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Challenger Mohamed Nasheed defeated Asia's longest serving leader, Maldives President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, in a runoff election, officials said. Provisional results indicate Nasheed received 54 percent of the vote compared to 46 percent for Gayoom, the newspaper Hamaroahli reported Wednesday.
SriLankan Airlines and Etihad Airways have joined hands in a historic partnership between the National Carriers of Sri Lanka and the UAE, which will significantly enhance the route networks of both airlines.
World in brief MALE The first multi-party presidential election in the Maldives will go to a second round of voting within 10 days after the incumbent, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, failed to win outright.
By Andrew Buncombe Island state has chance to oust 71-year-old dictator in first free vote for 20 years A MAN nicknamed the "Mandela of the Maldives", Mohammed Anni Nasheed, concluded an exhausting and bitterly-fought presidential election campaign last night, ahead of a vote that will decide the future of the longest serving political leader in Asia.
By Sandra Scranton NORTH MALE ATOLL, Maldives THE SHEER BEAUTY of the Maldives mesmerized me -- turquoise puddles appeared in the inky sea as we landed. After the chaos, heat, and dust of a trip to India, it was like sinking in a bath laced with coconut oil.
Text of report by Maldives privately-owned newspaper Haveeru Daily website on 3 September Two foreign companies have expressed interest in looking for oil in Maldives, the Economic Development Ministry has said.
Text of report by Maldives pro-government newspaper Miadhu News website on 26 August Island Aviation Services has been re-branded from "Island" to "Maldivian" at a ceremony held for the purpose last night. Maldivian was officially inaugurated by President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.
By Alice Wyllie paradise To a list of things with which the world would do better without - nuclear warheads, Jeremy Clarkson and Brussels sprouts - I would add shoes. They pinch and rub, they're sweaty and uncomfortable, and they're always tricky to match to your outfit.
Text of report by Sri Lankan-based independent Maldivian Minivan News website on 3 July [by Zaheena Rasheed] [Wednesday] 2 July: DhiTV, Maldives' second private television channel, started broadcasting on Tuesday, promising programming tailored to public taste and "equal opportunity" for all political actors in the run-up to the country's first multi-party elections.
Text of report by Sri Lankan-based independent Maldivian Minivan News website on 25 June [by Judith Evans in Male] 24 June: The State Trading Organization (STO) has raised diesel prices from Rf 15.50 (US $1.21) to RF 17.50 (US $1.37) per litre and petrol prices from Rf 13.25 (US $1.03) to Rf 15.25 (US $1.19), in the second major fuel price hike in under two months.
The Redtail butterflyfish, Chaetodon collare, is a butterflyfish of the family Chaetodontidae found in the Indo-Pacific oceans from the Persian Gulf and Maldives to Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia, at depths down to 49.21 ft (15 m). It can grow up to 7.09 in (18 cm) in length.
The Titan triggerfish, Balistoides viridescens, is the largest of the triggerfish species and can grow up to 2.46 ft (75 cm) in length. Their range includes reef areas in the Indo-Pacific region, including Australia, Fiji, Thailand, Indonesia and the Maldives. The fish is not a pelagic species and generally lives in the flat areas of the reef. Characteristics Titan triggerfish are the workers of the reef and often surrounded by other fish feeding from the leftovers. Titan triggerfish...
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