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The trend of minority parties gaining a majority in the Lok Sabha (the lower house of Indian parliament) and the legislative assemblies began with the very inception of Indian democracy.
 
From the resounding setbacks in Congress to the stunning policy flip-flops, Donald Trump has certainly been confronted with a steep learning curve in his opening months at the White House.
 
When France last put a Le Pen onto the threshold of the presidential Elysee Palace, one step from power, it could write off the 2002 election shock as a mere accident.
 
As outgoing Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said earlier this year, Hong Kong business people and investors can turn the challenges of Brexit into new opportunities, and not just because the devaluation of the pound sterling since last June's referendum vote has made United Kingdom property and other assets cheaper in terms of Hong Kong dollars.
 
President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines may seem like everything an Asian diplomat is not. At times brash and often outlandish, he finds the rituals of diplomacy too rigid, even superficial. His mercurial, unpredictable streak has got everyone wondering: Is ASEAN, under his stewardship, up for a wild ride?
 
As French voters cast ballots for president Sunday, they're making a choice that will resonate far beyond France's borders, from Syrian battlefields to Hong Kong trading floors and the halls of the U.N. Security Council.
 
Fresh off an immense North Korean parade that revealed an arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles, rival South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that Pyongyang's follow-up act will be even bigger.
 
April 2017 marks the second anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Nepal, which took almost 8,860 lives, injured 22,000, damaged 602,257 houses, and rendered thousands of people homeless.
 
Say this about the NBA playoffs: It's usually quite predictable.
 
Swathed in bandages on her head for injuries inflicted by a blast set off by a suicide bomber, the little Syrian girl smiled at the camera from the back of an ambulance in a powerful video clip that's being shared online.
 
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