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Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe’s president after 37 years

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe resigned as president with immediate effect today after 37 years in power, shortly after parliament began impeachment proceedings against him. "My...

Ex-Bangla PM Khaleda Zia sentenced to 5 years in graft case

Bangladesh's ex-premier and opposition BNP chief Khaleda Zia was today sentenced to five years in jail in a corruption case. Zia, 72, was sentenced...

Storm Eleanor Brings Chaos To Europe

Winter storm Eleanor swept across Europe on Wednesday, bringing death, damage and disruption, snarling transport networks and cutting power to tens of thousands of...

1.5 million penguins discovered on remote Antarctic islands

A thriving hotspot of some 1.5 million Adelie penguins has been discovered on the remote Danger Islands in the east Antarctic, surprised scientists announced...

Two-thirds of Afghan girls missing out on school: HRW

Two-thirds of Afghan girls do not attend school due to growing insecurity and poverty, Human Rights Watch said today, underlining the challenges of educating...

France sets 15 as legal age of sexual consent

France plans to make 15 the age of sexual consent after a public outcry over two cases of sex involving 11-year-old girls, Equality Minister...

‘Adults only’: Sexually charged ads, videos aim to sex up Russian election

A topless model lies in front of a Russian flag, apparently studying a campaign brochure, as a second young woman prepares to cast a...

A Wave 8-Floor High, Largest Ever Recorded, Forms Near New Zealand

Scientists have recorded what is believed to be the largest wave ever in the southern hemisphere, a 23.8 metre (78 foot) monster the height...

Putin files nomination for 2018 re-election bid

Russian President Vladimir Putin today filed documents with electoral officials to run for re- election next year, a day after hundreds of politicians, celebrities...

G20 will urge Trump to rejoin Paris climate agreement – PM May

It is possible for the United States to rejoin the Paris agreement on climate change and G20 leaders meeting in Hamburg will urge President...