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A look at Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's long rule

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Africa is riveted by the drama that has left longtime Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe resisting calls to step down even while under military house arrest. 217 more words


Santa's in town? You need an appointment this year

NEW YORK — Santa Claus may be coming to town, but you’ll need a reservation to see him.

At Macy’s flagship store on 34th Street in New York, a chance to sit on Saint Nick’s lap is by appointment only this year, for the first time ever. 188 more words


Thousands celebrate Rio's gay pride parade

RIO DE JANEIRO — Thousands of revelers are dancing on Copacabana beach to celebrate Rio de Janeiro’s annual gay pride parade, despite deep funding cuts by the city. 83 more words


The Latest: Zimbabwe's Mugabe says country to be 'refocused'

HARARE, Zimbabwe — The Latest on Zimbabwe’s political turmoil (all times local):

9:45 p.m.

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has shocked the country by ending his address on national television without announcing his resignation, but he notes the political turmoil that led to his military house arrest and expulsion as ruling party leader. 2,457 more words


Model accuses Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES — Model Keri Claussen Khalighi has come forward to accuse Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct in 1991 when she was 17 years old. 100 more words


New Zimbabwe leader could be enforcer known as the Crocodile

JOHANNESBURG — Emmerson Mnangagwa, elected Sunday as the new leader of Zimbabwe’s ruling political party and positioned to take over as the country’s leader, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, President Robert Mugabe. 921 more words


Argentina unsure if signals came from lost submarine

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina’s Navy could not confirm Sunday if seven brief satellite calls received a day prior were from a lost submarine with 44 crew members on board. 284 more words