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Zimbabwe's Mugabe resigns, ending four decades of rule

HARARE Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe's president on Tuesday, a week after the army and his former political allies moved to end four decades of rule by a man once feted as an independence hero who became feared as a despot. | Video

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Italy's Berlusconi contests ban from office to European court

ROME Lawyers for Silvio Berlusconi will argue on Wednesday to the European Court of Human Rights against his ban on holding public office, hoping for a green light that will allow him to run for premier at Italy's election early next year.

Italy 7:18pm EST

Canada proposes health warnings, child-proof packs for legal pot sales

OTTAWA The Canadian government proposed on Tuesday mandatory health warnings and child-proof packaging as well as a licensing regime for all cannabis products in legislation ahead of the July 2018 legalization of recreational marijuana.

Health 5:07pm EST

Hariri returns to Lebanon for first time since resigning as PM

BEIRUT Saad al-Hariri landed in Beirut on Tuesday, his media office said, returning home for the first time since he resigned as Lebanon's prime minister in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia and plunged his country into political crisis,

Saudi Arabia 4:45pm EST

Australia defends alternative accommodation for asylum seekers against U.N. criticism

SYDNEY/GENEVA Australia's foreign minister said on Wednesday that asylum seekers occupying an abandoned Australian-run detention camp in Papua New Guinea (PNG) can relocate to alternative accommodation, challenging United Nations claims that the substitute site is unfinished and inadequate.

German police present stolen John Lennon diaries

BERLIN German police presented on Tuesday diaries, pairs of glasses and other items belonging to late Beatle John Lennon that were stolen from his widow Yoko Ono in 2006 and eventually ended up in Berlin.

Entertainment, Music 2:59pm EST

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