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Maldives lifts state of emergency, defusing China-India tensions

Politically turbulent island nation became a regional sea power flashpoint

The Maldives became a front in a power struggle between China and India in the Indian Ocean.

NEW DELHI -- The Maldives' president has lifted a 45-day-long state of emergency that had raised the threat of maritime clash between China and India over the tiny island nation.

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