News Zuma calls for party unity as ANC meets to elect new leader 2017-12-16T13:39:41.000000000-05:00 JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Jacob Zuma gave his last speech as African National Congress head on Saturday, as the only party in power since the end of apartheid prepared to pick its next leader, and likely future president, in a vote that was too close to call. Myanmar journalists' group to don black T-shirts over arrest of Reuters' reporters 2017-12-16T12:58:10.000000000-05:00 YANGON (Reuters) - A group of Myanmar journalists said they would begin wearing black T-shirts on Saturday in protest at the detention of two Reuters reporters accused of violating the country's Official Secrets Act, as pressure builds on Myanmar to release the pair. Winds fuel California wildfire, state's third largest on record 2017-12-16T12:00:38.000000000-05:00 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A raging California wildfire on Saturday became the state's third largest blaze on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh winds that have fueled the deadly fire since the beginning of the month. Canadian police probe mysterious deaths of billionaire pharma couple 2017-12-16T11:40:52.000000000-05:00 TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police are investigating the mysterious deaths of pharmaceuticals billionaire Barry Sherman, founder of Apotex Inc, and his wife Honey, whose bodies were found in their Toronto mansion on Friday. Ramaphosa, Dlamini-Zuma in tight race to lead South Africa's ruling ANC 2017-12-16T11:18:28.000000000-05:00 JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The African National Congress (ANC), South Africa's only ruler since the end of apartheid, votes this weekend in a race too close to call to replace Jacob Zuma as party leader with the winner also likely to become the next president. California wildfire rages as third largest recorded in state 2017-12-16T09:33:23.000000000-05:00 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A raging California wildfire on Saturday became the state's third largest blaze on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh winds that have fueled the deadly fire's growth. California wildfire close to becoming third largest ever in state 2017-12-16T06:11:58.000000000-05:00 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California wildfire was close on Saturday to becoming the state's third largest blaze on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh winds that have fueled the deadly fire's growth. P&G appoints Peltz to board despite losing proxy battle 2017-12-16T05:38:11.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co said it appointed Nelson Peltz to its board despite the activist investor narrowly losing a months-long proxy fight, the biggest ever involving a U.S. company. Peru's Congress prepares to oust President Kuczynski 2017-12-16T04:20:48.000000000-05:00 LIMA (Reuters) - President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's chances of surviving the political crisis gripping Peru faded on Friday after Congress passed a motion to start "presidential vacancy" procedures with enough votes to unseat him within a week. Venezuela talks to resume in January after government, opposition fail to reach deal 2017-12-16T03:55:43.000000000-05:00 CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's government and opposition leaders will hold a new round of talks in January after failing on Friday to reach an agreement to ease a deep political and economic crisis in the troubled OPEC country.