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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Political drama set to win HKTV's election

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 04:12am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Timely thriller likely to be first show premiered on new online channel Political drama set to win HKTV's election A timely political drama about murky goings on in an election race looks to have struck a chord with voters in an online poll to decide the first drama to be shown on HKTV when it launches next month. As the Occupy Central ...

  2. News - World - CANADA

    Toronto elects John Tory mayor, ending turbulent Rob Ford era

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 09:38pm by AP

    ... era The Rob Ford era is over as Toronto elected a new mayor, someone who is unlikely to ever make headlines for illegal drug use and public drunkenness. John Tory, the straight-laced, buttoned-down moderate conservative, who won Monday's election with 40 per cent of the vote, compared to 33 per cent for Doug Ford, brother of the outgoing mayor, promised to unite a city divided ...

  3. News - World - CANADA

    Conservative likely to end Toronto's Rob Ford era in mayoral election

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 05:21am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Toronto Conservative set to end Toronto's Rob Ford era A strait-laced moderate conservative is favoured to win Toronto's mayoral election, with many residents voting yesterday eager to close out the Rob Ford era characterised by crack-smoking and public drunkenness. Ford announced last month that he would not seek re-election as he battles a rare ...

  4. News - World - URUGUAY

    Uruguay presidential elections go to run-off as Vazquez tops first round

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 10:01pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Montevideo Run-off set for Uruguay presidential elections Uruguay's presidential elections will go into a run-off next month after ruling party candidate Tabare Vazquez won a first round yesterday without gaining the 50 per cent he needed for an outright victory. Vazquez, of the Broad Front, will face off against the opposition National Party's Luis ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Leading Washington poll consultants take key posts for British election

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 05:30am by WASHPOST

    ... election The US invasion of British politics has been a long war of attrition. Each successive campaign since the 1990s increasingly has taken on the flavour of American electioneering. Now ... minister. Messina, who is working with the Conservative Party and Prime Minister David Cameron, served as the White House deputy chief of staff and ran President Barack Obama's re-election ...

  6. News - World - SOUTH AMERICA

    Dilma Rousseff narrowly wins re-election in Brazil with call to save social progress

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 10:21am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sao Paulo and Brasilia Brazil’s leftist President Dilma Rousseff narrowly won re-election on Sunday after convincing voters that her party’s strong record of reducing poverty ... and a gross domestic product of some US$2 trillion, Brazil is Latin America’s largest economy and its most populous country. By re-electing Rousseff, Brazil will remain on a middle ground between more ...

  7. News - World - ANALYSIS: U.S. POLITICS

    Polls forecast Republicans will win US Senate control in mid-term elections

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 05:30am by AFP

    ... increasingly likely to win back the US Senate in November 4 mid-term elections, a move that would pile misery on President Barack Obama in his final two years in office. The more conservative ... are favoured in their bid to win the six extra seats they need to control the Senate. "It's not going to be a wave election, but it will bring a majority for the Republicans," predicted ...

  8. News - World - TUNISIA

    Tunisia rocked by 'terrorist' gunfight ahead of national elections

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 10:10pm by AFP

    ... a terrorist attack but did not elaborate further. Tunisia is holding key a parliamentary election tomorrow, hoping to complete its democratic transition after the 2011 overthrow of longtime dictator ... of operations aimed at dismantling extremist cells. Tomorrow's election is seen as crucial to restoring stability in the North African nation, the cradle of the Arab spring revolutionary movements, ...

  9. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff winning the internet election battle

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 10:19pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sao Paulo Incumbent president Dilma Rousseff seems to have the upper hand as social-media sites and alter-ego blogs dominate tactics of both parties Election ... (Angry Dilma) is playing a real role in tomorrow's presidential run-off election in the world's seventh-largest economy. Dilma Bolada- full title: "Queen of the Nation, Diva ...

  10. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka's president Mahinda Rajapaksa to seek third term in election 2 years ahead of schedule

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:43am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo Rajapaksa to seek third term in early election Sri Lanka will hold a presidential election in January- almost two years ahead of schedule- with Mahinda Rajapaksa seeking a third term, the information minister said yesterday. An early election had been widely expected. But the remarks by minister Keheliya Rambukwella were the first confirmation ...




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