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Zimbabwe's Mugabe digs in heels as ruling party moves to depose him
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe appeared in public on Friday for the first time since the army took charge, as the ruling party made plans to force him to step down after more than three decades in power.
U.S. urges African nations to press N. Korea over nuclear program
WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged African leaders on Friday to take further actions to pressure North Korea to end its nuclear and missile programs, including downgrading diplomatic ties and expelling North Korean laborers.
U.N. talks offer little help for soaring losses, climate-hit states say
BONN, Germany, Nov 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From Fiji to St. Lucia, small island nations have taken every opportunity to flag the growing risks of climate change to their land and people at U.N. talks in Bonn - but their cry for help has fallen on deaf ears, officials and experts said on Friday.
CORRECTED-Egypt orders suspected Libyan militant, 14 others be held over desert attack
CAIRO, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The Egyptian public prosecutor ordered that a suspected Libyan militant and 14 others be held for 15 days pending an investigation of their role in a deadly attack in Egypt's western desert last month, state news MENA reported on Friday.
Top U.S. diplomat urges return to civilian rule in Zimbabwe
WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday urged "a quick return to civilian rule" in Zimbabwe after its army took charge earlier this week, and called events there "a concern."
Reuters Sports Schedule at 1430 GMT on Friday
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UPDATE 2-Indonesia evacuates villagers after shootings near Freeport copper mine
JAKARTA/TIMIKA, Indonesia, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Indonesia on Friday began evacuating villages that authorities said had been occupied by armed separatists after a string of shootings near a huge copper mine operated by Freeport McMoRan Inc.
Sixers' Embiid thriving in role as likeable villain
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Philadelphia 76ers forward Joel Embiid has positioned himself as the NBA's most charming villain: trash-talking, tweeting, and smiling his way to his own brand of entertaining dominance.
NBA-Sixers' Embiid thriving in role as likable villain
LOS ANGELES, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Philadelphia 76ers forward Joel Embiid has positioned himself as the NBA's most charming villain: trash-talking, tweeting, and smiling his way to his own brand of entertaining dominance.
Tunisia to lift retirement age by two years, official says
TUNIS, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The Tunisian government has reached a deal with a major labor union to lift the retirement age for public servants by two years, a government official said on Friday, a key reform demanded by its lenders to stabilize state finances.
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