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Australian paramedics fulfil dying woman’s wish to go to the beach

A terminally ill woman in Australia has been granted her final wish to go to the beach by paramedics in Queensland. The moment which was shared on social media by the Queensland Ambulance Service  shows a paramedic standing beside the woman in her hospital bed. The pair are seen looking out …

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Zimbabwe needs immediate economic reforms, warns IMF

Zimbabwe must act quickly to dig its economy out of a hole and access international financial aid, the International Monetary Fund has warned. Government spending and foreign debt are too high and it needs structural reform, Zimbabwe mission chief Gene Leon told Reuters news agency. The country’s incoming leader Emmerson …

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US gang behead man in park near Washington DC

Members of an El Salvadorian street gang stabbed a man 100 times, beheaded him and cut out his heart in a park near Washington DC, police say. Up to 10 members of MS-13 communicated on walkie talkies as they closed in on their victim at a recreational area in Wheaton, …

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‘New democracy unfolding’ in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has hailed a “new and unfolding democracy” after returning from exile to replace Robert Mugabe. He also vowed to create jobs in a country where some estimates say 90% of people are unemployed. “We want to grow our economy, we want peace, we want jobs, …

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Mugabe Resignation: AU must lead charge against entrenched leaders – Political scientist

The Head of Political Science Department of the University of Ghana says the leadership of the African Union (AU) should lead the charge to prevent African presidents from entrenching themselves in power. Dr Bossman Asare believes if development is to sweep through Africa, then the AU should take concrete steps to prevent …

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Tyrant Mugabe gone but tyranny remains – Zimbabwean opposition

Despite the cheers and the blaring of car horns that signaled the end of the Robert Mugabe era, the opposition in Zimbabwe say they are not guaranteed freedom because the system of oppression remains. The 93-year-old announced his resignation in a letter to Parliament Tuesday, November 21, but the opposition …

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Mugabe’s backdoor exit a shame – AU President

President of the African Union (A.U.) Alpha Conde has reacted to the resignation of Robert Mugabe, a week after the army took over political authority. Conde according to the visionguinee news website said he was delighted that the political impasse in Zimbabwe had been resolved. Whiles describing Mugabe, 93, as …

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Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe ‘resigns’ – MyJoyOnline.com

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has resigned, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda says. The surprise announcement came as lawmakers debated an impeachment motion against the 93-year-old leader in a joint sitting of parliament. Mr Mugabe had previously refused to resign despite last week’s military takeover, and days of protests against his rule. …

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Zimbabwe MPs begin Mugabe impeachment hearing

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 Mugabe’s …

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Rape and no periods in North Korea’s army

A former soldier says life as a woman in the world’s fourth-largest army was so tough that most soon stopped menstruating. And rape, she says, was a fact of life for many of those she served with. For almost 10 years Lee So Yeon slept on the bottom bunk bed, …

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