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President Mugabe stuns Zimbabwe by defying pressure to resign

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People watch as Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses the nation on television, at a bar in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 19, 2017 ZANU-PF had given the 93-year-old, who has led his country since independence in 1980, less than 24 hours to quit as head of state or face impeachment, an attempt to secure a peaceful end to his tenure after a de facto military coup Chris Mutsvangwa, the leader of...

Mugabe defies demands to quit as Zimbabwe's leader after party fires him

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HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Sunday defied his own ZANU-PF party and hundreds of thousands of protesters demanding his resignation by pledging in a television address to preside over the party’s next congress in December People watch as Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses the nation on television, at a bar in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 19, 2017 Two sources ...

'No others involved' in Gaia Pope's death

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Image copyrightGaia PopeImage caption Gaia Pope was last seen in Swanage on 7 November There were no injuries to suggest "any other person was involved" in the death of missing teenager Gaia Pope, police have said Dorset Police is treating her death as "unexplained" pending toxicology results Image copyrightPAImage caption Some items of clothing that Miss Pope was wearing on the day she went...

Zimbabwe's Mugabe defies expectations of immediate resignation

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HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe defied expectations he would resign on Sunday, pledging to preside over a ZANU-PF congress next month even though the ruling party had removed him as its leader hours earlier People watch as Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses the nation on television, at a bar in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 19, 2017 REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo ZANU-PF...

Watford 2-0 West Ham United

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Arthur Masuaku (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the left wing Manuel Lanzini (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing Mark Noble (West Ham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul Manuel Lanzini (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half Pedro Obiang (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half Delay in match Marko Arnautovic (West Ham United)...

German parties at impasse as deadline passes with no deal

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s would-be coalition partners appeared to have reached an impasse over immigration policy as a self-imposed Sunday evening deadline for agreeing the outlines of a government programme passed with no deal Leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel arrives at the Baden-Wuerttemberg State Representation office for exploratory talks about forming a new...

Morocco food stampede kills 15 and wounds many

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At least 15 people have been killed in a stampede in Morocco while food aid was being handed out The incident occurred in the town of Sidi Boulaalam in Essaouira province The aid was being distributed by a private charity Some reports indicate that up to 40 people were injured in the crush Local media reported that most of the victims were women and elderly people Pictures on social media showed...

Stormy weather complicates search for missing Argentine submarine

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US airplanes carrying subsurface search specialists arrived in Argentina to help hunt for the ARA San Juan, which was 432 km (268 miles) off Argentina’s coast when its location was last known early on Wednesday, said navy Admiral Gabriel Gonzalez More than a dozen boats and aircraft from Argentina, the United States, Britain, Chile and Brazil had joined the effort Authorities have been scanning...

Stampede kills 15 as food aid is given out

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Officials said the accident happened in Sidi Boulaalam, 35 miles from Essaouira, a popular coastal tourist town According to local media, a "benefactor" had started a distribution at a stall, which became "rapidly submerged" by a crowd of 800 people, mostly women An investigation has been set up to determine what happened and establish responsibility, authorities have said He also decided to...

Mugabe given until noon Monday to quit as President of Zimbabwe

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HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s ruling party fired Robert Mugabe as its leader on Sunday and gave the 93-year-old less than 24 hours to quit as head of state or face impeachment, an attempt to force a peaceful end to his 37 years in power after a de facto coup As the economy crumbled and political opposition to his rule grew in the late 1990s, Mugabe showed his true colours, seizing thousands of...

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