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November 26

Politics and elections

Taiwanese head to the polls to elect mayors, city council members and other local leaders in 13 counties and nine cities.
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The Kuomintang Party, who has consistently advocated economic engagement and unification with mainland China, wins 13 of the 21 seats contested in the elections.
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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen resigns as leader of the Democratic Progressive Party after their major defeat in the elections.
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Taiwanese head to the polls for a constitutional referendum on the issues of lowering voting age from 20 to 18 and age of candidacy from 23 to 18. Local councils and city mayors are also on the election.
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The propositions on lowering voting and candidacy ages to 18 fail to pass as they do not get the approval of the required half of eligible voters.
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President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the world's longest-serving president, is re-elected to a seven-year term.
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Disasters and accidents

Eight people are killed and several others are missing or injured after landslides hit Ischia, Naples, Italy.
Source: AFP via GMA News Online external link
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Armed conflicts and attacks

Mazloum Abdi, commander of the Kurdish forces in Syria, says that his group, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), has halted its operations against ISIL due to targeted Turkish airstrikes against the SDF fighters to whom Turkey blames of a bombing in Istanbul.
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Sports

FIFA charges the Serbian national football team for hanging a banner in their locker room with the territory of Kosovo as part of Serbia. Kosovar authorities condemned the incident.
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November 25

Disasters and accidents

Ten people are killed and nine others injured in a fire at an apartment block in Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China.
Source: AP external link

Law and crime

Three people are killed and 13 others injured in a mass shooting targeting two schools in Aracruz, Espirito Santo, Brazil. The suspect, a 16-year-old boy, is later arrested.
Source: AP external link

Armed conflicts and attacks

The military of Somalia carries out a series of counterterrorism operations in southern Somalia, killing 15 al-Shabaab members who survived a previous operation two days ago, in which 49 fighters were killed. The military also says that they stopped an attack in Qayib, Galmudug, killing dozens of militants.
Source: Xinhua external link
São Tomé and Príncipe prime minister Patrice Trovoada reports that his officials had thwarted a coup d'état attempt led by the President of the National Assembly, Delfim Neves, after they arrested Neves and another individual for infiltrating the headquarters of the armed forces in São Tomé. Four people were killed in the attempt.
Source: The Washington Post external link

Health and environment

At the 19th CITES Conference of the Parties in Panama City, member states adopt stricter measures on the trade of 54 requiem and hammerhead shark species.
Source: AFP via Voice of America external link

November 24

Politics and elections

Pakatan Harapan and long-time opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is sworn in as the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Source: Reuters external link
The lower house of the Russian parliament, the State Duma, passes a bill banning all instances of "LGBT propaganda".
Source: Reuters external link

Law and crime

A Regional Trial Court in Caloocan, Philippines, sentences a police officer to life imprisonment for torturing and fabricating evidence on drug war victims Carl Arnaiz and Reynaldo de Guzman in 2017.
Source: Reuters external link
A court in Algeria sentences 49 people to death for the lynching of a 38-year-old man during last year's wildfires, after the man turned himself to police on suspicion of arson.
Source: AFP via France 24 external link
The Government of the United Kingdom orders its departments to remove and refrain from installing closed-circuit television systems manufactured by companies that are under China's national intelligence law at "sensitive" buildings, citing security concerns.
Source: CNBC external link
Three people are killed and another is injured as a gunman opens fire at a shopping centre in Krymsk, Krasnodar Krai, Russia. The perpetrator commits suicide after the attack.
Source: Outlook external link

International relations

The United Nations Human Rights Council approves the establishment of a fact-finding mission into the allegations of human rights violations committed by the Iranian government in response to the protests.
Source: AFP via News24 external link

Business and economy

Net migration to the United Kingdom reaches a record of 504,000 in 2022, according to the Office for National Statistics. The record increase is primarily due to non-EU migration, the resumption of post-pandemic travel, the arrival of Afghan and Ukrainian refugees, and immigration from Hong Kong.
Source: BBC News external link

Armed conflicts and attacks

Syrian Democratic Forces commander-in-chief Mazloum Abdi suspends military operations against the Islamic State in order to focus on preparations for a Turkish ground invasion of northern Syria.
Source: Al Monitor external link
At least 15 people are killed and 35 others are injured when Russian Armed Forces bombard Kherson.
Source: AFP via NDTV external link

November 23

Armed conflicts and attacks

Widespread blackouts are reported in Western Ukraine as Russian forces launch another wave of cruise missile strikes, including in the city of Lviv, which is currently experiencing a power outage. Moldova also reports "massive" power outages, although the country has not been directly hit by missiles.
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At least six people, all civilians, are killed in the latest missile strikes, including three in an apartment block in Vyshhorod, Kyiv Oblast, where 15 other people were injured. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko says that 21 of the 31 missiles targeting Kyiv were intercepted before they reached their targets.
Source: The Guardian external link
British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace announces that the United Kingdom will send three Sea King helicopters to the Ukrainian Air Force as part of a new £50 million support package to Ukraine.
Source: The Telegraph external link
A 16-year-old Israeli Canadian teenager and a Ethiopian-Israeli man in his fifties are killed and 22 others are injured in explosions at two bus stops in Jerusalem.
Source: The Jerusalem Post external link
An Israeli Druze teen is kidnapped from a Jenin hospital by Jenin Brigades militants and his body held hostage. He died either in the hospital or after the militants unplugged him from his life support.
Source: Times of Israel external link
Two Palestinians are killed and three others injured during a raid by Israeli soldiers at a refugee camp in Nablus.
Source: Wafa external link
The Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda agree to a ceasefire from November 25 and "the immediate withdrawal of M23 rebels from the occupied areas".
Source: AFP via Africanews external link
At least five people are killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Source: Xinhua external link

Disasters and accidents

Two people are killed and 68 others are injured by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Düzce, Turkey.
Source: DW external link

International relations

The European Parliament designates Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism, citing Russia's military strikes on civilian targets in Ukraine, including critical infrastructure, hospitals, schools, and bomb shelters.
Source: Reuters external link
Kosovo and Serbia agree an EU-brokered deal to end a dispute over Kosovar license plates in North Kosovo, which triggered protests last year.
Source: Reuters external link

Politics and elections

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom unanimously denies the Scottish government the right to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence from the United Kingdom without approval from the British government.
Source: The Guardian external link

Sports

FIFA announces that they will fine the Ecuadorian Football Federation after Ecuadorian fans made discriminatory chants about Chileans during the opening game of the World Cup against Qatar at the Al Bayt Stadium.
Source: Yahoo! Sports external link