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Siberia Helicopter Crash Leaves Many Dead

At least 19 people, including children, died when a MI-8 helicopter crashed in the nearly impassable taiga in eastern Siberia, an aviation committee has said. The Moscow-based committee, citing the surviving crew, said on Tuesday 19 of the 28 people …

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Mandela family tries to end gravesite row

MTHATHA (AFP) – Lawyers for Nelson Mandela’s relatives met Monday to try to resolve a bitter family feud over the eventual burial site of the critically ill anti-apartheid hero. Legal teams met all day in the southern city of Mthatha …

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Africa’s future is in young hands, says Obama

SOWETO – US President Barack Obama told Africa’s youth Saturday that the future of the continent was in their hands and urged them to use Nelson Mandela as a model for political leadership. Obama got a rowdy welcome as he …

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Man attacks 3 children in Tokyo stabbing spree

TOKYO (AFP) – A suspected knifeman who attacked three elementary school children in broad daylight on a Tokyo street was being held by police on Friday after a rare incidence of violence in low-crime Japan, reports said. The three children …

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