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From farms to slums, Indian women on sharp end of jobs crisis

From farms to slums, Indian women on sharp end of jobs crisis

According to the private Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), 90 per cent of around 10 million jobs lost in India last year were held by women.

  • by Alexandra Ulmer and Suvashree Choudhury

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'It's not about being famous': Meet Thailand's first transgender PM candidate
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'It's not about being famous': Meet Thailand's first transgender PM candidate

Pinit Ngarmpring had a long, successful career in journalism, business and football. A few years ago, she became Pauline Ngarmpring. And now she wants to be prime minister.

  • by James Massola and Veena Thoopkrajae
Amid talk of Venezuelan civil war, US wants all embassy personnel out
USA

Amid talk of Venezuelan civil war, US wants all embassy personnel out

The US announced the decision as Venezuela struggles to restore electricity following four days of blackouts and a deepening political crisis.

  • by Fabiola Sanchez and Scott Smith
Quiet Israeli general poised to oust under-fire PM Netanyahu
Israel

Quiet Israeli general poised to oust under-fire PM Netanyahu

Benny Gantz, a former Israel Army general, is firming as favourite to knock off Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, despite having no parliamentary experience.

  • by Raf Sanchez
Israel's Netanyahu launches election campaign under legal cloud
Israel

Israel's Netanyahu launches election campaign under legal cloud

At Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement, his supporters cheered so loudly the Prime Minister's words were barely heard.

  • by Ruth Eglash and Loveday Morris
Populist party gains as Estonia faces possible power swap

Populist party gains as Estonia faces possible power swap

The far-right picked up about 18 per cent of the vote in the small Baltic nation. The mainstream parties have vowed not to include the populists in government.

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Thai election in the balance as opposition party, leader face bans
Thailand

Thai election in the balance as opposition party, leader face bans

A new voting system, a military junta guarding its privileges and the prospect of bans on major opposition figures means Thailand's March 24 election is wide open.

  • by James Massola and Veena Thoopkrajae
Nigerian President set to claim a second term after troubled election

Nigerian President set to claim a second term after troubled election

President Muhammadu Buharihad urged voters in Africa's biggest economy to give him another chance to tackle gaping corruption, insecurity and an economy limping back from a rare recession.

Counting starts in Nigeria's delayed poll, after explosions

Counting starts in Nigeria's delayed poll, after explosions

Nigerian officials began counting votes in its delayed election on Saturday, after gunfire and explosions started voting day, as President Muhammadu Buhari seeks a second term in Africa's most populous nation.

Will Democrats 'feel the Bern' for a second time?
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Bernie Sanders

Will Democrats 'feel the Bern' for a second time?

Many of Bernie Sanders' ideas - which only a few years ago seemed thrilling and radical to US progressives - are now mainstream positions for Democrats.

  • by Matthew Knott
Thai election looms as a major test for military influence
Democracy

Thai election looms as a major test for military influence

Junta leader Prayut Chan-o-cha should be in the box seat to remain in power, but the opposition parties in Thailand are stirring.

  • by James Massola