Australia court given pledge on migrants

Jul 08, 2014, 7:38 AM EDT
Sri Lankan asylum seekers look from a boat during an attempted journey to Australia.
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Australia says it will not return a group of asylum seekers to Sri Lanka without giving 72 hours' notice. The promise came at an emergency court hearing over the fate of the 153-strong group, who were intercepted at sea. Rights lawyers filed the challenge after Australia confirmed on Monday it had handed over a separate group of 41 asylum seekers to the Sri Lankan navy.
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