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Nelson Mandela ceremony interpreter branded ‘fake’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe sign language interpreter used at Tuesday’s memorial service for Nelson Mandela was being called a “fake” by the Deaf Federation of South Africa. Please get RID of this CLOWN interpreter,please! pic.twitter.com/ziAZ4KBFNZ. — Bruno Peter Druchen …Mandela memorial: Outcry over ‘inept’ sign interpreterBBC NewsNelson Mandela memorial interpreter ‘was a fake’Telegraph.co.ukSign-Language Interpreter at Mandela’s Memorial […]

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South Africans Celebrate First Black President, but Boo the Current One – TIME

TIMEThousands, including dozens of global dignitaries, piled into Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela. But when current President Jacob Zuma took the stage, he was roundly jeered. By Alex Perry / Qunu, South Africa …Body of Nelson Mandela Lies in State in PretoriaNew York TimesNelson Mandela’s body lying in state […]

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President Obama Speech At Nelson Mandela Funeral: Transcript

President Barack Obama spoke at the funeral for Nelson Mandela today, and The White House provided a transcript of his remarks. They appear below. President Obama spoke at First National Bank Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa, at 1:31 South Africa Standard Time (SAST). 1:31 P.M. SAST PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank […]

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Crowds Mass in South Africa to Bid Farewell and Honor Mandela – New York Times

New York TimesSOWETO, South Africa — In an outpouring of praise, memory and celebration, scores of leaders from around the world, including President Obama, joined tens of thousands of South Africans in vast rainswept soccer stadium on Tuesday to pay common …World leaders join singing crowds for Mandela memorialCNN InternationalObama’s speech at Mandela memorial: ‘Mandela […]

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South Africa, world leaders gather to mourn former president Nelson Mandela – Washington Post

Washington PostSOWETO —Scores of world leaders, along with tens of thousands of South Africans, honored Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary life in here Tuesday in a massive stadium ceremony filled with tributes and joyous song. Huge, boisterous crowds waited patiently …Nelson Mandela’s ‘mighty power of forgiveness’ lauded at memorialNBCNews.comNelson Mandela memorial service latest: world leaders and mourners […]

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Obama arrives for Mandela service, celebration – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG — Thousands of South Africans filled trains and buses and headed to a soccer stadium where President Obama and other leaders from around the globe were honoring Nelson Mandela in a memorial service Tuesday. Extreme levels of …South Africa, world leaders gather to honor MandelaWashington PostNelson Mandela memorial: Snipers, troops stand guardCNN InternationalObama, […]

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French president heading to C. African Republic – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChroniclePARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is going to the Central African Republic just days into a tricky French military operation there to try to restore calm amid sectarian violence. Hollande’s office announced that he will travel to the former French …French president to visit Central African RepublicRTTwo French soldiers killed in Central […]

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World leaders, singing crowds gather for Mandela memorial – Reuters

ReutersJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – World leaders from U.S. President Barack Obama to Cuba’s Raul Castro joined thousands of South Africans to honor Nelson Mandela on Tuesday in a memorial that will celebrate his gift for bringing enemies together across …Mandela memorial: Thousands gather in JohannesburgBBC NewsMourners in South Africa flock to Mandela memorialHouston ChronicleNelson Mandela memorial: […]

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In Cape Town, leaders pay tribute to Mandela – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCAPE TOWN, South Africa — Some remembered his kindnesses; others reminisced about his charity. And at a special session of Parliament today, dedicated to paying tribute to the country’s first democratically elected president, all praised Nelson Mandela …World pays homage to Mandela in mass memorial serviceReutersParliament pays tribute to MandelaBBC NewsAll set for Mandela […]

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Lack of bitterness set Mandela apart – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG — For all his years of struggle, imprisonment and political leadership, it was Nelson Mandela’s capacity to embrace his former oppressors without bitterness in order to achieve a multiracial national reconciliation that stands out as his most …South Africa to Ensure ‘Successful’ Mandela Memorial ServiceVoice of AmericaObama to recall Mandela as personal and […]

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Massive crowds expected at the stadium for Mandela – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Presidents and grandchildren will join a massive throng of mourners Tuesday for a tribute to Nelson Mandela, the embodiment of this nation’s struggle for democracy and champion of human rights. On Monday, police and …Was Mandela Right to Sell Out Black South Africans?BloombergNelson Mandela: Kings, queens, presidents and prime ministers […]

