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By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's High Court will on Friday decide whether President Robert Mugabe's opponents can proceed with a planned march calling for electoral reform after police chiefs suggested they present a petition instead, an opposition official said. Leaders from 18 political parties, including Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai and former vice president Joice Mujuru are due to lead Friday's demonstration, which they expect to draw thousands of supporters. MDC secretary general Douglas Mwonzora said a High Court judge will hear the case at 8 a.m. on Friday, hours before the planned march.
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Strong aftershocks rattled residents and rescue crews alike Friday as hopes began to dim that firefighters would find any more survivors from Italy's earthquake. The first funerals were scheduled to be celebrated for some of the 267 dead.
By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Al Shabaab militants attacked a beach restaurant in the capital Mogadishu on Thursday, with gunmen raiding the building after setting off a car bomb, police and the insurgent group said. Sporadic shooting could be heard as night fell, Reuters witnesses said. "A car bomb exploded at Banadir beach restaurant at Lido beach and there is exchange of gunfire.