AFRICA: At least two people were killed and a policeman was wounded in gun battles in Burundi’s capital as security forces searched opposition strongholds for weapons.
AMERICAS: In Mexico, the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) elected Agustin Basave and Beatriz Mojica as its new national leaders.
ASIA: The Maldives’ foreign ministry says a monthlong state of emergency declared by the president last week may be lifted early.
EUROPE: In Britain, PM David Cameron favors holding a referendum on the country’s EU membership in June next year if other member states agree to the bulk of his reform plans.
MIDDLE EAST: US President Barack Obama and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu are set to meet for the first time since relations deteriorated over a nuclear deal between world powers and Iran.
TECHNOLOGY: The chief executive of South Africa-based mobile phone operator MTN has resigned over a USD 5.2B fine imposed on the company in Nigeria.
Myanmar: Landslide victory for opposition NLD party in historic election.
Myanmar’s ruling party conceded defeat in the country’s general election, as the opposition led by democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi appeared on course for a landslide victory that would ensure it can form the next government.
A National League for Democracy (NLD) spokesman said it expected to win about 70% of seats.
Millions of the country’s 30 million voters had braved hot sun and long lines to cast their ballots in the historic election, the first national democratic vote in 25 years.
Myanmar is heading into a period of uncertainty over how Suu Kyi and other ascendant parties negotiate sharing power with the still-dominant military.
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Confirmed Cases: 24,388
Deaths as of 09NOV: 63 (Colombia, Puerto Rico, Martinique, Grenada, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Dominican Republic)
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Deaths as of 09NOV: 575 (Saudi Arabia, France, Qatar, United Kingdom, UAE, Oman, South Korea)