Zimbabwe latest: Ruling Zanu-PF urges Mugabe to step down

Zimbabwe latest: Ruling Zanu-PF urges Mugabe to step down

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Mugabe made his first public appearance since the takeover on Friday Regional branches of Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party have joined growing calls for President Robert Mugabe to resign. The move comes ahead of a protest march to be held in the capital Harare on Saturday, fully supported by the […]

Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson’s

Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson’s

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jesse Jackson has remained an activist in later life US civil rights activist Jesse Jackson has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. “My family and I began to notice changes about three years ago,” Mr Jackson, aged 76, wrote in a statement. “After a battery of tests, my physicians identified the […]

Ohio Supreme Court Judge Bill O’Neill brags of sex conquests

Ohio Supreme Court Judge Bill O’Neill brags of sex conquests

Image copyright Handout Image caption Judge O’Neill said the number 50 could be incorrect as he “doesn’t keep count” Ohio voters are in shock after a top judge boasted of having been “sexually intimate” with “approximately 50 very attractive females”. State Supreme Court Judge Bill O’Neill, who is a Democratic candidate for state governor, made […]

Argentine navy loses contact with submarine

Argentine navy loses contact with submarine

Image copyright AFP Image caption The San Juan (first from left) is seen here with two other subs in 2014 The Argentine navy is searching the South Atlantic for a submarine that has not made contact for 48 hours. The vessel with its 44 crew was last located more than 400km (250 miles) off the […]

North Korean defector found to have ‘enormous parasites’

North Korean defector found to have ‘enormous parasites’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Parasites like tapeworms (file pic) can live inside people’s digestive tracts A North Korean soldier who was shot while fleeing across the border has an extremely high level of parasites in his intestines, his doctors say. The defector crossed the demilitarised zone on Monday, but was shot several times […]

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe ‘resisting calls to resign’

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe ‘resisting calls to resign’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The meeting took place at the president’s official residence in Harare, State House Zimbabwe’s long-time President Robert Mugabe is reportedly refusing to step down immediately, despite growing calls for his resignation. The 93-year-old was put under house arrest during a military takeover on Wednesday, amid a power struggle over who […]

Zimbabwe: Army chief accused of ‘treasonable conduct’

Zimbabwe: Army chief accused of ‘treasonable conduct’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Zimbabwe Army General Constantino Chiwenga warned of a military takeover Zimbabwe’s ruling party has accused the country’s army chief of “treasonable conduct” after he warned of a possible military intervention in politics. General Constantino Chiwenga had challenged President Robert Mugabe after he sacked the vice-president. Gen Chiwenga said the army […]

Saad Hariri: Lebanon return from Saudi Arabia ‘within days’

Saad Hariri: Lebanon return from Saudi Arabia ‘within days’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hariri’s resignation has sent shockwaves through Lebanon and the region Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri says he will return home “in days” to formally submit his resignation. Mr Hariri spoke to Future TV from Riyadh, his first public remarks since he announced he was stepping down last week. His cabinet […]

Saudis ‘declared war on Lebanon’ – Hezbollah leader

Saudis ‘declared war on Lebanon’ – Hezbollah leader

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Nasrallah said it was now “beyond any doubt” that Mr Hariri had been forced out by the Saudis The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah has accused Saudi Arabia of declaring war on his country, days after Lebanese PM Saad al-Hariri announced his resignation in the Saudi capital. Hassan Nasrallah said […]

Louis CK admits sexual misconduct allegations are true

Louis CK admits sexual misconduct allegations are true

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Louis CK has won six Emmy Awards and had 39 nominations US comedian Louis CK has admitted that sexual misconduct allegations made against him by five women are true. He said he had “wielded power irresponsibly” and could hardly wrap his head around the “scope of hurt” he had […]

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