Canberra has been forced on the defensive by the move from Wellington's new government, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull saying Australia would instead prioritise a similar deal with the U.S. to resettle refugees in America, despite slow progress.
About 600 men have barricaded themselves inside the camp on remote Manus island in Papua New Guinea, defying efforts by Australia and PNG to shut it. Food, running water and medical services were cut off by Australia five days ago.
"We call on the Australian government. who interned the men in the first place to immediately provide protection, food, water and other basic services", United Nations rights spokesperson Rupert Colville told a news briefing. Australia wants them to move to new accommodation units but the men fear more attacks by locals, who are opposed to their presence on the island.
Amnesty International executive Director Grant Bayldon says while the rejection is disappointing, the focus needs to keep coming back on Australia to do the right thing.
United Nations rights spokesman Rupert Colville told a news conference in Geneva on Friday about the "unfolding humanitarian emergency" in the Manus island centre, where asylum seekers have been reported digging wells to try to find water.
Service providers and contractors have left the island, according to Australian media reports. The agreement had envisaged resettling up to 1,250 refugees from Manus and Nauru to America, but the vetting process has been slow.
'If one of the men on Manus was your brother, your uncle, your father.your son.,' the New Zealand-born actor tweeted on Sunday.
"We should have a better understanding between two prime ministers of Australia and PNG and repatriate these people", Sir Michael told SBS News after releasing a statement earlier.
Battle for Azeroth Expansion Announced
Blizzard did not give an official release date for Battle for Azeroth , but don't expect it before spring 2018 at the earliest. A year ago, there were even rumors that a revival of the classic World of Warcraft server was in the works.
Qualcomm sues Apple for breach of software license contract
Qualcomm has not alleged that Intel chips violate its patents but claims that the way Apple implements them in the iPhone does. Still, these results are a reflection of the toll that the legal battle between Qualcomm and Apple is taking.
"As I have said in New Zealand, we of course do not have the circumstances that Australia is operating under, but we also can not ignore the human face of what Australia is dealing with either", she said.
Sudanese refugee Abdul Aziz Adam accuses Australia of abandoning them, and hopes New Zealand will offer them sanctuary.
"Our situation is getting worse and we need your help", the other man said.
"I acknowledge that, while New Zealand has not had to contend with these issues on our shores, it's hard to ignore the human face of this situation and nor should it be ignored", Ardern wrote.
A third-country resettlement deal struck between Canberra and Washington has so far only seen 24 refugees flown to the United States.
Ardern's relationship with Australia has been controversial since her election, with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop describing the 37-year-old New Zealand leader as "untrustworthy" after an MP from her own Labour Party delved into former deputy PM Barnaby Joyce's dual Kiwi citizenship status.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten softened Labor's stance on Friday, saying the plan had similarities to the USA resettlement deal to take 1,250 people.
It is still possible that Sprint will reject the new terms or decline investing any more effort into the potential merger. Although it has cut its costs, Sprint is saddled with considerable debt and has endured numerous annual losses.
After the offer was announced in September, four employees made a decision to give up smoking, the company said. Despite the policy's recent introduction, 30 of the company's 120 employees have already taken advantage.
With Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm injured, the Argentine started against London rivals Palace and gave a good account of himself. It remains rooted to the bottom of the league, four points away from the nearest team.
A man has opened fire in a Baptist church in the USA state of Texas, killing at least 20 people, according to authorities. Sutherland Springs is a town with a population of roughly 362, and is located 35 miles east of San Antonio.
Asked after Saturday's defeat if he still had West Ham's backing, Bilic told BT Sport: "It's hard for me to talk about that now". Salah stayed rather too high up the pitch, with he and Firmino playing into the hands of West Ham's three-man defence.
Governor, the latter can exercise his veto and citing differences, refer the matter to the President for decision. During the hearing, Mr Subramaniam told the bench that "an elected government can not be without any power".
Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network now confirms that Watson's ACL is torn, bringing his rookie campaign to a close. Watson went down on a non-contact injury, while running a read-option play, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter .
But Chris Wallace warns that any Democrats thinking about wanting to push Sessions out of office might want to reconsider. Instead, he is suggesting that the attorney general be allowed to submit updated written testimony, they said.
Earlier this year, she presented a talk at a re:publica digital culture conference on "How Zimbabweans Rebel Online". Social media posts played a major role in fueling major anti-government protests in Zimbabwe past year .
Penn State and TCU are next on the list despite each having a loss, with undefeated Wisconsin and Miami round out the top 10. The three one loss teams directly behind them now all have plenty of opportunities to make an impression on the committee.
Jags RB Leonard Fournette benched for Sunday's game
After Green gave a light shove to the shoulder of Ramsey, he responded with a two-hand shove that sent his opponent to the ground. Robinson sprained his left ankle during the second play against the Colts and has been slowed all week.
Saudi Arabia intercepts missile targeting main airport
Saudi Arabia has intercepted a ballistic missile from Yemen, reports say, after a loud explosion was heard near Riyadh airport. The Saudis, who back Yemen's internationally recognised government, accuse the Houthis of starting the war.
StarCraft 2 is going free-to-play later this month
Blizzard has done a fantastic job of keeping StarCraft 2 current between paid expansions, free updates, and community events. For everyone else, the Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void campaigns will be available to purchase for just $15 each.
Bergdahl spared from prison, Trump calls sentence 'disgrace'
Bergdahl, who's a traitor, a no-good traitor, who should have been executed", Trump said at an October 2015 rally, for example. President Donald Trump, whose campaign-trail criticism loomed over the case, quickly called the sentence a "disgrace".
Set your clocks back an hour as Daylight Saving Time ends
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Galaxy Note 8 sales hit 1 mn units in S Korea
Samsung has announced a new version of its Galaxy Note 8 smartphone designed specifically for corporate users. The beta testing program for Android 8.0 Oreo on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus has begun.
Final softwood lumber duties set in 20% range
In addition, it concluded that Canada is providing unfair subsidies to its producers at rates from 3.34 percent to 18.19 percent. These duties are a tax on American middle-class families too, whose homes, renovations and repairs will only be more expensive.
Gas prices should be low right now but continue to rise
Some refiners postponed scheduled maintenance as hurricane Harvey approached, now that maintenance and some repairs are underway. Patrick DeHaan from www.gasbuddy.com is warning prices at the pump could soon rise in MI to $2.99 a gallon.