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Attack Kills Seven UN Peacekeepers in Darfur

Attack Kills Seven UN Peacekeepers in DarfuriStockphoto/Thinkstock(NYALA, Sudan) -- There has not  yet been a claim of responsibility in what is described as the deadliest attack on United Nations peacekeepers in Darfur. Seven peacekeepers were killed and another 17 U.N. workers were wounde...

Nelson Mandela Remains in Critical Condition

Nelson Mandela Remains in Critical ConditionPhoto by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- Nelson Mandela remains in a South African hospital where he has been listed in "critical but stable" condition with a lung infection for the past month.On Friday, Mandela's wife, Graca ...

Egypt’s Ambassador to the US Defends Ousting of President Morsi

Egypt’s Ambassador to the US Defends Ousting of President MorsiABC(CAIRO) -- Despite delays to name an interim prime minister and days of violent protests, Egypt's ambassador to the U.S. Mohamed Tawfik defended the military's ouster of President Mohammed Morsi, telling ABC's This Week it wasn't the army who took o...

Obama Visits Mandela’s Robben Island Cell

Obama Visits Mandela’s Robben Island CelliStockphoto(CAPE TOWN, South Africa) -- On Sunday, with the world’s eyes on the ailing Nelson Mandela, President Obama walked in the footsteps of the man he’s called his personal hero. Touring the prison on Robben Island, Obama stood alone ...

Obama Toasts Mandela, ‘The Master of His Fate’

Obama Toasts Mandela, ‘The Master of His Fate’JUDA NGWENYA/AFP/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- Speaking at an official dinner in Pretoria Saturday night, President Obama offered a moving toast to Nelson Mandela, “a man who has always been the master of his fate, who taught us that we...

Obama Compares Nelson Mandela to George Washington

Obama Compares Nelson Mandela to George WashingtonWALTER DHLADHLA/AFP/Getty Image(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- Although President Obama will not get a chance to see Nelson Mandela on his trip to South Africa, he is using his historic visit to pay tribute to the man he calls a hero to the world and will ...

Obama to Meet With Mandela Family

Obama to Meet With Mandela FamilyOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- President Obama will not visit the hospital to meet with ailing civil rights icon Nelson Mandela, the White House announced Saturday. “Out of deference to Nelson Mandela’s ...

Nelson Mandela in Critical Condition

Nelson Mandela in Critical ConditionLeon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, took a turn for the worse and was in critical condition on Sunday in his battle with a lung infection, according to a statement from the South A...

Nelson Mandela’s Ambulance Broke Down on the Way to Hospital

Nelson Mandela’s Ambulance Broke Down on the Way to HospitalLeon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG) -- The ambulance carrying Nelson Mandela to the hospital two weeks ago broke down, according to the South African government and the 94-year-old was forced to wait for a second ambulance to finish the transport....

EgyptAir Plane Diverted to Scotland After Note Found On Board

EgyptAir Plane Diverted to Scotland After Note Found On BoardiStockphoto/Thinkstock(PRESTWICK, Scotland) -- An Egypt Air flight bound for New York City had to make an emergency landing in Scotland after a passenger found a note in the bathroom saying that a passenger planned to set fire to the plane. BBC News re...

EgyptAir Plane Diverted to Scotland After Note Found On Board

EgyptAir Plane Diverted to Scotland After Note Found On BoardiStockphoto/Thinkstock(PRESTWICK, Scotland) -- A passenger aboard a plane bound for New York City found a note in the bathroom saying that a passenger planned to set fire to the plane.BBC News reports that a BBC producer was on the plane and found a no...

Nelson Mandela Spends Second Night in Hospital

Nelson Mandela Spends Second Night in HospitalPhoto by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, spent a second night in the hospital battling a lung infection on Saturday.On Saturday, South Africa officials said Mandela was in ...

Nelson Mandela Hospitalized with Lung Infection

Nelson Mandela Hospitalized with Lung InfectionLeon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, is in "serious but stable condition" after contracting a lung infection, South Africa officials said.The 94-year-old Nobel Peace prize winner's ...

Pistorius Family ‘Shaken’ by Photos of Crime Scene

Pistorius Family ‘Shaken’ by Photos of Crime ScenePhoto by Waldo Swiegers/Heat Magazine/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- Oscar Pistorius' family is "shaken by the graphic images" released by a British media news outlet that show the bloody crime scene where the Olympian fatally sho...

Leaked Photographs of Pistorius Murder Scene ‘Not from the Police’

Leaked Photographs of Pistorius Murder Scene ‘Not from the Police’Photo by Herman Verwey/City Press/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- Photographs of the bathroom where Olympian Oscar Pistorius allegedly killed his girlfriend were leaked on Friday, with questions abound regarding the handling of the...

Google to Build Wireless Networks in Africa, Asia

Google to Build Wireless Networks in Africa, AsiaJOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Google is working to connect a billion or more new Internet users in the emerging markets of Africa and Asia, reports the Wall Street Journal. The proposed network’s infrastructure is said to differ f...

Famine in Somalia Kills 5 Percent of Total Population

Famine in Somalia Kills 5 Percent of Total PopulationCARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images(MOGADISHU, Somalia) -- The drought and famine in Somalia killed 5 percent of the nation’s total population, and 10 percent of all children under 5-years-old, according to the first in-depth report on the famine rele...

French President Will Receive New Camel to Replace One Eaten

French President Will Receive New Camel to Replace One EatenPHILIPPE WOJAZER/AFP/Getty Images(TIMBUKTU, Mali) -- The president of France will soon get a “bigger and better-looking” camel after an apparent misunderstanding led to a West African family eating a camel that was originally given to him a...

Mandela Discharged from Hospital

Mandela Discharged from HospitalLeon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela was discharged from the hospital on Saturday following a sustained and gradual improvement in his condition, according to a release from President Jacob Zuma. Man...

Nelson Mandela Continues to Receive Medical Treatment

Nelson Mandela Continues to Receive Medical TreatmentLeon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela remains in the hospital and continues to receive treatment, according to a press release issued on Sunday by a spokesman for South Africa's president.“Gover...
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