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Bali's Mt Agung erupts again, island 'still safe'
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Bali's Mt Agung erupts again, island 'still safe'

Indonesias Mount Agung volcano on island of Bali erupted for a second time in less than a week on Saturday evening, sending a grey-black plume of ash and steam at least 1,500 meters into the sky and leading several airlines to change flight plans. Tourism in Bali is still safe, except in the danger (zone) around Mount Agung, Indonesias Disaster Mitigation Agency said in a statement, referring t...


Beijing nursery 'needle abuse' of children shocks China
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Beijing nursery 'needle abuse' of children shocks China

A Beijing nursery is accused of giving injections and feeding drugs to toddlers, in a case that has sparked outrage in China. Authorities are now investigating the nursery, which is a branch of the well-known RYB Education chain. The company says it deeply apologises for the matter that has caused severe disquiet. Beijing officials are also conducting a security check in all nurseries in ...


Zimbabwe: Emmerson Mnangagwa to succeed Mugabe as president
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Zimbabwe: Emmerson Mnangagwa to succeed Mugabe as president

Emmerson Mnangagwa is to be sworn in as Zimbabwes president, following the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe after 37 years of authoritarian rule. The former vice-president - who returned from exile on Wednesday - will be inaugurated at Harares stadium. His dismissal this month led the ruling Zanu-PF party and the army to intervene and force Mr Mugabe to quit. The opposition is urging M...


Why so many sexual harassment cases in US, not UK?

There are huge differences between UK and US media law - does this explain why more Americans are being accused of sexual harassment? On 5 October, Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual abuse and the dam broke. Since then, dozens of well-known Americans have been accused of sexual misconduct of some kind. This isnt drip-drip. Its a flood. The list includes film stars such as Kevin Spacey...


Mugabe resigns: Zimbabwe celebrates end of an era
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Mugabe resigns: Zimbabwe celebrates end of an era

Jubilant Zimbabweans celebrated late into the night after Robert Mugabe resigned as president. He held power for 37 years and once said only God could remove him. While still considered by some to be an African independence hero, his many critics see him as a despot who ruled by fear and brought a once-promising economy to near ruin. His shock resignation came in the form of a letter read...


Mugabe impeachment: Zimbabwe MPs debate motion against president
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Mugabe impeachment: Zimbabwe MPs debate motion against president

The Zimbabwean parliament has started impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe. Mr Mugabe, who has been in power since independence in 1980, is accused of allowing his wife to usurp constitutional power by trying to position her as his successor. The motion to remove him is supported by Mr Mugabes own Zanu-PF party. Mr Mugabe has refused to resign despite last weeks militar...


The Padmavati controversy

Sanjay Leela Bhansalis latest epic Padmavatis release has been postponed indefinitely by its producers. The film starring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh has been engulfed in controversies for some time now, especially with the Rajput community, but recently intensified. Senior BJP leaders have joined the protests - with a 10 crore bounty on Bhansali and Padukones head. The film has been accuse...


Charles Manson, infamous US cult leader and murderer dies at age 83

Charles Manson, the notorious cult leader who directed his followers to commit a string of brutal murders, and who became a symbol of the dark side of 1960s counterculture, has died aged 83. Manson was admitted to Bakersfield hospital, California earlier this month and died of natural causes on Sunday. In 1969, his followers, known as the Manson family, killed nine people. Among the victi...


Queen Elizabeth and husband Philip to celebrate 70 years of marriage in a small family function

Queen Elizabeth and husband Prince Philip mark their platinum wedding anniversary with a small family get-together on Monday, a far cry from the pomp and celebration which greeted their marriage 70 years ago. The couple married at Londons Westminster Abbey on Nov. 20, 1947, just two years after the end of World War Two, in a glittering ceremony which attracted statesmen and royalty from around ...


Zimbabwe military seize power, hold President Mugabe in custody

Zimbabwes military said it had seized power in a targeted assault on criminals around President Robert Mugabe who were causing social and economic suffering, but gave assurances the 93-year-old leader and his family were safe and sound. Zimbabwean soldiers and armored vehicles blocked roads to the main government offices, parliament and the courts in central Harare, a Reuters witness said on We...


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