**Malaysia's Long-Ruling Coalition Retains Power**
Election officials say Malaysia's ruling coalition has won a simple majority in parliamentary polls, extending its 56-year rule after a tough fight with a strengthened opposition alliance.
Final results from Sunday's election show Prime Minister Najib Razak's National Front coalition capturing 133 of Malaysia's 222 legislative seats, and 89 for the opposition's three-party alliance. The results show a decrease of several seats for the ruling coalition, and an increase for the opposition compared to the 2008 election.
Hours after the polls closed on Sunday, opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, in a message posted on Twitter, said his coalition will not accept the results until elections officials explain "alleged instances of fraud." He did not offer details, and it was not clear what effect formal appeals might have on the outcome.
More than 10 million people cast ballots for a record turnout of about 80 percent.
The opposition campaign centered on allegations of ruling party arrogance, abuse of public funds and racial discrimination by the government against the country's sizeable ethnic Chinese population.
**10 Dead in Bangladesh Anti-Blasphemy Protests **
Overnight clashes between crowds of protesters and police in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka have left at least 10 people dead and hundreds injured.
Police said protesters demanding new anti-blasphemy laws began pelting police with stones late Sunday, and officers responded with rubber bullets. Local media said at least 15 crude bombs exploded near the ruling Awami League's headquarters.
Video showed blazes raging in the night sky with burned shops and dozens of vehicles set on fire as tens of thousands of protesters raged in the streets. Many of Dhaka's roads were blocked.
Officials say the protesters dispersed early Monday.
Protester demands from the newly formed Hifazat-e-Islam group come in response to what hardliners say is a group of local "atheist" Internet bloggers the protesters accuse of insulting Islam.
The group has authored a 13-point list of demands, including an end to what it calls "the godless education system," and new laws prohibiting the unrestrained public mixing of men and women. It also wants a ban on the construction of monuments and statues in the country, and a curtailment of women's rights.