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'Jacinda-mania' takes New Zealand election to the wire

/ Sep 17, 2017

'Jacinda-mania' takes New Zealand election to the wire

Charismatic New Zealand opposition leader Jacinda Ardern rallied support Sunday for the final week of a roller-coaster election campaign that has her center-left Labour Party within sight of an unlikely victory. Labour had been heading for disaster at the Sept. 23 polls until Ardern took ...

Protests hound late Filipino dictator's birthday celebration

/ Sep 11, 2017

Protests hound late Filipino dictator's birthday celebration

Pro-democracy activists on Monday protested the Philippine president's declaration of a provincial holiday marking the birthday of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, and other steps they said promote a political rehabilitation of his family. More than 150 people rallied outside the national Heroes' Cemetery in ...