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Mnangagwa the 'Crocodile' sworn in as Zimbabwe president

2 hours 41 min ago
HARARE (Reuters) - Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in on Friday as president of Zimbabwe in front of thousands of cheering supporters at Harare's national stadium, bringing the final curtain down on the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe.

Lebanon's Jumblatt criticizes Saudi over Hariri

3 hours 5 min ago
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Top Lebanese Druze politician Walid Jumblatt on Friday criticized the way Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri had been treated by "some Saudi circles", the first time he has appeared to direct blame at Riyadh over Hariri's resignation this month.

China kindergarten sex abuse and "needlemarks" claims prompt police probe

3 hours 19 min ago
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese police are investigating claims of sexual molestation and needlemarks on children at a Beijing kindergarten, the latest case in a booming childcare industry to spark outrage among parents.

Houston-area woman charged with mailing explosives to Obama, Texas governor

3 hours 36 min ago
(Reuters) - A Houston-area woman has been charged with mailing booby-trapped packages designed to explode to former U.S. President Barack Obama, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and a federal office in Maryland.

South African appeals court more than doubles Pistorius sentence

5 hours 11 min ago
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Supreme Court increased Oscar Pistorius' murder sentence on Friday to 13 years and five months after the state argued his original sentence of six years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was "shockingly lenient".

Rights groups say outside monitors needed for Rohingya return to Myanmar

5 hours 30 min ago
YANGON (Reuters) - Human rights groups called on Friday for international agencies to be allowed to monitor the planned repatriation of hundreds of thousands Rohingya Muslim from Bangladesh to the homes they fled in Myanmar during the past three months.

China police probe latest claims of childcare abuse

5 hours 38 min ago
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese police are investigating claims of sexual molestation and needlemarks on children at a Beijing kindergarten, the latest case in a booming childcare industry to spark outrage among parents.

North Korea replaces soldiers, South Korea awards medals after defector's border dash

6 hours 25 sec ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has reportedly replaced guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea where a North Korean soldier defected last week, while South Korean and U.S. soldiers have been decorated for their role in the defector's rescue.

Mnangagwa, the 'Crocodile,' to be sworn in as Zimbabwe president

6 hours 11 min ago
HARARE (Reuters) - Emmerson Mnangagwa will cap a stunning political comeback on Friday when he is sworn in as Zimbabwe's president, bringing the final curtain down on the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe.

Mnangagwa told Mugabe he will be safe in Zimbabwe: state media

8 hours 26 min ago
HARARE (Reuters) - Incoming Zimbabwe leader Emmerson Mnangagwa assured former president Robert Mugabe he and his family would be safe in the country when the two men spoke for the first time since Mnangagwa returned home this week, state media said on Friday.

Venezuela's Maduro keeps eye on prize: 2018 presidential vote

8 hours 27 min ago
CARACAS (Reuters) - Just months ago, with crowds of protesters baying on the streets for the resignation of the "dictator" and "murderer," Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro looked like a goner.

CBS, Dish agree carriage terms; blackout ends

8 hours 42 min ago
(Reuters) - CBS Corp and Dish Network Corp resolved a dispute over the fees the satellite TV provider pays to the broadcaster, ending a three-day blackout that affected customers across 26 states.

North Korea sacks soldiers, South Korea awards medals after defector's border dash

9 hours 30 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has reportedly replaced guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea where a North Korean soldier staged a daring defection last week, while South Korean and U.S. soldiers have been decorated for their role in his rescue.

Flynn's lawyers cut talks with Trump team, signaling Mueller cooperation: NY Times

9 hours 38 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, have told Trump's legal team they can no longer discuss a probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, indicating Flynn may be cooperating with the investigation, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

Asian shares off 10-year peak, China hits three-month low

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 23:15
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares hovered below their 10-year peak on Friday while mainland Chinese shares dropped to three-month lows after big falls the previous day on concerns about fresh government steps to curb financial risks and an ongoing rout in the Chinese bond market.

U.S. Navy halts search for three sailors lost in Philippine Sea air crash

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 22:10
TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy said it has called off a search for three sailors missing since a transport plane crashed in the Philippines Sea south of Japan on Wednesday enroute to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier.

U.S. online sales surge, shoppers throng stores on Thanksgiving evening

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 22:08
(Reuters) - U.S. shoppers had splurged more than $1.52 billion online by Thanksgiving evening, and more bargain hunters turned up at stores this year after two weak holiday seasons as retailers opened their doors early on the eve of Black Friday.

Men found at northern Japan marina say they are from North Korea: police

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 21:06
TOKYO (Reuters) - Police in northern Japan have found eight men near a boat at a seaside marina who said they were from North Korea, and appear to be fishermen whose vessel ran into trouble, rather than defectors, a police official said on Friday.

Flynn's lawyers end communication with Trump team, signaling cooperation with Mueller: NY Times

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 20:06
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, have told Trump's legal team they can no longer discuss a probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, indicating Flynn may be cooperating with the investigation, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

Asian shares off 10-year peak, eyes on China markets

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 19:51
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares hovered below their 10-year peak on Friday while investors viewed Chinese shares with caution after their big fall the previous day.

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