Zimbabwe's Mugabe resigns, ending four decades of rule

Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe's president on Tuesday a week after the army and his former political allies moved against him, ending four decades of rule by a man who turned from independence hero to archetypal African strongman.

  • Pippa Middleton and husband James Matthews leave hospital with newborn baby boy
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    Pippa Middleton and husband James Matthews leave hospital with newborn baby boy

    The Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister Pippa gave birth on Monday. A spokesperson told HELLO!: "James and Pippa have had a baby boy. Everyone is delighted and mother and baby are doing well." This is the first child for the couple, who married in May 2017 after a year-long engagement.

  • Blue Peter's Tim Vincent becomes father to twins – find out names and gender
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    Blue Peter's Tim Vincent becomes father to twins – find out names and gender

    Congratulations to former Blue Peter presenter Tim Vincent, who has become a father for the first time. The TV star has welcomed twin boys with his partner Gemma Charles, revealing the joyous news to HELLO! Baby Jasper Oliver (6Ilbs) and Felix Samuel (5Ilbs) arrived on Thursday 18 October. Tim, 45, had hinted at his baby news on Tuesday, saying it was "ironic" that he was covering Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal baby announcement.

  • Ayda Williams just wore THE most stunning dress on Good Morning Britain
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    Ayda Williams just wore THE most stunning dress on Good Morning Britain

    READ MORE: How are Robbie Williams and Ayda Field friends with Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank? The wife of Robbie Williams was a guest at Princess Eugenie's wedding on Saturday, and her six-year-old daughter Theodora accompanied the royal up the aisle as a bridesmaid.

  • Strictly Come Dancing's Seann Walsh explains why he's a lucky man
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    Strictly Come Dancing's Seann Walsh explains why he's a lucky man

    After kissing his partner Katya Jones, Seann is still in the competition

  • A Chechen warlord is unhappy with UFC fighter Zubaira Tukhugov because he slapped Conor McGregor instead of punching him
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    A Chechen warlord is unhappy with UFC fighter Zubaira Tukhugov because he slapped Conor McGregor instead of punching him

    A Chechen warlord is unhappy with the UFC fighter Zubaira Tukhugov's behaviour at UFC 229. Tukhugov was one of Khabib Nurmagomedov's teammates who was seen on video invading the UFC octagon and attacking Conor McGregor after the Irishman's stunning loss. Tukhugov then bragged on Instagram that he "slapped" McGregor during the post-fight brawl.

  • X Factor's Top 16 contestants get an all-star makeover
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    X Factor's Top 16 contestants get an all-star makeover

    With the first live shows imminent... From Digital Spy

  • The one thing Meghan doesn't miss about life before joining royal family
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    The one thing Meghan doesn't miss about life before joining royal family

    The Duchess of Sussex has revealed the one thing she doesn’t miss about her life before marrying Prince Harry – and it may surprise you. Meghan explained how quitting social media had been "freeing" as they chatted with surfing community group OneWave on Sydney’s Bondi Beach on the fourth day of their royal tour. Speaking to local resident Jessina Oakes, Meghan shared her experience of quitting social media, after famously closing her public Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts, along with her lifestyle blog The Tig, once her relationship with Prince Harry became serious.

  • Strictly Come Dancing curse strikes again as couple split up
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    Strictly Come Dancing curse strikes again as couple split up

    The Strictly curse has struck again as professional dancer Dianne Buswell has split from Emmerdale actor boyfriend Anthony Quinlan. The dancer, who has been partnered up social media sensation Joe Sugg this year, embarked on a long-distance relationship with the soap star in 2017.

  • Now even the government admits it: no-deal would ground our aircraft
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    Now even the government admits it: no-deal would ground our aircraft

    Hidden away in the government’s latest batch of no-deal preparedness notices this week was the dirty little secret that Brexiters have spent the last two years denying. Brexit’s most tangible disaster and Project Fear’s most lurid poster-child is at last being dryly reported in government ink: grounded aircraft. The government says it "envisages” granting permission for EU airlines, but only “expects” EU countries to reciprocate.

  • Emmerdale spoilers: Ross Barton's exit revealed as he plans to take this person with him?
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    Emmerdale spoilers: Ross Barton's exit revealed as he plans to take this person with him?

    Emmerdale fans have been anticipating Ross Barton's exit storyline for the past few months, when actor Michael Parr revealed his plans to quit the ITV soap earlier in the year. Elsewhere, Chas and Paddy struggle as they say a heartbreaking goodbye to their baby daughter Grace at her funeral, while Bernice's affair is threatened to be exposed when she is confronted by Kerry. Ross then suggests that they leave Emmerdale and make a fresh start.

  • MPs must not bow to Theresa May's pressure on this Brexit proposal for fear of no deal – there are other options
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    MPs must not bow to Theresa May's pressure on this Brexit proposal for fear of no deal – there are other options

    Theresa May has finally managed to unite her party’s warring factions on Brexit. With time running out to get a deal, previously loyal cabinet ministers wonder how long they should let May flog her dead Chequers horse. Eurosceptic and pro-EU Tory MPs are furious about a plan – confirmed by EU sources (to May’s frustration) at Thursday’s Brussels summit – to extend the transitional period after the UK’s departure by a year, until December 2021.

  • People's Vote march: More than 100,000 set to descend on streets of London for huge anti-Brexit rally
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    People's Vote march: More than 100,000 set to descend on streets of London for huge anti-Brexit rally

    More than 100,000 people are set to take to the streets of London on Saturday to demand a people’s vote on Brexit. The central London march, which will start in Park Lane and end in Parliament Square, is expected to be the biggest public protest so far against the current Brexit situation. Activists will march through the capital demanding the government give the British people another vote on the final deal with the European Union.

