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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe clings to power but resignation letter reported to be ready

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has agreed to stand down after 37 years in power, CNN reported on Monday, after he avoided any mention of resignation…

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe has until noon to stand down or face impeachment

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has until noon (5.00 a.m. EST) on Monday to stand down or the ruling ZANU-PF will begin impeachment proceedings after the…

Merkel fourth term in doubt as German coalition talks fail

BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday her efforts to form a three-way coalition government had failed, thrusting Germany into a political crisis and pushing Europe’s…

North Korea may have ICBM capable of reaching U.S. this year, says South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s spy agency said on Monday it is possible North Korea can develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland this…

China draws three-stage path for Myanmar, Bangladesh to resolve Rohingya crisis

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) – China has proposed a three-phase plan for resolving the Rohingya crisis, starting with a ceasefire in Myanmar’s Rakhine State so that refugees can return from…

President Mugabe stuns Zimbabwe by defying pressure to resign

HARARE (Reuters) – President Robert Mugabe stunned Zimbabwe on Sunday by making no mention of resignation in a television address, defying his own ZANU-PF party, which had sacked…

Britain to submit ‘Brexit bill’ proposal before December EU meeting

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will submit proposals on how to settle its divorce bill with the European Union before an EU summit next month and is expected to…

News

Germany’s Merkel suffers blow as FDP pulls out of coalition talks

Germany’s Merkel suffers blow as FDP pulls out of coalition talks

Media captionGerman chancellor Angela Merkel said it was a day of “deep reflection” for Germany…

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe faces looming resignation deadline

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe faces looming resignation deadline

Media captionRobert Mugabe: “The congress is due… I will preside over its processes” Zimbabwe’s embattled…

Germany’s Merkel suffers blow as FDP pulls out of coalition talks

Germany’s Merkel suffers blow as FDP pulls out of coalition talks

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Angela Merkel’s political position has been weakened since September’s elections…

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe faces looming resignation deadline

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe faces looming resignation deadline

Media captionRobert Mugabe: “The congress is due… I will preside over its processes” Zimbabwe’s embattled…

Charles Manson dies aged 83 after four decades in prison

Charles Manson dies aged 83 after four decades in prison

Media captionCharles Manson’s followers carried out murders on his orders Charles Manson, the notorious cult…

Why do so many US women die giving birth?

While progress has been made to curb death rates among women in other countries, the…

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe vows to stay on despite party pressure

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe vows to stay on despite party pressure

Media captionRobert Mugabe: “The congress is due… I will preside over its processes” Zimbabwe’s embattled…

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe vows to stay on despite party pressure

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe vows to stay on despite party pressure

Media captionRobert Mugabe: “The congress is due… I will preside over its processes” Zimbabwe’s embattled…

Germany coalition: Talks collapse as FDP pulls out

Germany coalition: Talks collapse as FDP pulls out

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Angela Merkel’s political position has been weakened since September’s elections…

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe vows to stay on despite army pressure

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe vows to stay on despite army pressure

Media captionRobert Mugabe: “The congress is due… I will preside over its processes” Zimbabwe’s embattled…

US News

US nuclear chief would resist ‘illegal’ presidential strike order

US nuclear chief would resist ‘illegal’ presidential strike order

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gen John Hyten (left): “If you execute an unlawful order, you will go to jail.” The top nuclear commander in the US…

Mass killer, cult leader Charles Manson dies at 83

(Reuters) – Charles Manson, the wild-eyed cult leader who orchestrated a string of gruesome killings in Southern California by his “family” of young followers, shattering the peace-and-love ethos…

Pennsylvania police in manhunt for suspect in killing of officer

(Reuters) – Authorities were searching on Sunday for a gunman who killed a Pennsylvania police officer during a traffic stop, and raised the reward to $43,500 while asking…

US nuclear chief would resist ‘illegal’ presidential strike order

US nuclear chief would resist ‘illegal’ presidential strike order

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gen John Hyten (left): “If you execute an unlawful order, you will go to jail.” The top nuclear commander in the US…

