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Manfred Encouraged by Impact of Mound Visit Rules

U.S. News

Whenever you change a rule in baseball, people predict all sorts of dire outcomes, and we have avoided even the smallest of incidents related either to the mound visit rule or the shorter inning breaks,

Did Meghan Markle Break A Fashion Rule During Birmingham Visit?

International Business Times

Meghan Markle made a statement in her Birmingham outfit. On Thursday, Markle and Prince Harry stepped out together to visit Birmingham. For the outing, the actress opted to wear a navy and white-trim J.Crew tipped topcoat. She paired this with a black Alexander Wang trousers and Manolo Blahnik BB pointy-toe pumps, E! News reported. Many noticed that Markle's choice of color was a no-no in fashion.

Birtukan Mideksa: Ethiopia's electoral board chairperson

BBC News

Restless for change, Ms Birtukan moved back into politics, playing a key role in the formation of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD) to present a united front against the EPRDF in the 2005 parliamentary election, which was widely seen as the most fiercely contested poll in Ethiopia's history, with the opposition claiming that it had been robbed of victory.

Leaders gather to elect AU chair, re-examine key issues

Al Jazeera

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - As the early morning sun pierced through the morning chill of the waking city, diplomats with flag lapels pinned to their suits filled the spacious lobby of the African Union headquarters in the heart of the Ethiopian capital. The diplomats and dignitaries were gathered following a night of intense lobbying and backroom deals to try to secure their preferred candidate for the AU's top job in the upcoming election. Security in front of the headquarters building, which is the tallest in the city and was built by the Chinese at a cost of some $200m, is tight. New and long-term AU heads of state have gathered in Addis Ababa to elect a new chairperson. Five candidates are competing for the top seat of the continental body.

Zimbabwe Appoints Judge Chigumba New Chairperson of Election Commission

U.S. News

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed High Court Judge Priscilla Chigumba as the new chairperson of the national election agency, according to an appointment letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday.