Mugabe marks 93rd birthday with faltering TV interview

Harare, Tuesday Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, the world’s oldest national ruler, turned 93, using a long and occasionally rambling interview to vow to remain in power despite growing signs of frailty. He celebrated with his staff in a private ceremony in Harare as supporters and ruling ZANU-PF par...
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Trump names new national security adviser

Washington, Tuesday US President Donald Trump has named Lt Gen HR McMaster as his national security adviser. He will replace Lt Gen Michael Flynn who was fired after just three weeks and three days in the job. A lieutenant general with the US Army, HR McMaster served in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he wo...
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Famine declared in war-torn S. Sudan

 Juba, Monday  A famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced in any part of the world in six years. South Sudan’s government said Monday that the country’s over three-year war has led to famine in parts of the nation, while nearly five million people—half the population—i...
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Mugabe: I won’t retire without able successor

Harare, Sunday Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who turns 93 on Tuesday, has no plans to give up power, saying he has no “acceptable” successor in place. “The call to step down must come from my party, my party at congress, my party at central committee,” Mugabe said in excerpts from a radio broadcas...
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Woman arrested over Kim Jong-nam death

Kuala Lumpur, Wednesday Malaysian police probing the killing of the half-brother of North Korea’s leader arrested a woman today as they tried to unravel a Cold War-style assassination the South said was carried out by Pyongyang’s agents. As Seoul pointed the finger at poison-wielding female spies from N...
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