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  • n  an island republic on Nauru Island; phosphate exports support the economy
  • n  a small island in the central Pacific Ocean 2,800 miles to the southwest of Hawaii; in Micronesia to the west of the Gilbert Islands

  • Nauru-Style Diplomacy When nauru went to the 31st pacific Islands Forum in Tarawa, Kiribati, last October, its official delegation .
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  • Mexico Is Now A Fatter Country Than America
    In 2008, 32.8% of Mexican adults were obese, compared to 31.8% of American adults. (A tiny island in the South Pacific called Nauru still tops the list as the world's fattest country , with an adult obesity rate of 71.1%).
    July 9, 2013 - Business Insider

  • Tony Abbott in
    Shortly after I made that announcement (in May) Nauru said that they've already got an Australian-built detention facility on the island,Mr Abbott told ABC Radio. "They'd be happy to rehost one of these centres."
  • John Howard in The Age
    Clearly, sending them to Nauru is an option, but we are assessing all of the options,Mr Howard said. "It's an opportunity for Australia to send a signal to people smugglers that they needn't think for a moment that our policy has changed....
  • Christopher Pyne in
    The closing of Nauru and Manus Island, because there are no longer people in those stations, is a decision that the government has made,Mr Pyne said on Channel 10. "The Opposition is prepared to wear that, but not if it starts to lead to a...

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