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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.

German CDU: End of era as race to succeed Merkel hits climax

BBC News

There is an air of finality in Germany. A sense that, as the year begins to draw to its close, so too does the era of Angela Merkel. She will step down on Friday as leader of her CDU party and has confirmed that she won't stand again as chancellor when her fourth term ends in 2021. There's a famous German saying: "Everything has an end - only sausages have two." It comes to mind now, as the smell of frying meat drifts from Berlin's Christmas markets and mingles with the spicy aroma of mulled wine.

'Masters Of Sex' Season 4 Spoilers: 8 Things To Know Before The Sept. 11 Premiere

International Business Times

The swinging '60s are back! Showtime's sexually charged drama series "Masters Of Sex" returns with a brand new Season 4 on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 10 p.m. EDT. Sex research pioneers Dr. William "Bill" Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginian Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) return to TV after the pair had a falling out last season. Bill was slapped with a lawsuit and prostitution charge, while Virginia left her long-time partner to start her life anew with perfumer Dan Logan (Josh Charles). What can we expect in Season 4? Check out 8 things to know ahead of the "Masters Of Sex" premiere below: The Season 4 premiere will pick up some time after the events of Season 3. The official synopsis of episode 1 reveals that Masters and Johnson will search for their purpose in a world without one another.

Will Hillary Clinton Drop Out? How Joe Biden Could Become The Next Democratic President

International Business Times

After news broke Sunday of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's pneumonia, some pundits and journalists began speculating that she might drop out of the upcoming election. The rumors started flying Monday morning when author Cokie Roberts told NPR that Clinton's emergency departure from a 9/11 event over the weekend had Democratic leaders "very nervously beginning to whisper about having her step aside and finding another candidate." She debunked the idea, but added that "ironically, the candidate that everybody looks at is Joe Biden," the Washington Post reported. Then former Al Jazeera America reporter David Shuster tweeted that a Democratic National Committee delegate told him there was "every indication" they'd back Biden instead of Clinton's one-time rival, Bernie Sanders, or her running mate, Tim Kaine. In theory, it is possible one of them could replace Clinton.