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Maldives quits Commonwealth over democracy warning

MALE: The Maldives angrily quit the Commonwealth on Thursday after years of wrangling over its human rights record since the toppling of its first democratically-elected leader four years ago. The troubled honeymoon island nation said it had been treated "unjustly and unfairly" by the bloc, a voluntary association of more than 50 countries, many of them former territories of the British empire. "The decision to leave the Commonwealth was difficult, but inevitable," said a statement from the foreign ministry. The former…