A number of ministers are believed to be detained and Mugabe is under house arrest. Correspondents say many people in the capital, Harare, are hoping for an end to the president's era, while a number of leading members of the ruling ZANU-PF party have said the former rebel leader had come unstuck by seemingly attempting to establish a dynasty. Also: the French President, Emmanuel Macron, invites the Lebanese prime minister, Saad Hariri, and his family to go to France, but stresses that he's not offering political exile, and scientists attempt to cure incurable diseases using gene therapy inside the body.
As Zimbabwe's army takes control, South Africa's leader says the president is at home and 'fine'. Also: the president of Lebanon has accused Saudi Arabia of detaining the prime minister Saad Hariri who announced his resignation in Riyadh earlier this month, and a new UN report indicates Afghanistan has nearly doubled its opium production in one year.
A special edition on the fast moving events in Zimbabwe. The army in Zimbabwe has seized control of the country but denies it has staged a coup. President Zuma of South Africa says Robert Mugabe told him he was confined to his home.
Image: Tanks in Harare, Credit: AFP/Getty Images
For the first time in decades, senators examine the US President's right to launch a nuclear attack. Also, Australians back same-sex marriage, a very public power struggle in Zimbabwe -- and the UN Secretary-General finds himself caught up in a Nigerian banking scam.
President Rouhani visits districts where huge numbers of people urgently need aid. Survivors have appealed for food and shelter.
Also, surgeons battle to save life of North Korean soldier who was shot by his own side while defecting, why Greenpeace is taking Norwegian government to court, evidence shows humans may have invented wine-making nearly 8000 years ago, and how a British surfer claims he fought off an aggressive shark.
The BBC uncovers a secret deal that allowed hundreds of IS fighters to escape from Raqqa. The evacuation was watched by coalition and Kurdish-led forces who control the city. A convoy included some of Islamic State's most notorious members and - despite reassurances - dozens of foreign fighters. Also: a relief effort is underway after an earthquake that struck Iran's border with Iraq on Sunday killed more than 400 people, and why China is cracking down on public dancing.