Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil’s presidential election with 55.2% of the votes on Sunday, beating left-wing Workers’ Party candidate Fernando Haddad. Bolsonaro’s election campaign promised to focus on Brazil’s high crime levels and target corruption. Bolsonaro called himself a ‘defender of freedom’ during his victory speech. Haddad said Brazil’s democracy was ‘at stake.’
A Lion Air Boeing 737 passenger plane crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia. The plane was carrying 188 passengers and heading to Pangkal Pinang. No survivors were found. Thai tycoon and owner of the Leicester City soccer club Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was killed along with four others when his helicopter crashed after a Premier League match on Saturday.
Two victims of the Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting will be buried on Tuesday while other burials will be delayed by the investigation. Eleven were killed and others injured by gunman Robert Bowers who reportedly wanted all Jews to die. Federal authorities claim 56-year-old pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc worked as a DJ hours before his arrest.
One person was killed on Sunday as Sri Lanka experienced a political crisis with the abrupt firing of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replacement by ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena claimed the move was caused by the economic crisis and a plot to kill him. Sirisena on Saturday suspended the parliament till November 16 after sacked Prime Minister Wickremesinghe sought an emergency session to prove his majority.
Syria’s National Museum reopened after closing six years ago due to the civil war. Syrian officials claimed the museum’s reopening was a sign of a return to normal life. Syria’s Minister of Culture said the reopening ‘is a genuine message that Syria is still here.’ Most museum pieces were evacuated to secret locations for protection.
IBM will acquire open software company Red Hat in a deal worth $34 billion as announced on Sunday. The enterprise software maker will now be a unit of IBM’s Hybrid Cloud division. Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst will join IBM’s senior management team. This is IBM’s largest deal and the third largest deal in US tech history.