BBC News with Suman Gamry. There's been a hugeprotest in Athens urging the Greek government notto compromise over the use of the name Macedoniaby the country's northern neighbor. Unas Matacsus,the Greek Orthodox priest said the demonstratorswere interposed to Macedoniansbut that only Greekswere allowed to use the name. We are here to givethem our hand, a hand of love, a hand of unity and love of faith and invite them to be unitedwith us. They have the right to have their own country. They have the right to have their ownname, but they can not steal. The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said fewer people thanexpected had attended the rally and the majority of Greeks wanted foreign policy to beconducted rationally.
The government of the Maldives says they will not accept any attempt to impeach presidentAbdulla Yameen for failing to obey a Supreme Court order to release political prisoners. Topmilitary and police officers have sworn an oath to defend the government. Justin Rowlattreports. Today the Attorney General, the country's chief law enforcement officer said theSupreme Court was now trying to remove president Yameen. I have informed all lawenforcement agencies they must not obey such an illegal order, he told state television. Formerpresident Mohanmed Nasheed, the leader of the opposition, described the move to the BBC asbrazenly illegal and tantamount to a coup. Maldivians have had enough of this criminal andillegal regime. He said president Yameen should resign immediately.
An oil tanker with 21 Indian crew on board is missing off the coast of Benin in west Africa. TheInternational Maritime Bureau said the Benin navy was searching for the Marine Express whichlast made contact on Thursday. It's possible that the tanker has been hijacked by pirates. Lessthan a month ago, a ship was taken in the same area but was released after 6 days when aransom was paid. World news from the BBC.