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2018 Sri Lankan constitutional crisis

President Maithripala Sirisena dissolves Parliament.

It comes amid a political crisis following President Sirisena's attempt to replace the prime minister.

Opposition to Brexit in the United Kingdom

British MP Jo Johnson resigns as transport minister over Theresa May's Brexit plan and calls for a second referendum.

Transport minister says he cannot support deal and will campaign for second referendum

List of executive actions by Donald Trump

The American Civil Liberties Union files a lawsuit in response to President Trump's proclamation that denies asylum to immigrants who enter the country illegally.

The ACLU says the Trump administration’s “new asylum ban is flatly unlawful and may result in many people being sent back to danger.”

U.S. Senate race

State judges order election officials from Broward and Palm Beach Counties to release absentee ballot information as they continue to count the ballots.

U.S. Senate race

As the Florida Senate election heads to a mandatory recount, United States President Donald Trump and Rick Scott claim, without evidence, that widespread voter fraud occurred in Florida during the recent midterm election.

Voters should be worried about "rampant voter fraud in Palm Beach and Broward Counties," said Senate candidate and Florida Gov. Rick Scott. Experts say previous claims of widespread fraud are false.


Former Philippine First Lady and Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos has been convicted on seven counts of graft for transferring funds to private foundations in Switzerland and is sentenced to at least six years and one month imprisonment for each count.

(3rd UPDATE) Imelda Marcos can obtain provisional liberty while appealing the conviction, the court says

UK Prime Minister

A convoy accident involving British Prime Minister Theresa May and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel interrupts an Armistice Day trip after two police motorbikes were knocked over.

The prime minister was leaving a wreath-laying ceremony when two police motorbikes were knocked over near NATO headquarters.


Two additional bodies are found in the rubble of the two buildings that collapsed four days ago in Marseille, France, bringing the final death toll to eight.


Flash floods caused by heavy rain in Petra, Jordan, kill 11 people while 24 others are injured.

Nearly 4,000 tourists are evacuated from the ancient city of Petra as floodwaters reach 4m (13ft).

Camp Fire

At least 11 people have been killed and more than 150,000 evacuated as two big wildfires rage in California, the Camp Fire in Butte County and the Hill Fire in Ventura.

One fire is acknowledged to be the state's most destructive, as another doubles in size.

2018 Melbourne stabbing attack

One person is killed and two others are injured by a knife-wielding man in Melbourne, Australia. The suspect, a 31-year-old Australian resident originally from Somalia, randomly stabbed pedestrians after exiting his burning, crashed utility truck that held multiple gas canisters. He was shot and killed attempting to stab responding police. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claims responsibility.

Australian authorities said they are treating the attack as a "terrorism incident."

War in Afghanistan

Officials say that an attack by the Taliban on an army outpost killed 10 soldiers and 7 policemen in Khwaja Ghar District after 7 policemen were killed in Farah yesterday.

Afghan officials say Taliban attacks have killed at least 10 soldiers, 7 policemen in country's north, west.