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Maldives Declares State of Emergency

The Maldives declared a state of emergency Wednesday due to a "threat to national security," the Indian Ocean island nation's foreign ministry said. In a post on its official Twitter account, the ministry said the measure would be in place for 30 days. The country's constitution allows the president to extend a state of emergency with the approval of the legislature.  It also says the government can temporarily suspend certain constitutional rights during the...

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