In the news
* U.S. General David Petraeus formally takes command of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.
* At least 230 people are killed and 196 others injured in an explosion caused by a fuel truck overturning in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
* Pierre Nkurunziza (pictured) is re-elected President of Burundi with more than 91% of the vote.
* Senegal begins eight days of national mourning upon the death of Serigne Mouhamadou Lamine Bara Mbacké, Grand Marabout of the Mourides.
* Collaborating astronomers confirm the orbital motion of the first directly imaged exoplanet near a pre-main sequence star.
* At least 41 people are killed and 175 others injured in a series of suicide bomb attacks in Lahore, Pakistan.