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Zimbabwe vice deputies squabble over poison claim

Zimbabwe's Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko has publicly reprimanded the country's other Vice-President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, accusing him of trying to "destabilise" the country. It follows Mr Mnangagwa's claim that he was poisoned. The governing Zanu-PF has been battling...

Tens of thousands flee Israel fires

By BBC About 80,000 people have been told to evacuate their homes as wildfires swept into Israel's third largest city of Haifa. The fires follow a two-month drought and are being fanned by strong winds in...

Congo opposition says not planning mass protest at end of Kabila term

By Reuters. Democratic Republic of Congo's main opposition bloc said on Saturday it was not planning a march against President Joseph Kabila when his mandate expires on Monday, a decision that could defuse anticipated protests. The...

Russia to relax domestic violence law

By BBC Russia's lower house of parliament has passed a bill to decriminalise some forms of domestic violence. Under the proposed legislation, first-time offenders who do not cause serious injury will face a maximum of 15...

Student charged with Quebec mosque attack

By BBC Canadian police have charged a French-Canadian student over the fatal shooting of six Muslim worshippers at a mosque in Quebec. Alexandre Bissonnette faces six counts of first-degree murder and five of attempted murder. The 27-year-old...

SA President Zuma survives calls to resign

By BBC South Africa's embattled president has been backed by a major decision-making body within the ruling ANC. It was looking at a complaint by some of the ANC top executives that Jacob Zuma had failed...

Troops retake Mosul government office

By BBC Iraqi forces have retaken the main government offices in Mosul as the offensive continues to oust the so-called Islamic State (IS) group. The advance could pave the way for an attack on the heavily...

Toll rises to 5 in US mall shooting

By BBC The death toll from a mass shooting at a shopping centre in Washington state has risen to five, police say, with the suspected gunman still at large. Police have released a picture of the...

DRC president to free political prisoners

The new president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, says he wants to free all political prisoners within the next 10 days. In a speech he said he would ask the justice minister...
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Powerful quake hits central Italy

By BBC/Evelyne Wareh A strong earthquake has struck near Norcia in central Italy, destroying numerous buildings. The quakes come nearly two months after a major earthquake killed almost 300 people and destroyed several towns. Sunday's quake measured...
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