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Hello, I'm Jerry Smit with the BBC news.

Zimbabweans are voting in the country's first elections since Robert Mugabe was ousted in November. Mr. Mugabe's successor and former close colleague Emmerson Mnangagwa's main challenger is the leader of the opposition MDC Nelson Chamisa. Andrew Harding reports from Harare.

A long quiet queue formed before dawn at this polling station in Harare, Zimbabwe's capitalism opposition MDC's stronghold and many voters here say this election is poised to deliver a political earthquake in real change. But the governing ZANU-PF now under new management having pushed out Robert Mugabe insists that it is the best place to revive a shattered economy and lure in foreign investment. ZANU-PF remains a formidable election winning machine with strong support in the countryside. Several thousand local and foreign observers are looking to ensure a free and fair vote, not something that anyone takes for granted here.

Hundreds of hikers are trapped up a mountain on the Indonesian island of Lombok, following an earthquake on Sunday. They are unable to come down from Mount Rinjani because their paths are blocked by landslides. Rebecca Henschke is at the base camp.

Emergency workers have reached those hundreds of people who are still out there and they're now bringing them safely down off the mountain using different paths that they normally would. When the earthquake struck on the earlier in the Sunday morning, it triggered huge landslides. Videos that we've seen from guides who up there at the time, show those massive landslides blocking normal trails. But what we've heard is that rescue watchers have reached those people, and they're now coming off the mountain and should be reaching where we are now in the next couple of hours.

More than four million people living in India's northeastern state of Assam have been left off a long-awaited list of Indian citizens published today. There have been years of agitation in Assam against illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. Joe Miller reports from Delhi.

Assam's fertile wetlands have attracted workers to the state for centuries, but the government says hordes of migrants from neighbouring Bangladesh threatened to derail Assam's democracy and the millions identified as illegal must be purged from electoral rolls and expelled from India. Authorities have been quick to emphasize that no immediate deportations will take place, yet Assam's Bengali Muslims, many of whom have had their citizenship papers rejected fear they are being deliberately targeted by the ruling BJP Party which has promised to embrace Hindu migrants.

You're listening to World news from the BBC.

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