11 die in Zimbabwe church stampede: Police

At least 11 people have died and several others have been injured during a stampede at a church service in the Zimbabwean mining town of Kwekwe, police said on Friday.

Monaco`s Prince Albert says royal twins due `around Christmas`

Monaco`s father-to-be Prince Albert II said the principality`s newest royals were likely to make an appearance before Christmas, adding he had asked his South African wife Princess Charlene to keep him in the dark about the twins` gender.

Zimbabwe VP denies plot to kill Mugabe

Zimbabwe's vice president says reports that she is planning to assassinate President Robert Mugabe are false and she is ready to defend herself in court if necessary.

Mominul Haq ton sets Zimbabwe record target
Mominul Haq ton sets Zimbabwe record target

Mominul Haque scored his fourth Test century to leave Zimbabwe chasing a world record 449-run target to win the third and final Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong on Saturday.

Zimbabwe ruling party suspends officials seen as Mugabe critics

Zimbabwe`s ruling ZANU-PF party suspended several senior officials aligned to Vice-President Joice Mujuru on Friday, weakening her position in an fierce battle to succeed ageing President Robert Mugabe.

Teenage spinner Jubair Hossain gives Bangladesh the edge in third Test against Zimbabwe
Teenage spinner Jubair Hossain gives Bangladesh the edge in third Test against Zimbabwe

Young leg-spinner Jubair Hossain grabbed a five-wicket haul in only his third Test to hand Bangladesh the advantage in the third and final Test against Zimbabwe in Chittagong on Friday.

Bangladesh bat in final Zimbabwe Test
Bangladesh bat in final Zimbabwe Test

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and elected to bat in the third and final Test against Zimbabwe in Chittagong on Wednesday.

Money row hits Zimbabwe cricket
Money row hits Zimbabwe cricket

The disconnect between players and their boards at the lower end of Test cricket has come to the fore once again, with Zimbabwe`s franchise cricketers refusing to take the field for the start of the first-class season on Tuesday.

Malcolm Waller reported for suspected illegal action
Malcolm Waller reported for suspected illegal action

Zimbabwe off-spinner Malcolm Waller has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during his side's defeat in the second Test against Bangladesh in Khulna.

Shakib Al Hasan emulates Ian Botham, Imran Khan
Shakib Al Hasan emulates Ian Botham, Imran Khan

Bangladesh all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan became only the fourth player in the 137-year history of Test cricket to score a hundred and take 10 wickets in the same match. The 27-year-old achieved this unique feat on November 7, helping Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 162 runs in the second Test match.

2nd Test: Shakib's five-for guides Bangladesh to series win over Zimbabwe
2nd Test: Shakib's five-for guides Bangladesh to series win over Zimbabwe

All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan became the third man to hit a hundred and take 10-wickets in the same match as Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 162 runs in the second test to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Bangladesh give Zimbabwe 314-run target
Bangladesh give Zimbabwe 314-run target

Zimbabwe were set a target of 314 runs in a minimum of 68 overs to record a series-levelling win in the second Test against Bangladesh in Khulna on Friday.

100 days to 2015 Cricket World Cup: State of the nations
100 days to 2015 Cricket World Cup: State of the nations

Thursday marks 100 days to go to the start of the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Here is a look at the current strengths and weaknesses of the 14 finalists:

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Malawi drops diplomat who called Mugabe `idiot` from Zimbabwe post

A Malawian diplomat who once described Zimbabwe`s President Robert Mugabe as an `idiot` will no longer be posted to Harare, Foreign Minister George Chaponda said Tuesday.

Bangladesh opt to bat in second Zimbabwe Test
Bangladesh opt to bat in second Zimbabwe Test

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and elected to bat on Monday at the start of the second Test against Zimbabwe in the southern city of Khulna.

Bangladesh eye rare Test series win
Bangladesh eye rare Test series win

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim warned of a backlash from Zimbabwe in the second Test in Khulna from Monday as his side hunted for only their third series win in Test cricket.

Zimbabwe's main opposition calls for fresh polls again

Zimbabwe's opposition MDC-T party said Friday economic challenges confronting the country could only be resolved if the country holds free and fair polls.

EU lifts decade-long economic sanctions on Zimbabwe

The European Union (EU) has lifted its decade-long economic sanctions on Zimbabwe in a move that will see the trading bloc extending 234 million Euros (about 300 million dollars) to support programmess in the country.

Bangladesh set 101 to beat Zimbabwe
Bangladesh set 101 to beat Zimbabwe

Hosts Bangladesh were set a modest target of 101 to win the first Test in Dhaka after Zimbabwe were shot out for 114 in their second innings on Monday.

Six-wicket Shakib Al Hasan skittles Zimbabwe out in first Test
Six-wicket Shakib Al Hasan skittles Zimbabwe out in first Test

Left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan took six for 59 as Bangladesh dismissed Zimbabwe for 240 on the opening day of the first Test in Dhaka on Saturday.