Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed resigns amid unrest
Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed has resigned after weeks of demonstrations and a mutiny by some police officers.
In an address on state TV, he said it would be "better for the country in the current situation" if he stood down.
Earlier, a group of mutinying police officers took control of the state broadcaster in the capital, Male.
Vice-President Waheed Hassan was sworn in vowing to uphold the "rule of law".
Nick Childs reports.
07 Feb 2012
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