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Kiribati accused of 'cover-up' over ferry disaster

Wellington - The Kiribati government faced criticism Friday for obstructing foreign journalists attempting to cover a major ferry disaster that has left the tiny Pacific nation in mourning.

Aerial search for Pacific ferry survivors suspended

Wellington - An aerial search for survivors from a ferry that sank in the remote Pacific two weeks ago was suspended Friday with more than 80 people still missing, many of them children, officials said.

'Youngest and brightest' lost in Pacific ferry disaster

Wellington - Many children and teenagers are among those missing after a ferry sank in the remote Pacific, official figures have revealed, with victims described as their region's "youngest and brightest".

At least 80 on sunken Pacific ferry: officials

Wellington - More than 80 people were aboard a ferry that sank in the remote Pacific, officials confirmed Wednesday, as a senior Kiribati lawmaker called for an independent inquiry into the vessel's disappearance.

Climate warrior bows out as Kiribati elects new leader

Wellington - The tiny Pacific nation of Kiribati has elected a new president, ending the 12-year rule of veteran climate campaigner Anote Tong, his office said Thursday.

Kiribati envisages floating islands in 'crazy' climate plan

Le Bourget - Giant floating islands, castle-like sea walls and mass migration are among some of the "crazy" plans the leader of Kiribati has to save his low-lying Pacific nation from global warming-induced oblivion.

Pacific isles say climate talks failure not an option

Jaipur - Two of the world's most vulnerable low-lying island nations, Kiribati and Tuvalu, have said failure at upcoming climate talks in Paris is not an option as rising sea levels threaten their very existence.

Anti-gay family sets sail from US, trusts God, gets lost at sea

Ash Fork - A deeply religious Christian family from Arizona fed up with abortion, homosexuality, taxes and a "state-controlled church" decided to leave the US behind and set sail for the remote Pacific island nation of Kiribati.

Entire Pacific nation of Kiribati may have to move to Fiji

Tarawa - Fears that rising sea levels due to climate change could soon wipe out their entire Pacific archipelago has forced the leaders of Kiribati to look at the option of moving their entire nation to neighbouring Fiji.
 

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Kiribati is the first nation to begin feeling the affects of climate change as they face rising sea ...
Kiribati is the first nation to begin feeling the affects of climate change as they face rising sea levels.
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Rising sea levels will eventually wipe islands like Kiribati off the maps.
Rising sea levels will eventually wipe islands like Kiribati off the maps.
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