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Zimbabweans flood Harare to celebrate expected Mugabe downfall

Zimbabweans flood Harare to celebrate expected Mugabe downfall

Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans flooded the streets of Harare on Saturday, singing, dancing and hugging soldiers in an extraordinary outpouring of elation at the expected fall of President Robert Mugabe, their leader of the last 37 years.

Sri Lanka arrest 19 after communal violence; four injured

Sri Lanka arrest 19 after communal violence; four injured

Sri Lankan police arrested 19 people after a clash between "extremists" from the majority Buddhist and minority Muslim communities in which four people were injured, a spokesman said on Saturday.

Cambodian court charges two journalists with espionage

Cambodian court charges two journalists with espionage

A Cambodian court on Saturday charged two journalists with espionage for filing news reports to a US-funded radio station, which can carry a prison term of up to 15 years.

Mass anti-Mugabe rally planned in Zimbabwe

Mass anti-Mugabe rally planned in Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans are expected to take to the streets Saturday in large numbers to show their support for this week's military takeover and urge President Robert Mugabe, who is under house arrest, to step down.

UN climate envoys agree on way forward, despite Trump

UN climate envoys agree on way forward, despite Trump

Negotiations to bolster the climate-saving Paris Agreement, crafted over two decades, closed in Bonn Saturday, deflated but not derailed by Donald Trump's rejection of the treaty and defence of fossil fuels.

Shanghai police see no foul play in Russian teen model's death

Shanghai police see no foul play in Russian teen model's death

Shanghai police have ruled out foul play and cast doubt on allegations that overwork contributed to the death of a 14-year-old Russian model after she took part in Shanghai Fashion Week last month.

Uson, Roque set for senatorial run with ruling party support

Uson, Roque set for senatorial run with ruling party support

Ex-dancer and blogger Esther Margaux “Mocha” Uson, now Palace communications assistant secretary, and Palace spokesman Harry Roque will be drafted to the senatorial slate of the ruling PDP-Laban party in the 2019 mid-term elections.

Bomb plot foiled ahead of Asean summit: police

Bomb plot foiled ahead of Asean summit: police

A militant plot to bomb a Manila shopping mall as US President Donald Trump and other world leaders arrived in the city for a summit has been foiled, Philippine police said yesterday.

Five killed in Kenya violence

Five killed in Kenya violence

At least five people were killed yesterday as Kenyan police tried to disperse supporters accompanying opposition leader Raila Odinga from the airport to central Nairobi, police said.

Mugabe digs in his heels as party moves to depose him

Mugabe digs in his heels as party moves to depose him

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe appeared in public yesterday for the first time since the army took charge, as the ruling party made plans to force him to step down after more than three decades in power.

Tycoon Pinera closes in on Chile presidency

Tycoon Pinera closes in on Chile presidency

After four years of socialist rule, Chile is expected to revert to the right in elections tomorrow, with Sebastian Pinera set to return as president, confirming a shift to conservative leaders across Latin America.

Argentine navy says submarine missing

Argentine navy says submarine missing

Argentina’s navy said Friday it has launched a search operation for one of its submarines with a crew of 44 which has been reported missing off the south coast. The navy said it had not had contact with the submarine, the San Juan, for 48 hours.

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