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Swimming with manta rays in the Maldives.

It happens all of a sudden. We slip into the clear, bath-warm waters of Hanifaru Bay in the Maldives, all colourful snorkels and flippers and excited expectation, and have just enough time to put our masks beneath the surface when a large manta ray appears off to the right.

- Stuff - NZ

Sri Lanka should ensure Nasheed's safety: Amal Clooney.

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has urged Sri Lankan authorities to ensure the safety of her client and former President of the Maldives Mohammed Nasheed.

- - LK

Flydubai cuts fares by up to 50%.

Discounts offered on trips to Prague, Maldives, Russia, Georgia, Thailand, India,Ukraine

- GulfNews - AE

WHO presents citation to Bhutan for eliminating measles.

Bhutan and the Maldives became the first two countries to eliminate measles in the WHO South-East Asia Region before the regional target of 2020 in June 2017.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Bhutan beats the Maldives in SABA basketball championship.

The national basketball team secured its first international win in the ongoing U-16 South Asian Basketball Association basketball championship defeating the Maldives 63-54 in Nepal, yesterday.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

WHO calls on ministers to strengthen investment in health.

The WHO South-East Asia Region commended Bhutan and the Maldives for eliminating measles, at the inaugural of the Regional Committee meeting in Malé yesterday.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

WHO's RC meeting focuses on health and climate change.

WHO experts and senior officials from 11 member countries will attend the 70th session of the WHO Regional Committee meeting in Maldives' Malé. The meeting will set health agenda for the South-East Asia region .

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Discussion with Former President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed.

A private discussion with Mohamed Nasheed, who served as fourth President of the Maldives from 2008 to 2012. The first democratically elected leader of his country, Mr Nasheed has been an outspoken proponent of democracy and measures to combat climate change. It is by invitation only, but is on-the-record and open to the ...

- Brookings - US

Remembering the Disappeared: 1118 Days Without Ahmed.

On International Day of the Disappeared, the story of one vanished man in the Maldives.

- The Diplomat - US