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Shock state election rout piles pressure on Australian PM

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Sunday his government had "lessons to learn" from a state election rout in Queensland, amid growing leadership questions after his unpopular move to knight Britain's Prince Philip.

Haiti urges UN to keep troops in country

Port-au-prince - The Haitian government urged the United Nations Security Council against cutting its troop presence ahead of crucial elections.

Chinese become targets in DR Congo anti-government riots

Kinshasa - Clashes between Democratic Republic of Congo police and political protestors that left some 40 people dead last week also revealed the level of hostility towards the Chinese in the capital Kinshasa.

Italy's president Napolitano resigns kicking off election

Rome - Italy's veteran President Giorgio Napolitano resigned Wednesday, setting the stage for the election of a new head of state, a thorny process which could prove a political headache for Matteo Renzi's government.

Sirisena sworn in as Sri Lanka's new president

Colombo - Maithripala Sirisena was sworn in as Sri Lankan president Friday after a shock victory over veteran strongman Mahinda Rajapakse in an election dominated by charges of corruption and growing authoritarianism.

Tense wait for results after close Sri Lanka election

Colombo - Sri Lankans faced a tense wait Friday for the result of a bitterly contested election that pitted South Asia's longest-serving leader against a former minister who has become a symbol of resentment over corruption.

Sri Lanka votes in tightest election in decades

Colombo - Sri Lankans turned out in large numbers Thursday, shrugging off some reports of intimidation to vote in the island's tightest election in decades as President Mahinda Rajapakse battles for survival.

Sri Lanka monitors fear voter intimidation before election

Colombo - International observers said Sunday they had received complaints of voter intimidation before this week's Sri Lankan presidential election, in which the incumbent faces a tough battle to win an unprecedented third term.

Bangladesh bans protests, locks opposition leader in office

Dhaka - Bangladesh police banned all protests in the capital from Sunday and locked main opposition leader Khaleda Zia in her office in Dhaka as clashes broke out before the first anniversary of an election her party boycotted.

Violence escalates ahead of Sri Lanka polls: Officials

Colombo - Campaign-related violence escalated across Sri Lanka ahead of next week's elections as President Mahinda Rajapakse fights an unexpectedly tough battle to remain in power, poll monitors and police said Saturday.

Netanyahu re-elected head of Israel's ruling Likud

Telavi - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won another term as leader of the ruling rightwing Likud ahead of a snap election, the faction said Thursday, easily defeating his lone hard-right challenger.

Sri Lanka president pledges fresh war crimes probe

Colombo - Sri Lanka's president, under pressure from his main opponent in upcoming elections, on Tuesday promised a judicial inquiry into allegations that his troops killed thousands of Tamil civilians at the end of the civil war.

Spain establishment 'panics' as support for upstart party surges

Madrid - Spain's conservative ruling party and the opposition Socialists are in panic mode as a surge in support for upstart Podemos shows little signs of abating ahead of elections next year.

Abe pledges Japan constitution rewrite after election win

Toukyo - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he would work to convince voters of the need to revise Japan's pacifist constitution the day after scoring a thumping election victory.

Japan's Abe re-elected in low-turnout polls

Toukyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won comfortable re-election Sunday in a snap poll he had billed as a referendum on his economic policies, but a record low voter turnout threatened to cloud any mandate.

Abe re-elected easily despite low turnout in Japan polls

Toukyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won comfortable re-election Sunday in a snap poll he had billed as a referendum on his economic policies after early success faded into a recession.

Japan heads to polls with Abe on course to retain power

Toukyo - Japan was voting Sunday in a snap general election which Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has billed as a referendum on his economic policies after the success of his first two years faded and the country slumped into recession.

Thousands of protestors flood Polish opposition demo

Warsaw - Tens of thousands of Polish opposition supporters marched in the capital Warsaw on Saturday to denounce alleged irregularities in last month's local elections.

Japan's Abe set to win powerful majority: poll

Toukyo - Japan's ruling coalition headed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to sweep elections this weekend, retaining its unassailable two-thirds majority and crushing a divided and demoralised opposition, polls showed Thursday.

Female suicide bombers kill four at busy Nigeria market

Kano - Two female suicide bombers killed at least four people at a busy market in northern Nigeria's largest city Kano on Wednesday, less than two weeks after a horrific attack at the city's central mosque.

Militants launch deadly raid on Kashmir army camp

Militants hurling grenades stormed an army camp in Indian Kashmir on Friday, killing 11 troops and police in a day of violence in the Muslim-majority state where local elections are being held.

Indian Kashmir votes with Modi eyeing power

Ganderbal - Indian Kashmir headed to the polls Tuesday under tight security, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party eyeing power for the first time in the tense and disputed Muslim-majority state.

Sri Lanka ruling party in purge ahead of snap polls

Colombo - Sri Lanka's ruling party was set for a purge Saturday after a senior minister declared he was challenging President Mahinda Rajapakse in snap elections called for January.

Monks' party quits Sri Lanka government ahead of polls

Colombo - Sri Lanka's main party of Buddhist monks announced Tuesday it was quitting President Mahinda Rajapakse's government in protest at his failure to loosen his grip on power before a re-election bid.

Op-Ed: Mile High City re-elects Colorado governor

Denver - Perhaps no state demonstrates how the nation ignored the facts in handing power back to the GOP more than Colorado. Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper won by pushing his party.

U.S. Republicans eye Senate control in close midterm vote

Washington - Americans voted Tuesday in key midterm elections expected to hand control of the Senate to Republicans, an outcome that would dash Barack Obama's hopes for a productive final two years at the White House.

In separatist Ukraine town, war snatches home and life

Donetsk - Nadezhda Ivanovna had plenty of lucky escapes during four months of shelling against her Donetsk neighbourhood. But on Saturday, Ukraine's war finally closed in, with a shell destroying her house and killing her seven pigs.

Toronto's Ford era is over; John Tory elected mayor

Toronto - Toronto decided to elect long-time politician John Tory to lead the city. Tory took 40 percent of the votes, with Doug Ford (Rob Ford's brother) finished second and Olivia Chow in third.

Uruguay vote headed for runoff: exit polls

Montevideo - Leftist former president Tabare Vazquez and his center-right rival Luis Lacalle Pou will head into a November 30 runoff after Sunday's presidential vote failed to give a clear winner, exit polls showed.

Botswana votes as ruling party faces invigorated opposition

- Polls opened Friday in Botswana's general elections where the ruling party faces a stern test against an invigorated opposition in a country known as one of Africa's most stable democracies.
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