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130 Saved in Another Christmas Island Sinking

Tragedy marks 2nd capsizing in one week

(Newser) - For the second time in a week, a boat crowded with asylum seekers sank off Christmas Island—but this time, at least 130 of the estimated 150 on board have been rescued, the AP reports. In Thursday's capsizing , which happened in the same area—a popular destination for refugees... More »

Dozens Feared Dead in Australia Sinking

Asylum ship smashes on Christmas Island cliffs

(Newser) - Dozens of people are believed to have been killed when a wooden boat packed with around 70 asylum seekers smashed apart on jagged cliffs on Christmas Island today. Residents of the remote Australian island watched helplessly as passengers, including women and children, were flung into churning water and smashed against... More »

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