Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull addresses the media during a news conference in Woolloomooloo, Sydney, November 14, 2016. AAP/Sam Mooy/via REUTERS
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Australia's prime minister said Monday resettlement to the United States of many of the 1,200 asylum seekers held in detention camps on Papua New Guinea and the Pacific island of Nauru will begin after President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration in January.Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Sunday that the United States had agreed to take a "substantial" number of those held on Manus Island and Nauru.The resettlement deal with United States came after Turnbull's government agreed in September to accept people from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador as part of Australia's annual intake of 18,750 asylum seekers, to support a resettlement plan for Central Americans drawn up by Washington.Turnbull said Monday the first refugees to be resettled in the United States will not come before the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Trump.
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