1. Jerusalem terror attack victims named
The victims of a horrific terrorist attack inside a Jerusalem synagogue have been named.
Two Palestinians armed with axes and a handgun burst inside the synagogue in the Har Nof area of West Jerusalem.
They set upon the worshippers, hacking four to death and wounding another eight before being shot dead by police.
The men have been names as British passport holder Avraham Shmuel Goldberg and three who held American citizenship, Kalman Zeev Levine, 55, Moshe Twersky, 59, and Aryeh Kupinsky, 43.
2. Immigration Minister cuts off access to Australia for refugees in Indonesia.
The government has made it more difficult for refugees to enter the country by changing the ability of asylum seekers in Indonesia to be eligible for resettlement.
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison announced yesterday that asylum seekers who registered with refugee agency UNHCR in Indonesia on or after 1 July 2014 would no longer be eligible for resettlement.
The changes should cut the movement of asylum seekers to Indonesia, said Immigration Minister Scott Morrison.
“While nine of 10 months of 2014 have passed without a successful people-smuggling venture to Australia, we know smugglers continue to encourage asylum seekers to travel illegally to Indonesia for the purpose of seeking resettlement in Australia,’ Mr Morrison said in a statement.
“These changes should reduce the movement of asylum seekers to Indonesia and encourage them to seek resettlement in or from countries of first asylum,” he said.