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2 September 2010
Source: BBC News

Ten election campaign workers have been killed in an air strike by Nato-led forces in Afghanistan, officials say. The governor of the northern province of Takhar, Abduljabar Taqwa, told the BBC that two people were also wounded in the attack in the Rostaq district. President Hamid Karzai condemned the incident, saying that “pro-democracy people should be distinguished from those who fight against democracy”. (more…)

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DATU PIANG, 13 May 2010 (IRIN) – Two rocket-propelled grenades landed just 100m away from a village in the southern Philippines, exploding near voters lined up at polling stations for national elections this week. (more…)

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11 May 2010 05:32:13 GMT

Source: Reuters

MANILA, May 11 (Reuters) – Maoist-led guerrillas on Tuesday ambushed an army convoy escorting election officials in a remote town on the southern island in the Philippines, killing six people and wounding a dozen, an army spokesman said. (more…)

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09:12 GMT, Monday, 10 May 2010 10:12 UK

Voting in national and local elections in the Philippines has been extended by one hour due to long queues of voters.

Filipinos will elect a new president and vice-president, as well as more than 17,000 other positions.

The queues have been linked to problems with new automated vote-counting machines, some of which had failed to operate properly in pre-poll testing. (more…)

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Philippines: hoping for a better life despite election fears

Although most displaced people in Central Mindanao have returned to their homes over the past year, thousands have yet to do so. The ICRC has been providing assistance for them in accordance with their needs. This is an update on these and other ICRC activities in the Philippines. (more…)

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By Cecille Suerte Felipe (The Philippine Star) Updated April 27, 2010 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A total of 27 people, including a mayoralty bet and five running for councilor, were killed in 75 election-related violent incidents during the first 105 days of the campaign period for the May 10 general elections. (more…)

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By Muhanad Mohammed

(Reuters) – Two bombs killed 42 people and wounded 65 others in Iraq’s mainly Sunni Diyala province on Friday, underscoring tensions just before the release of full preliminary results from the March 7 parliamentary election.

A car bomb and a roadside bomb exploded in the town of Khalis, about 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. (more…)

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