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Politics of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe fires prosecutor Johannes Tomana.

The official had dropped charges against two soldiers accused of plotting against a Mugabe property.

March Against Sharia

Protesters stage rallies, organized by ACT! for America, against sharia law in major and small cities across the United States. Counter protesters also assembled at these locations.

Protesters held rallies across the United States on Saturday to denounce sharia law, the Islamic legal and moral code that organizers say poses a threat to American freedoms, but critics believe anti-Muslim hatred is behind the condemnation.

Last general election

Prime Minister Theresa May's closest advisers, Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy, resign as her Chiefs of Staff amid criticism over their role in the Conservative Party's election campaign.

Theresa May’s key aides Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill have resigned, taking the blame for her disastrous election campaign. Mr Timothy said he was taking responsibility for the social care U-turn which torpedoed her manifesto, acknowledging he had “oversight of our policy programme”. “In particular, I regret the decision not to include in the manifesto a ceili...

Crime in Canada

Quebec police shoot and kill a 19-year-old suspect following a stabbing spree in the village of Akulivik which left three people dead and two others critically injured.

A 19-year-old individual was shot and killed by police in the northern Quebec village of Akulivik, after stabbings that killed three people and injured two others, provincial authorities said Saturday.

2017 Kratovo shooting

A 50-year-old man opens fire on passers-by in Kratovo, Russia, killing four people.

Police have confirmed the deaths of four people after a shooting spree in the village of Kratovo, southeast of Moscow, where a man barricaded himself in his home and opened fire on by-passers. He managed to escape during the police raid.

Road incidents in the Netherlands

Eight people are injured, two seriously, when a car drives into several people in front of the Amsterdam Centraal station in the Netherlands. Police say the driver may have taken ill; they are not treating this as terrorism-related.

Eight people were injured in an incident involving a car in front of Amsterdam’s main railway station on Saturday night...

War in Afghanistan (2015–present)

An Afghan soldier kills 3 U.S. troops and injures 1 other in Achin, Nangarhar Province. The Taliban claims responsibility, saying the Afghan soldier was one of several Taliban infiltrators in the Afghan Armed Forces.

Attack comes shortly after US airstrike killed two Afghan border police, according to Helmand governor, as Trump considers sending more troops

Marawi crisis

United States special forces join the battle in Marawi, Philippines, against the Maute.

U.S. special forces are aiding troops from the Philippines in attempting to break a now three-week-old siege of the town of Marawi on Mindanao island, a military spokesman for the Southeast Asian country said.