Mugabe Has Left, but His Legacy Haunts Zimbabwe’s Election

Mugabe Has Left, but His Legacy Haunts Zimbabwe’s Election

HARARE, Zimbabwe — When Robert G. Mugabe stepped down as Zimbabwe’s president last fall, jubilant citizens poured into the streets of Harare, the capital, hoping that the end of his 37-year rule would lead to competitive multiparty elections and the...
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Peru political turmoil: Supreme court president resigns over tapes scandal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Duberli Rodriguez’s resignation is the latest in a scandal which has rocked Peru The president of Peru’s Supreme Court has resigned amid a widening corruption scandal that has rocked the country’s ju...
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Video gaming as an Olympic sport? IOC hosting eSports forum to better understand competitive gaming

Video gaming as an Olympic sport? IOC hosting eSports forum to better understand competitive gaming

Competitive video gaming may one day be included as an Olympic sport as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is set to host a joint eSports forum to better understand the rising sport. The IOC and Global Association of International Sports...
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Lucknow Imam seeks ban on TV debates around Islam and Shariat after cleric slaps woman lawyer in live show

Lucknow Imam seeks ban on TV debates around Islam and Shariat after cleric slaps woman lawyer in live show

Lucknow Imam, Maulana Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahli has demanded a ban on TV debates on Islam and Shariat. This comes days after a Muslim cleric, Ejaz Arshad Qasmi on Tuesday slapped a female Supreme Court lawyer, Farah Faiz during a live TV debate on Zee.....
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AAP-LG standoff: Centre to rope in Harish Salve, other veteran lawyers to bolster Anil Baijal’s legal defence

AAP-LG standoff: Centre to rope in Harish Salve, other veteran lawyers to bolster Anil Baijal’s legal defence

In a bid to bolster its case against the AAP-ruled Delhi government, the Centre has roped in three veteran lawyers – Harish Salve, CA Sundaram and Rakesh Dwivedi – to defend Delhi L-G Anil Baijal in a batch of upcoming...
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Heath Ledger’s Joker in The Dark Knight redefined iconic Batman villain, elevated the superhero movie genre

Heath Ledger’s Joker in The Dark Knight redefined iconic Batman villain, elevated the superhero movie genre

Two thirty-something, crime-fighting billionaires with a superhero complex — who possess no super-powers whatsoever but merely some fancy armour, helmets and futuristic gadgets — featured in two important films in 2008 that would change the landscape of H...
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Deepak Parekh rules out HDFC Ergo IPO for now, says firm needs to be bigger before it goes public

Deepak Parekh rules out HDFC Ergo IPO for now, says firm needs to be bigger before it goes public

Deepak Parekh, the chairman of the HDFC Group, has reportedly ruled out a listing of general insurance arm HDFC Ergo in the medium term, saying the company needs to grow much bigger for a public float. Parekh said it will...
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Salisbury poisoning: Police ‘identify Novichok suspects’

Salisbury poisoning: Police ‘identify Novichok suspects’

Image caption Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were poisoned in March, but both survived Police are believed to have identified the suspected perpetrators of the Novichok attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in Salisbury in...
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Burberry burns bags, clothes and perfume worth millions

Burberry burns bags, clothes and perfume worth millions

Image copyright Getty Images Burberry, the upmarket British fashion label, destroyed unsold clothes, accessories and perfume worth £28.6m last year to protect its brand. That was 6% higher that the value of products the company disposed of in the previous...
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Pound drops below $1.30 as June retail sales fall

Pound drops below $1.30 as June retail sales fall

Image copyright Getty Images The pound has dipped below $1.30 after figures revealed that retail sales dropped in June, confounding expectations of an increase. The Office for National Statistics said sales fell by 0.5% between May and June, below forecasts...
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