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President Mugabe stuns Zimbabwe by defying pressure to resign

HARARE President Robert Mugabe stunned Zimbabwe on Sunday by making no mention of resignation in a television address, defying his own ZANU-PF party, which had sacked him hours earlier, and hundreds of thousands of protesters who had already hailed his downfall. | Video

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China proposed three-phase plan for Rohingya issue

SHANGHAI China has proposed a three-phase plan for resolving the Rohingya crisis, starting with a ceasefire, that has won the support of Myanmar and Bangladesh, the Foreign Ministry said.

Queen Elizabeth and husband Philip celebrate 70 years of marriage, quietly

LONDON Queen Elizabeth and husband Prince Philip mark their platinum wedding anniversary with a small family get-together on Monday, a far cry from the pomp and celebration which greeted their marriage 70 years ago.

People, 7:21pm EST

Indonesia parliament speaker taken into custody by anti-graft agency

JAKARTA Indonesia's parliament speaker Setya Novanto has been taken into custody by the country's anti-corruption agency after being arrested over his alleged role in causing state losses of $170 million linked to a national electronic identity card scheme.

Indonesia 10:57pm EST

Australia, NZ officials discuss screening for Manus refugees: NZ PM

WELLINGTON New Zealand and Australian officials have begun talks about screening processes for asylum seekers who have shut themselves inside a Papua New Guinea detention center, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday.

Philippines' Duterte spokesman says ban on open pit mining remains

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has not lifted a ban on open pit mining, his spokesman said on Monday, amid plans by a government panel to seek the removal of the policy.

Environment 10:54pm EST

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