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Mugabe family backs down over burial after ‘threat to Grace’

Mugabe family backs down over burial after ‘threat to Grace’

World
You can see it from the suburbs of Harare, stamped onto a sizable chunk of hillside.It is a burial ground fit for a king - or a long-time dictator like Robert Mugabe - and it was the former Zimbabwean president who paid the North Koreans to construct it back in 1981. It is called Heroes' Acre, Zimbabwe's cemetery for its most extraordinary citizens, and it will not come as any surprise when I tell you that a special plot was reserved for the man who commissioned it. ...
Oil could rise $10 per barrel after drone attack forces Saudi to cut output in half

Oil could rise $10 per barrel after drone attack forces Saudi to cut output in half

Finance
A trader wipes his eyes as he watches stock prices at the New York Stock Exchange in New York.Don Emmert | AFP | Getty ImagesOil prices could jump as much as $ 10 per barrel after a number of drone strikes hit the center of Saudi Arabia's oil industry, forcing the kingdom to cut its oil output in half.Ten drones attacked an oil processing facility at Abqaiq and the nearby Khurais oil field on Saturday, causing a loss of 5.7 million barrels of crude production a day or 50% of the kingdom's oil output. Although it's still too early to tell the extent of the damage and how long the facilities will be shut down, oil analysts and traders told CNBC the impact on the commodity's price could be in the double digits."This is a big deal," said Andrew Lipow, president of Lipow Oil Associates. "Fearin...
Saudi Arabia oil facilities ablaze after drone strikes

Saudi Arabia oil facilities ablaze after drone strikes

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device Drone attacks have set alight two major oil facilities run by the state-owned company Aramco in Saudi Arabia, state media say.Footage showed a huge blaze at Abqaiq, site of Aramco's largest oil processing plant, while a second drone attack started fires in the Khurais oilfield.The fires are now under control at both facilities, state media said.A spokesman for the Iran-aligned Houthi group in Yemen said it had deployed 10 drones in the attacks.The military spokesman, Yahya Sarea, told al-Masirah TV, which is owned by the Houthi movement and is based in Beirut, that further attacks could be expected in the future.He said Saturday's attack was one of the biggest operations the Houthi forces had undertaken inside S...
Liam Gallagher gets petty after Kaiser Chiefs pick a fight

Liam Gallagher gets petty after Kaiser Chiefs pick a fight

Entertainment
Liam Gallagher has added a new name to the list of people he has petty feuds with on Twitter, calling Kaiser Chiefs keyboardist Nick "Peanut" Baines "p***flaps". Gallagher had been set for an appearance at Fall In Love Festival in Romania earlier this month but cancelled over safety fears. The former Oasis star tweeted that he was pulling out of his performance because he was told the stage wasn't safe, prompting Kaiser Chiefs to tweet: "If we found out a stage wasn't safe, we'd tell the other bands on there too, right? 'Safety comes first as always' - for everyone. We must've broken it by putting on a rock n roll show 30mins before you."Gallagher responded in his usual combative style, writing: "This 1s for P***FLAP out of the KAISER CHEIFS all that money you spend on props ie your daft l...
Jurgen Klopp to pick Sadio Mane and Mo Salah after ‘spat’, Steve Bruce to select same XI – Liverpool vs Newcastle teams

Jurgen Klopp to pick Sadio Mane and Mo Salah after ‘spat’, Steve Bruce to select same XI – Liverpool vs Newcastle teams

Sports
Liverpool will be looking to continue their perfect start to the season when they host Newcastle at Anfield on Saturday.The Reds are out to make it five wins from five and will it be a major shock if they don’t, although Steve Bruce’s Magpies have already stunned another of the Premier League’s big guns this season, winning 1-0 away at Tottenham in August. AFP or licensors Liverpool are the only Premier League team to have won all of their games so far this season You can listen to commentary of Liverpool vs Newcastle LIVE on talkSPORT, kick-off 12:30pm – the first of our three live commentaries on GameDay. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will be without goalkeeper Alisson Becker once more, with Adrian again deputising between the sticks. The Brazilian, who picked