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    Maldives EC endorses Solih’s victory amid threats

    Reuters . Male | Updated at 11:50pm on September 29, 2018

    The Elections Commission of Maldives on Saturday officially declared opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih winner of the country’s national election, defeating president Abdulla Yameen who...

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    Hundreds killed in Indonesia quake, tsunami

    Agence France-Presse . Palu | Updated at 11:11am on September 29, 2018

    Nearly 400 people were killed when a powerful quake sent a tsunami barrelling into the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, officials said Saturday, as hospitals struggled...

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    China, Russia call for easing of N Korea sanctions at UN

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 02:12am on September 29, 2018

    China and Russia called Thursday for an easing of sanctions against North Korea, rejecting a US push at the UN Security Council for vigorous enforcement...

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    Yemen govt ends cooperation with UN rights mission

    Agence France-Presse . Yemen | Updated at 03:04am on September 28, 2018

    Yemen’s government on Thursday announced it will end its cooperation with a UN human rights mission, accusing investigators of bias after a report on alleged...

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    Yemen war crimes probe must continue: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on September 27, 2018

    War crimes investigators called Wednesday for the UN’s top rights body to let them continue probing the ‘extremely alarming’ situation in Yemen, amid resistance from...

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    Rouhani says Trump seeking Iran leadership ‘overthrow’

    Agence France Presse . New York | Updated at 01:14am on September 26, 2018

    Iranian president Hassan Rouhani accused his US counterpart Donald Trump of trying to topple his government Tuesday as he poured cold water on the idea...

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    Maldives opposition wins election

    Reuters . Male | Updated at 12:05am on September 25, 2018

    Maldives opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the Indian Ocean archipelago nation’s presidential election on Monday, delivering a possible blow for China which has invested...

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    Iran points finger at Arab separatists, Gulf state

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 01:47am on September 24, 2018

    Iranian president Hassan Rouhani on Sunday pointed blame at Arab separatists for a deadly attack on a military parade and accused an unnamed US-backed Gulf...

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    Maldives strongman Yameen seeks second term amid rigging fears

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on September 24, 2018

    Polling booths in the Maldives closed Sunday after voting hours were extended in a controversial election marred by police raids on the opposition and allegations...

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    Police raid Maldives opposition HQ ahead of vote

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:04am on September 23, 2018

    Maldivian police raided the opposition campaign headquarters on Saturday, the opposition said, on the eve of Sunday’s presidential election that international monitors fear will be...

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