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Trump fans fresh controversy with first TV campaign ad

New York - Republican frontrunner Donald Trump on Monday unveiled his first TV ad of the presidential election campaign, fanning fresh controversy by incorporating footage of migrants fleeing Morocco into a Spanish enclave.

Trump ready to roll out big money for campaign ads

Washington - Republican White House frontrunner Donald Trump said he will start spending millions of dollars in hard-hitting campaign advertising in the run-up to the first votes in the 2016 presidential race.

Billionaire Koch brothers, heroes of U.S. far right

Washington - With fortunes of $43 billion apiece, Charles and David Koch are fourth on the list of wealthiest Americans. But they are unsurpassed in their influence over vast donor sums discreetly pouring into the country's conservative movement.

Campaigns wind up in tense Argentina election

General Levalle - Noisy rallies Thursday marked the end of weeks of campaigning in Argentina's first ever presidential run-off, which could see a pro-business right-winger end 12 years of leftist government.

Campaign opens for crunch Venezuela vote

Caracas - The campaign for Venezuela's high-stakes legislative elections opened Friday with the spotlight on embattled President Nicolas Maduro's latest headache, a US drug trafficking indictment against two of his relatives.

France fights sexual violence on public transport

Paris - France launched an awareness campaign Monday in a bid to halt the crude comments, groping and sexual violence that women face daily on public transport.

Landmark Burkina election campaign kicks off

Ouagadougou - Campaigning kicked off Sunday in Burkina Faso ahead of a crucial November 29 national vote, which interim leader Michel Kafando said will be key to "consolidating democracy" weeks after a foiled coup hit the west African country.

Lackluster campaign augurs ill for Haiti presidential vote

Port-au-prince - The legitimacy of the future Haitian president is already compromised two weeks before the vote gets underway, with a lackluster electoral campaign and a very low expected turnout.

Sacred grounds: U.S. candidates embrace cafe campaigning

Boone - Shortly after Hillary Clinton announced her presidential bid in April, her debut campaign stop was a coffee shop in small-town Iowa, an American custom that endures despite mega-events and the growing influence of digital politicking.

Greek party ads spice up election campaign

Atenas - Alexis Tsipras is a six-year-old with a broken left arm and Greece's leading female politician changes a tyre in high heels while refusing to pay the country's debt -- party ads are spicing up an otherwise flat election campaign.

Perry drops out of race for Republican presidential nomination

Saint Louis - Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry dropped out of the crowded race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Friday after an abbreviated campaign that failed to generate enough early support to qualify for nationally televised debates.

Campaigning begins for historic Myanmar elections

Yangon - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on the international community on Tuesday to help ensure November polls bring "genuine political and governmental change" as campaigning officially kicked-off in the former junta-run country.

Mega-donors extend 'shelf life' of struggling 2016 hopefuls

Washington - Chris Christie and Rick Perry may have stalled in the US presidential race but they could struggle on to the first primary votes, thanks to the mega-donors keeping their campaigns afloat.

Petition calls on Samsung to launch its Galaxy Note 5 in Europe

Samsung raised eyebrows with the unveiling of its Galaxy Note 5 phablet yesterday when it announced that the phone will not be sold in Europe. Now a disgruntled group of users, headed by a noted retailer, have started a petition to urge it to reconsider.

Tiny $30 desktop computer is 'the world's first true Android PC'

The world's first Android-powered desktop computer has achieved over 600 percent of its Kickstarter goal, just a few days into the campaign. The computer fits in the palm of the hand and can be used with any existing monitor, mouse and keyboard.

Bring the sun into your home with the Silk smart lightbulb

A new smart LED lightbulb aims to improve your health, wellness and sleep patterns by providing you with light that is more akin to that of the sun. It slowly shifts from blue to red in the day, allowing your body's circadian rhythm to operate normally.

'Conversation' with Hillary Clinton? That'll be $2,700

Washington - Four, five, even six times per week, Hillary Clinton meets deep-pocketed supporters eager to shake hands with the celebrity Democrat -- all-but-obligatory encounters helping her amass the war chest needed to win the White House.

Thousands sign petition asking Apple to include ginger emoji

Over 12,000 people have signed a petition that calls on Apple to add emoji representing gingers to iOS after its recent update that aimed to increase the racial diversion of emoji failed to include any, arguing that they should be recognised.

Leaders stick to script in 'dreadful' British election campaign

London - Just a dozen pupils and a few journalists were allowed to witness British Prime Minister David Cameron's visit to a London school this week.

Hillary Clinton: 'I'm running for president'

Washington - Hillary Clinton launched her bid Sunday to become the first woman to win the White House, and announced a campaign tour to showcase her support for "everyday Americans.

Brooklyn business owners anticipate a major arrival

New York - Anyone who's ever been in a city that gets a visit from the president or another major dignitary knows just what it's like: crowded streets, restricted parking, jammed restaurants.

Saint John Paul II cast as poster-boy for Polish unity

Varsovia - A decade after John Paul II's death, dozens of controversial posters have gone up in his native Poland, showing the canonised pope sporting a suit and tie urging "togetherness" in an election year."Karol Wojtyla, your candidate in your daily choices.

Neptune Suite lets you power TVs, tablets and phones from a watch

A company called Neptune has released six different pieces of hardware that all integrate seamlessly with each other. Powered by the Neptune Hub quad-core smartwatch, the firm promises a new era of computing centered around the watch.

Security alert prompted as man spotted on the roof of Parliament

An arrest has been made after a man was spotted pacing around on the roof of the houses of Parliament in London late last night, prompting negotiators, police and the fire service to attend the scene in England's capital.

#thedress web sensation becomes powerful Salvation Army campaign

The furious Internet debate late last month around the perceived colour of a dress is now being used by charity the Salvation Army in a powerful new campaign about violence against women, saying "Why is it so hard to see black and blue?"

Israel's Likud claims vote for left will benefit IS

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party claims in a contentious new campaign ad that a vote for the left in Israel's March election would benefit jihadists from the Islamic State group.

Anonymous 'OpDeathEaters' to combat child sex abusers online

High-profile hacktivist group Anonymous have announced that they are planning an action day to expose child abusers and those who cover them, freely publishing the information to inform the public of the scope of abuse.

'Anonabox' Tor router pulled from Kickstarter

The anonymising "Anonabox" broadband router has had its successful crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter pulled within just days of it starting amid complaints about the device's legitimacy.

Marriott's new campaign urges guests to tip their housekeepers

A number of Marriott hotels will provide envelopes in guest rooms in an effort to encourage visitors to tip its workers.

Scent of victory energises Scottish independence campaign

Edinburgh - Pounding the streets of Edinburgh, campaigners for Scottish independence are more hopeful than ever that they can win next week's referendum -- and a last-minute visit by British Prime Minister David Cameron cannot dampen their enthusiasm.
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