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The South African team deployed to Mozambique a week ago to head rescue efforts after the devastating Cyclone Idai has returned home physically and mentally exhausted. ...

The death toll in a huge blast at a chemical plant in eastern China has jumped to 47, with 90 badly injured, according to state news agency Xinhua. ...

North Korea has withdrawn from the inter-Korean liaison office which was opened amid a warming of ties last year to facilitate talks with the South. ...

Pilots transitioning to the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft from older 737 models were given a short, self-administered online course that made no mention of a new system now at the center of two crash investigations, pilots' unions spokesmen for two American carriers told CNN. ...

BY BBC Power Natural High Energy Drink SX, which is made in Zambia, is not marketed as a sexual aid. ...

TOURISM players have awarded employees a 55% cost of living adjustment across the board, after the National Employment Council (Nec) for the tourism sector signed a collective bargaining agreement on Tuesday. ...

STAKEHOLDERS in local theatre arts have expressed concern over the fledgling industry as it has also not been spared the economic challenges that bedevil the country. ...

United Kingdom-based charity organisation, Operation Florian, will next week conduct refresher courses for the Bulawayo City Council’s Fire Brigade crew at a cost of US$93 000 to the local authority. ...

THE MDC has cancelled its “thank you” rally scheduled for tomorrow in Bulawayo in the wake of the devastating Cyclone Idai which has left hundreds dead in Manicaland and Masvingo provinces. ...

GWERU City Council has embarked on a road rehabilitation exercise, following an outcry by residents and motorists over the poor state of the infrastructure. ...

FORMER Victoria Falls mayor, Sifiso Mpofu (Zanu PF) and two of his co-accused were yesterday set free on $500 bail each by the Bulawayo High Court. ...

SHEARWATER Adventures and Chikopokopo Tour Operators in Victoria Falls have dispatched two six-seater long-range helicopters and water rafters to cyclone-ravaged Chimanimani to help in rescue operations. ...

CIVIC society organisations (CSOs) are today conducting a national indaba on policy options and paths to ending enforced disappearances in Zimbabwe as well as seeking justice for victims and survivors, Habakkuk Trust has said. ...

Delta Corporation has joined corporates individuals and organisations in donations to Cyclone Idai victims in Manicaland. ...

ONE of the country’s major fuel suppliers, Total Zimbabwe, has warned of a possible shortage of petrol and diesel due to the effects of Cyclone Idai, which destroyed a lot of infrastructure in the Mozambican port City of Beira. ...

ACTIVIST and journalist Zenzele Ndebele was yesterday arrested at State House in Bulawayo where he was demanding that President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was meeting civic society organisations (CSOs) from the region, should address the 1980 Gukurahundi massacres. ...

CHIMANIMANI East legislator Joshua Sacco (Zanu PF) is under fire from his constituents, who accuse him of peddling falsehoods during the time when Cyclone Idai was wreaking havoc in the area. ...

THE new Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) management led by chief executive officer Mathlene Mujokoro yesterday came under fire from Parliament over corruption allegations exposed in the Auditor-General (AG) Mildred Chiri’s audit reports. ...

TEACHERS unions yesterday angrily rejected the $400 million deal struck by government and the Apex Council, accusing their representative body of being compromised and working against the improvement of civil servants’ conditions of service. ...

THE death toll from the Eastern Highlands floods has skyrocketed after a whole village, police station and government complex at Rusitu in Chimanimani were swept away as hundreds of people remain unaccounted for, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said yesterday. ...

Seven of the 13 Chivhu men who were last week arrested for touting have been sentenced to five months in prison, while the other six were fined $100. ...

Government is making strides to complete implementation of education that focuses on industrialisation by ensuring the building of innovation hubs at the country’s institutions of higher learning. ...

The growing spread of prostate cancer among Zimbabwean men now warrants a serious epidemiological investigation, the Zimbabwe Cancer Registry (ZCR) has revealed. ...

PARLIAMENT on Tuesday ratified the African Charter on Democracy and Elections and Governance, which, among other things, is meant to enhance the quality of elections in Africa, promote human rights, strengthen the rule of law and promote political, economic and social governance. ...

Former Energy minister Samuel Undenge has been taken to High Court by CBZ Bank Limited over a US$121 062 debt. ...

Agribank has approached the courts seeking to recover a real time gross settlement of a (ZWR) $33 720 loan advanced to former Finance minister Ignatius Chombo six years ago. ...

Several companies and organisations continue to chip in with humanitarian assistance towards relief efforts in Cyclone Idai-ravaged Chimanimani and Chipinge, where over 192 people have been confirmed dead while hundreds are still missing and thousands marooned after floods massively destroyed infrastructure. ...

CHIPO Dhliwayo (30) of Rusitu village in Chimanimani is a devastated woman after a nasty encounter with the fury of nature. ...

A SPIRIT medium early this week helped villagers recover the body of a girl killed during Cyclone Idai-induced floods at Dzingire Growth Point, popularly known as Kopa in Chipinge, where over 300 people are feared dead after a whole residential suburb was swept away last week. ...

Passengers aboard a fastjet Airways flight, which landed at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport on Wednesday went into a panic mode after one of the passengers complained of a headache and body weakness, symptoms synonymous with the dreaded Ebola virus. ...