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  1. Aid for Nauru suspendedRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Kiwiblog

    The New Zealand government has put aid money for Nauru 's justice sector on hold for what Foreign Minister Murray McCully said was Nauru 's failure to address concerns over the rule of law. Mr McCully said the $1.2 million annual funding for Nauru's justice department was due to roll over at the end of August but that had been put on hold.

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  2. Government puts Nauru aid money on holdRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    Foreign Minister Murray McCully said the $1.2 million annual funding for Nauru's justice department was due to roll over at the end of August but that had been put on hold. Photo / Sarah Ivey The New Zealand government has put aid money for Nauru's justice sector on hold for what Foreign Minister Murray McCully said was Nauru's failure to address concerns over the rule of law.

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  3. PM Modi holds meetings with heads of Pacific Island nationsRead the original story

    Friday Aug 21 | Newkerala.com

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held bilateral meetings with Prime Minister of Republic of Fiji, Josaia V. Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Peter O' Neill, Prime Minister of Republic of Vanuatu, Sato Kilman, and President of Republic of Nauru, Baron Divavesi Waqa. The meetings were held before the Second FIPIC Summit at the Rambagh Palace in Jaipur.

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  4. Transfield defends Senate inquiry evidenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 16 | NEWS.com.au

    ... nine months for good behaviour, as part of Indonesia's Independence Day celebrations. THE Australian-operator of the Nauru immigration detention centre has denied misleading a Senate committee investigating abuse at the facility. TRANSFIELD Services ...

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  5. Hopes torture claim won't damage UN bidRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 16 | NEWS.com.au

    ... as part of Indonesia's Independence Day celebrations. AN independent senator hopes allegations that asylum seekers on Nauru have been subjected to water-boarding don't damage Australia's bid for a spot on the United Nations' human rights council. AN ...

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  6. Asylum seekers 'water-boarded' on NauruRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | NEWS.com.au

    ASYLUM seekers at Nauru have been water-boarded and secured to metal frame beds that are thrown into the air so they crash onto the floor, an Australian guard has alleged. COMPANIES are paying big bucks - up to three times the average Australian salary - for employees with a very specific skill.

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  7. LONDON: United Nations risks turning into theatre of comedyRead the original story

    Aug 2, 2015 | Asia News Network

    ... every single member state on a position of equality so that China has exactly the same vote as, say, the Republic of Nauru, an island of 21 sqkm and a population of 9,500. But with democracy also comes chaos: Once a year each September, the body is ...

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  8. Cementing police tiesRead the original story

    Jul 17, 2015 | Fiji Times

    NAURU is looking forward to the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Fiji that will strengthen areas of police management, training and development. High Commissioner of the Republic of Nauru Jarden Kephas made the statement during his courtesy call to the Acting Commissioner of Police Isikeli Ligairi yesterday afternoon at the Fiji Police Force headquarters.

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  9. Nauru minister could face Australian court over denial of lawyer's visaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2015 | ABC News

    Nauru's justice minister could face charges in Australia's highest court over his refusal to grant a business visa to an Australian lawyer. Human Rights lawyer Jay Williams represents a group of Nauruan opposition MPs who were arrested following an anti-government protest on the island .

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  10. Nauru opposition MPs among ten people released on bailRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2015 | ABC News

    ... in August. Opposition supporters have also confirmed that Mr Dabwido did not attend the bail hearing as he remains in Nauru's RON Hospital after suffering what his fellow MP's wife said was a minor heart attack . "Being kept there for one month to ...

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  11. Nauru delegation pay courtesy call on policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2015 | Fiji Times

    Nauru's High Commissioner Jarden Kephas and Commissioner of Police Corery Caleb during their courtesy call on police. Picture: SUPPLIED Update: 5:24PM HIGH Commissioner of the Republic of Nauru Jarden Kephas and Commissioner of Police Corery Caleb paid a courtesy call on Acting Commissioner of Police Isikeli Ligairi this afternoon.

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  12. Jailed Nauru MP Sprent Dabwido suffers heart attack in custodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2015 | ABC News

    One of the opposition MPs at the centre of a legal crisis on Nauru has suffered a heart attack in custody awaiting his long-delayed bail application to be heard. Former president Sprent Dabwido reportedly took ill on Tuesday night and was moved to Nauru's hospital on Wednesday morning.

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  13. Nauru rule of law 'nonexistent', former magistrate saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2015 | ABC News

    KIM LANDERS: The Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she'll speak with Nauru's president for a second time about Australia's concerns over the deteriorating situation in the Pacific nation. President Baron Waqa is in Sydney today and Ms Bishop has told the ABC she'll question him about law and order and natural justice.

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  14. Julie Bishop seeking update on prosecution of Nauru MPsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2015 | ABC News

    Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said she plans to raise her concerns about Nauru's justice system directly with the country's president today as she hosts the Pacific Islands Forum foreign ministers meeting in Sydney. New Zealand and other regional neighbours have also voiced their concerns about the rule of law in Nauru, and potential abuses of human rights.

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  15. Nauru rights concerns threaten to overshadow Pacific meetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2015 | Bangkok Post

    Pacific diplomats gathered in Sydney Thursday for a foreign ministers' summit focused on disaster management, although concerns about an alleged clampdown on basic freedoms in Nauru threatens to overshadow the talks. Representatives from 15 Pacific countries jetted in to join the foreign ministers of Australia and New Zealand for the two-day meeting, almost four months after Vanuatu was slammed by a maximum category five cyclone which devastated crops and destroyed homes.

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  16. View from the Street: Join Barnaby Joyce's War on DecadenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2015 | Sydney Morning Herald

    ... Asian nations that say, permit public caning (Singapore, Malaysia) or jail homosexuals (Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, bits of Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia again!) and oh, wasn't there a bit of a to-do about Indonesia executing a couple of ...

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  17. Julie Bishop seeks assurance Nauru will uphold rule of lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2015 | Sydney Morning Herald

    Suspended Nauru MP Roland Kun. He had his passport seized and was removed from a plane when about to leave Nauru for New Zealand last month.

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  18. HM King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u crowned at Centenary ChurchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... Samoa, the President of the Republic of Fiji, Ratu 'Epeli Nailatikau and Adi Koila, the President of the Republic of Nauru, President Waga and Lady Waga; the Governor General of New Zealand Archbishop Martin Josef Krebs from the Vatican; and the ...

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  19. Nauru president says opposition and foreign media tried to topple governmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | AlertNet

    The president of the South Pacific island nation of Nauru on Friday said opposition lawmakers and foreign media had attempted to overthrow his government and that three arrested MPs face criminal charges over a protest outside parliament. President Baron Waqa made the claim amid mounting international criticism for banning Facebook, limiting political speech and assembly and the suspension from parliament of several popular opposition lawmakers.

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  20. View from the Street: Hold on - so offshore detention may not even be legal?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2015 | The Age

    ... their safety could not be guaranteed . Reports surfaced last month that Australia's detention centre-allowing pals, Nauru's President Baron Waqa and justice minister David Adeang, allegedly accepted bribes from Australian phosphate company Getax , ...

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