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UN expert warns Maldives executions would be 'great setback'

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UN expert warns Maldives executions would be 'great setback'

- GENEVA: The Maldives will make a big mistake if it ends a six-decade moratorium on the death penalty, an independent U.N. human rights expert said on Thursday, after a senior government minister said executions might take place within days. "The resumption of executions in the Maldives after more than 60 years would be a great setback for the country and entire region, and would run counter to international trends towards abolition," Agnes Callamard, U
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Maldives' dark side: Death penalty threatens trouble in paradise

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Maldives' dark side: Death penalty threatens trouble in paradise

- Holiday firms offering trips to the Maldives have been urged by human rights activists to condemn the expected execution of three men that will bring a brutal end to the country's 60-year moratorium on the death penalty. Sir Richard Branson last week described the reported decision by Abdulla Yameen, the Maldivian president, to revive executions as "an awful political move that will send the country back to the Dark Ages of human rights"
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Tags: Judiciary |  Punishment |  Penalties |  Death Penalty | 
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Maldives opposition parties say blocked from entering parliament for impeachment vote

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Maldives opposition parties say blocked from entering parliament for impeachment vote

- Pepper spray was used to prevent them from entering parliament to take part in an impeachment vote against the speaker Two opposition leaders accused soldiers and police in the Maldives of roughing up opposition lawmakers on Monday, using pepper spray to prevent them from entering parliament to take part in an impeachment vote against the speaker. Police said access to the parliament building was restricted by the government because the scheduled parliament session was cancelled
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Tags: Government |  Parliament |  Opposition |  Leadership |  Impeachment | 
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Maldives opposition says blocked from entering parliament for impeachment vote

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Maldives opposition says blocked from entering parliament for impeachment vote

- (Reuters) - Soldiers and police in the Maldives roughed up opposition lawmakers and sprayed pepper on Monday, preventing them from entering parliament to take part in an impeachment vote against the speaker, two opposition leaders said. The opposition is trying to unseat Speaker Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed, an ally of President Abdulla Yameen, for blocking its requests to summon government officials accused of corruption
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Tags: Government |  Parliament |  Opposition |  Leadership |  Impeachment | 
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40% off Maldives villas

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40% off Maldives villas

- Amari Havodda Maldives is offering 40 per cent off from now until Tuesday. It is surrounded by an untouched house reef tucked away on a pristine island, and you get to choose between beach and overwater villas. Water-sport enthusiasts can enjoy excursions on jet skis, stand-up paddle boarding and windsurfing. Prices start from US$270 (S$372, after discount) for a night in a beach villa with full board
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Hurawalhi, Maldives: Dining in the world's first, Kiwi-made underwater restaurant

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Hurawalhi, Maldives: Dining in the world's first, Kiwi-made underwater restaurant

- The world's largest underwater restaurant – designed and built by Kiwis - gave us quite the welcoming party. A turtle, stingray, shark and pufferfish swam casually below the walkway heading to the restaurant. At the end of the jetty – a spiral staircase led us to one of the best experiences we've ever had. Hurawalhi resort is the latest in a long line of jaw-dropping luxury retreats to open in the Maldives
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Honeymoon in Paradise! New Bride Tara Lipinski Shows Off Her Slim Figure in the Maldives

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Honeymoon in Paradise! New Bride Tara Lipinski Shows Off Her Slim Figure in the Maldives

- Tara Lipinski has found the love of her life — and now she’s found paradise, too. The 35-year-old Olympian and new husband Todd Kapostasy, 33, are currently on a 40-day whirlwind honeymoon adventure around the globe after saying their “I dos” in an ultra-romantic affair last Saturday. With stops including Switzerland and Greece on the agenda, Lipinski will have no shortage of photo ops
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Tags: Weddings |  Bride |  Honeymoon | 
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Muslim blogger murdered in Maldives after speaking out against radical Islam: Dad

