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India decides: Counting the world's largest ballot

India's enormous election took six weeks to hold, but organisers have alloted just one day to count all the ballots cast by some of the 900 million eligible voters.
May 22, 2019
Iraq's southern marshes are blossoming once more thanks to a wave of ecotourists picnicking and paddling down their replenished river bends.
May 22, 2019
Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, which jointly produced the report, said the findings were a call to action.
May 22, 2019
Four days before Europe's 400 million potential voters are called to the polls, EU leaders hope to reverse the usual low turnout to avoid opening the door to eurosceptic forces.
May 19, 2019
Voting in one of India's most acrimonious elections in decades entered its final day Sunday as Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi scrambled to hang on to his overall majority.
May 19, 2019
The company did not indicate when it first became aware of the problem, and whether it informed regulators.
May 19, 2019
Polluting industries and the more than five million cars on the city's streets only make matters worse.
May 15, 2019
The statement came after talks between May and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on a possible compromise that would end a deadlock on Brexit in parliament.
May 15, 2019
China's rising influence has also raised alarm bells in Asia, especially as it continues to assert its vast territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea and East China Sea.
May 15, 2019
And security researchers said the malicious code bore similarities to other tech developed by the firm, according to The New York Times.
May 14, 2019
Construction of new housing has exploded in Beylikduzu in recent years to meet a growing demand for real estate investment by foreigners.
May 12, 2019
According to the national statistics service, Greeks paid 34.3 percent of their medical expenses out of their own pocket in 2016.
May 12, 2019
All 136 passengers and seven aircrew on board had been accounted for, NAS Jacksonville said in a statement.
May 05, 2019
An alleged follower of Sri Lankan bombing leader Zahran Hashim is to appear in a southern Indian court Tuesday after admitting he wanted to carry out an attack in India's Kerala.
April 30, 2019
The Sri Lankan military is still hunting Islamic State-linked jihadists and security across the country remains high.
April 28, 2019
At least 10 people are dead and eight are missing after days of heavy rain-triggered floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, authorities said.
April 28, 2019
A string of blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on Sunday, killing at least 156 people, including 35 foreigners.
April 21, 2019
In a unanimous statement, the council said the Taliban's announcement will "only result in more unnecessary suffering and destruction for the Afghan people."
April 16, 2019
Seals waddling along the waterfront were once a common sight in Baku Bay, the Caspian Sea home of Azerbaijan's capital.
April 16, 2019
International leaders voiced their sorrow and solidarity with the French people as fire ravaged the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday.
April 16, 2019
MPs have rejected three times her deal finalised with the bloc last November to end 46 years of membership.
April 07, 2019
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power five years ago on a business-friendly manifesto that promised to shake up Asia's third-largest economy and boost employment.
April 07, 2019
In poorer parts of Europe, people are living in an energy system that is more polluting.
March 31, 2019
The arrests came as a senior minister called the fire an act of murder amid growing public clamour for better building safety standards.
March 31, 2019
Canada has granted asylum to a woman who helped Edward Snowden hide in Hong Kong after his leaks exposed US global surveillance programs, a refugee rights association said.
March 26, 2019
The Red Cross said recovery has been "painfully slow" and often complex.
March 26, 2019
Thais goes to the polls on March 24, in the first election since the 2014 coup that installed the generals in power.
March 19, 2019
Survivors have taken refuge in trees while awaiting help, the president said.
March 19, 2019
Scores have also been injured in the disaster, triggered by torrential rain on Saturday, with some 6,800 people evacuated to temporary shelters.
March 19, 2019
The French capital was the only eurozone city in the top 10, rising from second most expensive last year and from seventh position two years ago.
March 19, 2019