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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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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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By Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The number of civilians killed by violence in Iraq rose sharply in April from the month before, a sign that insurgents may be trying to exploit political tensions after an election that produced no outright winner. (more…)

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By BBC News

At least 14 people have been killed in Baghdad on the first day of voting in Iraq’s parliamentary elections.

Suicide bombers attacked two polling stations in different areas of the city killing at least seven people and wounding many others.

Earlier in the day, a mortar attack on a crowded market killed seven and wounded at least 10 people. (more…)

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By Rebecca Santana

Associated Press

BAGHDAD – Assailants killed eight members of a Shiite family in a village outside Baghdad on Monday, shooting some and beheading others, just one of a series of pre-election shooting and car bombing attacks that swept the country, killing 22 people in all. (more…)

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By Mujahid Mohammed

MOSUL, Iraq (AFP) – A Christian student was found dead in the main northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Wednesday, the fourth in as many days, amid warnings of rising violence against the minority ahead of March 7 polls. (more…)

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