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Muslim blogger murdered in Maldives after speaking out against radical Islam: Dad

- COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The father of a blogger who was killed this week in the Maldives said Friday that his son received death threats for months from local gangs who appeared to hold radical religious views. Hussain Rasheed, the father of Yameen Rasheed who was stabbed to death on Sunday, told reporters in neighbouring Sri Lanka that his son was a Muslim who spoke out in his blog against rising radical Islamic views in the Indian Ocean archipelago state
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Muslim blogger murdered in Maldives after speaking out against radical Islam: Dad

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Muslim blogger murdered in Maldives after speaking out against radical Islam: Dad

- COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The father of a blogger who was killed this week in the Maldives said Friday that his son received death threats for months from local gangs who appeared to hold radical religious views. Hussain Rasheed, the father of Yameen Rasheed who was stabbed to death on Sunday, told reporters in neighbouring Sri Lanka that his son was a Muslim who spoke out in his blog against rising radical Islamic views in the Indian Ocean archipelago state
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Places: Canada |  Maldives |  West |  Colombo | 

Maldives hit by ISIS fears as blogger who slammed extremists is hacked to death on the Brit honeymoon hotspot

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Maldives hit by ISIS fears as blogger who slammed extremists is hacked to death on the Brit honeymoon hotspot

- A MALDIVIAN blogger who mocked ISIS thugs has been hacked to death in the popular Brit honeymoon destination. Yameen Rasheed was found dead in his apartment in Maldives’ capital city Malé on Sunday with multiple stab wounds on his neck and chest. The 29-year-old activist, who identified himself as a “disobedient writer” online, posted criticism of radical Islam and poked fun at the nation’s politicians on his blog, The Daily Panic
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Tags: Social Issues |  Death & Dying |  Extremism |  Obituary |  Killed | 
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Liberal blogger, activist murdered in Maldives capital

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Liberal blogger, activist murdered in Maldives capital

- Written by Praveen Swami | New Delhi | Published:April 24, 2017 2:34 am Yameen Rasheed, a prominent Maldivian democratic rights advocates and a key figure in a new generation of campaigners against religious fundamentalism, was stabbed to death in the country’s capital, Malé. He was found with multiple stab wounds in the stairway of his apartment building at 3 am on Sunday, and died soon after he was taken to the hospital, city authorities said
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Liberal blogger stabbed to death in Maldives

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Liberal blogger stabbed to death in Maldives

- A liberal blogger was stabbed to death in the Maldives’ capital today, his family and colleagues said, the latest media personality to be targeted in the troubled honeymoon destination. Yameen Rasheed, 29, was found in the stairwell of his Male apartment with multiple stab wounds to his neck and chest. He died after being taken to hospital. His blog, The Daily Panic, was known for poking fun at the nation’s politicians
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Human rights advocate found stabbed to death in the Maldives

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Human rights advocate found stabbed to death in the Maldives

- COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Police in the Maldives said Sunday that they're investigating the stabbing death of a prominent blogger and human rights advocate.
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Maldives blogger Yameen Rasheed stabbed to death in restive capital

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Maldives blogger Yameen Rasheed stabbed to death in restive capital

- A liberal blogger, Yameen Rasheed, was stabbed to death in the politically restive Maldivian capital Male, his family members and colleagues said today. He was 29. Rasheed was found in the stairwell of his apartment with multiple stab wounds to his neck and chest today and died shortly after being taken to hospital, family members said. His blog, The Daily Panic, had a considerable following and was known for poking fun at politicians in the nation of some 340,000 Sunni Muslims
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Unwind in Maldives and Mauritius

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Unwind in Maldives and Mauritius

- Ocean-facing hotels The Residence Maldives and The Residence Mauritius are introducing new treatments and wellness offerings designed to appeal to male guests, due to increased demand. For optimal relaxation, try the Travel Reviver ($440) at the Maldives, a combination of the Heaven Massage which relieves stress-related tension, and a Clarins Skin Facial for Men. There's also the Facial for Men with Bison-Grass ($203), an energising facial using the renowned medicinal properties of bison-grass extract to remove signs of fatigue, energise cells and tone blood vessels
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Katie Price escapes prosecution in the Maldives after topless beach exploits

