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Fresh riots in Belfast despite Clinton's plea for calm
Fresh riots in Belfast despite Clinton's plea for calm

Rioting broke out in Belfast late Friday in the latest flare of violence in Northern Ireland, just hours after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the troubled British province urging peace.

Fresh riots in Belfast despite Clinton's plea for calm
Ghana's emergence put to test in tight presidential polls
Ghana's emergence put to test in tight presidential polls

Ghanain voters head to the polls Friday, with two main presidential candidates vying to lead a booming economy in a country seeking to live up to its promise as a beacon of democracy in turbulent West Africa.

Ghana's emergence put to test in tight presidential polls
No-hoper steals S. Korean presidential debate
No-hoper steals S. Korean presidential debate

A far-left candidate polling at around one percent in South Korea's presidential candidate stole the campaign's first TV debate with a scathing attack on conservative front-runner Park Geun-Hye.

No-hoper steals S. Korean presidential debate
Italy's new centre-left leader Bersani faces test: press
Italy's new centre-left leader Bersani faces test: press

Democratic Party chief Pier Luigi Bersani won primaries on Sunday to lead Italy's centre-left but now faces the challenge of uniting different currents in his party.

Italy's new centre-left leader Bersani faces test: press
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Maldives president to face no-confidence vote

The Maldivian parliament Monday voted to hold a secret vote on a no-confidence motion against President Mohamed Waheed in a move that threatens the leader who took charge during turmoil less than a year ago.

Maldives president to face no-confidence vote
Abbas wins UN 'birth certificate' for Palestine state
Abbas wins UN 'birth certificate' for Palestine state

The UN General Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly voted to make Palestine a non-member state, inflicting a major diplomatic defeat on the United States and Israel.

Abbas wins UN 'birth certificate' for Palestine state
Egypt rushes out new charter amid turmoil over Morsi powers
Egypt rushes out new charter amid turmoil over Morsi powers

A divisive panel boycotted by liberals and Christians was set Thursday to vote on a draft new Egyptian constitution, amid mounting protests over President Mohamed Morsi's assumption of sweeping powers.

Egypt rushes out new charter amid turmoil over Morsi powers
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Record number back UN vote against death penalty

A record 110 countries on Monday backed a resolution voted every two years at a UN General Assembly committee calling for the abolition of the death penalty.

Record number back UN vote against death penalty
Sierra Leoneans vote in high-stakes elections
Sierra Leoneans vote in high-stakes elections

Sierra Leoneans voted Saturday in general elections as the west African country continues to recover from a brutal civil war while beginning to reap the benefits of a mining boom.

Sierra Leoneans vote in high-stakes elections
Romney breaks silence in bitter broadside at Obama
Romney breaks silence in bitter broadside at Obama

Mitt Romney, in his first remarks since an unexpectedly lopsided election loss to Barack Obama, blamed his defeat Wednesday on "gifts" showered by the president on his female, African-American and Hispanic supporters.

Romney breaks silence in bitter broadside at Obama
Obama inches toward victory in US vote
Obama inches toward victory in US vote

US President Barack Obama was inching towards victory on Tuesday as results poured in from the US presidential election, as Mitt Romney struggled to win vital swing states.

Obama inches toward victory in US vote
Ukraine calls partial re-vote amid fraud protests
Ukraine calls partial re-vote amid fraud protests

Election officials in Ukraine on Monday called a re-vote in five districts as thousands of people protested in central Kiev against alleged fraud in parliamentary elections won by the ruling party.

Ukraine calls partial re-vote amid fraud protests
Obama, Romney predict victory on eve of election
Obama, Romney predict victory on eve of election

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both confidently predicted victory Monday, as they rallied supporters in the dying hours of a bitter White House race, which the US president leads by a whisker.

Obama, Romney predict victory on eve of election
Obama, Romney still neck-and-neck on eve of US vote
Obama, Romney still neck-and-neck on eve of US vote

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney remained in a virtual tie in the latest opinion polls released Sunday, just two days before the White House election.

Obama, Romney still neck-and-neck on eve of US vote
Voting machines remain worry in US election
Voting machines remain worry in US election

Few want to even think about it, but the 2012 US election result could be clouded by problems with voting machines ... again.

Voting machines remain worry in US election
US storm state calls army for presidential vote help
US storm state calls army for presidential vote help

Army trucks will serve as polling stations in Tuesday's US presidential election as authorities in states stricken by superstorm Sandy race against time to get voting ready.

US storm state calls army for presidential vote help
Romney: Obama riding a sinking ship
Romney: Obama riding a sinking ship

Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney said President Barack Obama's campaign was "taking on water", as the rivals barnstormed across toss-up states while seeking swing votes two weeks before election day.

Romney: Obama riding a sinking ship
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Palestinians head to polls in first vote since 2006

Palestinians in the West Bank will head to the polls on Saturday for the first time in nearly seven years, casting their ballots in local elections.

Palestinians head to polls in first vote since 2006
Israeli parliament dissolved, elections in January
Israeli parliament dissolved, elections in January

Israel's parliament voted overnight to dissolve itself and hold early elections on January 22, officials said Tuesday.

Israeli parliament dissolved, elections in January
Lithuanian voters reject atomic power plan
Lithuanian voters reject atomic power plan

Lithuanian voters on Sunday rejected plans to build a new plant to replace the Baltic state's lone nuclear power station.

Lithuanian voters reject atomic power plan