Maumoon Abdul Gayoom: Former Maldives president released on bail

Image caption Mr Gayoom had been in power for three decades before being jailed earlier this year A former president of the Maldives has been released on bail after he was arrested earlier this year. The high court ordered the release of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who was arrested at home as part of an opposition crackdown... Continue Reading →

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Indonesia earthquake: Huge surge in death toll

At least 832 people were killed in the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the national disaster agency says. It added that the affected area was bigger than initially thought. Many people were reported trapped in the rubble of buildings that collapsed in Friday's 7.5-magnitude earthquake, agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo... Continue Reading →

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