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Former human rights lawyer wins Nauru presidency

A former human rights lawyer was elected Nauru’s new president Tuesday, following calls for widespread reform in the tiny Pacific nation which Australia uses as a detention centre for asylum seekers. Lionel Aingimea won a parliamentary vote for the presidency 12-6 over rival David Adeang, the Nauru government information office said. It comes in the wake […]

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