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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...
100 years: Israelis, British honor Balfour Declaration, Palestinians protest

100 years: Israelis, British honor Balfour Declaration, Palestinians protest

World
Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Thousands gathered across the Middle East on Thursday to protest the centenary of Britain's declaration of support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine, some being met with military force.The so-called Balfour Declaration -- in which British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour sent a letter to Lord Rothschild in 1917 giving support for a Jewish homeland -- made way for the future establishment of Israel.British Prime Minister Theresa May hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday to mark the anniversary with a dinner. But supporters of a Palestinian state called for an apology from Britain for its role in what it considers Israeli occupation.Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued a statement asking Britain to recognize Palestine and offer compensation.Peopl...
Russian pop babe strips topless to protest 'no boobs allowed' hotel rule

Russian pop babe strips topless to protest 'no boobs allowed' hotel rule

Entertainment
Blonde bombshell Nadeea Volianova decided to launch a protest when she was booted from a hotel after going braless under her top.However, it wasn't your usual demonstration.The stunner decided to whip off her top altogether to stand up against the rule.Nadeea was seen wearing only tiny bikini bottoms outside of the hotel as she cupped her assets.MEGATOPLESS PROTEST: Nadeea Volianova wasn't happy with a hotel's 'no boobs' ruleMEGANO BRA: The popstar was told to leave the hotel for not wearing the garment under her topShe also donned a sailor hat as she stood next to the "Boobs not welcome on hotel premises" sign.Nadeea teamed her look with a major pout, emphasised by red lipstick.She also wore her wet hair down and draped over her chest.Boob cupping trend All the celebs are doing the B...
Thousands protest Putin on 65th birthday

Thousands protest Putin on 65th birthday

World
Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Protests organized by a jailed political opponent of Vladimir Putin jeered the Russian president on the occasion of his 65th birthday.Putin's primary political foe, Aleksei Navalny, who was jailed earlier this week for 20 days after allegedly organizing unsanctioned protests, called on followers to gather in towns and cities across the country to protest Putin, who is widely expected to win another six-year term with tacit opposition in elections scheduled for later this year.Protesters shouted the refrain "happy birthday Putin, and goodbye," a reference to the fact the former KGB agent will be 70 when his next term ends.Police across Russia arrested protesters, though official numbers were not available. A watchdog group estimated the number at 271 arrests in 12 different ...
Dallas players & owner kneel before anthem to join NFL protest

Dallas players & owner kneel before anthem to join NFL protest

Sports
The Dallas Cowboys players, staff and owner Jerry Jones took a knee before the US national anthem at Monday's game against the Arizona Cardinals in a protest against President Donald Trump.Boos were heard in the stadium before both teams stood and linked arms on their own sidelines for the anthem. Trump said on Friday that NFL players who fail to stand during the national anthem should be sacked or suspended.Jones was one of seven NFL owners to donate to Trump's inauguration. NFL row 'nothing to do with race' says TrumpThe fans react: #TakeAKnee versus #BoycottNFL Media playback is not supported on this device In widespread protests at the weekend, players responded by kneeling, linking arms or staying in the locker room.Basketball star L...