"Bombs or terrorist attacks must not stop voters from using their right to vote. People will have to decide what kind of Pakistan they want. If they vote for the wrong party, they will suffer for another five years." — Islamabad voter Humayon Qaiser, 70, as at least 10 people have been killed as Pakistanis head to the polls.
"No one heard me. It was so bad for me. I never dreamed I'd see the daylight again." — Bangladesh seamstress Reshma Begum who was rescued from the rubble of a collapsed garment factory after surviving 17 days in the debris.
"Republicans are a desperate party right now, trying to do whatever they can to dirty up the president to make some gains in 2014, and to dirty up Secretary Clinton because they're terrified she'll walk into the White House." — Democratic consultant Doug Thornell on Republican arguments and ads regarding last September's terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi.