Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks during a press conference shortly after a vote in Brazil's congress which authorised impeachment proceedings against her. She has vowed to keep fighting attempts to remove her. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/EVARISTO SA
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks during a press conference shortly after a vote in Brazil's congress which authorised impeachment proceedings against her. She has vowed to keep fighting attempts to remove her. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/EVARISTO SA
People gather in Washington, where the supreme court heard arguments in a case challenging US president Barack Obama's plan to allow 4.5m immigrants to apply for protection from deportation. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI
People gather in Washington, where the supreme court heard arguments in a case challenging US president Barack Obama's plan to allow 4.5m immigrants to apply for protection from deportation. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI
Rescuers patrol next to the collapsed homes in Mashiki, Kumamoto prefecture. Two powerful earthquakes and hundreds of aftershocks hit southern Japan, forcing 100,000 residents out of their homes and into emergency facilities. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/KAZUHIRO NOGO
Rescuers patrol next to the collapsed homes in Mashiki, Kumamoto prefecture. Two powerful earthquakes and hundreds of aftershocks hit southern Japan, forcing 100,000 residents out of their homes and into emergency facilities. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/KAZUHIRO NOGO
Going strong: Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe lights the eternal flame during a ceremony marking the country's 36th anniversary of independence at a stadium in Harare. Mugabe called for unity among Zimbabweans and apologised for government's delays in paying salaries of civil servants and state pensioners. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/ JEKESAI NJIKIZANA
Going strong: Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe lights the eternal flame during a ceremony marking the country's 36th anniversary of independence at a stadium in Harare. Mugabe called for unity among Zimbabweans and apologised for government's delays in paying salaries of civil servants and state pensioners. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/ JEKESAI NJIKIZANA

AFRICA

• The IMF suspends loans to Mozambique after the government hid US$1bn of debt.

• Sudan asks Egypt to discuss two disputed border territories days after Cairo transferred two islands to Saudi Arabia.

• A coalition of opposition parties in Niger choose to end a boycott of parliament and the national electoral commission.

• Thirteen political parties in Zambia form an alliance with the ruling Patriotic Front, to campaign for Edgar Lungu’s re-election.

• A Kenyan hospital offers to pay for radiotherapy treatment of 400 Ugandan cancer patients after that country’s main radiotherapy machine broke down.

ABROAD

• Oil prices fall after a meeting of oil producers fails to agree to an output freeze, following Iran’s unwillingness.

• The US will send Apache helicopters and more troops to Iraq in an attempt to retake Mosul from the Islamic State.

• An attack in the Afghan capital Kabul claims nearly 30 lives and injures 300.

• After years of financial isolation, Argentina’s sale of $15bn of government bonds is three times oversubscribed.

• The presidents of Russia and Ukraine discuss the fate of high-profile prisoners amid speculation they could be swapped.

• India’s government tells the supreme court that it should not try to reclaim the priceless Koh-i-noor diamond from Britain. It opposes a petition filed by an NGO.

• The death toll from the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Ecuador rises to 413, with survivors still trapped inside buildings.

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