Alcohol ban for US troops in Japan

The US military has banned all troops stationed in Japan from drinking alcohol, following a deadly crash on Okinawa island linked to drink driving. In addition, soldiers on Okinawa are banned from leaving their base and their residences,…

Mugabe faces looming resignation deadline

Zimbabwe's embattled President Robert Mugabe is facing a deadline set by his own party to resign after his surprise speech where he refused to quit. Zanu-PF, which has stripped Mr Mugabe of the party's leadership, says it will impeach…

Popular Tunisian couturier dies aged 77

The celebrated Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa has died at the age of 77, French media report. Alaïa, whose close-fitting designs earned him the nickname "king of cling", achieved fame in the 1980s. Clients included British…

Zimbabwe’s ruling party sacks Mugabe

Zimbabwe's ruling party has sacked President Robert Mugabe as its leader, officials say. Zanu-PF has appointed ex-vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who had been fired by Mr Mugabe two weeks ago. The sacking of Mr Mnangagwa had prompted…

Asempa FM presenter KABA passes away

Popular Radio presenter  Kwadwo Asare-Baffuor Acheampong also known as KABA  has died, StarrFMonline.com has learnt. It is unclear what caused the death of the Asempa FM presenter, but StarrFMonline.com sources say he passed on after he…