Trade on the Streets, and Off the Books, Keeps Zimbabwe Afloat

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Dusk falls and thousands of vendors fan out across central Harare. Through the night, they hawk their wares — vegetables, clothes, kitchen utensils, cellphones — from carts, wheelbarrows or even the pavement, transforming the city’s staid business district into a giant, freewheeling village market.

Fall of Mosul won’t spell end of ISIS, Iraq may split apart – Kurd leader

Masoud Barzani, president of the Iraqi Kurdistan region since 2005, told La Stampa newspaper that the liberation of Mosul, where US-backed Iraqi troops continue their advance on Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), will not bring the defeat of the terrorist group.

Worst-kept secret: Nuclear sub plans found in North Wales charity shop

Stella Parker, owner of the Barnardos charity shop in Porthmadog, Wales, made a startling discovery while sifting through a pile of books contained in a battered old suitcase. “All the lining of the suitcase was ripped, as I went through the case I noticed this paper behind the lining.