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The country is in the grip of world-record hyperinflation. The most recent estimate in July 2008 put it at 231m%. Only last month, a Z$100 trillion note was introduced and the government moved to allow people to use foreign currencies alongside Zimbabwe's dollar. The announcement will see Z$1 trillion reduced to Z$1.
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Zimbabwe's new finance minister says soldiers and civil servants have started to be paid in US dollars to help revive the shattered economy.


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A new technique has been helping scientists piece together how the Earth's continents were arranged 2.5 billion years ago. ... We really don't understand the [Earth's] history prior to Pangea.


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A fake Zimbabwean traditional healer has been found guilty of conning a businesswoman out of $30,000 to pay for mermaids to recover her stolen car. The money was to have been used to import the mermaids from the UK and accommodate them in a local hotel.


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Two women are planning to set up laughter clubs in Zimbabwe, one of the world's most challenging economies.


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The controversial whistle-blowing site Wilileaks has released a cache of 250,000 secret messages sent by US diplomatic staff. Here are some of the key issues the documents reveal, as reported by the New York Times and Guardian newspapers.


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Zimbabwe's male MPs are not enthusiastic about a call for them to be circumcised to set an example in the fight against Aids.


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Zimbabwean police believe there is a nationwide syndicate of women raping men, possibly to use their semen for use in rituals that claim to make people wealthy.


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