaving at least three dead, with 157 saved.

Indonesia searches for missing Australia-bound boatpeople
Nauru refugee riots follow Australian crackdown
Nauru refugee riots follow Australian crackdown

Buildings were razed as hundreds of asylum-seekers escaped detention during riots at an Australian refugee facility on Nauru.

Nauru refugee riots follow Australian crackdown
Australia closed to boatpeople: PM
Australia closed to boatpeople: PM

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Friday announced that no more boatpeople will be resettled in Australia with all unauthorised arrivals to be sent to poverty-stricken Papua New Guinea.

Australia closed to boatpeople: PM
Edward Snowden. ©TANYA LOKSHINA/HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
Putin accuses US of 'trapping' Snowden in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday accused the United States of trapping US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden in Moscow.

Putin accuses US of 'trapping' Snowden in Russia
Edward Snowden. ©TANYA LOKSHINA/HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
S. American leaders back asylum amid Snowden row

South American leaders defended their right to offer asylum, venting anger at claims of US spying in the region while intelligence leaker Edward Snowden's fate hangs in the balance.

S. American leaders back asylum amid Snowden row
Venezuelans told to 'unfriend' Facebook over US spying
Venezuelans told to 'unfriend' Facebook over US spying

A government minister in Venezuela, which has offered fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden asylum, is urging her countrymen to cancel their Facebook accounts lest they be targeted by US snooping.

Venezuelans told to 'unfriend' Facebook over US spying
Snowden has not yet accepted Venezuela asylum: WikiLeaks
Snowden has not yet accepted Venezuela asylum: WikiLeaks

The WikiLeaks anti-secrecy website said that fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden had not yet formally accepted asylum in Venezuela.

Snowden has not yet accepted Venezuela asylum: WikiLeaks
Venezuelan leader offers Snowden 'humanitarian asylum'
Venezuelan leader offers Snowden 'humanitarian asylum'

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro offered to give "humanitarian asylum" to US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, who is waiting in a Moscow airport for a nation to give him sanctuary.

Venezuelan leader offers Snowden 'humanitarian asylum'
Snowden asylum requests sent to 21 countries: WikiLeaks
Snowden asylum requests sent to 21 countries: WikiLeaks

Fugitive US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden has submitted asylum requests to 19 more nations including Cuba, Venezuela, Brazil, India, China, Russia, Germany and France.

Snowden asylum requests sent to 21 countries: WikiLeaks
Australia PM says opposition risks Indonesia ties
Australia PM says opposition risks Indonesia ties

Australia's new prime minister Kevin Rudd said Friday the conservative opposition's proposal to turn back asylum-seeker boats risked inciting conflict with Indonesia.

Australia PM says opposition risks Indonesia ties
Snowden 'stuck' in Moscow as Ecuador warns on asylum
Snowden 'stuck' in Moscow as Ecuador warns on asylum

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden spent a fourth day at a Moscow airport on Wednesday with his travel plans still a mystery as Ecuador warned it could take months to consider his asylum request.

Snowden 'stuck' in Moscow as Ecuador warns on asylum
Venezuela says would consider asylum for Snowden
Venezuela says would consider asylum for Snowden

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday he would consider an asylum request from US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden if the country receives one.

Venezuela says would consider asylum for Snowden
Fugitive US leaker in Moscow, seeks Ecuador asylum
Fugitive US leaker in Moscow, seeks Ecuador asylum

Washington was scrambling to stop fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden as the former IT contractor was Monday expected to head for asylum in Ecuador after arriving in Moscow.

Fugitive US leaker in Moscow, seeks Ecuador asylum
Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard. ©REUTERS/Aly Song
Australia defends decision to leave bodies in ocean

Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Tuesday defended her government's decision to leave the bodies of drowned asylum-seekers in the ocean following criticism more would have been done had they been Australians.

Australia defends decision to leave bodies in ocean
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Swiss to vote on tightening of asylum law, again

The Swiss will vote Sunday on whether to approve an emergency tightening of the country's asylum law in a bid to stem the influx of refugees to the wealthy Alpine nation.

Swiss to vote on tightening of asylum law, again
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Drownings fear after life-jackets wash up in Australia

Australian police said Monday at least eight life-jackets had washed up on a beach in the Cocos Islands, sparking fears that asylum-seekers may once again have drowned en route to Australia.

Drownings fear after life-jackets wash up in Australia
Fishermen rescue another 63 Rohingya off Indonesia
Fishermen rescue another 63 Rohingya off Indonesia

Fishermen in western Indonesia rescued more than 60 ethnic Rohingya asylum-seekers from Myanmar found adrift in a wooden boat, police said Friday, in the second such arrival this week.

Fishermen rescue another 63 Rohingya off Indonesia
WikiLeaks to release files on 'every country' in 2013: Assange
WikiLeaks to release files on 'every country' in 2013: Assange

WikiLeaks will release one million documents next year affecting every country in the world, founder Julian Assange said in a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Thursday.

WikiLeaks to release files on 'every country' in 2013: Assange
UN rights chief warns Australia on refugees
UN rights chief warns Australia on refugees

The UN's top human rights official Wednesday described a hunger strike by refugees banished by Australia to the remote Pacific as a sign of the "unbearable conditions" of their detention.

UN rights chief warns Australia on refugees