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Robert Mugabe under house arrest after army seizes power

Zimbabwe’s military was in control of the country on Wednesday as President Robert Mugabe said he was under house arrest and his generals denied staging a coup. Mugabe’s decades-long grip on power appeared to be slipping as armoured military vehicles ...

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Zimbabwe army removes Robert Mugabe from power 

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe has been removed from power and detained after the military seized control of Zimbabwe. The ruling ZANU PDF Party confirmed former Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa will now take power. A statement reads: “Last night the family was detained ...

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At least 53 killed in Syria market airstrike

At least 53 people were reportedly killed in air strikes on a rebel-held town in northern Syria, says BBC. A market was hit, with video on social media showing widespread destruction. Rubble covers the streets and panicked civilians are seen ...

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26 killed in Pakistan bus crash

  At least 26 people were killed and 47 others injured when a passenger bus fell into a ravine in Attock district of Pakistan’s Punjab province on Wednesday night, reports the Hindu quoting police. Zeeshan Afzal, an officer from Punjab Highway ...

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Venezuela prison riot kills 37

At least 37 people were killed in a prison riot in southern Venezuela, reports BBC quoting prosecutors. Special interior ministry forces of Venezuela were sent in to regain control of the jail in Puerto Ayacucho, the capital of Amazonas state. ...

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Spain rescues almost 600 migrants at sea

Spanish coastguard says it has rescued 600 migrants crossing from Morocco in a 24-hour period amid a spike in the number of migrant arrivals, reports BBC. The rescued migrants were in 15 vessels including toy paddleboats and a jet ski ...

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Suicide bomber kills 15 in Pakistan

 At least eight soldiers and seven civilians were killed in a suicide bombing in the southwestern Quetta city of Pakistan, reports ABC News quoting an official and military. Kabeer Khan, an explosives expert who examined the site, said after collecting ...

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Lilija Valis wins Vancouver Tagore Poetry Contest

Lilija Valis, a reputed poet from the Lower Mainland won the Vancouver Tagore Society’s Poetry Contest 2017. On Friday (August 11), the awards ceremony of the contest took place at the 7th annual West Coast Tagore Festival 2017 at Richmond’s ...

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North Korea preparing ‘submarine missile’ test

Recent satellite photos suggest North Korea could be preparing for fresh submarine-based ballistic missile tests, reports AFP quoting a military expert Friday (August 11). Joseph Bermudez, a specialist in North Korean defense and intelligence affairs, posted photographs on the authoritative ...

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India enhances troop presence along China Boarder

India’s military has increased operational readiness along the eastern Indian border with China, reports Reuters. Neither side shows any sign of backing off from a face-off in a remote Himalayan region near their disputed frontier, said sources. Indian and Chinese ...

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