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Some think the early polls will emphasize the futility of the electoral process, and usher in instability.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his wife in Caracas on April 13, 2015. FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images

Public sector employees will now work five and a half hours, part of a nationwide electricity rationing plan.

BJP President Amit Shah in Delhi. (India Today Group/Getty)

The BJP-PDP coalition is an unusual step for a region still plagued by sectarian violence.

British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to speaks to Helen Taylor Thompson, 90, a First Aid Nursing Yeomanry veteran of World War II in a marquee in St James' Park as part of the day's celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of VE Day on May 10, 2015 in London, England.

David Cameron will pledge to ensure the "economic recovery reaches all parts of our country."

French President Hollande talks with Qatar’s Emir Sheikh al-Thani in Doha, 5/4/15. CHRISTOPHE ENA/AFP/Getty Images

Qatar is raising its international profile in military modernization and tackling climate change.

An Iranian man looks at newspapers displayed outside a kiosk in the capital Tehran on November 25, 2014, a day after Iran and world powers announced that talks on a comprehensive nuclear agreement had been inconclusive.

Bipartisan efforts will go ahead despite White House warnings that they risked derailing nuclear talks.