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UN judge finds Ratko Mladic guilty of genocide in Srebrenica and crimes against humanity in Bosnian war

Added: 22.11.2017 10:59 | 0 views | 0 comments

Ratko Mladic, chief of the Bosnian Serb army during the Bosnian war of 1992 to 1995, has been found guilty of genocide in Srebrenica in July 1995 by a UN court.

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China says it respects Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's decision to resign

Added: 22.11.2017 8:59 | 0 views | 0 comments

China said on Wednesday (Nov 22) that it respects Robert Mugabe's decision to resign as Zimbabwe's president, a week after the African country's army and Mugabe's former political allies moved to end his four decades of rule.


Mystery of soldier's missing organs

Added: 22.11.2017 7:32 | 0 views | 0 comments

The Thai army says the young cadet died of heart failure - but his family found that his organs were missing.

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Zimbabwe parliament starts impeachment of Robert Mugabe 'for falling asleep in meetings' 

Added: 22.11.2017 6:04 | 0 views | 0 comments

Zimbabwe's parliament opened a session to begin impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday as ousted vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who could be the country's next leader, told him to step down. Zanu PF, the ruling party, tabled a no-confidence motion urging parliament to remove Mr Mugabe from office for a string of offenses including falling asleep in meetings and allowing his wife to "usurp" presidential powers.  "We have seen the president sleeping in Cabinet and international meetings to the horror, shame and consternation of Zimbabweans," reads the motion, which was seconded by the parliamentary leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, the main opposition party.  Mr Mugabe also is accused of allowing Grace Mugabe, the first lade, to threaten to kill Mr Mnangagwa.  A joint session of both houses of parliament must now appoint a committee to investigate the claims and report back on whether or not a vote of no confidence will follow.  Further street protests have been called in Harare, raising fears that the political turmoil could spill over into violence. Mr Mugabe also suffered humiliation on Tuesday when almost no government ministers heeded his call to attend a cabinet meeting at his State House residence, official media reported. The snub piled pressure on the embattled president after Mr Mnangagwa, the vice president whose removal by Mr Mugabe sparked the military intervention last week, said he would consider returning to Zimbabwe if his safety was guaranteed. Mr Mnangagwa's intervention is his first public move since the army seized control. Lawmakers of Mr Mugabe's once-loyal Zanu-PF party met in parliament at 12.15pm (GMT) to trigger proceedings that could see the president stripped of office. Lawmakers in Zimbabwe sat for a session of parliament at 12.12pm (GMT) Credit:  Ben Curtis/ AP Parliament speaker Jacob Mubenda gave permission for a joint session of the House of Assembly and the Senate to debate a motion that would trigger impeachment proceedings against Mugabe. "This motion is unprecedented in the history of post-independence Zimbabwe," Mr Mubenda declared. Dozens of protesters gathered near parliament, chanting for Mr Mugabe to resign and brandishing Zimbabwean flags and banners emblazoned with "Mugabe go". A bubbling factional squabble over the presidential succession erupted two weeks ago when Mr Mugabe fired Mr Mnangagwa. The dismissal put Mr Mugabe's wife Grace in prime position to succeed her 93-year-old husband, prompting the military to step in to block her path to the presidency. After Mr Mnangagwa fled abroad, the army took over the country and placed Mugabe under house arrest - provoking amazement and delight among many Zimbabweans as his autocratic 37-year reign appeared close to an end. Mr Mnangagwa - formerly one of Mugabe's closest allies and a regime hardliner - said in his statement that Zimbabweans had "clearly demonstrated without violence their insatiable desire" for Mugabe to resign. "It is my appeal to President Mugabe that he should take heed of this clarion call," he said. The influential war veterans' association appeared to pull back from an earlier call for immediate demonstrations at Mugabe's home, instead threatening further protest action if Mr Mugabe clung on. Zimbabwe | Impeachment process "Smell the coffee - your time is gone," War Veterans' association chairman Chris Mutsvangwa said Tuesday. "Intention and action must coincide now. If he doesn't go, we will be calling on the people of Zimbabwe to come out to show him to go." On Monday evening, army chief Constantino Chiwenga told reporters that progress had been made in talks towards an apparent exit deal for the world's oldest head of state. Mr Chiwenga called for patience and calm after elated Zimbabweans were stunned to see the president declaring in a TV address on Sunday that he was still in power. Mr Mugabe's wife Grace, 52, has not been seen since the takeover. Zanu-PF lawmakers vowed to remove Mugabe after he missed their weekend deadline to resign. Mr Mugabe is thought to be battling to delay his exit in order to secure a deal that would guarantee protection for him and his family. The army insists it has not carried out a coup, but rather an operation to arrest allegedly corrupt supporters around the Mugabe family.

Army members investigated for misbehavior during Trump trip

Added: 22.11.2017 5:02 | 1 views | 0 comments

The Pentagon says it is investigating allegations of misbehavior by three service members during President Donald Trump's trip to Asia earlier this month.


Anne Soy: Freedom frenzy grips Zimbabwe

Added: 22.11.2017 4:58 | 1 views | 0 comments

The BBC's Anne Soy meets jubilant Zimbabweans hoping for change after the army takeover.

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Army members investigated for misbehavior during Trump trip

Added: 22.11.2017 3:48 | 1 views | 0 comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it is investigating allegations of misbehavior by three service members during President Donald Trump's trip to Asia earlier this month. The Washington Post reports that the Army personnel are under investigations for claims they broke curfew and had improper contact with foreign women during Trump's stop in Vietnam. Chief ...]

White House military personnel removed amid investigation into contacts with foreign women during Trump’s Asia trip

Added: 22.11.2017 2:04 | 0 views | 0 comments

Three Army noncommissioned officers allegedly broke curfew during the president’s visit to Vietnam.

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REVEALED: Life as woman in North Korea army - soldiers raped and periods stop

Added: 22.11.2017 2:03 | 0 views | 0 comments

THE brutality of life as a woman in the North Korean army has been exposed after a defector revealed serving in the world’s fourth-largest army was so tough their bodies changed.


From military takeover to Mugabe's exit: Timeline of Zimbabwe's political crisis

Added: 22.11.2017 1:02 | 0 views | 0 comments

November 22, 2017 9:02 AM
HARARE (AFP) - Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe's president on Tuesday (Nov 22), a week after the army and his former political allies moved to end his four decades of autocratic rule.


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