By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe will not charge American dentist Walter Palmer for killing its most prized lion in July because he had obtained legal authority to conduct the hunt, a Cabinet minister said on Monday, angering conservationists. Palmer, a lifelong big-game hunter from Minnesota, touched off a global controversy when he killed Cecil, a rare black-maned lion, with a bow and arrow outside Hwange National Park in Western Zimbabwe. Environment Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri said on Monday that Palmer's hunting papers were in order, and therefore he could not be charged.
Nobel Prize in literature: What to look out for
STOCKHOLM (AP) — After three days of science awards the Nobel spotlight turns to the art of writing Thursday when the Swedish Academy will announce the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature.
Campaign group says women pay the price of Zambia mining expansion
By Magdalena Mis SHINENGENE, Zambia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The women sat quietly in a village church in northwest Zambia, the sun slanting down on their colourful Sunday outfits as they told how life had changed since their chief agreed to handover a tract of land to a foreign firm for a new copper mine, leading to the resettlement of hundreds of families. "We had a vast land and we could do anything," Seke Mwansakombe, one of the displaced villagers, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. "Here we are confined to 40 by 40 metre plots and our movements have been restricted because certain areas are now no-go areas." Kalumbila Minerals Ltd (KML), a subsidiary of Canada-based First Quantum Minerals Ltd, in 2011 received large scale mining licences from the Zambian government to develop the Trident project which comprises the Sentinel copper deposit and the Enterprise and Intrepid targets.
The Washington Post on Monday denounced the conviction in Iran of the newspaper's U.S.-born Tehran correspondent in an espionage case as an "outrageous injustice" and urged Iranian leaders to overturn it. Jason Rezaian, who was arrested in July 2014, had 20 days to appeal the verdict, the Iranian news service ISNA said, citing an Iranian judiciary spokesman. The case is a sensitive issue in Washington's contentious relationship with Tehran and it played out as the United States and other major powers forged a deal in July with Iran to curb its nuclear program in return for relief from sanctions.
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