Mugabe’s Zanu-PF ‘wins majority’
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s party has
won a huge majority in parliament in this week’s elections,
officials say. With most seats declared, the Zimbabwe Electoral
Commission said Zanu-PF had won 137 seats in the 210-seat chamber,
just short of two-thirds.
Hassan Rouhani takes over as Iranian president
Hassan Rouhani is set to officially replace
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president of Iran.Mr Rouhani’s election will
be endorsed by the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
at a ceremony in the capital, Tehran.
Maoists strike in eastern India
Maoist guerrillas blew up a railway track in an
eastern Indian state, disrupting rail traffic near Bodh Gaya,
Buddhism's holiest site, a railway official said Saturday. The blast
came after Bodh Gaya in the state of Bihar, which attracts Buddhists
and other visitors from all over the world, was hit by multiple
small bomb blasts last month.