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A voter casts his ballot in the presidential election runoff held on Saturday, 30 September 2023. (Photo: Ahmed Inash/Maldives Republic)
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EU Raises Concern Over Campaign Financing Transparency and Impact of Vote-Buying 

The European Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) has raised significant concerns over the transparency and oversight of campaign finance in…

MDP Considers Reviving Anti-Defection Law
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ICJ Begins Historic Hearings on Israel’s Occupation of Palestinian Territories

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday began historic hearings on Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories since 1967….

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Egypt Prepares Border Area for Palestinian Exodus as Israeli Offensive Into Rafah Looms

Egypt is reportedly taking precautionary measures by preparing an area at the Gaza border to accommodate Palestinians in the event…

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Israeli Forces Attack Nasser Hospital

The Israeli military has intensified its operations in the southern Gaza Strip, with heavy tank and machine-gun fire reported as…

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Japan’s JAXA Triumphs With Second H3 Rocket Launch

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has launched the second test model of its H3 rocket. The launch follows the setback…

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SpaceX’s Starship Makes Progress Despite Early Termination of Second Test Flight

SpaceX made progress following a second test flight of its 120-metre Starship rocket, launched from Boca Chica, Texas, despite its…

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James Webb Space Telescope Discovers Jupiter-Sized Planets Adrift in Space

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) unveiled a celestial enigma that has left astronomers baffled. The telescope identified Jupiter-sized planets…

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NASA Mission: First Asteroid Sample Secured in Clean Room

NASA successfully returned dusty samples from asteroid Bennu to Earth. The Osiris-Rex spacecraft collected the asteroid sample from the surface…

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NASA’s Osiris-Rex Capsule to Return to Earth With Stardust From Bennu

NASA’s Osiris-Rex capsule will return to Earth on Sunday to bring back stardust from the distant asteroid Bennu. The event…

Tech

Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg Takes Swipe at Apple’s Vision Pro Headset

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has launched a scathing criticism against rival company Apple and…

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Nokia Introduces AI-Powered Tool for Industrial Workers

Nokia announced on Wednesday the launch of a new AI-powered tool called “MX Workmate,” designed to assist industrial workers by…

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Neuralink Shifts Incorporation to Nevada Following Successful Human Trial

Neuralink, the brain-chip implant venture spearheaded by Elon Musk, has made a significant corporate move by relocating its incorporation from…

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Meta Announces Plans to Detect AI-Generated Images on Facebook and Instagram

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has revealed plans to introduce technology capable of detecting and labelling images generated by…

Climate Change 

Parliament Speaker and former President Mohamed Nasheed speaks at the opening ceremony of the Brain and Spine Conference 2023 at Villa Nautica resort on Wednesday, 25 October 2023.(Photo: People's Majlis)
Former President Nasheed Urges Climate Financing Instead of IMF Bailout

Former President Mohammed Nasheed, currently serving as the Secretary-General of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), has highlighted the unique position…

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Unchecked Methane Leaks From Landfills Risk Global Climate Targets

The Guardian’s findings has exposed a trend of more than 1,000 significant methane leaks from landfill waste dumps since 2019,…

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China-Kyrgyzstan Border Shaken by 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the China-Kyrgyzstan border, with its epicentre in Wushu county, Aksu prefecture, at 2 a.m. local time….

Maldives Assumes Co-Chairmanship of Asia Protected Areas Partnership

The Maldives has been handed the co-chairmanship of the Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP), a regional consortium designed to foster…

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Study Links Processed Meat, Butter Diets to Increased PFAS Levels in Human Blood

Diets rich in processed meat and butter have been associated with elevated levels of per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in…

Alaskapox Virus Claims First Known Fatality
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Manta Air Begins Direct Flights Between Kudahuvadhoo and Bengaluru

The Maldives’ privately operated airline, Manta Air, has launched direct flights between Bengaluru, in India, and Kudahuvadhoo Island in Dhaalu…

Women Triumph at Grammys, Taylor Swift Makes History
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Women Triumph at Grammys, Taylor Swift Makes History

The Grammys celebrated an evening filled with historic victories, emotional tributes, and powerful performances. Women stole the spotlight, with major…

Vandalism at Koagannu Cemetery: An Unforgivable Affront to Maldivian Heritage
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US Screenwriters Reach Tentative Deal to End Five-Month Strike

After a five-month standoff that has brought Hollywood to a standstill, US screenwriters and studio executives have reached a tentative…

Swiftposium: Australia to Host World’s First Symposium on Taylor Swift
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