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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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DATU PIANG, 10 May 2010 (IRIN) – As Filipinos go to the polls on 10 May to elect a new president, Payuna Biano hopes the new government will help improve the plight of thousands of displaced people like her. (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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MURUGANDI, 7 April 2010 (IRIN) – Residents in conflict-affected northern Sri Lanka, still reeling from the effects of more than 25 years of war, are taking small but significant steps on the country‚Äôs long road to recovery. (more…)

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Nepal election: Maoists emerge major force
THE TIMES OF INDIA

KATHMANDU: A ragged group of people who dreamt impossible dreams and dared to take on Nepal’s powerful army with homemade guns and bombs, Nepal’s Maoist guerrillas established themselves as a formidable force in the 90s when they prevented elections and inflicted punishing losses on the security forces. (more…)

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Seven dead in Nepal poll violence
BBC NEWS

At least six Maoist activists in Nepal have been shot dead by the security forces in the west of the country, local officials say. (more…)

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Most Palestinians favor violence over talks, poll shows
By ETHAN BRONNER
International Herald Tribune

RAMALLAH, West Bank: A new poll shows that an overwhelming majority of Palestinians support the attack this month on a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem that killed eight young men, most of them teenagers, an indication of the alarming level of Israeli-Palestinian tension in recent weeks. (more…)

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