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Australia sends asylum-seekers to Nauru
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Australia sends asylum-seekers to Nauru, as India offer refused

Some 157 asylum-seekers who were detained at sea for weeks by Australia have been sent to the Pacific island of Nauru after rejecting a return to India, officials said Saturday. The group, thought to be mostly ethnic Tamils from Sri Lanka and including 50 ... Zee News, 52 minutes ago
Abbott defends sending asylum seekers to Nauru World News Australia, 8 hours ago
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Australia sends 157 Tamil Sri Lankans to Nauru

asylum seekers have been flown from an Australian immigration detention camp to the Pacific island nation of Nauru after they refused to consider returning to India, an Australian official said today. The 157 ethnic Tamil men, women and children had left the ...
 Business Standard22 minutes ago Breadfruit provides cash boost for Pacific Islands economies  ABC Radio Australia5 days ago Tree harvest provides boost for Pacific Islands economies  ABC Online4 days ago Australia Urged to Come Clean on Asylum Seekers Mental Health  Prensa Latina1 day ago
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PNG woman named new secretary general of Pacific Island Forum

Papua New Guinea's Dame Meg Taylor will become the next secretary general of the Pacific Island Forum (PIF) secretariat, officials in Palau said on Friday. It is the first time the Pacific leaders have chosen a woman to head the region's premier ...
 Individual.com1 day ago Dame Meg Taylor, the new Forum Secretary-General  Matangi Tonga14 hours ago Pacific Islands leaders choose first female secretary general  PNGIndustryNews.net1 day ago First woman appointed to lead Pacific Islands Forum secretariat  ABC Radio Australia1 day ago
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Cuba attends post-forum dialogue of Pacific Islands Forum for first time

Cuba has made a splash at the Pacific Islands Forum in Palau on Friday by joining in the post- forum dialogue for the first time. Cuban Ambassador Plenipotentiary in the region, Maria del Carmen Herrera Caseiro, said her nation shared common values ...
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Marshall Islands Nuclear Lawsuit Reopens Old Wounds

The Republic of the Marshall Islands, the tiny collection of Pacific Ocean atolls and a former nuclear testing ground for the United States, is taking on the U.S. and eight other nuclear-armed nations with a set of lawsuits, claiming that the ...
 MSNBC Newsweek19 hours ago

Katoatau Wins Kiribati First Ever Medal

The tiny Pacific island of Kiribati is celebrating a first Commonwealth Games medal after David Katoatau won gold in weightlifting's 105kg Group A. Katoatau, 30, lifted 148kg in the snatch and 200kg in the clean and jerk. "I came here hoping to ...
 This Day Online7 hours ago Commonwealth Games: David Katoatau claims first ever gold for Kiribati  Zee News1 day ago Katoatau claims first ever medal for tiny isle Kiribati  The Gulf Today1 day ago Sport: Nauru's Detenamo satisfied with silver medal  Radio New Zealand1 day ago
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Warming: Pacific nations most vulnerab...

Koror - Pacific leaders warned on Thursday that entire island nations will disappear under the waves unless action is taken to address climate change. The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) wrapped up its annual meeting in Palau with a call to action on ...
 IOL1 day ago Pacific leaders warn about climate change  MSN New Zealand1 day ago Pacific Islands Forum Leaders endorse the Pacific NCD Partnership  Pacific Islands News Association1 day ago Forum Leaders warn of disappearing Pacific  Pacific Islands News Association1 day ago
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Fiji back in forum if elections go well

FIJI will be welcomed back into the Pacific island fold as long is its September election goes well. LEADERS at the Pacific Islands Forum in Palau said positive reports from independent observers of the Fijian elections would lead to the end of the ...
 NEWS.com.au1 day ago Fiji Airways Brings Shortland Street To Fiji  Travel News3 hours ago NZ to recommend end to Fiji ban  ABC Online1 day ago NZ wants Fiji's suspension lifted after elections  Fiji Broadcasting Corporation1 day ago
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Barbara Dreaver: Pacific Forum wraps up in Palau

The 45th Pacific Islands Forum has ended in Palau with island leaders formally reaffirming support for New Zealand's candidacy for the United Nations Security Council next year. While this wont come as any surprise it's another positive step for ...
 ONE News1 day ago [Viewpoint] Pacific Islands Forum Meeting - of people and power  Islands Business1 day ago Pacific Islands Forum Meeting - of people and power  Pacific Islands News Association1 day ago [45th Pacific Islands Forum] Forum retreat discusses oceans, regionalism and new leadership  Islands Business1 day ago
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Fiji allowed to rejoin Pacific Island Forum after "fair" elections

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua. SYDNEY, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Fiji will be allowed to rejoin the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) if the country's elections in September are deemed to be free and fair, officials said on Friday. Pacific leaders meeting in ...
 Namibia Press Agency1 day ago
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