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World 30 Oct 2017 | 10:41 AM

PNG says Australia responsible for hundreds of asylum seekers when detention camp closes

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will not be allowed to walk away from legal, financial and moral responsibility for nearly 800 men when it closes its asylum seeker detention centre in Papua New Guinea (PNG) on Tuesday, PNG's immigration minister said.

World 22 Feb 2008 | 12:00 AM

Rice seeks N.Korea solution before window closes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visits South Korea, China and Japan next week to seek ways to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear programs before the window closes on the Bush administration.

World 23 Oct 2017 | 12:23 PM

Australia to spend up to $195 million housing refugees after PNG detention centre closes

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will spend up to A$250 million (£148 million) housing nearly 800 refugees and asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea for the next 12 months after its controversial detention centre closes this month.

AseanPlus News 30 Dec 2016 | 6:14 AM

Indian rupee window closes as Modi eyes key poll

Mumbai (AFP) - A deadline for Indians to deposit invalid rupee notes at banks closes on Friday as attention turns towards the potential political ramifications of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bold currency shakeup.

Nation 13 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Bidding likely to groWWW as plate prefix tender closes

PETALING JAYA: The tender for the “WWW” prefix for vehicle registration numbers closes at noon tomorrow and a mad rush is anticipated at the three Kuala Lumpur Road Transport Department branches.

World 14 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

China's parliament closes under reform debate cloud

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's parliament is poised to approve a rural reform plan on Tuesday that seeks to address the chasm dividing rich cities and the poor countryside, closing one of the most contentious legislative sessions in a decade.

AseanPlus News 20 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

New Delhi zoo closes over bird flu scare

New Delhi: New Delhi zoo has temporarily closed after two birds died of bird flu, its curator said, a month after India declared itself free of the disease.

World 14 Oct 2016 | 6:36 PM

Exclusive - Islamic State crushes rebellion plot in Mosul as army closes in

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State has crushed a rebellion plot in Mosul, led by one of the group's commanders who aimed to switch sides and help deliver the caliphate's Iraqi capital to government forces, residents and Iraqi security officials said.

World 09 Jun 2016 | 1:51 AM

Guatemala 'closes its eyes' to rampant child sex trafficking - U.N.

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every day 33 people become entrapped in sex trafficking rings in Guatemala, including a "shocking" proportion of children, some of them sold into the sex trade by their mothers, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said.

World 23 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

Uzbekistan closes border with Kazakhstan

ASTANA (Reuters) - Uzbekistan has closed its border with central Asian neighbour Kazakhstan to all but citizens of each nation returning home, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said on Monday, as swine flu spreads in both countries.