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Zimbabwe's incoming president thanks public, military for support

Zimbabwe's incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday thanked Zimbabweans and the military for their support.

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa to be sworn in as president Friday: state media

Zimbabwe's incoming President Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in on Friday to replace ex-president Robert Mugabe who resigned Tuesday, the state broadcaster said Wednesday.
 

India to launch maiden mission to Sun in 2019: space official

India will launch its first-ever mission to the Sun in the next two years. Aditya-L1, which will be launched through the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from the southern spaceport of Sriharikota, will carry six payloads.

India test-fires BrahMos missile from fighter jet

In a first, India Wednesday test-fired its supersonic BrahMos cruise missile from a fighter jet, defense sources said. 

UN calls for calm in Zimbabwe following resignation of Mugabe

UN leaders have called for calm and restraint in Zimbabwe following the resignation of President Robert Mugabe, who had ruled the country for 37 years since independence.

Zimbabwean President Mugabe resigns

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has resigned. His resignation was announced Tuesday by Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda during a joint sitting of Senate and National Assembly.

Zimbabwe parliament begins sitting to impeach Mugabe

Zimbabwe's parliament began sitting Tuesday afternoon to start impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe.

Death toll rises to 50 in Nigeria suicide blast: police

The death toll from an early Tuesday suicide attack inside a local mosque in the northeastern Nigeria town of Mubi has risen to 50, according to the police.

Assad underlines Russia's support in meeting with Putin

​Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stressed cooperation with Russia during an unannounced meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in the Russian city of Sochi.

Suicide blast kills 30 in Nigeria: local police

A suicide blast killed 30 people early Tuesday inside a local mosque in the northeastern Nigerian town of Mubi, the police said.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe to chair routine cabinet meeting Tuesday

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will chair a routine cabinet meeting at State House Tuesday, the same day his party moves a motion to impeach him in parliament.

Zimbabwe's fired VP Mnangagwa expected back in Zimbabwe soon: army chief


The Zimbabwe Defense Forces (ZDF) said Monday they are encouraged by the opening of talks between President Robert Mugabe and former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa who he fired two weeks ago.

Trump announces intent to declare DPRK state sponsor of terror

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he intended to designate the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) as a state sponsor of terror.

400 former Chinese nationals now stateless in Argentina

Officials with the Chinese embassy in Argentina are said to be in contact with lawyers in Argentina about the possibility of assisting around 400 former Chinese nationals who now find themselves 'without a country.'

Kenya's Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta's re-election

Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in the repeated presidential vote last month, paving the way for his swearing-in next week.

Language teacher to Trump's granddaughter devoted to spreading Chinese culture

Zhao Danchen, one of the Chinese language teachers of U.S. President Donald Trump's granddaughter Arabella Kushner, says she is proud of her student and hopes to use her teaching efforts to expand not only Chinese language, but also China's unique culture.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe says to chair ZANU-PF congress in December despite recall from ruling party

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe told his countrymen on live television on Sunday evening that he will chair the ruling party's congress in December to resolve problems afflicting the ZANU-PF.

Zimbabwe ruling party says Mugabe's inglorious exit sad

Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party said Sunday it is sad that President Robert Mugabe leaves the party that he founded in 1963 in such a disgraceful manner after he chose to surround himself with "criminals and renegades."

Zimbabwe's ruling party fires Mugabe, appoints former VP as new leader

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party on Sunday recalled President Robert Mugabe from position of party leader, saying he must resign as president by noon Monday or impeachment proceedings will start.

U.S. destroyer collides with Japanese tug boat

A U.S. guided-missile destroyer collided with a Japanese commercial tug boat on Saturday, local media reported on Sunday.
 

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