Zimbabwe president reshuffles top ranks of civil service 07:19 GMT

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday made sweeping changes to the country's top civil service, retiring a batch of long-serving bureaucrats and promoting new faces in a break with his predecessor Robert Mugabe.  Full Article

Uganda tightens security ahead of Museveni critic's return 07:50 GMT 

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's security forces sealed off roads and erected barricades around the country's main international airport on Thursday, ahead of the expected return of a popular lawmaker and critic of President Yoweri Museveni, witnesses said.  Full Article  

Firecrackers and bangers set off outside Juventus players' hotel in Valencia Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018 

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus team mates were the target of an attempt to disturb their Champions League preparations for Wednesday's match against Valencia after a group of people set off bangers and fireworks outside their hotel.  Full Article  

Trump defends Supreme Court nominee as accuser faces deadline 01:06 GMT 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday stepped up his defence of his U.S. Supreme Court nominee, saying it was hard to imagine Brett Kavanaugh committed a sexual assault and that it would be unfortunate if his accuser did not testify before the Senate.  Full Article  |  Video  

Rumor has it Chinese 17-year-old wants to be a billionaire Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018 

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's crackdown on online rumor-mongers and fraud has snared a fresh target - a 17-year-old junior high school dropout who pretended to be a billionaire, gave himself fake titles and posted Photoshopped pictures of himself with world leaders.  Full Article  

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