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Zimbabwe's Mugabe has until noon to stand down or face impeachment

HARARE Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has until noon (5.00 a.m. EST) on Monday to stand down or the ruling ZANU-PF will begin impeachment proceedings after the 93-year-old leader defied expectations he would resign. | Video

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Kenya's Supreme Court upholds repeat presidential vote

NAIROBI Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in last month's repeat presidential vote.

Africa 3:44am EST

Soros says Hungary's government lies in attacks against him

BUDAPEST U.S. financier George Soros spoke out about a Hungarian government campaign against him for the first time on Monday, saying in a statement that the attacks contained "lies and distortions" and were designed to create a false external enemy.

2:27am EST

Iraqi Federal Court rules Kurdish referendum unconstitutional

BAGHDAD Iraq's Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday that a referendum held on Kurdish independence was unconstitutional and that the results of the vote were void, a court spokesman said.

3:26am EST

Cambodia's opposition gives up posts after ban

PHNOM PENH Elected officials from Cambodia's banned opposition party have begun handing over their duties after a court ordered the party dissolved, the government said on Monday.

3:48am EST

Twenty Chinese Uighurs use blankets to escape Thai cell

BANGKOK Twenty ethnic Uighur Muslims from China broke out of a detention center near the Thai-Malaysia border, Thai officials said on Monday, after digging holes in the wall and using blankets as ladders.

China, Thailand 2:32am EST

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