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Bitter Mugabe refuses to back successor in poll

Bitter Mugabe refuses to back successor in poll

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Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe has refused to back his successor just a day before the country's historic Monday vote. Mr Mugabe addressed the nation for the first time since stepping down in November and declared that "I will not vote for those who have illegally taken power."Referring to current president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who took office with the military's support, the 94-year-old told reporters on Sunday: "I cannot vote for those who have tormented me." Image: Grace Mugabe had been poised to take over from her husband before he was ousted Mr Mugabe gave a slow and rambling address that at times betrayed his lingering bitterness and anger over his dramatic removal under military pressure and amid a ruling...
Ryanair refuses to compensate passengers for axed flights

Ryanair refuses to compensate passengers for axed flights

Business
Ryanair is on a collision course with the airline's regulator over its decision to reject compensation claims amid a pilots' strike. The low-cost airline is claiming it does not need to compensate customers as it cancels hundreds of flights due to a strike by pilots and cabin crew across Europe.More than 600 flights were cancelled on Wednesday and Thursday as cabin crews in Belgium, Spain and Portugal went on strike over pay and conditions.The carrier is also facing more strikes by its Irish pilots over similar concerns. It threatened to cut 300 jobs among its Irish pilots and crews after they staged a third 24-hour strike on Tuesday.More than 100,000 customers who have been affected have been offered other flights or received refunds. I...
Cristiano Ronaldo injury: Zinedine Zidane refuses to put time frame on Real Madrid star's return

Cristiano Ronaldo injury: Zinedine Zidane refuses to put time frame on Real Madrid star's return

Sports
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has refused to put a time frame on Cristiano Ronaldo's absence.The top scoring forward was substituted at half-time in an entertaining 2-2 draw against Barcelona when he injured his ankle.Ronaldo, scored his 25th goal of the season and 42nd in all competitions, when he cancelled out Luis Suarez's opener, but picked up a knock in the process.With the Champions League final against Liverpool three weeks away, Zidane insisted it was too early to speculate about the extent of the injury."I don't know how long he'll be out," he told Real's official website."He said it wasn't much, but we'll see tomorrow."We'll do some tests to see the extent of the damage done to his ankle. He was a little worried because it was a bit swolle...
Ashes: Joe Root refuses to write off England’s hopes despite Australia taking 2-0 series lead in Adelaide

Ashes: Joe Root refuses to write off England’s hopes despite Australia taking 2-0 series lead in Adelaide

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Joe Root insists England are still "massively" in the Ashes series despite falling 2-0 behind with a 120-run defeat in the second Test.England arrived on the final day at the Adelaide Oval with an outside chance of sustaining their revival in the inaugural pink-ball Ashes encounter.But after conceding a 215-run first-innings deficit, even James Anderson's maiden five-wicket haul in Australia and then a battling half-century from the England captain himself could not truly turn back the tide.DAY FIVE REPORT: England hope quickly extinguished as Australia storm into 2-0 series leadRoot was unbeaten at stumps on the penultimate night, with 178 still needed and six wickets intact to pull off a national-record run chase of 354 to level the series.Instead, he followed nightwatchman Chris Wo...
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...