Zimbabwean Army takes over broadcast station, denies coup attempt

Zimbabwe’s military has read out a statement after taking over the national broadcaster, ZBC, saying it has taken action to “target criminals”. However, it said this was not “a military

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Justice Dept to probe Clinton Foundation’s Uranium Deal

The US Department of Justice says it has asked prosecutors to scrutinise the Clintons’ charitable foundation and a uranium deal. In a letter, the agency said an inquiry could be

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Zimbabwe army chief under fire for threatening coup

Allies of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe have warned the military chief against meddling in politics. Gen Constantino Chiwenga had said the army was prepared to intervene to end purges within

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Iran quake survivors plead for help

Iranians living outdoors in bitterly cold temperatures after an earthquake are making desperate pleas for help. About 540 people were killed and close to 8,000 injured when the quake hit

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Catalonia crisis: Officials ‘won’t follow orders from Madrid’

Catalan authorities will not follow orders from the Spanish government if Madrid moves to reassert control over the region, a senior official says. Foreign affairs spokesman Raul Romeva told the

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Trump calls Iran fanatical regime

US President Donald Trump has condemned Iran as a “fanatical regime” and refused to continue certifying a landmark international nuclear deal. He accused Iran of sponsoring terrorism and said he

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Protests hit Catalonia after referendum

Protesters are blocking major roads in Catalonia and there is little public transport because of a general strike. Catalan trade unions called the strike to show public anger at Spanish

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Vegas suspected killer a gambler and former accountant

Las Vegas concert gunman Stephen Paddock was a wealthy former accountant who appeared to be living in quiet retirement with his girlfriend in a desert community. The 64-year-old, of Mesquite,

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US wants diplomatic solution to North Korea crisis – Defense Secretary

The United States wants a diplomatic solution to the escalating nuclear crisis with North Korea, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday, toning down the shrill rhetoric between the two countries.

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First female infantry officer emerges in US Marines

A female US Marine has made history by becoming the first woman to complete the Corps’ famously gruelling infantry officer training. The lieutenant, who wants to keep her identity private,

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