Portal:Current events/2010 November 1

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  • State media in Burma warn against a boycott of the general election on Sunday, with the government threatening jail time for those encouraging a boycott. (BBC) (UPI)
  • While attempting to open a mental health care facility in Dublin, Irish Health Minister Mary Harney is pelted with red paint by an opposition politician highlighting the "blood budget" which "will result in the unnecessary and avoidable deaths of hundreds, if not thousands, of people over the coming years". Harney is overseeing hospital cuts of €1 billion. (The Straits Times) (ABC News) (RTÉ)