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Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said he is “appalled” by an attack by security officials on a protester that was featured in a TV news report. His statement comes after widespread criticism of the way security forces have handled recent protests. Mr Mnangagwa said he has ordered the arrest of those behind the attack seen in a Sky News report. (BCC News)
Envelopes containing threatening letters and a powder believed to be potassium cyanide have been sent to over a dozen Japanese companies including newspapers and drug makers over the past several days, local media reported on Tuesday. (Reuters)
The US Justice Department has filed a host of criminal charges against Chinese telecoms giant Huawei and its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou. The charges against the world’s second largest smartphone maker include accusations of bank fraud, obstruction of justice and theft of technology.
The case could ratchet up tensions between China and the US, and impact the firm’s global expansion efforts. Both Ms Meng and Huawei deny the allegations. Ms Meng was arrested in Canada last month at the request of the US for allegedly evading sanctions on Iran. (BBC News)
Prime Minister Theresa May will on Tuesday ask her Conservative lawmakers to send a message to Brussels that they would support her Brexit deal if a plan to avoid a hard border in Ireland is replaced. (Reuters)