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# Zimbabwe
Woman jailed over death of baby after stuffing him in drawer 'for crying too much'
She went to watch television and when she checked on the baby after three hours he was dead.
# Howzat?
Will there be a better catch at this year's Cricket World Cup?
What an effort from Zimbabwe’s Craig Ervine
# Going Down
Photographers in Zimbabwe forced to delete photos of President Mugabe falling
Mugabe sped off in a limousine after the tumble.
# direct provision
The scars that brought us to Ireland: Asylum seekers on the violence that made them flee
Three refugees who have fled their home countries due to political persecution share their stories.
Column: Dance has the ability to bring people together, no matter where they're from
Africa Day celebrations are taking place nationwide. Here, student and dancer Onai Tafuma writes about her life in Ireland.
# monthly wage
Mugabe now taking home €2,900 (in a country where the average wage is €300)
The 90-year-old Zimbabwean Presidents said it was important his government “should recognise the hard times at the moment”.
# not a fan
Robert Mugabe isn't impressed with Europe's "homosexual nonsense"
The 90-year-old leader of Zimbabwe was strongly critical of Europe during a speech today.
# Interview
'We could have won a lot easier than that,' admits relieved Irish cricket coach Phil Simmons
“It’s a great start, but there are three games in the group and we know how dangerous UAE can be,” he added.
# Take a Bow
Superb Ireland overcome Zimbabwe in Cricket World Cup opener after late drama
They ultimately won by just three wickets.
# poachers
More than 300 elephants deliberately poisoned in Zimbabwe park
Other animals including lions, vultures, painted dogs and hyenas have also been killed by poachers at Zimbabwe’s largest game park.
# Zimbabwe
Mugabe tells defeated foe to "go hang"
“If they die, even dogs will not sniff at their corpses” – Robert Mugabe has delivered a blistering public address, his first since the disputed election.
# News Fix
Here Is What Happened Today: Sunday
Everyone’s talking about the problems caused by the Dublin Bus strike, the arrest of a man over a 2007 murder and an unusual drug seizure involving ingested cannabis ‘pellets’.
# Zimbabwe
Mugabe faces growing fallout after disputed election win
Robert Mugabe’s rival, Morgan Tsvangirai, denounced the win as “stolen”.
# Zimbabwe
Opposition cries foul as Mugabe claims landslide election victory
Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party claims to have won 61 per cent of the vote, but longtime opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he’ll appeal the result in the courts.
# News Fix
Here Is What Happened Today: Friday
Everybody’s talking about the funeral of the Chada brothers, the SUSI grant system and a worldwide travel alert for US citizens.
# News Fix
Here Is What Happened Today: Thursday
Everybody’s talking about the possible Dublin Bus strike, the pay for trainee nurses and life in prison for Ariel Castro.
# mugabe
Mugabe's party claims victory as observers question vote
Zimbabwe election observers have said that the country’s Presidential election was “seriously compromised”.
# News Fix
Here Is What Happened Today: Wednesday
Everybody’s talking about Pat Kenny leaving RTÉ, a newly-published chapter from the Mahon report and a man jailed for the manslaughter of Melanie McCarthy McNamara.
# Robert Mugabe
Photos: Zimbabwe goes to the polls amid fears of vote-rigging
Robert Mugabe has been in power for 33 years, but has promised to step down if he loses this election.
# Zimbabwe
'If you lose you must surrender': Mugabe vows to step down if he loses election
Polls show that Mugabe is set to lose tomorrow’s election but the opposition has produced what it says is evidence that the government plans to rig the elections.
# Zimbabwe
Zimbabweans vote on new constitution that would curb Mugabe's power
Voters are expected to roundly back the text, which would introduce presidential term limits, beef up parliament’s powers and set elections to decide whether 89-year-old Robert Mugabe stays in power.
# Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe's finance minister: 'The government has €161 in the bank'
Maybe Robert Mugabe’s been spending the money on suits.
# Zimbabwe
Five killed in explosion at house of 'sorcerer' in Zimbabwe
The witchdoctor and a man who was hoping to improve his finances were among the dead, witnesses said.
# Zimbabwe
Mugabe's tenure in Zimbabwe could finally be ended by new constitution
A new draft constitution, three years in the making, would impose term limits on the President and reduce his powers.
# Zimbabwe
Mugabe arrives home - reports of illness "hogwash"
The President of Zimbabwe arrived home from Asia this morning as his party denied reports he had suffered a health emergency.
# mugabe
Is Robert Mugabe fighting for his life?
The Zimbabwean leader is reportedly undergoing medical treatment in Singapore amid speculation he may be about to hand over power.
# Dictator
Mugabe says he is "fit as a fiddle" and compares himself to Jesus
The Zimbabwean president, speaking on his 88th birthday, also gave tips on how to live a long life.
# Animals
Four accused of eating endangered Zimbabwe tortoises
The men admitted killing 40 of the endangered animals, while another 13 live tortoises were found in a house raised by invesetigators.
# Zimbabwe
Zimbabwean diamonds "could fund bloodshed" in future elections
A new report alleges that funds from Zimbabwean diamond purchases could fund violence in the country during any future elections. Global Witness is urging people not to buy diamonds from the Marange region.
# Second-hand pants
Zimbabwe tackles national threat... of second-hand knickers
The impoverished country has banned the sale of used underwear, with one newspaper calling second-hand pants “dehumanising”.
# amazing
WATCH: Bungee jumper survives after her cord snaps
The Australian 22-year-old swam to safety after falling into the Zambesi River in Zimbabwe despite her two feet being tied together.
# Forty More Years
87-year-old Mugabe nominated for seventh term as leader of Zimbabwe
Robert Mugabe has been at the helm of Zimbabwe for 31 years, but has been nominated by his Zanu PF party for another term.
# Blood Diamonds
Global Witness leaves anti-Blood Diamond group in protest
The NGO said the diamond certification scheme has failed to prevent the processing of conflict diamonds in Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe and Venezuela.
# Zimbabwe
Zimbabwean Prime Minister divorces wife after 12 days
He blamed stories that suggested he had married Locadia Karimatsenga because she was pregnant with twins – and he said there was “now an underhand and active political hand” damaging his reputation.
# Blood Diamonds
Blood diamond 'torture camp' discovered in Zimbabwe
An investigation has revealed claims of systematic torture, beatings and rape at one Zimbabwe’s diamond mines.
# Zimbabwe
Zimbabwean Prime Minister says he wants to end coalition
Morgan Tsvangirai has been part of an unlikely power-sharing agreement with Robert Mugabe since 2009 but tensions have continued to simmer.
# US
US sends Zimbabwe a warning over nuclear cooperation with Iran
US says it’s concerned about suggestions Zimbabwe may be open to assisting Iran with its enrichment programme, although it has no evidence it’s happening.
# Just Not Cricket
Ponting likely to avoid ban for TV incident
The ICC have charged the Australian captain after he allegedly damaged a dressing-room TV set on Monday.
# Comeback
Ireland snatch final-over victory over Zimbabwe in Nagpur
A gutsy mid-order showing gave Ireland victory over Zimbabwe in this morning’s final World Cup warm-up match.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Tuesday
We look forward to Ireland versus Wales this evening, keep an eye on Jamie Heaslip’s return from injury, and check in with Ireland’s cricketers in their World Cup warm-up match against Kenya.