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Trump ahead in race to White House: poll

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump posted a two-point lead over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday, the first time he has been ahead since early May. Trump

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Japan ruling bloc sees big win in upper house

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition won a landslide victory on Sunday in an election for parliament's upper house that the Japanese leader has cast as a referendum on his "Abenomics" revival policies, media exit polls

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Australia PM Turnbull retains power in vote

Australia's opposition Labor Party conceded defeat in the federal election on Sunday, clearing the way for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to retain power. Counting of votes in the marathon election continues, but Bill Shorten

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Australia votes in dead-heat polls

Australia voted on Saturday to elect a government for the next three years amid concerns an anticipated close vote will deny current Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull the outright majority he needs to enact major economic reforms. T

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New PM named to oversee Jordan elections

Jordan's King Abdullah appointed veteran politician Hani Mulqi as prime minister after dissolving parliament on Sunday, charging him with overseeing elections before the end of the year, a senior political source said. The mon

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Trump, Clinton draw even in White House poll

Republican Donald Trump pulled even with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, in a dramatic early sign that the Nov. 8 US presidential election might be more hotly contested than first thought. While m

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Assad holds election as peace talks resume

Syrians voted in a parliamentary election in government-held areas of the country on Wednesday in what they called a show of support for President Bashar al-Assad, while his opponents and Western powers denounced the poll as illegitimate.

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Trump aims for big US primary wins

US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump hunted for votes in three states on Monday before a crucial round of nominating contests, and dismissed outbreaks of violence at his campaign events as "a little disruption."

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Iran votes in contest likely to shape post-sanctions era

Iranians go to the polls to vote for the first time since last year's nuclear deal in elections that could determine whether the Islamic Republic continues to emerge from diplomatic and economic isolation after years of sanctions.

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Sharjah council urges voters to take part in polls

The Sharjah Consulative Council has urged voters to take part in its electoral and political process in order to have a say in the decision-making and development agenda of the emirate.   Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed

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