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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

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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 »

Madagascar to vote for new president

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Madagascans wave the national flag during celebrations of the 50 years of independence in Antananarivo on June 26 2010. The Indian Ocean island of Madagascar feted 50 years of independence mired in political and economic crisis and without an elected president or a new constitution. For the first time many residents have not hung the national flag from their windows, an indication of how deeply the country is divided in the run up to the celebration of independence from France. AFP

Madagascans vote for a new president and parliament Friday in run-off polls aimed at pulling the island out of the political and economic doldrums and restoring democracy.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Kontra Daya fears glitches in May polls

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The poll watchdog Kontra Daya on Sunday warned that Saturday’s mock polls conducted by the Commission on Elections were attended by the same glitches observed during the 2010 elections and showed that the Comelec was not prepared for another automated balloting.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn faces new sexual assault complaint

ANOTHER SEX SCANDAL. File photos of International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn and (L) French journalist and writer Tristane Banon, who will bring legal action this week for attempted rape against Strauss-Kahn, her lawyer said on July 4, 2011 in an interview published online.  AFP

Dominique Strauss-Kahn faces a potential new sexual assault investigation Tuesday when a young French writer plans to formally accuse him of trying to rape her during a 2002 book interview — a dizzying turn of events just as the former IMF chief’s fortunes seemed to be growing brighter.

Posted: July 5th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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