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23 min ago | Daily Mail
Why on earth did the the BBC spend thousands hiring a studio and sending Dimbleby, eight staff out to film Question Time in SOUTH AFRICA? Special guest: Labour MP panellist Pater Hain was flown to South Africa for the show, and part of his journey was in business class The BBC spent thousands sending eight staff to South Africa for a special ... (more)
Should polygamy be legal among consenting adults?
Should the minimum wage be raised to $9 per hour?
4 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington
The South African government said Friday it is aware of reports that the bogus sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial once faced a murder charge, and said he is being investigated.
5 hrs ago | Reuters
Tens of thousands of mourners, some breaking through police barriers, flocked to South Africa's central government buildings on Friday to say a personal goodbye to anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela on the final day of his lying in state.
5 hrs ago | Lincoln Daily News
Nelson Mandela will be laid to rest on Sunday in an elaborate ceremony combining a state funeral and all its military pomp with the traditional burial rituals of his Xhosa clan to ensure he has an easy transition into the afterworld.
A fake sign language interpreter and a world leader "selfie" were two of the stories that distracted from the Nelson Mandela memorial ceremony in Johannesburg Wednesday ceremony in the national stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Jewish lawyer Lazer Sidelsky gave Nelson Mandela his first job as an articled clerk in Johannesburg in the early 1940s.
Consider for a moment an Africa with high-rise cities, smart phones and mobile banking, civil engineering triumphs and record-breaking freight rail.
December 10, 2013 South African President Jacob Zuma waves as he arrives at the First National Bank Stadium, also known as Soccer City, ahead of the national memorial service for late former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg December 10, 2013.
For a few charmed hours on Wednesday, sunshine beamed down on the thousands of people who came out to offer their final respects to Nelson Mandela, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper and an entourage of Canadian dignitaries.
There's no telling the entirety of what went happened aboard Air Force One during the lengthy trip from Washington, D.C. to Johannesburg for former South African leader Nelson Mandela's memorial service, but one prominent passenger proved the interactions can't be all about policy and politics.
A Christian mob attacks a mosque Tuesday in Bangui, Central African Republic. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the U.S. military to transport troops from Burundi into the Central African Republic to help quell the latest upsurge in violence there.
President Barack Obama waves as he arrives to speak to crowds attending the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.