Like a stallion known for its strong final sprint, the Coalition has trailed Labor in all credible opinion polls for months - until now.
PAKISTANI Muslims have threatened anarchy if the Government pardons a Christian mother sentenced to death for blasphemy, calling hundreds of protesters onto the streets.
At least three people have been killed in violence in Ivory Coast, hours before a presidential run-off election, officials say.
A Somali-born US teenager is arrested in the state of Oregon after allegedly plotting to bomb a Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
Myanmar pro-democracy leader holds talks with UN special representative after her recent release from house arrest.