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The Russian defense ministry criticized Israel’s “deliberate provocation” after one of its military planes, with 15 people onboard, was accidentally shot down by allied Syrian forces in Latakia province on Monday.

Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa plans legal challenge to the election results.

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa averted a run-off vote by securing just over 50 percent votes while opposition leader Nelson Chamisa bagged 44.3 percent of the total 4.8m votes cast.

  • The U.N. and former colonial power the U.K. have called on Zimbabwe to exercise restraint in dealing with protesters who took to the streets against the ruling Zanu-PF party over alleged vote-rigging in Monday’s elections.

  • Incomplete official results from Zimbabwe’s election show that the country’s ruling Zanu-PF party is headed for a comfortable majority in the parliament amid claims of vote-rigging by the opposition MDC Alliance.

  • Nearly 5.5 million voters in Zimbabwe will be heading to the polls with a fresh hope to elect a leader that can steer the country out of four decades of the economic and political rut it faced under strongman Robert Mugabe.

Polls show Jair Bolsonaro to be the frontrunner for presidential office if Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva remains barred from contesting.

Brazil’s presidential election took a bloody turn on Friday after far-right presidential hopeful, Jair Bolsonaro, sustained “grave” wounds in a knife attack during a campaign rally in the south-east state of Minas Gerais.

  • Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro said the country should set its fuel prices at par with the international levels to combat rampant smuggling, which inflicts a loss of about $18 billion on the national exchequer annually.

  • Following a marathon debate spanning over 15 hours, Argentina’s Senate voted 38 to 31 against a bill that seeks to legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy in the country dominated by Roman Catholics.

  • A gunman opened fire on Danforth Avenue in Toronto’s Greektown district leaving an eight-year-old girl dead and 13 others injured on Sunday before being killed in a retaliatory strike by the security agencies.

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In a landmark verdict, India’s Supreme Court on Thursday decriminalized gay sex, ruling that any discrimination based on sexual orientation is unconstitutional and amounts to a violation of fundamental rights.

Jimmie Åkesson, leader of the Sweden Democrats

The far-right Sweden Democrats, riding on populist, anti-immigrant wave, have emerged as the kingmaker after the country’s two mainstream blocs, tied for the top spot, fell well short of the majority.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the world won't run on impulsive dictates.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif hit back at the U.S. on Tuesday over its move to reimpose economic sanctions on the Islamic state, adding that the “world is sick and tired of America’s unilateralism.”

U.S. soldiers and Red Cross workers prepare to transport supplies to shelters for people evacuating from Hurricane Florence.

Deluged Carolinas brace for “life-threatening” rains, flooding and landslides as Hurricane Florence begins to pound the U.S. East Coast, with over 10 million people likely to be impacted by the storm surge on Friday.