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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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