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Brazil’s ‘Bin Laden’ arrested for campaigning at polls


A candidate running for the Amazonia state assembly in northern Brazil under the monicker Osama Bin Laden was detained during Sunday’s vote for illegal campaigning outside the local polls, electoral officials said.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Russians see country as feared, envied abroad – poll

Russian President Vladimir Putin.  AP

Almost half of Russians believe their country inspires either fear or envy abroad, according to a new poll, with a third citing military might as being crucial to its international standing.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pollsters need freedom, says SWS head

SWS president Mahar Mangahas: Freedom

Social Weather Stations (SWS) president Mahar Mangahas said that beyond the need for resources and technical expertise, researchers doing opinion polls and social surveys need freedom most of all in order to thrive.

Posted: May 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Polls open in tense Thai national election

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrives to cast her ballot for the general election at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. AP.

Thailand’s tense national election got underway Sunday with protesters forcing the closure of several polling stations in the capital amid fears of more bloodshed a day after gun battles in Bangkok left seven people wounded.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

LP candidates top barangay heads’ polls


The ruling Liberal Party (LP) drew first blood in the positioning for the 2016 national elections by consolidating control of the 42,026-strong Association of Barangay Captains (ABC).

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »