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At least 10 people in Malawi, including current and former government ministers, have been arrested over an alleged coup plot. Police fired tear gas to break up a crowd protesting against the arrests in the main city, Blantyre. Among those arrested are government minister Goodall Gondwe and ex-minister Peter Mutharika. They are accused of plotting a coup […]

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Chelsea fightback earns Manchester United replay. Chelsea have come from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford in the FA Cup quarter-finals. Goals from Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney put United in a commanding position before the break, but substitute Eden Hazard and Ramires replied for the Blues […]

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Western capitals on Saturday applauded Kenya’s peaceful vote but avoided naming president-elect Uhuru Kenyatta, whose election they had said would complicate ties because of the charges of crimes against humanity he faces. Foreign diplomats in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, had made it clear in the run-up to the poll that it could not be business […]

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A presidential election to replace late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez will be held on 14 April, the country’s electoral commission has said. The announcement follows the appointment of Mr Chavez’s favoured successor, Nicolas Maduro, as acting president. Hugo Chavez died on 5 March after a long battle with cancer. Mr Maduro will run as the […]

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Kenyan police in riot gear fired teargas to disperse crowds of angry supporters of the defeated presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, on Saturday in one of his stronghold regions in the west of the country, a Reuters witness reported. “No Raila, no peace,” they chanted, throwing stones at vehicles and dozens of police in Kondele, on […]

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Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga will not concede this week’s election and will launch a legal challenge if rival Uhuru Kenyatta is officially declared president, an adviser said on Saturday. Provisional results released in the early hours of Saturday handed Kenyatta a slim outright win with 50.03 percent of the vote. But Odinga’s camp had […]

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The son of Kenya’s founding president, Uhuru Kenyatta, won a presidential election with a slim margin of 50.03 percent of votes cast, provisional figures displayed by the election commission on a screen showed on Saturday. Kenyatta, who faces international charges of crimes against humanity, secured 6,173,433 votes out of a total of 12,338,667 ballots cast, […]

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Italy’s former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been convicted and sentenced to a year in jail over an illegal wiretap. He was accused of arranging for a police wiretap concerning a political rival to be leaked and published in a newspaper run by his brother. Mr Berlusconi is likely to appeal and will remain free in the […]

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Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez has died, his vice-president has announced. Mr Chavez had not appeared in public since he returned to Venezuela last month after cancer treatment in Cuba. An emotional Nicolas Maduro made the announcement on Tuesday evening, flanked by leading Venezuelan political and military leaders. Earlier, he said the 58-year-old Venezuelan leader had […]

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Uhuru Kenyatta, who faces trial at the ICC next month, has established a large lead over rival Raila Odinga in early results from Kenya’s presidential poll. With results in from over 40% of polling stations, Mr Kenyatta has 53% of the vote, against 42% for Mr Odinga. The head of the electoral commission emphasised these […]

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