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Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa says he was 'inches' from Bulawayo explosion (1 hour 35 minutes old)

President Mnangagwa says he was close to the blast at a rally in Bulawayo but was unhurt.

Italy migrant row: Malta defiant over stranded rescue boat (2 hours old)

Malta says it will not be dictated to after Italy called on it to accept migrant rescue ship Lifeline.

'Double eagle' celebration provokes Serbs (8 hours old)

Both Switzerland's goals in the victory over Serbia were scored by ethnic Kosovan Albanians.

Iraq 'kills 45 IS leaders' in eastern Syria strike (4 hours old)

Those killed include IS head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's personal courier, Iraq's military says.

Trump says North Korea still 'extraordinary threat' (14 hours old)

Donald Trump renews sanctions against North Korea, just days after saying it posed no nuclear risk.

Ethiopia: One dead and dozens hurt in grenade attack at pro-PM rally (5 hours old)

Prime minister Abiy Ahmed was whisked away from the event attended by thousands in Addis Ababa.

Italy migrant row: 'Inhumane' Malta refuses rescue ship (21 hours old)

Italy had urged Malta to open its ports and called the island's decision "inhumane' and 'absurd".

Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving about to end (7 hours old)

Women can drive from midnight local time (21:00 GMT) but there has been a crackdown on activists.

US military plans migrant tent camps amid Trump crackdown (10 hours old)

A leaked memo reveals plans for "austere" camps on airbases for thousands of migrants.

Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul dies aged 54 (7 hours old)

Drummer's life was marked by tragedy when he saw his brother and bandmate killed on stage.

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Zimbabwe president survives apparent assassination attempt (2 hours old)

Emmerson Mnangagwa not injured following explosion at stadium during election rallyEmmerson Mnangagwa, the president of Zimbabwe, has escaped an apparent assassination attempt during an election campaign rally in the southern city of Bulawayo.Local media reported that security personnel, several ministers and possibly the vice-president were hurt in the blast in the White City stadium on Saturday. Continue reading...

US prepares for North Korea's return of American war remains (3 hours old)

North Korea agreed to send home US war remains during summit in Singapore between Kim Jong-un and Donald TrumpThe US military said on Saturday it was moving “assets” to an air base near Seoul and to the border with North Korea, to prepare for the return by Pyongyang of the remains of US soldiers missing since the Korean war ended in an armistice in 1953. Related: Donald Trump flips on North Korea, declaring country still an 'extraordinary threat' Continue reading...

Ethiopian prime minister vows to stick to reforms after explosion at rally (5 hours old)

Abiy Ahmed commented on Addis Ababa blast that left 83 people injured, saying ‘killing others is a defeat’Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s new prime minister, has vowed to continue his radical programme of reforms after more than a hundred people were injured by an explosion at a rally in his support in Addis Ababa on Saturday.The 41-year-old ex-soldier, who took office in April, had just finished speaking when what is thought to be a grenade was thrown at the stage in the capital’s Meskel Square. Continue reading...

Trump press secretary Sarah Sanders ejected from Virginia restaurant (2 hours old)

Red Hen in Lexington at centre of social media stormSanders says asked to leave ‘because I work for POTUS’The White House press secretary Sarah Sanders claimed on Saturday that she was thrown out of a restaurant because she works for Donald Trump. Related: How family separations caused Trump's first retreat – and deepened his bunker mentality Continue reading...

Pantera drummer and co-founder Vinnie Paul dies at 54 (5 hours old)

Tributes pour in from rock and heavy metal groups including Kiss and Guns N’ RosesVinnie Paul, the drummer and co-founder of heavy metal band Pantera, has died, the group announced in a statement on Facebook. The Texas-born musician died aged 54 on Friday evening, but no cause of death has been given yet. Continue reading...

Cambodia: 33 pregnant women found in raid on child surrogacy ring (11 hours old)

Police say a Chinese manager appears to be the mastermind behind an illegal “rent a womb” operation at two Phnom Penh apartments Thirty-three pregnant Cambodian women who were carrying babies on behalf of Chinese clients have been discovered during a raid on an illegal commercial surrogacy operation, police said on Saturday. Police arrested the group of pregnant surrogates and five alleged ringleaders in the Phnom Penh raid two days ago in the latest police crackdown on illegal child surrogacy. Continue reading...

Netflix boss apologises to staff after executive sacked over N-word (4 hours old)

Reed Hastings vows to ‘set a better example’ in memo regretting PR chief’s racial slurThe head of Netflix has told his staff he needs to “set a better example” after sacking the company’s head of communications for twice using the N-word during work meetings.Reed Hastings, the video streaming company’s founder, told staff in a memo he had decided to “let go” of Jonathan Friedland for using the racial slur in a “descriptive” sense. Continue reading...

Kashmir on edge after local government falls amid militant clashes (12 hours old)

Locals fear further violence as police admit Isis-inspired fighters are active in the regionThe disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir is on edge after clashes between militants and security forces, and the collapse of the local government over disagreements that include how to tackle the resurgent fighting in the state. Related: WhatsApp warriors on the new frontline of Kashmir’s conflict Continue reading...

Trump-Putin meeting will follow Bolton trip to Moscow, says Pompeo (2 hours old)

Secretary of state tells MSNBC meeting likely soonUS and Russia ‘trying to find overlapping interests’Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, expects a planned visit to Moscow by national security adviser John Bolton will lead to a meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Related: Paul Manafort lawyers want mention of Trump banned in Virginia trial Continue reading...

DRC set for turmoil as Jean-Pierre Bemba expected home within weeks (10 hours old)

Acquitted Congolese opposition leader to attend meeting to select candidate to run against Joseph KabilaJean-Pierre Bemba, the Congolese opposition leader whose war crimes convictions at the international criminal court (ICC) were quashed, is expected to return to the Democratic Republic of the Congo within weeks, risking an intense new phase of political manoeuvring and instability in the vast and impoverished central African state.Bemba, a former rebel leader and vice president, left the country in 2007 and spent the last 10 years in prison in The Hague before his surprise acquittal on appea[...]

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