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Zimbabwe's Mugabe digs in heels as ruling party moves to depose him

HARARE Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe appeared in public on Friday for the first time since the army took charge, as the ruling party made plans to force him to step down after more than three decades in power. | Video

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Greeks march to mark 1973 student revolt against junta, clashes break out

ATHENS Greek police clashed with hooded youths in Athens on Friday after thousands marched to mark a bloody 1973 student uprising that helped topple the military junta which then ruled the country.

Greece 3:02pm EST

The boss is dead but the mafia lives, magistrate and mobster say

ROME/PALERMO The death of Sicilian Mafia boss Salvatore "Toto'" Riina on Friday does not mark the end of Cosa Nostra, but the crime group is unlikely to allow one man such power ever again, a top magistrate and former mobster said.

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Russia opposed to short U.N. extension of Syria inquiry: diplomats

UNITED NATIONS Russia is opposed to a Japanese-drafted United Nations Security council resolution to renew for one month an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, several council diplomats said on Friday.

United Nations, Japan 11:54am EST

Saudi Arabia swapping assets for freedom of some held in graft purge: sources

BEIRUT/RIYADH Saudi authorities are striking agreements with some of those detained in an anti-corruption crackdown, asking them to hand over assets and cash in return for their freedom, sources familiar with the matter said. | Video

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At least five killed in Kenya as violence greets opposition leader's return

NAIROBI At least five people were killed on Friday as Kenyan police tried to disperse supporters accompanying opposition leader Raila Odinga from the airport to central Nairobi, police said. | Video

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