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Mugabe granted immunity, assured of safety in Zimbabwe - sources

HARARE Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution and assured that his safety will be protected in his home country under a deal that led to his resignation, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday. | Video

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Fair elections in Poland at risk from ruling party bill, opposition says

WARSAW A bill sponsored by Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party will undermine the fairness of elections, opposition deputies said in parliament on Thursday.

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FARC dissidents face full force of Colombia military - president

BOGOTA Former Marxist FARC rebels who have chosen to join drug trafficking gangs instead of demobilising will face the full power of Colombia's military, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday, amid worries gangs will stymie security gains.

8:05pm GMT

How 'princess' of Angola lost her oil crown

LUANDA/LONDON On Oct. 6, with the dust still settling on Angola's first change of power in 38 years, new President João Lourenço sat down with international oil majors at the presidential palace in Luanda.

Special Reports, Africa 5:29pm GMT

North Korea's wounded defector 'nice guy,' says surgeon

SEOUL North Korea's latest defector, a young soldier known only by his family name Oh, is a quiet, pleasant man who has nightmares about being returned to the North, his surgeon said on Thursday.

8:11pm GMT

PM Hariri urges Lebanese to put country first

BEIRUT Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Thursday Lebanon's political crisis was "a wake-up call" for Lebanese with different loyalties to put their country ahead of regional issues. | Video

Middle East 4:45pm GMT

UPDATE 1-FTSE sluggish after Centrica dives

LONDON, Nov 23 A fall in Centrica's shares weighed on British stocks on Thursday, but a rebound in housebuilders and a weak pound provided enough support to recoup most of the morning's losses.