US nuclear chief would resist ‘illegal’ presidential strike order

US nuclear chief would resist ‘illegal’ presidential strike order

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gen John Hyten (left): “If you execute an unlawful order, you will go to jail.” The top nuclear commander in the US…

US nuclear chief would resist ‘illegal’ presidential strike order

US nuclear chief would resist ‘illegal’ presidential strike order

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gen John Hyten (left): “If you execute an unlawful order, you will go to jail.” The top nuclear commander in the US…

Trump open to dropping healthcare provision in Senate tax bill: aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump would not insist on including repeal of an Obama-era health insurance mandate in a bill intended to enact the biggest overhaul…

US nuclear chief would resist ‘illegal’ presidential strike order

US nuclear chief would resist ‘illegal’ presidential strike order

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gen John Hyten (left): “If you execute an unlawful order, you will go to jail.” The top nuclear commander in the US…

US nuclear chief would resist ‘illegal’ presidential strike order

US nuclear chief would resist ‘illegal’ presidential strike order

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gen John Hyten (left): “If you execute an unlawful order, you will go to jail.” The top nuclear commander in the US…

Politics

Brexit divorce bill: Theresa May to hold ‘inner cabinet’ talks

Image copyright EPA Theresa May is to chair a meeting of some of her senior ministers to try to make progress on stalled EU talks. They are…

Why the young should watch the Budget

Image copyright Getty Images More young people are voting than at any time in the last quarter of a century. But that resurgence is favouring the Labour…

Brexit divorce bill: Theresa May to hold ‘inner cabinet’ talks

Image copyright EPA Theresa May is to hold an “inner cabinet” meeting in a bid to make progress on stalled EU negotiations. The agenda will include the…

Government to pledge 300,000 homes a year

Media caption“It is not acceptable to us that so many fewer young Britons are able to own a home” Philip Hammond says next week’s Budget will set…

Michelle O’Neill rules herself out as Sinn Féin leader

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption Michelle O’Neill said it was an “emotional but exciting time” for republicanism Sinn Féin’s Stormont leader Michelle O’Neill has ruled herself out…

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s ‘no unemployed’ remark attacked

Media caption“There are no unemployed people. We’ve created 3.5 million new jobs since 2010.” Opposition parties have criticised Chancellor Philip Hammond after he said “there are no…

All Sports

From Exiles junkyard to Test starter for Scotland

Renaissance man Darryl Marfo is targeting a long and fruitful Test career with Scotland after climbing off rugby’s scrapheap to earn a surprise call-up.…

Aussies offer acid test of England’s back row mobility

(Photo: Getty Images) By Nick Cain Payback. It’s 4-0 to ‘English’ Eddie Jones on Michael Cheika’s watch, and that bashing by the Poms will…

Jackson column: Beal lit up Arms Park long before Twickenham

By Peter Jackson Over the last 20 years almost as many embryonic Lions have taken their first steps at what must be the most…

Cain column: Eddie’s tunnel vision over Dylan Hartley is harmful

By Nick Cain CAPTAINCY has often caused controversy in Rugby Union, and there is one which has been brewing for some time with Eddie…

Michael Cheika picks power over playmaker in Wallabies midfield

(Photo: Getty Images) By Adam Ellis Owen Farrell will go head-to-head with the power of Samu Kerevi when England clash with Australia this weekend…

Lydiate to captain Wales as Gatland makes 14 changes

By Adam Ellis Dan Lydiate will lead Wales out at the Principality Stadium for their Test against Georgia on Saturday, with Liam Williams the…

All Sports

Verdict: Pumas need a re-boot starting with their selection policy

(Photo: Getty Images) By Brendan Gallagher Patience is a virtue – as the Pumas discovered when they went through 30 phases at the death…

Guscott column: Watson closes in on Brown for vote at full-back

Mike Brown’s early replacement gave us a glimpse of what a new back three may look like with Anthony Watson switching to full-back and…

Freddie Burns admits England days are numbered under Eddie

By Neale Harvey Freddie Burns will put body and soul into winning silverware at Bath after accepting his chances of an England recall under…

