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Australia may not take refugees in Costa Rica in U.S. deal.

Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 22 -- An Australian official said the United States must to accept refugees from Manus Island and Nauru or else Australia will not accept refugees held in Costa Rica.

- UPI - US

Greens make joint call for leadership on refugees.

The Green Parties of Australia and New Zealand are jointly calling for leadership from Prime Ministers Turnbull and English on the fate of refugees detained on Manus and Nauru Islands.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Ranil Wickremesinghe says Sri Lankan refugees safe to come home.

Asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus would be wary of assurances, with Sri Lanka's north still effectively under military occupation and subject to ongoing reports of human rights abuses.

- The Hindu - IN