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Fiji orders expulsion of Aus, NZ envoys

world Updated: Nov 03, 2009 12:30 IST

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The Pacific island nation of Fiji on Tuesday ordered envoys from its two biggest neighbours, Australia and New Zealand, to return home within 24 hours, accusing them of interfering in its internal affairs.

Fiji, which has suffered four coups and a bloody military mutiny since 1987, was plunged into a fresh crisis in April after the president reappointed coup leader Frank Bainimarama as prime minister, less than two days after a court ruled the military leader's 2006 coup and subsequent government was illegal.