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Singapore opposition eyes bigger role as election campaign starts
Singapore opposition eyes bigger role as election campaign starts

Campaigning for Singapore's September 11 election began, with a resurgent opposition seeking a greater political role as voters chafe at immigration and high living costs.

Singapore opposition eyes bigger role as election campaign starts
Turkey PM seeks to rouse voters in giant Istanbul rally
Turkey PM seeks to rouse voters in giant Istanbul rally

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Sunday hosted the biggest rally yet of Turkey's legislative election campaign.

Turkey PM seeks to rouse voters in giant Istanbul rally
Still frame from the Dove video
Beautiful or Average: Dove and controversy

Dove's Choose Beautiful aiming to empower women raises controversy.

Beautiful or Average: Dove and controversy
Clinton makes first campaign stop in small-town America
Clinton makes first campaign stop in small-town America

Hillary Clinton's 1,000-mile road trip brought her to a small town in America's agricultural heartland for the first official stop.

Clinton makes first campaign stop in small-town America
Clinton to launch White House bid on Sunday: media
Clinton to launch White House bid on Sunday: media

Hillary Clinton is poised to officially launch her 2016 presidential campaign this weekend, setting the stage for a bruising election battle.

Clinton to launch White House bid on Sunday: media
Sabina Altynbekova and Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo courtesy of the Instagram profile of Akorda, the official website of the Kazakh President.
Sabina Altynbekova registered as authorized representative of presidential candidate Nazarbayev

18-year-old volleyball player Sabina Altynbekova has been registered as an authorized representative of the presidential candidate Nursultan Nazarbayev on March 16.

Sabina Altynbekova registered as authorized representative of presidential candidate Nazarbayev
Photo courtesy of avil.ru
Access to social networks may be blocked before election day in Kazakhstan

Access to social networking websites may be blocked in Kazakhstan on the campaigning silence day before the elections should the rules of campaigning be violated.

Access to social networks may be blocked before election day in Kazakhstan
Mukhtar Kul-Mukhammed. Photo © akorda.kz
Mukhtar Kul-Mukhammed takes lead of Nazarbayev's election campaign office

Mukhtar Kul-Mukhammed has been put in the head of Nursultan Nazarbayev’s election campaign office.

Mukhtar Kul-Mukhammed takes lead of Nazarbayev's election campaign office
Greek PM uses Paris attack to slam Syriza migration proposals
Greek PM uses Paris attack to slam Syriza migration proposals

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras used the deadly Islamist attack on France's Charlie Hebdo magazine in an election campaign speech.

Greek PM uses Paris attack to slam Syriza migration proposals
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7 y.o. Kazakhstani Kristi models for GAP

7 y.o. Kristi from Kazakhstan has modeled for GAP.

7 y.o. Kazakhstani Kristi models for GAP
Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio. ©Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
DiCaprio teams with Netflix on gorilla documentary

Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio has teamed up with online streaming service Netflix for a documentary about endangered mountain gorillas in east Africa.

DiCaprio teams with Netflix on gorilla documentary
Rising Rousseff ramps up Brazil election offensive
Rising Rousseff ramps up Brazil election offensive

President Dilma Rousseff has ramped up her offensive as Brazil's election campaign enters the final stretch, with a decisive first-round win in her sights.

Rising Rousseff ramps up Brazil election offensive
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio. ©Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
Leonardo DiCaprio joins UN climate campaign

Leonardo DiCaprio will address world leaders at a UN climate summit next week as the new "UN messenger of peace" with focus on climate change.

Leonardo DiCaprio joins UN climate campaign
Surprise-package Silva shakes up Brazil vote
Surprise-package Silva shakes up Brazil vote

Popular environmentalist Marina Silva has shaken up Brazil's presidential election since her sudden entry into the race.

Surprise-package Silva shakes up Brazil vote
Captain of the Almaty Football Club Kairat Samat Smakov. Youtube screenshot.
Kazakh football players accept Ice Bucket Challenge

Ice Bucket Challenge continues with the captain of the Almaty Football Club Kairat Samat Smakov.

Kazakh football players accept Ice Bucket Challenge
British human rights campaigner Bamber dies
British human rights campaigner Bamber dies

British human rights campaigner Helen Bamber, an early member of Amnesty International, died at the age of 89 on Thursday.

British human rights campaigner Bamber dies
Brazil presidential candidate dies in plane crash
Brazil presidential candidate dies in plane crash

Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died when his campaign jet slammed into houses in Santos city in bad weather.

Brazil presidential candidate dies in plane crash
Borrow a book and share your own. Photo © Vladimir Prokopenko
Bookcrossing bird houses in Almaty parks: borrow your escape to wonderland

Bird houses for bookcrossing have been installed in parks of Almaty, a large southern city of Kazakhstan.

Bookcrossing bird houses in Almaty parks: borrow your escape to wonderland
Photo courtesy of organizers
If you are short on change take a coin of goodness: available on Almaty bus stops

Posters with coins of goodness have appeared on a number of Almaty bus stops.

If you are short on change take a coin of goodness: available on Almaty bus stops
Hillary Clinton aide linked to illegal campaign op: report
Hillary Clinton aide linked to illegal campaign op: report

A campaign finance scandal has ensnared a Hillary Clinton aide who court papers show secured illegal funding for a 2008 campaign operation.

Hillary Clinton aide linked to illegal campaign op: report