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Maldives' election chief sacked after vote chaos

Male - The Supreme Court in the Maldives has sacked the country's elections chief and handed him a suspended jail term after he criticised judges during last year's chaotic contest to choose a president.Less than a fortnight before parliamentary elections are...
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Maldives' election chief sacked after vote chaos

Male - The Supreme Court in the Maldives has sacked the elections chief and handed him a suspended jail term after he criticised judges during last year's chaotic contest to choose a president.Less than a fortnight before parliamentary elections are due, Chie...
In the Media by AFP

Azkals to face Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Laos in AFC Challenge

The Philippine Azkals will be facing Turkmenistan, Afghanistian, and Laos in Group B of the upcoming AFC Challenge Cup in Maldives, the-AFC.com announced after the draw was conducted Wednesday at the Paradise Island Resort in the Maldives.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Philippine Azkals head to Maldives Challenge cup with new coach

The Philippine Azkals will be heading to Maldives for the AFC Challenge Cup with newly appointed German-American coach Thomas Dooley, who recently replaced former Azkals coach Michael Weis.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Philippine Azkals gear up for Malaysia friendly March 1

Members and coaching staff of the Philippine men's national football team Azkals are gearing up for a friendly game with the Malaysian football team scheduled for March 1 at the Selayang Municipal Council Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Maldives girl spared of 100 lashes after global anger

A 15-year-old girl who was sentenced to 100 lashes in the Maldives after she was raped by her step-father has had the sentence overturned thanks to an international campaign.
In the Media by Valerie Benguiat - 4 comments

Philippine Azkals to face Indonesia Aug.14

The Philippine Azkals will face the Indonesian national football team in a friendly game Aug. 14 at the Manahan Stadium, Indonesia in preparation for the upcoming 2014 Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup in Maldives.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

What's really going on in the Maldives?

What would make the first democratically elected president of an island, which accumulates its largest economic activity from tourism, quit office and then hide in the Indian Embassy out of fear?
In the Media by SarahJones - 3 comments

Alleged Maldives teen rape victim sentenced to 100 lashes

Male - A teenage girl in the Maldives who was allegedly raped by her stepfather has been sentenced to 100 whip lashes under Sharia law for engaging in premarital sex.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

Teenage girl faces public lashing for pre-marital sex in Maldives

A 16-year-old girl in the Maldives has been convicted under Sharia law to a public flogging for engaging in pre-marital sex. The 29-year-old man she confessed to having sex with has been sentenced to 10 years in jail.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 2 comments

President Waheed ratifies Domestic Violence Bill in Maldives

The first bill in the Maldives for the prevention of domestic violence was ratified today by President Dr Mohamed Waheed.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Maldives: Islamic extremists destroy priceless Buddhist statues

In an episode of mindless vandalism reminiscent of the Aghan Taliban's destruction of priceless historical artefact's in 2001, members of an Islamic mob destroyed priceless Buddhist statues in the Maldives earlier this week.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 1 comment

Maldives president forced to resign in military ‘coup’

Male - President Mohammed Nasheed of the Maldives was forced to resign on Tuesday in a move labeled a coup, carried out by police and military forces loyal to former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, and the country’s VP has been sworn in as the new president.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann

Tennis: Novak goes on holidays early

The ATP tour finals event in London saw an upset yesterday, with the world no.1 Novak Djokovic being knocked out out in the quarter finals.
In the Media by Jesse Rutigliano

'People first' stressed on 20th Anniversary edition of HDR

New York - People are the real wealth, reiterates the 20th anniversary edition of Human Development Report (HDR) 2010. It also comes up with three new measures for discussing poverty and inequality.
In the Media by Srijit Mishra - 4 comments

A new world first as solar powered plane makes a night flight

Payerne - A new record has been set. An airplane powered solely by energy generated from the sun flew for 26 hours, completing a continuous day and night flight.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 2 comments

Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square welcomes desiFEST 2010 Special

Toronto - Throughout the world, Canada is known to have a multicultural society, which some feel is a positive thing while others view the negative aspects. Nevertheless, desiFEST brings Torontonians a glimpse of the South Asian culture.
Digital Journal Report by Andrew Moran - 2 comments

First Ever Underwater Cabinet Meeting Held in Maldives

In an attempt to draw attention to the climate change issue the cabinet of the Maldives, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, held a meeting on Saturday, which lasted some 25-30 minutes, whilst underwater.
In the Media by Chris Dade - 2 comments

UN Secretary-General says action needed on climate change

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged world leaders to take action on climate change and save the planet.
In the Media by Bob Ewing

Researchers: Soot-laden Cloud Affects South Asian Climate

A gigantic brownish haze from various burning and combustion processes is blanketing India and the surrounding land and oceans during the winter season. This soot-laden 'Brown Cloud' is affecting South Asian climate more than carbon dioxide.
In the Media by Bob Ewing
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