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3 hrs ago | Bangkok Post
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.
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7 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post
Jewish lawyer Lazer Sidelsky gave Nelson Mandela his first job as an articled clerk in Johannesburg in the early 1940s.
11 hrs ago | Scotsman.com
Consider for a moment an Africa with high-rise cities, smart phones and mobile banking, civil engineering triumphs and record-breaking freight rail.
16 hrs ago | CFR.org
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.
20 hrs ago | Iol.co.za
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.
By The Associated Press Another round of snow is in the forecast for the mid-Atlantic region, just in time for the morning commute.
Celebrating one of his personal heroes, President Barack Obama praised Nelson Mandela as the last great liberator of the 20th century, urging the world to carry on his legacy by fighting inequality, poverty and discrimination.
Scores of foreign dignitaries have already arrived in the country for the memorial service at the 95,000-seat FNB Stadium, where Mandela made his last major public appearance during the 2010 football World Cup.