Indian voters show their ink-marked fingers after casting their votes at a polling centre in Amritsar. Photograph: Nardinder Nanu/AFP/Getty

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s ruling alliance is likely to win a big majority in parliament after a mammoth general election that ended on Sun(...)

Members of Ukraine’s far-right National Militia at an anti-corruption protest near the presidential administration in Kiev. Photograph: Dan McLaughlin

With their fondness for camouflage and black masks, members of Ukraine’s far-right National Militia make unlikely election monitors, but their presenc(...)

 Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina flashes the victory symbol after casting her vote at a polling station in Dhaka. Photograph: STR/EPA

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s alliance won Bangladesh’s election with a thumping majority, the country’s Election Commission said on Monday, giving h(...)

Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina (right) flashes the victory symbol after casting her vote, as her daughter Saima Wazed Hossain (left) and her sister Sheikh Rehana (centre) look on at a polling station in Dhaka on December 30th Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The leader of Bangladesh’s opposition alliance has described Sunday’s general election as “farcical”, saying any outcome would be rejected and demandi(...)

Russian President Vladimir Putin at a rally in Moscow on March 18th, 2018. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Russian President Vladimir Putin basked in a landslide re-election victory on Monday, extending his rule over the world’s largest country for another (...)

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gestures while speaking at the Russia’s Central Election commission in Moscow, Russia, yesterday. Russian election officials have formally barred him from running for president. Photograph: Evgeny Feldman/Navalny Campaign/AP

Russian officials should review opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s calls for an election boycott to see if they might be breaking the law, the Kremlin(...)

Kiev’s main thoroughfare. Ukraine has been used for years by Russia as a testing ground for politicised cyber operations that later cropped up in other countries. Photograph: Brendan Hoffman/New York Times

The hacker, known only by his online alias “Profexer”, kept a low profile. He wrote computer code alone in an apartment and quietly sold his handiwork(...)

Pro-democracy demonstrators sleep at a street outside Hong Kong’s government offices this morning. Photograph: Dennis M Sabangan/EPA

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters have threatened to occupy key government buildings unless the territory’s top official resigns by the end of the (...)

Pro-Russian protesters gather after exchanging fire with the Ukrainian army outside of Donets today. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

Armed pro-Russian separatists and a Ukrainian militia group clashed in the east of Ukraine today, leaving at least two dead and heightening tension be(...)

An anti-government protester reads morning papers inside their encampment in central Bangkok today. Photograph: Reuters

Thailand’s rival political factions could not agree today to stop their protests at crisis talks aimed at ending confrontation a day after the army de(...)

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