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Australian policy condemns deported Tamil asylum seeker

Australian policy condemns deported Tamil asylum seeker

Thileepan Gnaneswaran has been permanently separated from his family, as Australia continues to operate under flawed logic on Tamil refugees.

Crikey Worm: 130 Australia-bound asylum seekers intercepted

Crikey Worm: 130 Australia-bound asylum seekers intercepted

Good morning, early birds. Sri Lankan asylum seekers aboard a tanker have been intercepted by Malaysian authorities. Plus, fresh calls for a live exports ban after shocking new footage emerges. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Religious violence escalates in Sri Lanka

Religious violence escalates in Sri Lanka

An escalation in violence is being expected between Sri Lanka's Buddhists and its Muslim minority. For some, echoes of the civil war are unavoidable.

Abbott’s cavalier disdain for foreign policy will cost lives

Abbott’s cavalier disdain for foreign policy will cost lives

Don't believe everything you read -- Tony Abbott's not doing any better overseas than he is here.

China loses grip on Indian Ocean as economy continues to sink

China loses grip on Indian Ocean as economy continues to sink

Last week's election of Maithripala Sirisena in Sri Lanka is yet another blow to China's economic prosperity, along with falling commodity prices and competition from regional rivals.

Crikey Clarifier: what authority does Australia have over the Sri Lankan boat?

Crikey Clarifier: what authority does Australia have over the Sri Lankan boat?

More than 150 people remain on an Australian Customs boat after a last-minute injunction stopped them from being returned to Sri Lanka. Crikey intern Paul Millar explains where Australia's sovereignty begins and ends.

iSentia Index: The first rule of Boat Club: never talk about Boat Club

iSentia Index: The first rule of Boat Club: never talk about Boat Club

Asylum seekers and the World Cup were the two biggest conversation drivers of the week.

Saville’s shout: colonial cricket … earning a beer … tasting notes …

Saville’s shout: colonial cricket … earning a beer … tasting notes …

England, Australia and England seem to be picking on other cricket-playing companies. Plus how long does it take to earn a beer?

Is Australia complicit in the Tamil genocide? The tribunal is in

Is Australia complicit in the Tamil genocide? The tribunal is in

A tribunal of academics and activists has found the Sri Lankan government guilty of the genocide of its Tamil minority. Retired diplomat Bruce Haigh was at the tribunal as an expert witness and asks: is Australia also to blame?

Crikey clarifier: are there ongoing human rights abuses in Sri Lanka?

Crikey clarifier: are there ongoing human rights abuses in Sri Lanka?

Some say there are ongoing human rights abuses in Sri Lanka, but the government denies it. With the recent CHOGM meeting shining a light on the issue, Crikey intern Virginia Millen explains the situation and looks at both sides.