Eddie Jones receives telling off from his mother…

England head coach Eddie Jones might be 57 years old but that wasn’t enough to save him from a stern dressing down at the…

Hansen recalls Kieran Read to All Blacks squad for Paris visit

(Photo: Getty Images) By Adam Ellis All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has rung the changes to the squad to face France in Paris…

England rest Farrell and Itoje for Test against Los Pumas

(Photo: Getty Images) By Adam Ellis George Ford stands to resume England kicking duties in lieu Eddie Jones’ decision to rest Owen Farrell for…

Sport UK

Tony Pulis: West Brom sack manager after Chelsea defeat

Media playback is not supported on this device Watch Pulis’ final MOTD interview Tony Pulis has been sacked as West Brom head coach with the club a…

Jana Novotna: Former Wimbledon champion dies at age of 49

Media playback is not supported on this device Archive: Novotna cries after losing 1993 Wimbledon final Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died at the age of…

Jana Novotna cries after losing 1993 Wimbledon final

Tumble Tots Eastbourne Source Article from http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/33080248…

Ashes: Australia plan to ‘open a few England scars’ in first Test in Brisbane

Hazlewood took 16 wickets in four matches in the 2015 Ashes series in England Australia will look to “open up a few scars” when the Ashes series…

‘Moyes will have learned a lot – and not much was good’

David Moyes will have learned an awful lot about West Ham after their defeat at Watford in his first game in charge, and not much of it…

Rugby League World Cup shuffle: A psychic croc an early start and emotional Fijians.

Tumble Tots Eastbourne Source Article from http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/42042596…

Sport US

Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games

Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses…

The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA Finals

This evening is the seventh and final game of the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will face off once again for the…

How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike

From Popular Mechanics At the Cyclocross World Championships earlier this month, Belgian cyclist Femke Van den Driessche had her bike confiscated by the UCI-the governing body of…

Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending?

One NFL player after another — from former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, 69, who died in July 2015, to 27-year-old Giants safety Tyler Sash, who died two…

Travel Advice

Mongolia

Mongolia takes border security very seriously and foreign nationals aren’t routinely permitted access to border areas. The authorities can regard zones of up to 100km inside the…

Liechtenstein

There is no resident British diplomatic mission in the Principality of Liechtenstein. If you need consular assistance, you should contact the British Embassy in Berne. British nationals…

Brunei

Around 13,000 British nationals visit Brunei every year (source: Brunei Immigration). Most visits are trouble free. Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Brunei, attacks can’t…

Italy

There will be no change to the rights and status of EU nationals living in the UK, nor UK nationals living in the EU, while the UK…

Solomon Islands

You should monitor local media and be vigilant around political demonstrations and large gatherings. The Solomon Islands government has confirmed an outbreak of dengue fever in all…

Congo

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to: the Boko, Kindamba, Kinkala, Mayama and Mindouli districts of Pool region the Mouyondzi district of Bouenza…

Health

Women advised to sleep on side to help prevent stillbirth

Image copyright Science Photo Library Women are being advised to sleep on their side in the last three months of pregnancy to help prevent stillbirth. A study…

Some cancer patients have PTSD years after diagnosis, study finds

Image copyright Carine Bea Image caption Becki McGuinness suffers from PTSD after her cancer treatment left her infertile A fifth of cancer patients experience post-traumatic stress disorder…

Indulgent grandparents ‘bad for children’s health’

Image copyright SolStock Indulgent grandparents may be having an adverse impact on their grandchildren’s health, say researchers. The University of Glasgow study, published in PLOS One journal,…

Dog owners lowers early death risk, study finds

Image copyright Getty Images Dog owners have a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease or other causes, a study of 3.4 million Swedes has found. The…

Dog owners have lower mortality, study finds

Image copyright Getty Images Dog owners have a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease or other causes, a study of 3.4 million Swedes has found. The…

Giving birth on due date ‘less risky’ for older mums

Image copyright Getty Images Stillbirth and newborn death risk could be reduced by offering more pregnant women the chance to give birth on their due date, experts…