  • Chelsea line up against Manchester United: Predicted starting XI for Stamford Bridge clash
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    Chelsea line up against Manchester United: Predicted starting XI for Stamford Bridge clash

    Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is expected to make two changes for the visit of Manchester United on Saturday. The manager is unbeaten in competitive fixtures since arriving at Stamford Bridge from Napoli in the summer, with the dubbed 'Sarri-ball' making the required impact in the Premier League. Only a last-minute stunner from Daniel Sturridge prevented Liverpool's own unbeaten run ending at the Bridge three weeks ago before a typically confident 3-0 victory over Southampton last time out.

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    Talking Politics

    The only remaining issue preventing a deal is the Irish backstop. This is the promise that, no matter what, there will be a frictionless border in Ireland. Theresa May’s solution is to make sure it’ll be never be used, by signing up the whole of the UK to the customs union and the single market for goods.

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    Turkey suggests Khashoggi's remains taken out of consulate

    A Turkish official says investigators are assessing the possibility whether the remains of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have been taken to a forest in the outskirts of Istanbul or to another city, if and after he was killed inside the diplomatic mission earlier this month. The official told The Associated Press on Friday that police have established that two vehicles belonging to the Saudi consulate left the building on Oct. 2 — the day Khashoggi had walked into the consulate and vanished. The official says one vehicle went to the Belgrade Forest outside Istanbul while the other traveled to the city of Yalova.

  • Slinging London: Our writers weigh in on baby slings and masculinity
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    Slinging London: Our writers weigh in on baby slings and masculinity

    Who wore it better, Chris Evans or Daniel Craig? Chris Hemsworth knows how it’s hanging. Piers Morgan, unequivocally, does not.

  • Jacob Rees-Mogg: MPs won't back 'waffly' plan to extend Brexit transition period
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    Jacob Rees-Mogg: MPs won't back 'waffly' plan to extend Brexit transition period

    Jacob Rees-Mogg rejects plan to give Britain an extended transition period to leave the European Union, saying Parliament would not back the idea.

  • West Ham captain Mark Noble: It’s frightening how much Harry Kane has played... it’ll catch up with him for sure
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    West Ham captain Mark Noble: It’s frightening how much Harry Kane has played... it’ll catch up with him for sure

    A home game against Tottenham is always a special one for West Ham fans — and I am no different. Seriously, though, it’s frightening when you look at how much football Harry Kane has played in recent months.

  • Total ban on new petrol and diesel cars should be brought forward to 2032, MPs say
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    Total ban on new petrol and diesel cars should be brought forward to 2032, MPs say

    A total ban on new petrol and diesel cars and vans should be brought forward to 2032 to boost sales of electric vehicles, MPs have urged. Ministers must "get a grip" and tackle a lack of charging points, one of the main barriers to people buying electric cars, the parliamentary Business Committee warned. The Government outlined a goal for an end to sales of new "conventional" petrol and diesel cars by 2040 as part of efforts to clean up transport which causes air pollution.

  • Foodie foraging trend fuels sharp rise in the flouting of picking bans
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    Foodie foraging trend fuels sharp rise in the flouting of picking bans

    A trend for foraging has caused a sudden spike in the number of people flouting bans on picking wild produce in London’s Royal Parks.

  • New Amazon office for Manchester as firm expands
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    New Amazon office for Manchester as firm expands

    Amazon is to create more than 1,000 more research and development jobs across England and Scotland. As part of the plans, a new office will be opened in Manchester, where 600 highly-skilled workers will focus on software development, machine learning and research and development. Sites at Edinburgh and Cambridge will also get extra workers - 250 and 180 respectively.

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    Japan orders quake shock absorber maker to replace parts after fake data

    Officials in Japan, one of the world's most earthquake-prone countries, on Thursday ordered a company that falsified data on the quality of its quake shock absorbers to replace its products in hundreds of buildings. KYB Corp, a major producer of the devices used to reduce shaking in a quake, said on Tuesday that data related to their quality and that of products made by a subsidiary, had been falsified since 2003, and possibly even as far back as 2000. Government officials said there was no risk that buildings would collapse as a result, even in a severe quake, but they were trying to determine how many structures were affected.

  • 'We Love You!' Aussies Greet Relaxed, Hand-Holding Royals at Bondi Beach
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    'We Love You!' Aussies Greet Relaxed, Hand-Holding Royals at Bondi Beach

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle strolled onto Bondi Beach to cheers from an adoring Australian crowd on Friday, October 19. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex then removed their shoes before walking along the beach, breaking royal protocol in favour of comfort. The royal pair were visiting mental health organisation OneWave at Bondi Beach. Credit: leesupercharged via Storyful

  • Extreme weather could trigger a global beer shortage that causes prices to skyrocket worldwide
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    Extreme weather could trigger a global beer shortage that causes prices to skyrocket worldwide

    Researchers have uncovered a link between severe weather conditions, such as extreme drought or heat, and the global consumption of beer. Rising global temperatures could hinder the production of barley — the main ingredient in beer. Without enough supply to meet demand, the world could face a 16% decline in global beer consumption, with beer prices skyrocketing across nations.

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    Man who fell into Arizona mine 'fortunate' to survive

    An Arizona man who fell to the bottom of an old abandoned mine shaft, broke both his legs, fought off a trio of rattlesnakes and went two days without food or water before a friend heard his cries for help is lucky to be alive, said the head of a rescue team. "He is a very fortunate individual," Operations Commander Roger Yensen of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Mountain Rescue Posse said Thursday of 62-year-old John Waddell. Waddell owns the land where the shaft is located north of Phoenix and was using a rope to lower himself into it on Monday when he lost control and fell at least 50 feet (15 meters) to the rocky ground.