A trip to Beijing by Zimbabwe's military chief was a "normal military exchange", China's foreign ministry said after the army seized power in Harare. How deep are relations between China and Zimbabwe really?
Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule of Zimababwe came to an end Tuesday following his ‘voluntary’ resignation as President of the southern African nation in view of pressures from his own Zanu-PF party.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has submitted his resignation after nearly four decades as the country's leader.
Mugabe defied demands to step down for almost a week after a military takeover and expulsion from his own ruling ZANU-PF party but stepped down on Tuesday, hours after parliament started an impeachment process.
Robbers in Kenya took a rather unconventional mode of entering a bank and making away with cash to the tune of 50 million Kenyan shillings (equivalent to $482,000).
Zimbabwe's former vice-president, whose sacking led to last week's army takeover, has urged President Robert Mugabe to resign immediately. Emmerson Mnangagwa said he fled abroad two weeks ago when he learned of a plot to kill him, and he would not return until he was sure of his security.
Lebanese PM Saad Hariri has said he will return to Beirut in the coming days, and will then clarify his shock decision to resign.
He quit two weeks ago during a visit to Saudi Arabia, but President Michel Aoun refused to accept the resignation.
Mr Hariri denied being held in Riyadh against his will, amid speculation the Saudis had forced him to quit as part of a regional power struggle with Iran.
Thousands of people have celebrated the army takeover in Zimbabwe and urged President Robert Mugabe to step down.
They tore pictures of Mr Mugabe and marched to his office and residence.
A rare India ink drawing of young reporter Tintin and his faithful dog Snowy has been sold for almost $500,000 (£380,000) at auction in Paris.
The picture from the 1939 comic album King Ottokar's Sceptre was among items by Hergé, the Belgian artist who created Tintin, to go under the hammer.
The world's longest aircraft has collapsed to the ground less than 24 hours after a successful test flight. The Airlander 10 - a combination of a plane and an airship - was seen to "break in two" at an airfield in Bedfordshire, an eyewitness said.
Thousands of people on universal credit will not be paid over the festive season or will get a reduced payment, the BBC Moneybox show has highlighted.
Those hit will be some of the 67,000 people who claim the benefit while working and who are paid weekly.
This is because there are five paydays in December, so their monthly income will be too high to get any or some of the benefit. Some will have to reapply.
The government said only a "minority" of claimants would be affected.
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