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What is going on in Zimbabwe? A quick guide to the key events and players

A lot has happened in the past few days in Zimbabwe, where the world’s oldest head of state tries to remain in power even under military house arrest. Thousands of giddy Zimbabweans are in the streets to demand his departure, tired of a collapsing economy that once was one of Africa’s strongest. Here’s a quick guide to the key events ...

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Pochettino hits out after Spurs derby loss

Mauricio Pochettino felt aggrieved with decisions in the build-up to both Arsenal goals as Tottenham suffered a 2-0 derby defeat. Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez secured the Gunners a dominant 2-0 victory at the Emirates Stadium, but there was a hint of fortune about each of the first-half goals. Mustafi’s header came after referee Mike Dean had awarded a dubious ...

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AFL Draft 2017: Fremantle Dockers urged to find a tall with high pick

Fremantle champion Paul Hasleby has urged his former club to take only one midfielder with their prized picks 2 and 5 in Friday’s national draft, saying they must target a future key-position star. The Dockers will have multiple selections inside the top 10 for the first time since Hasleby (pick 2), Matthew Pavlich (No.4) and Leigh Brown (No.5) were drafted ...

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City of Perth councillors’ contentious clothing and haircut allowance could be given the chop on Tuesday night

The days of City of Perth councillors billing ratepayers for clothes and haircuts may be numbered, with a contentious clothing allowance policy on the chopping block. Councillors are currently allowed to claim more than $13,000 for clothing, dry cleaning and “personal presentation” if they relate to the elected member’s attendance at council-related functions. Under a proposed revamp of the policy, ...

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Late hit by Joel Selwood causes melee in International Rules clash

A hit on Irishman Chris Barrett by Joel Selwood set off the flare-up. An ugly melee has erupted at half-time of today’s International Rules Test after Geelong captain Joel Selwood was sent off for a late and high bump on Ireland’s Chris Barrett. The Irish went to the long break leading 30-17 and tempers boiled over as the teams headed ...

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