Australia returns 6 rejected asylum seekers to Sri Lanka

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Six asylum seekers who attempted to reach Australia by boat have been sent back to Sri Lanka in a demonstration that tough border enforcement measures had not softened since recent Australian elections, a Cabinet minister said Wednesday.

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