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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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Mandela on life support

Johannesburg – Former president Nelson Mandela is believed to be on life support as he remains in a critical condition in a Pretoria hospital, according to a report on Wednesday. The Citizen spoke to “five highly-placed sources close to the …

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US top court overturns same-sex marriage ban

Supreme Court says legally married same-sex couples should get the same US benefits as heterosexual couples. The US Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that restricted the definition of marriage to opposite-sex couples in a major victory for …

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President’s promises fail to calm Brazil

Protesters return to Sao Paulo’s streets, while police detain nine people over deadly shooutout in Rio de Janeiro slum. Protesters in Brazil have returned to the streets in low-income suburbs of Sao Paulo to demand better education, transport and health …

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