UN condemns Australia asylum deal with PNG – Asia-Pacific – Al Jazeera English. Summary: The UN refugee agency has said it is troubled by Australia’s  agreement with Papua New Guinea (PNG), which would become the primary processing and resettlement country for asylum-seekers attempting to reach Australia by boat. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a written statement issued […]

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis greeted young pilgrims taking part in World Youth Day celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday. The sprawling sands of Rio’s famous Copacabana beach was the scene of the gathering, which was the first official encounter of pilgrims with the Holy Father during the week of events leading to the 28th World […]