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Kiribati: Island nation in the central Pacific Ocean
Kiribati, officially the Republic of Kiribati, is a sovereign state in Micronesia in the central Pacific Ocean. The permanent population is just over 110,000 (2015), more than half of whom live on Tarawa Atoll. The state comprises 32 atolls and reef islands and one raised coral island, Banaba. They have a total land area of 800 square kilometres (310 sq mi) and are dispersed over 3.5 million square kilometres.


Overloaded Kiribati ferry where 95 died had drunk crew

One of the victims on the Kiribati ship was a woman who died while giving birth after the sinking.
BBC News - Published

Litany of failings behind Pacific ferry disaster that killed 95: inquiry

An overloaded ferry that sank near the Pacific island archipelago of Kiribati last year, killing 95 people, was not allowed to carry passengers in the open sea, and had twice run aground before its..
Reuters - Published

China restores ties with Kiribati, site of space tracking station

China and the Pacific island state of Kiribati restored diplomatic ties on Friday after the former diplomatic ally of Taiwan abandoned Taipei.
Reuters - Published

China sees Kiribati ties soon, no word on space tracking station

China will formally resume ties soon with Kiribati, the foreign ministry said on Monday, following the Pacific island state's decision to ditch relations with Taiwan.
Reuters - Published

Kiribati says national interest behind cutting Taiwan ties in favor of China

The Pacific island nation of Kiribati acted in its best national interest when it severed ties with Taiwan and re-established diplomatic relations with China, the office of Kiribati's president said on..
Reuters - Published

China Says It "Highly Appreciates" Kiribati Cutting Ties With Taiwan

china says it highly appreciates kiribati cutting ties with taiwan
China on Friday praised the Pacific island of Kiribati for cutting ties with Taiwan, the second diplomatic defection from Taipei to Beijing in less than a week. The move is a coup for Beijing just.....
WorldNews - Published

Taiwan says China lures Kiribati with airplanes after losing another ally

China offered airplanes and ferries to lure the Pacific island nation of Kiribati into switching diplomatic relations, Taiwan said on Friday, as the self-ruled island lost another ally to Chinese..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan cuts ties with Kiribati amid China tension

Taiwan said on Friday it has cut official ties with the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, losing another ally amid Chinese pressure on the nations that have diplomatic relations with the self-ruled..
Reuters - Published

Australia the 'worst of two evils' over China, former Kiribati president warns

Kiribati's former president Anote Tong has labelled Australia as the worst of two evils compared to China, after tensions soured from the Pacific Islands Forum.
SBS - Published

Australia 'worst of two evils' over China

Kiribati's former president Anote Tong has labelled Australia as the worst of two evils compared to China, after tensions soured from the Pacific Islands Forum.
SBS - Published

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