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Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:35 a.m.

Australia sends 41 refugees back to Sri Lanka

SYDNEY -- Australia's government confirmed Monday that it had handed over a boatload of asylum-seekers to Sri Lankan authorities in a transfer at sea, drawing anger from human-rights groups that fear those on board could be persecuted in their home country.

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