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Pakistan vote counts drags on after election marred by attacks, outages

Islamabad, Pakistan Reuters Pakistan counted votes after polling ended on Thursday in a general election marred by militant attacks and suspension of mobile phone services, with no indication of a clear leader seven hours after voting closed – an unusual delay compared to previous polls. The South Asian country is struggling to recover from an […]

Argentina voting closes with economic crisis driving radical outsider

Argentina's presidential candidate Javier Milei greets supporters, outside of a polling station, during Argentina's presidential election, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 22nd October, 2023

Buenos Aires, ArgentinaReuters Argentines flocked to the polls on Sunday to vote in a tense national election where a far-right libertarian leads the race for the presidency, a major potential shift in the political landscape due to fallout from the country’s worst economic crisis in two decades. Around the South American country voters cast their […]

Voting closes in New Zealand election, counting set to begin

People head to the polls to vote in the general election in Auckland, New Zealand, on 14th October, 2023

Wellington, New ZealandReuters Voting closed in New Zealand’s general election at 7pm on Saturday and counting was set to start, with provisional results due later this evening. People head to the polls to vote in the general election in Auckland, New Zealand, on 14th October, 2023. PICTURE: Reuters/David Rowland Opinion polls have indicated the opposition […]

Voting begins in Australia in landmark Indigenous Voice referendum

Voters are seen at the ballot box at the Old Australian Parliament House, during The Voice referendum in Canberra, Australia, on 14th October, 2023

Sydney, AustraliaReuters Australians began voting on Saturday in a historic referendum, the first in almost a quarter of a century, to decide whether to recognise its First Peoples in the constitution, as requested by the country’s Indigenous leaders six years ago. Australians will simply write “Yes” or “No” on the ballot paper, after a question […]

Nigerians vote for new president, braving long delays in hope of bringing change

People looks for their names on voters list put up on a wall at a polling unit, during Nigeria's Presidential election in Agulu, Anambra state, Nigeria February 25, 2023.

Kano, Nigeria Reuters Nigeria’s presidential election was marked by long delays at some polling stations on Saturday, which did not deter large crowds of voters hoping for a reset after years of worsening violence and hardship under outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari. Africa’s most populous nation is struggling with Islamist insurgencies in the north-east, an epidemic […]

Updated: Brazilian election goes to runoff as Bolsonaro beats polls

Brazil Curitiba voting

Updated: 12pm (AEST)Brasilia/Rio de Janeiro, BrazilReuters Brazil’s presidential election is headed for a run-off vote, electoral authorities said on Sunday, after President Jair Bolsonaro’s surprising strength in a first-round vote spoiled rival Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s hopes of winning outright.  With 95 per cent of electronic votes counted, Lula was ahead with 47.6 per […]

Russia issues new nuclear warning as contested Ukraine referendums end

Ukraine Donetsk press conference

London, UK/Zaporizhzhia, UkraineReuters An ally of President Vladimir Putin issued a stark new nuclear warning to Ukraine and the West on Tuesday as Russia began releasing results of referendums it bills as a prelude to it annexing four Ukrainian regions. But an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy told Reuters Kyiv would not be swayed […]

US warns of catastrophic consequences if Russia uses nuclear weapons in Ukraine

Ukraine Mariupol voting

Reuters The United States warned of “catastrophic consequences” if Moscow were to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, after Russia’s Foreign Minister said regions holding widely-criticised referendums would get full protection if annexed by Moscow. Votes in four eastern Ukrainian regions, aimed at annexing territory Russia has taken by force mostly since its invasion in February, […]