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Philippine referendum to give minority Muslims control over land, resources

"This is a very significant vote that will lead to a participatory government that will ensure everyone is heard, and no one is left out," said Rufa Cagoco-Guiam, a conflicts specialist at the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute Foundation.

Mauritania votes to abolish Senate by referendum

While turnout was 53.73 per cent, 85 percent of voters on Saturday declared "Yes" to changes put to a referendum when they were defeated in the Senate in March, despite fierce criticism from a boycott movement that called mass protests during campaigning.

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Amid low turnout, Puerto Rico votes in favor of US statehood in referendum

Those in favor of statehood for the mainly Spanish-speaking Caribbean island hope the new status would put the territory on equal standing with the 50 US states, giving them more access to federal funds and the right to vote for US president.

A guide to Scotland as independence vote nears

Here is a guide to Scotland as the historic vote nears.

Scottish independence could mean messy divorce

If Scots vote yes to separation on Thursday, a clock starts ticking down to March 24, 2016.

British PM urges Scottish voters to not break up 'British family'

Cameron told Scots: "We desperately want you to stay; we do not want this family of nations to be ripped apart."

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Crimeans vote to leave Ukraine, join Russia

As the votes were counted, a crowd gathered in the center of Simferopol to celebrate with song and dance.

US ready to impose sanctions on Russia, Obama warns Putin

Sanctions could include bans on travel to the US and Europe, and a freeze on bank accounts and other assets.

Ukraine's Crimea seeks to become an independent state

Crimea's regional legislature on Tuesday adopted a "declaration of independence of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea".

Egypt's military will share power with civilians

While urging Egyptians to end strikes,military says Constitution will be reformed by popular referendum.

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Greece referendum says 'No' to bailout

GREECE REFERENDUM: More than 60 percent of voters in a hastily called referendum have rejected creditors' demands for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans.

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South Sudan becomes the youngest country

On this day in 2011, South Sudan gained independence and became the youngest country in the world.

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