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'Priyanka magic' draws thousands at debut rally in India

'Priyanka magic' draws thousands at debut rally in India

India's powerful Nehru-Gandhi dynasty on Monday unleashed its newest star with thousands turning out to see Priyanka Gandhi Vadra speak at her first rally as the country gears up for a general election.

European Union urges internet firms to intensify fake news fight

European Union urges internet firms to intensify fake news fight

The European Union on Tuesday urged US internet giants and advertising firms to intensify the fight against disinformation campaigns before EU elections in May, or risk regulation.

DR Congo ushers in new president in historic transition

DR Congo ushers in new president in historic transition

Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in on Thursday as president of Democratic Republic of Congo, marking the country's first-ever peaceful handover of power after chaotic and bitterly disputed elections.

Muslims vote in referendum on autonomous region in Philippines

Muslims vote in referendum on autonomous region in Philippines

Minority Bangsamoro Muslims in the southern Philippines cast votes on Monday in a long-awaited referendum on autonomy

Congo opposition calls for protests as top court rejects vote challenge

Congo opposition calls for protests as top court rejects vote challenge

Congo's top court confirmed Felix Tshisekedi's contested presidential election win on Sunday, drawing a rebuke from the second-placed candidate who declared himself leader and called for demonstrations.

May faces no-trust vote after massive Brexit defeat

May faces no-trust vote after massive Brexit defeat

Britain's parliament on Tuesday voted against Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal by a massive margin, triggering a no-confidence vote that could bring down her government.

New alliance increases pressure on India's ruling party

New alliance increases pressure on India's ruling party

Two regional parties that were former bitter rivals announced an unlikely alliance Saturday to fight Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling Hindu nationalist party in a looming general election.

Obama protege Julian Castro set to join 2020 race

Obama protege Julian Castro set to join 2020 race

Former mayor of San Antonio, Texas and Obama-era cabinet member Julian Castro is expected Saturday to launch his bid to become the nation's first Hispanic president ...

Opposition leader wins Congo vote as opponent cries foul

Opposition leader wins Congo vote as opponent cries foul

Congo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was on Thursday declared the winner of the troubled country's presidential election, but another opposition candidate cried foul and vowed to challenge the results.

Congo riot police deploy at electoral commission ahead of vote result

Congo riot police deploy at electoral commission ahead of vote result

Riot police deployed at the electoral commission's headquarters in Kinshasa on Wednesday ahead of the expected announcement of a result in Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election ...

DR Congo further delays Dec 30 poll in two conflict zones

DR Congo further delays Dec 30 poll in two conflict zones

DR Congo on Wednesday announced that key elections due to take place nationwide on December 30 would be postponed to March in two regions troubled by violence.

Silent opposition counts on viral votes in Bangladesh election

Silent opposition counts on viral votes in Bangladesh election

Shut out by mainstream media and too scared to hustle on the streets, Bangladesh's main opposition party has been reduced to social media lobbying for votes in this week's national elections.