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Sacked Mugabe refuses to quit as president

Sacked Mugabe refuses to quit as president

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Robert Mugabe is facing impeachment after he called on Zimbabwe to "move forward" instead of announcing his resignation as president.The state television broadcast baffled viewers as he was expected to make a resignation announcement on Sunday after meeting with army generals following his dismissal as leader of the ruling Zanu-PF party.Video:Zimbabwe's president remains defiantHe defied Zanu-PF and thousands of protesters by pledging to preside over the party's next congress in December after he was told he had until noon local time on Monday to step down as president or face impeachment proceedings as early as Tuesday.Image:Robert Mugabe meeting army generals at State House. Pic: Herald newspaperMr Mugabe acknowledged "a range of concerns" in his speech but made no mention of his own pos...
Signals from missing Argentine sub give hope for rescue effort

Signals from missing Argentine sub give hope for rescue effort

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Seven signal pings believed to be from the submarine ARA San Juan, which has been missing since Wednesday when communications broke down, are giving Argentine officials hope that the crew can still be saved. Argentine Defense Minister Oscar Aguad tweeted out the news Saturday night, confirming that the 44 crew members may be able to be saved after receiving "7 signals from satellite calls that would have been from the San Juan submarine." Authorities said the calls were made on Saturday, and that the Defense Ministry is working with an American company to analyze the location the calls came from. "We are working arduously to locate it and we are transmitting our hopes to the families of the 44 crew members: that they may soon have them in their homes," he wrote. The Argentine Armada, ...
Warship's collision with Japanese tug boat the latest mishap for Navy's 7th Fleet

Warship's collision with Japanese tug boat the latest mishap for Navy's 7th Fleet

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A U.S. warship collided with a Japanese commercial tug boat in Japan's Sagami Bay on Saturday, marking the fifth time this year that a ship in the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet in the Pacific has been involved in a crash. The Japanese tug boat lost propulsion and drifted into the USS Benfold during a towing exercise. The U.S. guided-missile destroyer sustained minimal damage, and there were no reported injuries on either vessel, according to a press release from the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet. The USS Benfold, which is awaiting a full damage assessment, remains at sea under its own power. The incident will be investigated, the 7th Fleet said. Here's a look at previous crashes involving U.S. Navy warships in 2017, including two deadly collisions that left 17 sailors dead: The USS Antietam ran agrou...
President under pressure as Zimbabweans protest

President under pressure as Zimbabweans protest

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Crowds have gathered on the streets of Zimbabwe's capital to demand Robert Mugabe's four decades of power come to an end.Thousands of people have been singing, dancing and waving flags at the colourful gathering in Harare - and the event has been approved by the military.Some carried posters with an image of the military commander who placed the President under house arrest earlier this week, along with the slogan: "Go, go, our general!!!"Image:Anti-Mugabe marchers claim Zimbabweans have been suffering for a long timeOne opponent of Mr Mugabe, who at 93 is the world's oldest head of state, described the upheaval as "like Christmas".Another marcher, Frank Mutsindikwa, told Reuters: "These are tears of joy. I've been waiting all my life for this day. Free at last. We are free at last."The ra...
Zimbabwe latest: Ruling Zanu-PF urges Mugabe to step down

Zimbabwe latest: Ruling Zanu-PF urges Mugabe to step down

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Regional branches of Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party have joined growing calls for President Robert Mugabe to resign.The move comes ahead of a protest march to be held in the capital Harare on Saturday, fully supported by the country's military which staged a takeover on Wednesday.War veterans until recently loyal to the 93-year-old president and liberal groups have also urged him to quit.Earlier Mr Mugabe made his first public appearance since the takeover.Mr Mugabe had been under house arrest for days, but attended a graduation ceremony on Friday, handing out degrees.The army made its move after a power struggle over his successor. Mr Mugabe sacked Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa last week, apparently to pave the way for his wife Grace Mugabe - who is four decades younger than him - to...