AFRICA: Human Rights Watch urged the Sudanese government to instruct security forces not to use lethal force against protesters.
AMERICAS: Mexicanauthorities say an alderwoman-elect, Maria Asuncion Torres Cruz, has been slain hours before she was to take office in the central municipality of Mazatepec.
ASIA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League party won Sunday’s controversial general election.
EUROPE: The Russian Federal Security Service said that it detained U.S. citizen Paul Whelan over spying three days ago in Moscow.
MIDDLE EAST: The Afghan Taliban were in Iran for fresh peace negotiations with senior officials, the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said.
TECHNOLOGY: An international trade association says on-the-job slayings of journalists and news media staff rose again in 2018 following an overall decline during the past half-dozen years.
DR Congo: Still no clear winner for the election
Neither coalition has won the election, but both parties claim they have won.
The internet connection in the capital, Kinshasa, were down right after both camps said they had won.
Multiple hours into the election, many polling centers still had not opened and frustrated individuals walked away
4 people in total: 2 civilians, a police officer, and an electoral official, were killed during the election.
A town that is plagued by Ebola were not allowed to officially vote in the election, however they staged a mock election to demonstrate that a decision to once again postpone voting due to health fears was unfounded and not necessary.
Nigeria: Its air force destroyed a hideout of armed bandits and killed scores of them in the northwest Zamfara state, following recent attacks on innocent civilians there. (Xinhua)
Sudan: Human Rights Watch urged the government to instruct security forces not to use lethal force against protesters. (AP)
Tunisia: The Tunisian coast guard rescued 45 migrants near the Kerkennah Islands off the country’s eastern coast. (AFP)
Brazil: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that President-elect Jair Bolsonaro told him that it was a matter of “when, not if” he moves his country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. (Reuters)
Mexico: Authorities say an alderwoman-elect, Maria Asuncion Torres Cruz, has been slain hours before she was to take office in the central municipality of Mazatepec. (AP)
United States: A judge who ruled earlier this month that Obamacare is unconstitutional has said the health care law can stand while his decision is appealed. (AFP)
United States: The revised free trade agreement (FTA) with South Korea is set to take effect this week, a move that could improve commerce and investment, and further deepen bilateral relations. (Yonhap)
Region: A US$8 million humanitarian aid package South Korea set aside for North Korea is set to be scrapped as the plan failed to materialize for the second year in a row amid international sanctions on Pyongyang. (Yonhap)
Bangladesh: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League party won Sunday’s controversial general election. (AFP)
China: President Xi Jinping will attend a gathering to commemorate the 40th anniversary of issuing Message to Compatriots in Taiwan, scheduled for Wednesday morning in Beijing. (Xinhua)
Philippines: One person was killed and 22 others wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded near an entrance of a mall in Cotabato City. (Xinhua)
Region: Britain and France have agreed to boost bilateral cooperation over a spike in migrants trying to cross the Channel, the UK’s Home Office said. (AFP)
Bosnia: Thousands have rallied peacefully to support a man whose push to learn the cause of his son’s death has raised questions of police interference in the case. (RFE)
Russia: The Federal Security Service said that it detained U.S. citizen Paul Whelan over spying three days ago in Moscow. (Xinhua)
Region: The Afghan Taliban were in Iran for fresh peace negotiations with senior officials, the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said. (AFP)
Region: President Assad authorized Iraqi forces to attack the Islamic State group inside Syria without waiting for permission from authorities in Damascus,the two allies coordinate their fight against extremists ahead of a planned U.S. withdrawal from Syria. (AP)
Egypt: An appeals court upheld a two-year prison sentence against a rights activist over charges including “spreading false news”, her lawyer and a court official said. (AFP)
Syria: A senior Republican senator said that President Donald Trump had promised to stay in Syria to finish the job of destroying the Islamic State group — just days after announcing he would be withdrawing troops immediately. (AFP)
TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
Global Media: An international trade association says on-the-job slayings of journalists and news media staff rose again in 2018 following an overall decline during the past half-dozen years. (AP)