World News

Malaysia Votes in National Elections

Malaysians are voting Sunday in national elections that analysts say could see the ruling coalition ousted after nearly 56 years in power.

The ruling bloc, headed by Prime Minister Najib Razak's United Malays National Organization, has not lost an election since independence from Britain in 1957.

However, opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's three-party coalition hopes that widespread grievances about the ruling bloc will result in a surge of votes to propel them into power.

Recent public opinion polls indicate a close race.

Voters will also be filling 222 parliamentary seats and a dozen seats for state lawmakers.

Feature Story

U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden (R) applaud Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel after the president announced Hagel's resignaton at the White House in Washington, Nov. 24, 2014.

Photogallery US Defense Chief Resigns

Resignation comes 'under pressure,' New York Times reports, citing senior administration officials More