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Once Moderate, the Islamic Maldives Turning Radical Putting Tourists in Danger

After the disappearance of one journalist and the murder of a second, government officials of the once moderate Islamic Maldives island chain are worried that radical Islam is growing in strength, putting at risk the lives of millions of western tourists who go there to soak up the tropical paradise.

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Former Maldives President Granted Refugee Status In UK

AFP – Mohamed Nasheed, the former president of the Maldives, has been granted refugee status in Britain, his office said Monday. The 49-year-old was jailed in the Maldives last year on controversial terrorism charges, but was allowed to travel to

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Asia: Singapore ‘Extremely Vulnerable,’ Russia on Alert for Zika Virus

The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America has governments on the other half of the globe panicking. From Singapore to Taiwan to Russia, governments are taking precautionary measures to stop the virus, which experts have linked to significant neurological defects in infants, from spreading out of tropical regions across the continent.