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Maldives president quits after muitny

President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, widely credited with bringing democracy to the hideaway resort islands, resigned on Tuesday after weeks of opposition protests erupted into a police mutiny and what an aide said amounted to a coup.

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Maldives' Gayoom loses historic election

The Maldives' 30-year incumbent president on Wednesday lost to a former political activist he repeatedly threw into jail during years of crusading for democracy on the tropical Indian Ocean archipelago. With all 179,343 votes counted,

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