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  1. Fiji only country to offer aidRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Fiji Times

    Kiribati President Anote Tong speaks to members of the media during a press conference at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva yesterday. Picture: KIMBERLEY SACHS "We've talked to every government, not to any particular government, at the international level and we have always made this point and I must say that up to now, there's been only one government, one country that has offered a very positive response," Kiribati President Anote Tong says.

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  2. Kiribati copycat killings of women trigger death p...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Scoop

    Kiribati President Anote Tong believes the death penalty would act as a deterrent for deliberate killings. Image: Mauroof Khaleel/Flickr The Kiribati government has pushed a new bill to reinstate capital punishment - a move said to be in response to public outrage over several violent murders this year.

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  3. Specter of climate change looms large, say small island nations at UNRead the original story

    Friday Sep 26 | United Nations

    ... said in comment timed with the first annual International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. In Kiribati, climate change and adaptation measures are integrated into national development policies and strategies to strengthen disaster ...

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  4. $1 Million Grant To Support World's 3rd Largest Fully Protected AreaRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 24 | PRWeb

    Today, the Waitt Foundation and Oceans 5, in close partnership with the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, agreed to make a joint grant of $1 million to support implementation of Kiribati's Phoenix Islands Protected Area . The PIPA will be fully protected by January 2015, when the government will exclude commercial fishing vessels from a 410,000 square kilometer area, spanning nearly the size of California.

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  5. China and U.S. Promise to Combat Climate ChangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | Scientific American

    ... in the General Assembly hall to a standing ovation when she said countries like hers "are drawing the line here." Kiribati President Anote Tong said he shouted himself hoarse trying to wake people up to the plight of his nation. And actor Leonardo ...

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  6. As Seas Rise, Pacific Island President Favors Buying Land AbroadRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 22 | Scientific American

    The president of the Pacific island state of Kiribati favors buying more land abroad after a purchase in Fiji, to secure both food supplies and perhaps a future home if rising sea levels swamp low-lying atolls. OSLO, Sept 22 - The president of the Pacific island state of Kiribati favors buying more land abroad after a purchase in Fiji, to secure both food supplies and perhaps a future home if rising sea levels swamp low-lying atolls.

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  7. As seas rise, Pacific island president favours buying land abroadRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 22 | Daily Times

    OSLO: The president of the Pacific island state of Kiribati favours buying more land abroad after a purchase in Fiji, to secure both food supplies and perhaps a future home if rising sea levels swamp low-lying atolls. Anote Tong, in Norway on a stopover to view melting Arctic ice pushing up sea levels before he attends a U.N. climate summit in New York on Tuesday, said he wanted to lay conditions for "migration with dignity" from the islands.

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  8. Kiribati President Favors Buying Land Elsewhere As Islands Are Threatened By Rising Sea LevelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 22 | Switched

    The president of the Pacific island state of Kiribati favors buying more land abroad after a purchase in Fiji, to secure both food supplies and perhaps a future home if rising sea levels swamp low-lying atolls. Anote Tong, in Norway on a stopover to view melting Arctic ice pushing up sea levels before he attends a U.N. climate summit in New York on Tuesday, said he wanted to lay conditions for "migration with dignity" from the islands.

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  9. Kiribati leader visits Arctic on climate missionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 21 | West Hawaii Today

    President Anote Tong of the Pacific Island nation Kiribati stands during a retreat to the high Arctic glacier Nordenskioldbreen, on Svalbard, Norway. Fearing that his Pacific island nation could be swallowed by a rising ocean, the president of Kiribati said a visit to the melting Arctic has helped him appreciate the scale of the threat.

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  10. Providing Context for the People's Climate March SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 20 | Fire Dog Lake

    ... Rowing , she too felt disappointed by a lack of an agreement, perhaps most telling when she recounted meeting with Kiribati President Anote Tong. While the climate talks were in their final throes, I was having dinner with President Anote Tong and ...

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  11. Viet Nam, Kiribati establish diplomatic relationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | VietNam News

    Viet Nam and the Republic of Kiribati officially established diplomatic relations on September 15 as a move to reinforce and develop their mutually beneficial relations and cooperation.

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  12. Tony Abbott to skip UN climate summit of more than 120 world leadersRead the original story

    Monday Sep 15 | ABC News

    ... are going on, the sad fact is that climate change is worsening almost by the day. JAKE STURMER: The nation of Kiribati is the canary in the coal mine when it comes to climate change. It's about 7,000 kilometres north east of Australia and is already ...

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  13. Vanishing islandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 4 | Newsday

    The Republic of Kiribati is probably best known as being the first inhabited place on Earth to greet the new millennium, yet these low lying atolls are under threat from rising sea levels, something that drew photographer Giulietta Verdon-Roe to spend a month documenting daily life on the slowly vanishing islands. The 33 atolls, of which 21 are inhabited, are found in the South Pacific and were formerly known as the Gilbert Islands before gaining independence from the United Kingdom in 1979.

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  14. Summit asks U.N. to help battle sea's riseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 4 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    ~~ APIA, SAMOA In his first 19 years of life, Apisaloma Tawati, a resident of the remote, flat island nation of Kiribati, has watched the seas gradually wash away the shoreline around his home island of Tarawa. He's seen nearby families take ...

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  15. Climate ChangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 3 | The RiotACT

    ... at a level where you swim up to it to get snacks and drinks. Don't let a fact get in the way! Sprung CT! I went to Kiribati in 1998 as part of a Commonwealth Parliamentary Association gig. I was a newly minted MLA. The conference taught me heaps ...

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  16. IFAD invests in rural communitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 3 | PressReleasePoint

    A US$7 million project supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development will improve rural livelihoods and strengthen people's capacity to adapt to climate change, benefitting 11,600 vulnerable people living in four outer islands of Kiribati.

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  17. The Luxury of a ToiletRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 2 | The American Scholar

    ... the first time in their lives and can "close the door and defecate now without fear." In May 2013, North Tarawa in Kiribati became the first island in the Pacific where everyone had access to a toilet. In India, where nearly half of the population ...

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  18. Young island poet to address Ban Ki-moon climate summitRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 1 | AlertNet

    ... sunset over a small lagoon near the village of Tangintebu on South Tarawa in the central Pacific island nation of Kiribati on May 25, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A young female poet from the Marshall Islands has ...

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  19. 15 funniest travel books everRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 31 | WKBT

    ... in the heat-blasted "end of the world" -- in this case, the equatorial Pacific atoll of Tarawa in the Republic of Kiribati. "Looking for a writer who can capture the hilarity of travel like the beloved Bill Bryson? J. Maarten Troost's 'The Sex Lives ...

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  20. UN conference in Samoa to think about strategies f...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2014 | Scoop

    ... the Western Pacific. Asia-Pacific Journalism reports. The future of the low-lying Pacific Island nations such as Kiribati and the Marshall Islands republic is at serious risk because of climate change. Within this decade the sea could rise sharply, ...

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