35 people have died after coordinated explosions struck the city of Kandahar in Afghanistan, Al Jazeera.
Myanmar announced a new law barring anyone convicted of a crime from running for office. The new law will exclude political activists from participating in the upcoming election and may also force political parties to remove activists from their membership. The law is in large part targeted against Aung San Suu Kyi, the last democratically elected leader of Myanmar (previously Burma) who has been under house arrest or in prison for much of the past 20 years. Myanmar is a tightly controlled society that is run by a military junta. Military leaders are going ahead with elections this year but are working to ensure that only hand-picked candidates can participate, Al Jazeera.
Google has added biking directions and biking maps to 150 U.S. cities in its Google Maps feature, Wired News.
The Large Hadron Collider will be shut down for a year to fix design flaws, BBC News.