Pro-democracy protesters sleep in a street in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong on October 23, 2014.

Will hold a straw poll on government proposals they had rejected earlier in the week.

A screengrab taken on July 13, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau.

At least three were killed in attack by militants on politician's home.

Children wear the mask of Modi during the election rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Leisure Valley Ground on October 11, 2014 in Gurgaon, India.

The prime minister's BJP Party is set to dominate key state elections thanks to intensive campaigning. 

A member places a vote in a ballot box as voting begins for the 193 members of the United Nations General Assembly voting in a secret ballot to fill five non-permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council on October 16, 2014 in New York City.

Venezuela, Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand and Spain awarded non-permanent seeats.

A Palestinian man works at a housing construction site on September 15, 2014 at the Jewish Settlement of Beitar Elit , West Bank.

Brussels condemned plans to build homes in East Jerusalem, echoing similar criticisms by the U.S.


Nobel Laureate Eric Maskin offers a spirited examination of the political process in the United States.