Cameron vows to `put British first` in battle for vote

Britain`s prime minister announced new measures to cut immigration today in a bid to lure voters from eurosceptic rivals 10 months from a general election.

Iraqi Kurds to vote on independence in months: Leader

Iraq`s Kurds will hold an independence referendum within months, their leader Massud Barzani said on Tuesday, as the region reels under a brutal offensive by Sunni jihadists who have declared an Islamic caliphate.

Big turnout in Hong Kong democracy vote as Beijing fumes

An informal referendum aimed at bolstering support for greater democracy in Hong Kong wound down today after drawing nearly 800,000 votes and the ire of Beijing, which denounced it as a political farce.

Hong Kong braces for massive rally after democracy poll

Hong Kong residents voted Sunday on the last day of an unofficial referendum on electoral reform that has angered Beijing, days before an expected major protest seeking greater democracy for the southern Chinese city.

More than 160,000 people vote in Hong Kong democracy poll

More than 160,000 people took part in an unofficial Hong Kong vote on electoral reform Friday, at a time of heightened tensions as pro-democracy activists worry that Beijing will backtrack on its promise of universal suffrage.

Ten of thousands vote as Hong Kong democracy ``referendum`` kicks off

Tens of thousands of people voted for full democracy in Hong Kong within the first hour of an unofficial online referendum, a civil campaign that has sparked warnings from China`s Communist Party leaders.

230 MLAs cast votes in RS by-poll in Bihar

All 232 MLAs, Barring two, today cast votes in the by-poll to fill up two Rajya Sabha seats in Bihar amidst reports of cross-voting by members of prominent political parties.

Lankan parliament votes to not to allow UNHRC probe team

Sri Lankan parliament today overwhelmingly voted not to allow the UNHRC team into the country to investigate alleged human rights abuses during the last phase of the civil war against the LTTE.

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back polled greatest film of all time

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back has been voted as the greatest film of all time by more than 250,000 film buffs in a recent poll held by Empire magazine.

Formal countdown begins for Scottish vote that could break up United Kingdom

The formal campaign for a Scottish independence vote that could result in the break-up of the United Kingdom began on Friday, though polls currently show Scots are unlikely to vote for the demise of the 307-year-old union with England.

Syrians stream to embassies to vote in controversial poll

Syrian expats streamed to their embassy in Beirut Wednesday to vote in a controversial presidential election, as war raged at home and bombs killed more than 40 people in the city of Aleppo.

Egyptians slow to vote on extra day aimed at boosting turnout

Egyptians were initially slow to vote on a hastily added third day of a presidential election on Wednesday after lower-than-expected turnout threatened to damage the credibility of the man widely forecast to win, former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Ukraine says Russia pulls back forces ahead of vote

Ukraine confirmed Tuesday that Russia had pulled its troops back from the border for the first time in a move that could ease spiralling tensions five days ahead of a make-or-break presidential poll.

Swiss vote on world`s highest minimum wage

Swiss voters are to decide in a referendum today whether to bring in the world`s highest minimum wage, offering each and every worker at least USD 25 an hour.

US vows to punish Russia if it disrupts Ukraine vote

Kiev: The United States warned Russia of punishing new sanctions if the Kremlin and its allies in Ukraine disrupt crucial presidential elections in the former Soviet republic less than 10 days away.
Kiev`s interim leaders are battling to keep Ukraine from disintegrating ahead of the May 25 vote, pressing on with a military offensive to put down a bloody pro-Moscow insurgency in the eastern industrial heartland.

EC`s curbs on candidates in vote counting centres

A candidate with more than one securityman in toe cannot enter the vote counting centre on May 16, the day Lok Sabha elections will be declared.

Iraqis vote with violence high and tensions rising

Iraqis will vote Wednesday in the first national election since US troops left, amid deepening sectarian divisions and fears the country is on the brink of all-out bloodshed.

Omar urges people of J&K to come out and vote

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday sought greater participation from the people of the state in the remaining phases of the Lok Sabha polls saying he is "not accountable" to those who stayed away from the democratic exercise.

Unfair to say actors didn`t vote because of IIFA: Riteish Deshmukh

Actor Ritesh Deshmukh, who attended the second day of ongoing IIFA 2014 here Thursday, says he has already voted on April 17 in his hometown Latur before coming for this event but it is unfair to say other actors did not vote because of IIFA.

Had made prior commitment to IIFA, say Bollywood actors on missing voting

Bollywood celebrities like Anil Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, and Javed Akhtar, present on the second day of the ongoing IIFA awards and skipping voting - scheduled on the same date in Mumbai - regretted not exercising their franchise but said they had committed to the show six months back when elections has not been announced.