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News from the Global South


Zimbabwe President Mugabe warns dissenting war veterans
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe threatens to punish those war veterans who last week said they were withdrawing their long-standing support for him.

Gabon teenager hits high note after Celine Dion shares cover
A 17-year-old from Gabon says he is "overwhelmed" after the Canadian pop star shared online a video of him performing one of her hits.

Nigerians, Zimbabweans face execution
UN human rights officials express grave concerns over planned executions in Indonesia, some of them of foreign nationals.

Venezuela opposition angry at recall referendum delays
Venezuelan opposition leaders call for protest marches to the National Electoral Council, which they accuse of stalling their efforts for a recall referendum.

Argentina announces new gender violence plan
Argentina's President Mauricio Macri announces a national plan to fight violence against women.

China eyes world-class cyber-tech multinationals
The "Outline of National IT Development Strategy" will steer IT development in China for the next decade.

Y20 Summit opens in Shanghai
The Y20 Summit, a G20-related discussion forum for young people, opened in Shanghai Wednesday.

Lenovo sails with Olympic wind
ZUK, one of Lenovo Group's smartphone brands founded last year, launched a product tailored for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Beijing on Wednesday.

China stocks post worst day in 6 weeks on crackdown fears
China stocks closed sharply lower on Wednesday, with major indexes posting their worst daily performance in six weeks, as investors sold off on worries that regulatory changes are coming.