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Maldives president quits after protests

The president of the Maldives has resigned after clashes in the capital, Male, between soldiers and police who sided with anti-government protesters. Mohamed Nasheed confirmed his resignation on Tuesday in a nationwide broadcast after police defied orders to break up demonstrations and seized control of the state television station. Al Jazeera’s Bhanu Bhatnagar wraps up the developments.

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Political storm in the Maldives

An alleged coup in the island nation is leading to political instability.

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Protesters attacked in Maldives

Riot police in the Maldives have used tear gas and batons against protesters rallying in support of former president Mohamed Nasheed. Nasheed told Al Jazeera on Wednesday that he had been forced to resign in what he described as a “coup” to avoid “bloodshed” in the country. Al Jazeera’s Steve Chao reports from the capital Male.

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Maldives in crisis as president quits

The president of the Maldives has resigned, after clashes in the capital, Male, between soldiers and police who sided with anti-government protesters.

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Maldives ‘trashing’ an island

Country’s tourist industry fueling waste glut, turning coral reef into 7km long rubbish dump.

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