Seven people who went missing for days on two small boats in the Pacific Ocean have been found by New Zealand Air Force, near the..
Country in the central Pacific Ocean
Kiribati, officially the Republic of Kiribati, is an independent island nation in the central Pacific Ocean. The permanent population is over 119,000 (2020), more than half of whom live on Tarawa atoll. The state comprises 32 atolls and one raised coral island, Banaba. There is a total land area of 811 square kilometres dispersed over 3.5 million km2 (1.4 million sq mi) of ocean.
US officials continue to hold concerns about China’s plans for a two-kilometre runway on the tiny Kiribati island of Kanton..