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By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's government denounced leading independence war veterans as traitors on Saturday for an unprecedented attack on ageing President Robert Mugabe and vowed to identify its unnamed authors and put them on trial. Mugabe abruptly cancelled a hastily arranged news conference on Friday evening meant to respond to the veterans. War veterans have accused her of having too much influence over her 92-year-old husband.
VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — For 49 years, the unity of Southeast Asia's main grouping has hinged on its founding principle: decisions by consensus. But that cardinal principle is now proving to be the biggest headache for its members, who began important meetings Saturday deeply divided on how to deal with China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea.