News Headlines - 28 October 2018

Jair Bolsonaro Wins Brazil’s Presidency, in a Shift to the Far Right - The New York Times

Brazil on Sunday became the latest country to drift toward the far right, electing a strident populist as president in the nation’s most radical political change since democracy was restored more than 30 years ago.
The president-elect, Jair Bolsonaro, has exalted the country’s military dictatorship, advocated torture and threatened to destroy, jail or drive into exile his political opponents.

Malaysia issues permanent ban on import of plastic waste | The Star Online

Malaysia has issued a permanent ban on the import of plastic waste effective Friday (Oct 26), says Zuraida Kamaruddin.
The Housing and Local Government Minister said the country would also be phasing out the import of other types of plastic within three years.

Flipping marvelous: Balkan chefs break pancake record | Reuters

A team of Balkan chefs rustled up a world record number of a pancakes on Friday, making 14,186 in eight hours at Sarajevo’s tourist fair.
Using 300 liters of oil, 600 kilograms of flour and 400 liters of milk, the 140 cooks from Bosnia, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia kept the frying pans turning in an improvised open-air kitchen under autumn sunshine as 15 judges looked on.

Christie's auctions painting made by AI for $432,500.

Renowned auction house Christie's sold the first piece of art created by an algorithm for $432,500.
The painting, titled "The Portrait of Edmond Belamy," was completed by artificial intelligence managed by a Paris-based collective called Obvious, Christie's said.
According to an online catalog on Christie's website, the painting had been estimated to go for $7,000-$10,000.

Real Madrid: Lopetegui will be sacked today: Conte on the way | MARCA in English

lorentino Perez is set to discuss the Real Madrid coaching situation with his directors in the coming hours and it is looking increasingly likely that Julen Lopetegui will be replaced by Antonio Conte next week.Five goals conceded at the Camp Nou appear to have sealed Lopetegui's fate and the Italian could arrive as early as Monday.If not, Santiago Solari will take temporary charge of the first team for Wednesday's Copa del Rey game against Melilla.








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