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Australian immigration detention inquiry hears claims of government cover-up

Updated 31 July 2014, 17:39 AEST

The inquiry by Australia's Human Rights Commission into children in Australia's offshore immigration detention system has heard evidence alleging a Government cover-up of the scale of mental health issues among child asylum seekers.

UN rights envoy takes Myanmar to task

Updated 31 July 2014, 12:28 AEST

Myanmar's government has rejected a United Nations warning that the country may be backtracking on reforms, including a free media.

Plastics still adding to growth of Great Pacific Garbage patch

Updated 31 July 2014, 9:34 AEST

It is a beautiful calm morning in one of the most polluted areas of the world.

China's powerful former security chief under investigation

Updated 30 July 2014, 14:40 AEST

China says the country's former powerful domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang is under investigation for 'serious violations of party discipline'.

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Pacifc Beat (Geraldine Coutts & Bruce Hill)
Pacific Beat Pacific Beat brings you interviews with leaders, newsmakers, and people who make the Pacifi ...

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Phil Kafcaloudes
Phil Kafcaloudes Host of Radio Australia's daily morning talk program.  In his nearly 30 years in t ...

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Sen Lam
Asia Pacific Asia Pacific brings you news and in-depth coverage of regional issues in Asia and the Pacific.

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Namila Benson
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