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Friday, 10 August 2012 - 9:42
Australia rescues more than 200 from asylum boat
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Australia rescued more than 200 asylum-seekers from a boat off Indonesia.

Authorities raced to help a vessel in Indonesian waters north of the remote Australian territory of Christmas Island yesterday, transferring the 211 people on board to naval boats.

Immigration Minister Chris Bowen said those on board included Sri Lankans, Iranians, Afghans and Pakistanis.

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