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Kiribati boxer makes ring debut _ at Comm Games
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Taoriba Biniati spends most of her practice time whacking a punching bag hanging from a breadfruit tree by the road side in the Pacific island nation of Kiribati.(7/29/2014 7:24:09 PM)
First time in ring for Games boxer
When 18-year-old Kiribati boxer Taoriba Biniati climbed through the ropes for her women's flyweight bout at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, she was entering a ring for the very first time.(7/29/2014 10:01:11 PM)
Planning to sink: What happens if Kiribati drowns?
National Tidal Centre of Australia estimates that the Pacific island nation of Kiribati sinks further into the ocean 3.7 millimeters every year. Credit: Lisa Overton/NewsHour Weekend Venice isn’t the only piece of land sinking today. The nation of Kiribati, made up of 33 tiny islands far out in the Pacific Ocean, is getting smaller as rising sea levels continue to swallow the land by an average ...(7/27/2014 12:42:44 PM)
To protect oceans, island nation of Kiribati bans commercial fishing
Watch Video | Listen to the Audio WILLIAM BRANGHAM: The U.S. State Department recently convened its first oceans conference, bringing scientists and political leaders from around the world to address the many threats to the world’s oceans, including pollution, climate change, and overfishing. SECRETARY KERRY: “The protection of our oceans is a vital international security issue.” WILLIAM ...(7/26/2014 1:13:54 PM)
The Commonwealths boxer who had never been in a ring
Meet the Commonwealth boxer from a Pacific island nation who trains by using a punch bag hanging from a breadfruit tree.(7/29/2014 2:46:12 PM)
With Sea Levels Rising, A Small Island Nation Buys A New Home
Kiribati's escape plan is a Fijian island. Rich people like to buy property on tropical islands for privacy on vacation. For the people of the nation Kiribati, whose government recently announced that it purchased land on a Fiji island more than 1,200 miles away, the reasons are more dire. The property is an escape plan. Read Full Story(7/13/2014 12:05:13 PM)
On Leadership: Lessons from a drowning nation
Anote Tong, president of Kiribati, talks about the challenge of leading a country whose future is disappearing with each rising tide.(7/7/2014 3:31:26 PM)
Vineyard worker remembered for generosity
Kiribati-born vineyard worker Tierata Nawaia will always be remembered for his generosity, strong work ethic and a smile that could brighten anyone's day.(7/20/2014 5:23:53 PM)
Glasgow 2014: Female boxer from tiny island of Kiribati set for first bout against another woman on her first ever ...
MEET 18-year-old Taoriba Biniati, part of the Kiribati boxing team preparing for this year's Games at Alex Morrison's gym in Dalmarnock.(7/24/2014 3:48:54 AM)
Moves to protect vulnerable Kiribati coast
Beachmining in Kiribati has seriously weakened the fragile shoreline of the main island of Tarawa.(7/6/2014 3:24:04 AM)
Source: Yahoo