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Local residents in the rural Zimbabwean village where Robert Mugabe was born, got married, and has a house say he was a great leader -- but express sorrowful acceptance rather than anger at his ousting.

Libya slave auctions: 'Everybody knew'

World leaders may have been quick to voice outrage over video footage of Libyan slave auctions, but activists raised the alarm months ago -- and their warnings fell on deaf ears.

Zimbabwe's political roller-coaster: What we know

Former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa has taken over as Zimbabwe's new leader, ending strongman Robert Mugabe's 37-year reign and the country's worst political crisis since independence.

Pamplona festival gang rape case angers Spain

"I believe you": Spaniards have adopted the slogan to support the victim of an alleged gang rape at the Pamplona bull-running festival, a case that has shocked the country just as the world reels from major sexual harassment scandals.

EU, ex-Soviet states push ties in face of 'hostile' Russia

Leaders from the EU and six former Soviet states gathered in Brussels on Friday to discuss deepening ties, with worries about Russian influence looming and thorny subjects like the war in Ukraine off the official agenda.

Ireland govt thrown into crisis ahead of key Brexit talks

A crisis surrounding Ireland's deputy prime minister was on Friday threatening the country's minority government and throwing key Brexit negotiations into confusion.

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa: key dates

Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was inaugurated on Friday as Zimbabwe's new president, is a political veteran and party hardliner who for decades worked closely with Robert Mugabe.

Mnangagwa: the ruthless 'Crocodile' now ruling Zimbabwe

Nicknamed "the Crocodile" for his ruthlessness, Emmerson Mnangagwa who took over Friday as Zimbabwe's president, is a hardliner with ties to the military who could prove as authoritarian as his mentor Robert Mugabe.

S. African court doubles Pistorius sentence to more than 13 years

A South African appeals court increased paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius' sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to 13 years and five months on Friday.

Argentine sub disaster stirs bitter memories in Russia

President Vladimir Putin has offered his Argentine counterpart Mauricio Macri help in trying to find a submarine that disappeared in the South Atlantic a week ago, and dispatched a Russian military vessel to the scene.

Oscar Pistorius: The 'broke and broken' Olympian

At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon.

N. Korea replaces guards, fortifies border after defection

North Korea has replaced dozens of guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea following the dramatic defection of one of its soldiers last week, a report said Friday.

Pistorius: From Olympic glory to jail for murder

A South African appeals court on Friday more than doubled Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius' sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, bringing it up to 13 years and five months.

British PM in crunch Brexit deal talks with EU chief

British Prime Minister Theresa May holds a crunch meeting with European Union President Donald Tusk on Friday as hopes mount that she will offer compromises to secure a Brexit deal in December.

From Myanmar to Zimbabwe, China's global footprint grows

China has traditionally rejected US-style interventionism, but its deepening economic involvement in volatile countries like Myanmar and Zimbabwe is thrusting Beijing towards a more assertive global role, analysts say.

PNG police end standoff with refugees at Australia camp

Papua New Guinea police wielding metal rods cleared the final 320 holdouts from a shuttered Australian refugee camp Friday, ending a 24-day standoff that put a global spotlight on Canberra's tough policy on asylum-seekers.

Kyrgyzstan inaugurates new president Sooronbai Jeenbekov

Kyrgyzstan's new president Sooronbai Jeenbekov was inaugurated Friday in a ceremony marking the first peaceful transfer of power between elected leaders in the Central Asian country.

Osaka to drop SF sister city over comfort woman statue

The mayor of Japan's second city of Osaka said Friday he would end sister-city relations with San Francisco after the US city decided to accept a donated memorial to wartime sex slaves.

Nepal votes in historic polls

Nepal on Sunday votes in historic elections for new national and provincial assemblies that many hope will bring much-needed stability to the desperately poor country, which has cycled through 10 leaders in the last 11 years.

PNG police end long standoff with refugees at Australia detention camp

Papua New Guinea police wielding metal rods cleared the final 320 holdouts from a shuttered Australian refugee camp Friday, ending a 24-day standoff that put a global spotlight on Canberra's tough policy on asylum-seekers.

US to send F-22 jets to South Korea in show of force for Pyongyang

The US will send F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets to South Korea for a joint drill, reports said Friday, in a new show of force aimed at Pyongyang.

