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Model claiming Trump secrets pleads not guilty in Thailand case

Pattaya - A Belarusian model who sparked global intrigue after claiming she had evidence of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win office pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of running an illegal "sex training" class in Thailand.

US points at China, not Russia, on election meddling

Washington - US National Security Advisor John Bolton on Sunday singled out China, North Korea and Iran as countries who could possibly meddle in American elections -- as President Donald Trump railed about a probe into Russian interference in 2016.

Imran Khan, playboy Pakistan cricket hero turned prime minister

Islamabad - Imran Khan was catapulted to global fame as a World Cup cricket champion, but the man known in the West as a celebrity playboy has become prime minister of Pakistan as a populist, religiously devout, anti-corruption reformist.

Cricket hero Khan set to be sworn in as Pakistan PM

Islamabad - Pakistan's World Cup cricket hero Imran Khan was set to be sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan Saturday, after promising a new era of responsibility and prosperity in a fighting speech in parliament.

Cambodia ruling party sweeps parliament after vote with no opposition

Phnom Penh - Cambodian leader Hun Sen has swept all seats in parliament after holding an election with no opposition, as the country settles into one-party rule and a government that could face questions of legitimacy on the world stage.

Mali counts votes after poll worker slain

Bamako - Vote counting was under way across Mali on Monday after a tense presidential runoff in which a poll worker was killed and 100 polling stations were forced to close due to the security threat from Islamist militants.

Mali in presidential runoff overshadowed by security crisis

Bamako - Malians were called to the ballot box on Sunday for a presidential runoff likely to see Ibrahim Boubacar Keita return to office despite criticism of his handling of the country's security crisis.

Caged Lion of Punjab: the fall of Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif

Islamabad - Three times he has ruled Pakistan, and three times he has been deposed. Now Nawaz Sharif, the "Lion of Punjab", is being forced to watch the triumph of his great rival Imran Khan from behind bars.

Mali's Keita on track for second term in election runoff

Bamako - Malians vote on Sunday in a presidential runoff expected to return Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to the helm of a country battling jihadist violence and ethnic attacks.

Mali opposition not united for runoff presidential vote

Bamako - Opposition candidates who fell short in Mali's presidential election have refused to back either of the frontrunners who will contest a runoff vote on Sunday.

Taiwan targets former gang leader over 'China funding'

Taipei - Investigators in Taiwan have searched the home and party offices of a pro-China former gang leader known as "White Wolf" in a probe over donations ahead of key elections.

Mali opposition protests, EU calls for transparency ahead of poll

Bamako - After the first round of Mali's presidential election was marred by violence and accusations of fraud, EU observers on Tuesday called for more transparency and access during Sunday's run-off.

Cambodian PM hails 'free, fair' elections despite criticism

Phnom Penh - Cambodia's strongman leader Hun Sen on Tuesday hailed this week's elections as "free, fair and just" after a controversial vote with no viable opposition drew criticism from Washington and the European Union.

Khan's party claims majority to form Pakistan govt after coalition talks

Islamabad - Imran Khan's party announced Monday it has acquired enough seats in Pakistan's lower house through coalition talks to form a majority government.

Voting closes in Comoros referendum on increasing president's powers

Moroni - Counting began on Monday in a politically explosive referendum in Comoros that could change the constitution and allow President Azali Assoumani to rule beyond 2021, his current term limit.

Violence mars Mali presidential election

Bamako - Malians voted Sunday in a crucial presidential election as attacks disrupted polling in areas already beset by deadly ethnic and jihadist violence.Counting has started in some of the 23,000 polling stations which closed at 1800 GMT.

Mali votes in presidential election after violence-marred campaign

Bamako - More than eight million Malians will go to the polls on Sunday in a key electoral test for the fragile Sahel state, battling a wave of ethnic violence and jihadism.

Cambodia ruling party claims 'huge victory' in vote decried as 'sham'

Phnom Penh - Cambodia's ruling party said it had won a landslide in Sunday's one-horse election, an expected outcome after the main opposition was banned, paving the way for leader Hun Sen to prolong his 33 years in power.

Cambodians are heading to the polls Sunday in controversial vote

Phnom Penh - Cambodians are heading to the polls Sunday in an election that will be easily won by strongman Hun Sen's ruling party after the main opposition was dissolved to global condemnation.

Imran Khan's party begins coalition talks as rivals plan protests

Islamabad - Imran Khan's party said it has begun talks with independents and small parties to form a coalition government after a resounding triumph in Pakistan's general election, as rival parties planned protests over alleged vote rigging.

Cambodia's Buddhist clergy divided over controversial poll

Phnom Penh - Buddhist monk Sao Chanthol will cast his ballot for Cambodia's ruling party on Sunday, but the vote has exposed a deep fracture in the 60,000-strong clergy with some planning to stay home to protest a ban on the opposition in what is now effectively a ...

Comoros heads into violence-tarred referendum on constitution

Moroni - Voters in the Comoros go to the polls on Monday for a politically explosive referendum overshadowed by a clampdown and an attempted assassination just days before the vote.

Imran Khan, playboy Pakistan cricket hero turned election victor

Islamabad - Imran Khan was catapulted to global fame as a World Cup cricket champion, but the man known in the West as a celebrity playboy won Pakistan's election as a populist, religiously devout, anti-corruption reformist.

Pakistan parties demand new elections as Khan wins vote

Islamabad - Pakistan's main parties rejected the outcome of elections won by cricket star Imran Khan and announced protests demanding new polls Friday, after foreign observers criticised the pivotal vote over rigging allegations.

Cricket teammates, rivals congratulate Pakistan's Khan on vote win

Karachi - Imran Khan's former teammates and rivals have congratulated the World Cup winner after his party won the most seats in Pakistan's election.

Pakistan's Imran Khan wins vote but no majority

Islamabad - Imran Khan has won a disputed Pakistan election but has fallen short of an outright majority, according to official results announced Friday that indicate he will need to enter into a coalition to form a government.

Pakistan awaits vote results despite Imran Khan victory claim

Islamabad - Pakistan on Friday awaited the delayed results of pivotal elections that have already seen a jubilant Imran Khan claim victory, despite allegations of massive vote-rigging in favour of the cricket hero-turned-politician.

Imran Khan claims victory in acrimonious Pakistan election

Islamabad - Pakistan cricket hero turned politician Imran Khan claimed victory Thursday in the country's tense general election marred by allegations of "blatant" rigging by rival parties.

No Pakistani women vote in village where wives had vowed to defy husbands

- Pakistani women who had pledged to defy men in their village by voting for the first time ultimately did not exercise their democratic right in Wednesday's election, citing intimidation by their husbands.

Pakistan election: the main players

Islamabad - The Pakistan election on Wednesday comes after a brief but acrimonious campaign, complicated by a string of attacks which have prompted security fears.
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