A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe resigns hours after his impeachment was set in motion: The Parliament cheered after Speaker Jacob Francis Mudenda announced the news.
  2. Centre committed to holding Winter Session, will decide dates soon, says Union minister Ananth Kumar: The Parliamentary affairs panel will meet ‘in the next couple of days’ to decide the dates, he said.
  3. Army officer dies as encounter breaks out in forests of J&K’s Kupwara district: Three suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were killed in Handwara district.
  4. Journalist shot dead in Tripura during argument with paramilitary officer’s bodyguard: This is the second death of a journalist in the state in the last two months.
  5. Court grants bus conductor bail in Gurugram school murder case, says there is no evidence against him: Gurugram Police had first arrested Ashok Kumar, but the CBI detained a 16-year-old student for the murder in November.
  6. At least 50 killed in suicide bombing at a mosque in Nigeria , say police: Near Iraqi Capital Baghdad, some 32 people died in a suicide bombing.
  7. Supreme Court allows both audio and video recording of proceedings: Justice AK Goel held that the earlier order on installing CCTV cameras in court complexes was in ‘larger public interest’.
  8. Narendra Modi congratulates Sushma Swaraj, her team for Dalveer Bhandari’s re-election to ICJ: The prime minister called it a proud moment for the country, while other leaders said it was a huge ‘diplomatic win’.
  9. US authority plans to repeal net neutrality rules, say reports: The policy prohibits internet service providers from favouring certain websites and apps over others.  
  10. Russia admits big spike in radioactivity around the Urals after reports of possible nuclear accident: They had first denied any such material was found in samples tested, but now the isotope ‘exceeds natural background pollution by 986 times’.