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Nelson Mandela Breathing Without Difficulty

Nelson Mandela Breathing Without Difficulty

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela is now able to “breathe without difficulty” while receiving treatment for a recurring lung infection, a spokesman for South Africa’s president said Saturday.Mande…

Shark Attack in South Africa Causes Honeymoon Scare

Shark Attack in South Africa Causes Honeymoon Scare

Comstock/Thinkstock(GANSBAAI, South Africa) — A close encounter with a great white shark nearly ended a couple’s honeymoon — literally — for one man in South Africa.The man, identified only as “Roger” in a video posted on YouTube, was di…

President of Central African Republic Flees Capital After Rebels Take Control

President of Central African Republic Flees Capital After Rebels Take Control

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BANGUI, Central African Republic) — Rebels claim that they are in control of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, after President Francois Bozize fled the capital, according to reports from BBC News.
The rebel co…

Zimbabwe Votes on New Constitution

Zimbabwe Votes on New Constitution

Hemera/Thinkstock(HARARE, Zimbabwe) — Voters in Zimbabwe turned out to vote Saturday for a new constitution that is being backed by both political parties.The new constitution includes measures to protect free expression and reduces the powers of the …

Nigerian Militant Group Kills Seven Foreign Hostages

Nigerian Militant Group Kills Seven Foreign Hostages

iStockphoto-Thinkstock(BAUCHI, Nigeria) — The Nigerian Islamist militant group Ansaru said in an online statement posted on Saturday that it had killed seven foreign hostages it seized in January.
According to BBC News, Western governments believe the…

Nelson Mandela Discharged from Hospital

Nelson Mandela Discharged from Hospital

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(PETORIA, South Africa) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela was discharged from the hospital on Sunday afternoon, according to a statement from the South African President’s office.Mandela, 94, has “re…

Bees Attack 44 Children in South Africa; 4 Critically Injured

Bees Attack 44 Children in South Africa; 4 Critically Injured

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(JOHANNESBURG) — Forty-four children were sent to the Hospital after a swarm of bees attacked them on Friday.
The pre-school group of 80 children between the ages of 2-6 was visiting Bunny Park near Johannesburg. After an afterno…

Nelson Mandela in Hospital for Check-Up

Nelson Mandela in Hospital for Check-Up

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela was admitted to the hospital on Saturday for a scheduled medical check-up, according to a statement from the South African President’s office.Mand…

Kenya Elects Indicted President and VP

Kenya Elects Indicted President and VP

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NAIROBI, Kenya) — Kenya’s electoral commission announced on Saturday the official winner of Monday’s presidential election is Uhuru Kenyatta, who is currently facing trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) fo…

US Seeks to Confirm Report of Terror Leader’s Death

US Seeks to Confirm Report of Terror Leader’s Death

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — American military and intelligence officials said Sunday they are attempting to confirm a report from the Chadian military of the death of al Qaeda leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the alleged mastermind of the deadly atta…

Former Gen. Cartwright Says US Should Be Wary of North Africa

Former Gen. Cartwright Says US Should Be Wary of North Africa

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — While John Kerry is making Syria the focus of his first international trip, the newly-minted secretary of state has likely already discovered that Syria is only one among many volatile situations around the w…

More than a Dozen Killed in Hot Air Balloon Crash in Egypt

More than a Dozen Killed in Hot Air Balloon Crash in Egypt

STR/AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — More than a dozen tourists are dead after a hot air balloon caught fire and crashed in Luxor, Egypt on Tuesday.The balloon is said to have been about 1,000 feet in the air when the explosion occurred.”I heard a loud explo…

Pistorius Unable to Enter Home, Train, as Trial Enters Next Stages

Pistorius Unable to Enter Home, Train, as Trial Enters Next Stages

Richard Huggard/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Among the conditions attached to Oscar Pistorius’ bail agreement is that the Olympic sprinter is barred from entering his own home, where he shot his model-girlfriend to death on Vale…

Reeva Steenkamp’s Father Wants ‘Blade Runner’ to Come Clean

Reeva Steenkamp’s Father Wants ‘Blade Runner’ to Come Clean

Richard Huggard/Gallo Images/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In their first televised interview since their daughter was shot to death by her boyfriend, Oscar Pistorius, Reeva Steenkamp’s parents said they want the world-famous Paralympian to come clean abou…

Oscar Pistorius’ Brother Facing Culpable Homicide Charge

Oscar Pistorius’ Brother Facing Culpable Homicide Charge

Nelius Rademan/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — The attorney for Oscar Pistorius’ family said on Sunday that the Olympian’s brother is facing a culpable homicide charge relating to a 2008 road accident in which a motorcyclist…

Oscar Pistorius Family Says They Realize ‘Law Must Run Its Course’

Oscar Pistorius Family Says They Realize ‘Law Must Run Its Course’

Richard Huggard/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius is spending time with his family on Saturday after the athlete was freed on $113,000 bail Friday.”We realise that the law must run its course, a…

Oscar Pistorius to Be Released on Bail

Oscar Pistorius to Be Released on Bail

Herman Verwey/City Press/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Oscar Pistorius, the Olympian accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day, will be released on bail, a South African magistrate ruled on Friday.In …

Friends Believe Oscar Pistorius, Reeva Steenkamp Were Happy

Friends Believe Oscar Pistorius, Reeva Steenkamp Were Happy

Waldo Swiegers/Heat Magazine/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Friends of model Reeva Steenkamp describe her relationship with Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius as seemingly healthy and normal, and they say that’s why it’s so hard for t…

Lead Detective in Oscar Pistorius Murder Probe Under Scrutiny

Lead Detective in Oscar Pistorius Murder Probe Under Scrutiny

Liza van Deventer/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — The Oscar Pistorius murder probe has suddenly focused on Hilton Botha, the prosecution’s lead police detective.While a judge in Pretoria, South Africa, still hasn&rsquo…

Oscar Pistorius Shots Said to Have Come from High Angle

Oscar Pistorius Shots Said to Have Come from High Angle

Herman Verwey/City Press/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — At the second day of a bail hearing for Olympian Oscar Pistorius, a South African investigator who arrived at the scene of the Feb. 14 fatal shooting said that Reeva Steenkam…

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