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Asylum seekers

A survivor from a boat reportedly carrying about 150 asylum seekers that sank off Java island, is helped by Indonesian navy officers upon arrival at a port in Merak, Banten province, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. The wooden fishing boat sank as it headed for a remote Australian island. More than 50 people had been rescued by Friday morning, and one body had been recovered, Australian and Indonesian officials said. (AP Photo)

Indonesian ship rescues asylum seekers

Indonesian fishermen on Aug. 31 rescued 43 starving, dehydrated Sri Lankans who had been adrift in a boat for nine days after their engine broke down while trying to reach Australia to seek asylum, police said.