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Extended talks seem on fate of asylum seekers

Stories about Israel’s friends in the Western Pacific: Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru and Palau The fate of nearly 900 men held in an Australian detention center in Papua New Guinea is unlikely to be determined for several months, Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said on Monday. That timetable could put the politically sensitive decision beyond a […]

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Cassava genome mapped

Israel’s friends in the Western Pacific: Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, and Palau Researchers have sequenced the genome of the cassava – enabling them to better understand the genetic basis the plant’s disease resistance, quality and crop maturity. A research team in Kenya spent four years decoding the DNA, the genetic material, of the cassava plant, […]

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Vanishing islands of the Solomons

 News of Israel’s friends in the Western Pacific: Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, and Palau. Leaders from over 170 nations gathered in New York last month to sign a historic climate pact that aims to keep the rise in global temperatures to within 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels — an internationally-accepted red line. However, for […]

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Australian minister blames media in Nauru protests

Israel’s friends in the Western Pacific: Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru and Palau Sydney (dpa) – Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has blamed sections of the media for giving refugees “false hope,” a day after he accused refugee advocates of encouraging detainees to self-harm. Dutton told reporters in Canberra Thursday that media reporting of asylum seekers self-harming […]

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Jellyfish Lake losing namesake

 Israel’s friends in the Western Pacific: Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru and Palau. Tour companies are suspending trips to the lake because of a lack of golden jellyfish The big question at Palau’s Jellyfish Lake: Where are all the jellyfish? Part of a UNESCO World Heritage area, the saltwater lake has long been a source of […]

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Nauru spared in Australian foreign aid cuts

Israel’s friends in the Western Pacific: Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau Sydney (dpa) – Australia’s foreign aid has been cut to a record low of 0.22 per cent of gross national income in the government’s annual budget, making it one of the lowest in the developed world. Aid agency leaders strongly condemned the cuts announced […]

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Australia: No change in asylum policy

 Israel’s friends in the Western Pacific: Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau Australia has vowed no change to its refugee policy after a Somali woman seeking asylum set fire to herself in protest over her detention on the Pacific island of Nauru. The 21-year old is said to be in a critical condition. It is the […]

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Palau joins bid to protect sharks and rays

Israel’s friends in the Western Pacific: Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, and Palau: WASHINGTON, May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In an unprecedented global call to action, more than 50 countries have agreed to co-sponsor one or more of the proposals to nominate all species of thresher shark, the silky shark, and all species of mobula ray […]

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Hot Docs: Five stories of endless war

War and peace. The line between the two is often razor-thin. For people caught up in conflicts, war does not begin with a single shot, or end with the signing of a treaty. It is a continuum that may start with sporadic hostilities and end only after generations. In this year’s Hot Docs film festival, […]

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Somali refugee sets herself alight on Nauru

 Keeping track of Israel’s friends in the Western Pacific: Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau Sydney (dpa) – A female asylum seeker set herself on fire in the Australian-run immigration detention centre on Nauru just days after another refugee died from self-immolation, news reports said Monday. The 21-year-old Somali woman suffered critical injuries and was being […]

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Australians protest detention of asylum seekers

 Keeping up with Israel’s friends in the Western Pacific: Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru and Palau Sydney (dpa) – About 400 people protested in the Australian city of Melbourne Saturday against the offshore detention of asylum seekers, a news report said, as the future of the detention centre on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island remains uncertain. […]

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Self- immolated Nauru detainee dies

 Keeping Track of Israel’s friends in the Western Pacific: Nauru Sydney (dpa) – An Iranian asylum-seeker who set himself on fire in an Australian offshore detention centre this week has died in hospital, officials said Friday. The 23-year-old man, whose name has not been officially released, was airlifted to Brisbane on Thursday with third-degree burns […]

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Friends of Israel report: Marshall Islands, April 28, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued the following statement on Thursday, April 28: On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I offer my warmest congratulations to the citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands on the 37th anniversary of your nation’s independence this May 1. Brought […]

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Iranian migrant self immolates in Nauru

Sydney (dpa) – A 23-year-old Iranian asylum-seeker was in a serious condition after setting himself alight in an Australian-run processing centre on the Pacific island nation of Nauru, officials said Wednesday. Footage shows the man shouting, “I can not take this any more” before setting himself on fire. Bystanders then rush to douse the flames […]

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