Pakistanis vote in landmark election
Despite Taliban threats, turnout is high for the country's first democratic transfer of governance. Early tallies favor ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who delivers a victory speech. ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Millions of Pakistanis braved threats from militants and voted Saturday in national elections that marked the country's first democratic transfer of governance and appeared to put former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on track for a potential return to power.
India's Cheap Food Plans to Prove Costly for Government
India may soon pass a new law to give millions more people cheap food, fulfilling an election promise of the ruling Congress party that could cost about $23 billion a year and take a third of annual grain production.
Malaysians Turn Out in Large Numbers
Millions of Malaysians came out to vote across the country within hours of opening of what is expected to be the closest general election in the resource-rich Southeast Asian nation's history.
Musharraf remanded over Bhutto assassination
Decision means former military ruler will spend upcoming election day under house arrest in his Islamabad villa.
Venezuela's interim leader accuses rivals of destabilization attempts
Days before the election, interim President Nicolas Maduro suggests that political opponents hired Colombian paramilitaries to commit assassinations. CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan interim President Nicolas Maduro has accused his political rivals of bringing Colombian paramilitaries into the country to commit assassinations, an assertion typical of the brief but intense campaign leading to Sunday's presidential election.