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Indonesian president gets rock star welcome at inauguration

Indonesian President Joko Widodo greets supporters during a celebration after his inauguration as the country's seventh president at the National Monument in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grass-roots support that swept him to power. AP PHOTO/DITA ALANGKARA

Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s first president from outside the political and military elite, got a rock-star welcome from a cheering crowd at a celebration marking his inauguration Monday but takes power facing challenges to enact an ambitious reform agenda.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Multiple arrests as Hong Kong demonstrators retake protest camp

Protesters confront riot police in the occupied area in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, early Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. New scuffles broke out Friday night between Hong Kong riot police and pro-democracy activists in a district where police cleared protesters earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Riot police clashed violently with pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong Saturday as demonstrators reoccupied a camp mostly cleared the previous day, leading to multiple arrests and jeopardising talks aimed at ending a political stalemate.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Poll tribunal dismisses Aga Muhlach election protest

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Aga Muhlach. FILE PHOTO

The House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET) dismissed the election protest of actor Aga Muhlach against Camarines Sur 4th District Representative Wimpy Fuentebella.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Comelec: Expect to see politicians’ faces nonstop with SC ruling on airtime limit

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Comelec office.  FILE PHOTO

Expect to be “bombarded” with political advertisements once the campaign season for the 2016 elections begins, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said after the Supreme Court (SC) declared as unconstitutional the Comelec’s rule on air time limit for candidates.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

After big win, India’s new leader faces backlash

In this Aug. 15, 2014 file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation on the country's Independence Day in New Delhi, India. When Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power in India's most resounding election victory in decades, he promised to revive the sluggish economy, rein in rising food prices, tackle corruption and overhaul his predecessor's lackluster foreign policy. AP FILE PHOTO

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power in India’s most resounding election victory in decades, he promised to revive the sluggish economy, rein in rising food prices, tackle corruption and overhaul his predecessor’s lackluster foreign policy.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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