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Katie Price escapes prosecution in the Maldives after topless beach exploits

- KATIE Price escaped the Maldives without getting busted for her illegal topless sunbathing antics. Photos showed the reality star frolicking in the sea – apparently in breach of the Islamic nation’s strict Sharia law. Incredibly , went topless while sharing the plush Kandima Resort with a DOZEN of Maldives finest cops but they missed the spectacle. The cops had also been staying there for a week of meetings – but told The Sun that after becoming aware of her topless antics they had decided not to prosecute the star
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From bikinis to body cream, family holiday in Maldives can’t stop serial plugger Katie Price from cashing in

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From bikinis to body cream, family holiday in Maldives can’t stop serial plugger Katie Price from cashing in

- THEY say never mix business and pleasure, but grafter Katie Price just can’t help herself. Even on a family holiday with hubby Kieran Hayler and her five kids, she is hard at it — flogging everything from bikinis to body cream. Since Katie, 38, landed in the Maldives the snaps she has shared on Twitter and Instagram have boasted more plugs than Currys
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  • Maldives' dark side: Death penalty threatens trouble in paradise
    Maldives' dark side: Death penalty threatens trouble in paradise

    , stuff.co.nz

    Holiday firms offering trips to the Maldives have been urged by human rights activists to condemn the expected execution of three men that will bring a brutal end to the country's 60-year moratorium on the death penalty. Sir Richard Branson last week described the reported decision by Abdulla Yameen, the Maldivian president, to revive executions as "an awful political move that will send the country back to the Dark Ages of human rights"
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    Categories: Law & Crime | 
    Tags: Judiciary |  Punishment |  Penalties |  Death Penalty | 
    Places: New Zealand |  Asia |  S. Asia |  Maldives | 

Politics & Government

  • Maldives opposition parties say blocked from entering parliament for impeachment vote
    Maldives opposition parties say blocked from entering parliament for impeachment vote

    , dnaindia.com

    Pepper spray was used to prevent them from entering parliament to take part in an impeachment vote against the speaker Two opposition leaders accused soldiers and police in the Maldives of roughing up opposition lawmakers on Monday, using pepper spray to prevent them from entering parliament to take part in an impeachment vote against the speaker. Police said access to the parliament building was restricted by the government because the scheduled parliament session was cancelled
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    Categories: Politics & Government | 
    Tags: Government |  Parliament |  Opposition |  Leadership |  Impeachment | 
    Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  Maldives | 

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Law & Crime

  • Liberal blogger stabbed to death in Maldives
    Liberal blogger stabbed to death in Maldives

    , indianexpress.com

    A liberal blogger was stabbed to death in the Maldives’ capital today, his family and colleagues said, the latest media personality to be targeted in the troubled honeymoon destination. Yameen Rasheed, 29, was found in the stairwell of his Male apartment with multiple stab wounds to his neck and chest. He died after being taken to hospital. His blog, The Daily Panic, was known for poking fun at the nation’s politicians
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    Categories: Society & Culture |  Law & Crime | 
    Tags: Crimes |  Death & Dying |  Murder Crimes |  Obituary |  Killed |  Stabbing Death | 
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Science & Nature

  • How can we manage Earth’s land?
    How can we manage Earth’s land?

    , bbc.co.uk

    From the sky, it looks like an entire city is adrift in the Indian Ocean. A forest of tower-blocks rise above the emerald-coloured water while just a handful of trees poke through the canopy of concrete. For those living in Malé, the overcrowded capital of the Maldives, there is no choice but to build upwards. Caged by the sea, they have no more land to spread onto, yet the city’s population has soared by nearly 52% since 2006
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