In today's news roundup, Zambia gets a new president, Malaysia's prime minister steps down, New Zealand goes into lockdown for a single coronavirus case, and a shopper in Australia finds herself face to face with a python.
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Last Saturday, Malaysia's king chose Muhyiddin Yassin as the country's new prime minister, surprising Malaysians and bringing an end to a week of confusion over who would lead the country.
On Monday, Malaysia was shocked when Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad stepped down suddenly. It's not yet clear if Mr. Mahathir is really quitting or if he's stepping down in order to form a new government.
Countries that are fighting over land are using maps to prove their arguments. Map makers and other companies are often caught in the middle of these disputes.
In today's news roundup, the auto workers' strike against General Motors could end soon, NASA astronauts make the first all-female spacewalk, and a map in a children's movie causes political trouble in Asia.
Hundreds of fires have been burning in Indonesia, clearing rainforests and other areas, and creating clouds of smoke that are affecting not only Indonesia, but Malaysia and Singapore as well.