Pope heads into Rohingya diplomatic minefield

Pope Francis plunges into a diplomatic minefield next week with visits to under-fire Myanmar and neighbouring Bangladesh amid mounting outrage over the plight of persecuted Rohingya Muslims.

US trial of gold trader sparks concern, anger in Turkey

A court case in the United States against a leading gold trader and a top Turkish banking executive has sparked anger and anxiety in Ankara, with both US-Turkey ties and the economy at risk of damage.

Leaders gather for EU Eastern Partnership summit

Leaders from the EU and six former Soviet states meet in Brussels on Friday for the latest summit aimed at deepening ties, but thorny subjects like Russian influence and the war in Ukraine are off the agenda.

Women have 'just started' to speak out on sexual harassment: UN Women

The avalanche of sexual misconduct allegations that has rattled Hollywood, US media and beyond is just beginning, says the head of UN Women, who expects many more women to come forward before behaviors change.

Odebrecht reportedly paid millions to ex-Lima mayor

Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht, enmeshed in a corruption scandal which has shaken Latin America's political establishment, gave millions of dollars to Lima's mayor in a recall referendum, Peruvian media reported Thursday.

Russia to reduce Syria presence by year's end: military

Russia's military plans to reduce its involvement in Syria this year as it is nearing the completion of its goals there, the General Staff chief told journalists Thursday.

Canada accepts most US border jumpers' refugee claims

Canadian officials held crisis talks Thursday as new figures showed that most border jumpers who flooded into the country from the United States this year were granted asylum.

Grief, anger as relatives learn of Argentine sub blast

Relatives of the 44 crewmembers aboard Argentina's missing submarine erupted in a welter of anger and grief Thursday after the navy released news of an explosion onboard, effectively ending hopes of survival.

British woman jailed in Iran to appear in court on Dec 10

The British-Iranian woman serving a five-year jail sentence in Tehran for alleged sedition will appear in court on December 10 charged with spreading propaganda, her husband said Thursday.

Pope prays for peace in South Sudan and DR Congo

Pope Francis led a special prayer for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, saying the mass murder of women and children is where "war shows its most horrid face".

Tensions down after 'coup' in Ukraine's separatist region

Tensions appeared to abate Thursday in Lugansk, a stronghold of Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, two days after infighting erupted in the war-scarred region, culminating in accusations of a coup attempt.

Turkmenistan currency crisis seen causing cola shortage

Fans of Coca-Cola in gas-rich Turkmenistan's capital Ashgabat are complaining they can no longer "taste the feeling": their favourite drink has disappeared from shop shelves amidst a sharpening economic crisis.

France brushes off EU worries over Macron's budget

France insisted Thursday that it was on course to wrestle its deficit back within European Union limits, after Brussels expressed concern that Paris might not meet the bloc's tough spending rules.

EU working without 'letup' to help migrants in Libya

The EU said Thursday it is working without "letup" for a durable solution to the plight of migrants in Libya, adding it shared French President Emmanuel Macron's anger over slave markets there.

EU to step up migrant rights training for Libyan coastguard

The EU's anti-trafficking operation is working to train Libya's coastguard on how to respect the human rights of migrants recovered at sea, the mission's commander said Thursday.

Switzerland approves $1.3 bn in EU aid

Switzerland said Thursday it will provide more than a billion dollars in development aid to the European Union, as Bern seeks to stabilise its messy ties with Brussels. The 1.3 billion Swiss francs ($1.32 billion, 1.

Ousted Catalan leader's party shelves 'unilateral' independence push

The party of ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont now favours talks with Madrid to achieve independence instead of pushing to break away from Spain unilaterally, its coordinator said Thursday, the latest sign it was softening its position.

Berlin police seeking more missing John Lennon items

German police are trying to recover numerous items stolen from the estate of the late Beatle John Lennon, prosecutors said Thursday, after the arrest of a suspect accused of handling the objects.A 58-year-old man identified as Erhan G.

Migrant arrivals from Libya fall after EU deal: UN

The number of migrants who have reached Italy via Libya has dropped significantly since July, when the European Union reached a deal with Libyan authorities to stem migrant flows, the UN said Thursday.

Czech govt buys controversial pig farm at former Nazi camp

The Czech government on Thursday said it had bought a controversial pig farm located on the site of a former Nazi camp for Roma people, paying millions of euros for the right to shut it down.