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Island nation boots refugees from camp it ran for Australia

By ROD McGUIRK The Associated Press

This article was originally published November 24, 2017 at 3:38 a.m. Updated November 24, 2017 at 3:38 a.m.

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This image provided by Refugee Action Coalition shows police entering the immigration camp on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, Thursday Nov. 23, 2017. Papua New Guinea authorities on Thursday ratcheted up pressure on more than 300 asylum seekers to abandon a decommissioned immigration camp, where refugees reported their shelters, beds and other belongings have been destroyed. (Refugee Action Coalition via AP)

Papua New Guinea authorities said Friday that they had relocated the last asylum seekers who had refused for three weeks to leave a closed immigration camp for fear that they would face violence in the alternative accommodations.

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