Azerbaijan elects a new parliament, with the ruling party set to retain power easily and the opposition alleging foul play.
Guineans cast their ballots in a vote that has been delayed multiple times following violent ethnic clashes.
The people of Burma vote in the country's first national elections for 20 years but the main opposition boycotts the poll.
A man is arrested in the Swedish city of Malmo over a series of gun attacks over the past year.
Qantas considers cancelling flights to Jakarta due to the risk posed by ash clouds from the eruption of Mount Merapi.
Supporters of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei hold a party at his studio in Shanghai - an event he could not attend after being placed under house arrest.
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The Queen is to join Facebook with a British Monarchy page offering latest news on the royals.
Action in Arab town in Negev, following a court order, prompts protest call by Muslim residents.
Police officer kills 10 people in shooting rampage near station outside Nairobi, sparking a mass protest in the town.
Confrontation between protesters and riot police marks journey of train to storage site at Gorleben.