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7 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

China Voice: Xi's South Asia trip as smooth as silk

Visits by President Xi Jinping to three South Asia countries show China's commitment to regional cooperation and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. Xi's state visit to the Maldives was the first by an incumbent Chinese President since diplomatic relations were established 42 years ago.

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23 hrs ago | SFGate

10 Things to Know for Today

Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, sits with other members of the delegation during official talks with the Maldives government in Male, Maldives, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Xi's India visit highlights changing power dynamic

15, 2014. . Chinese President Xi Jinping, makes a joint statement with Maldives President Yaamin Abdul Gayoom, unseen, in Male, Maldives, Monday, Sept.

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Suria

China's Xi heads to Sri Lanka seeking to...

Chinese President Xi Jinping will on Tuesday begin his first state visit to Sri Lanka, seeking to bolster already strong ties with the island just days after Japan's prime minister launched a rival bid for influence. Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses journalists on the Maldives capital island of Male, September 15, 2014 - by Mohamed Sharuhaan Waheed China is already the biggest foreign investor in Sri Lanka and during his visit, Xi will launch construction of a new $1.4 billion port city being built with funding from Beijing.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

People's Daily Online

Chinese president arrives in Maldives for state visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here Sunday for a state visit to Maldives, the first of its kind since the two sides established diplomatic ties 42 years ago. Xi and his wife, Peng Liyuan, were welcomed by Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen and his wife at Male International Airport, as well as an enthusiastic crowd of local people dressed up in traditional costumes, holding banners and performing cheerful songs and dances.

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Al Bawaba

DP World Chairman meets Maldivian President and Minister of Tourism

DP World Chairman, and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation , HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem has met with the President of the Maldives His Excellency Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and Minister of Tourism Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Ghafoor, in Male, together with senior company officials, to discuss potential areas of cooperation across various industry sectors. In a cabinet meeting with HE Abdul Ghafoor following talks with the President, HE Bin Sulayem expressed his support for the fortitude and strategic expertise with which the Maldives have planned their development initiatives.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Telegraph

Worry over Xi's trip to Maldives

New Delhi, Sept. 13: Chinese President Xi Jinping's planned visit to the Maldives tomorrow has set off alarm bells in India's foreign policy establishment amid worries that the atoll nation may, after a brief hiatus, again be swinging strategically away from New Delhi and closer to Beijing.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Washington Post

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When the medieval Arab traveler Ibn Battuta gazed upon the Maldives, an Indian Ocean archipelago of more than a hundred coral atolls and turquoise-blue lagoons, he thought it "one of the wonders of the world." He didn't need much persuading to halt his voyage, and assumed the role of "qadi" --or chief religious judge--for the entire archipelago, deliberating on matters of state while enjoying the delights of the islands' beaches and, as local lore goes, its women.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Big News Network.com

Rajnath to visit Nepal for SAARC home ministers' meet

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Nepal Sep 18-19 to take part in the sixth meeting of SAARC home or interior ministers.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Times of Israel

Maldives media raise nearly $2 million for Gaza victims

A picture taken from the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza Border on August 21, 2014, shows smoke rising from buildings in the Gaza Strip after a rocket fired from Gaza landed short of its target Media outlets in the Maldives have raised nearly $2 million to help Gaza residents affected by massive destruction caused in the 50-day war between Israel ... (more)

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

CNN

Eagle Ray

While diving in the Maldives we saw two eagle rays. I was lucky enough to catch up with one and get good video.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Xinhuanet

Feature: Maldives unique coral stone mosques eye World Heritage Site status

Maldives unique coral stone mosques, long an attraction to millions of tourists and an embodiment of the country's rich cultural heritage, may be picked as a World Heritage Site.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

South China Morning Post

Dozen destinations added to airport scheme in the last three years

About a dozen destinations were added to the airport's network in the last three years under the New Destination Incentive Arrangement , which gives airlines a year's worth of landing fee rebates, the Airport Authority has confirmed.

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Dorsetecho.co.uk

Summer Madness: Helping monkeys

It was originally intended to provide a home for abused primates rescued from unscrupulous Spanish photographers who used them as props.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Examiner.com

Endangered monkey flown by British Airways from Maldives to England sanctuary

British Airways transported an endangered Slow Loris monkey from Maldives to England in August.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Hospitality Net

Elza Artiaga has been appointed General Manager at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu in Baa Atoll, Maldives

Sunland Hotels Pvt Ltd #04-01 STO Trade Centre, Orchid Magu, P.O. Box 2145 Male , 20-188 Maldives Phone: +960 334 5555 Fax: +960 334 6666 Visit Website With strong Brazilian roots, Elza Artiaga has over 16 years of experience in the 5-star hotel industry as she joins Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu as its first female General Manager.

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Hospitality Net

Georgios Papazoglou has been named General Manager at Coco Bodu Hithi in Kaafu Atoll, Maldives

Sunland Hotels Pvt Ltd #04-01 STO Trade Centre, Orchid Magu, P.O. Box 2145 Male , 20-188 Maldives Phone: +960 334 5555 Fax: +960 334 6666 Visit Website Coco Bodu Hithi sees the addition of a hospitality veteran as its new General Manager.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Independent.ie

Slow loris jets in to UK safety

This Bengal Slow Loris has been flown to the UK by British Airways where it will start a new life at Monkey World in Dorset.

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Global Voices Online

Journalist and Democracy Advocate Ahmed Rizwan Abdulla Missing in the Maldives

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

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Xinhuanet

Chinese gov't announces aid to Maldives

The Chinese government has pledged 16 million U.S. dollars in aid to Maldives, the President's Office said on Monday as President Abdulla Yameen continues his visit to China.

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