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South Africa bracing for Mandela memorial service – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Police and the government were bracing Monday for a massive crush of mourners at a soccer stadium who will be met with high-level security measures for the heads of state attending the memorial service for Nelson …Four US Presidents to Attend Mandela MemorialVoice of AmericaForeign statesmen arrive for Mandela memorialBusinessweekLarge […]

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South Africans Embark on Day of ‘Prayer and Reflection’ for Mandela – New York Times

New York TimesJOHANNESBURG — At the start of a week of commemorations, South Africans embarked Sunday on what the authorities have called a day of prayer and reflection following the death of Nelson Mandela, gathering in places of worship, private homes and …South Africans Pray for MandelaTIMESouth Africa Begins Farewell to Nelson MandelaWall Street JournalThe […]

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Graphene Is Going to Change the World – Guardian Express

Guardian ExpressGraphene is grown on a large crystaline structure of a copper substrate. Graphene is the thinnest and strongest substance known and possibilities of using graphene will revolutionize the world. Graphene is the world’s lightest and strongest material and the …Graphene: the Thinnest and Strongest Material in the WorldNews Tonight AfricaGrowth of world’s strongest, thinnest […]

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Mandela death: ‘Day of prayer’ in South Africa – BBC News

BBC NewsThousands of South Africans are expected to take part in a day of “prayer and reflection” for late President Nelson Mandela. President Jacob Zuma will attend a service in a Methodist church in Johannesburg, with other multi-faith services planned throughout …African National Congress faces tough road without MandelaUSA TODAYUN chief to attend Mandela’s memorial […]

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Nelson Mandela: Steve Jobs Wanted Him For Apple’s Think Different Campaign

Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa, anti-aparteid activist, and symbol of freedom who passed away Thursday, is currently the focus of Apple’s website. There, right front-and-center, is a photo of President Mandela in black and white, with Apple’s signature font and overall style. A fitting presentation considering that the late Apple Founder and […]

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Graphene: the sexy, thin supermodel queen of the material world – TG Daily

TG DailyIt’s really, really thin. It’s tough as lead boots. It’s sexy. It’s graphene. And, the science world gets all hot and heavy when it is around. Brainiacs just love the super-material. It is a one-atom thick carbon-based material that is now recognized as the thinnest and …Huge Grains Of Copper Promote Better Graphene GrowthRedOrbitGraphene […]

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Nelson Mandela death: Daily funeral cortege planned for Pretoria – BBC News

BBC NewsA funeral cortege bearing Nelson Mandela’s body will travel through the streets of Pretoria for three days ahead of his burial next Sunday, the South African government says. It said the cortege will leave a morgue on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning …‘Mandela looked his enemy in the eye and held him close’Telegraph.co.ukS. Africa […]

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S. Africa Prepares for Mandela’s Funeral – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaJOHANNESBURG — South Africa will hold a period of mourning unparalleled in the nation’s history, as the world marks the death of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. South Africans have already made pilgrimages to his Johannesburg homes to leave …Nelson Mandela death: The man who destroyed apartheidBBC NewsUS government considered Nelson Mandela a terrorist […]

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French launch Central African Republic mission but deaths mount – Reuters

ReutersBANGUI (Reuters) – France rushed troops to Central African Republic on Friday but violence between Muslim and Christian militias continued unabated, spiraling into widespread killings of civilians. Hundreds of soldiers started arriving in CAR from …Report: Central African death toll up to 280Houston ChronicleFrench army launches Central Africa operation as massacre fears loomPakistan Daily TimesUS […]

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Atlanta civil rights leaders remember Mandela – USA TODAY

USA TODAYATLANTA — There was no other city in America closer to post-apartheid South Africa than Atlanta. The civil rights movement here informed the civil rights movement there; and in a city of legendary leaders, Nelson Mandela’s presence inspired awe even …World mourns Mandela, struggles to find the wordsWGCL AtlantaAtlanta area leaders mourning Nelson MandelaAccess […]

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Nelson Mandela, Former South African President, Dead At 95 – CBS Local

CBS LocalNEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Former South African President Nelson Mandela died Thursday at the age of 95. Mandela had been battling a recurring lung infection. “We’ve lost our greatest son,” South Africa’s current president, Jacob Zuma, said.Mandela’s influence felt in New York City7Online.comNYC Mourns Loss of Nelson MandelaNBC New YorkIn a South African corner […]

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Nelson Mandela Dead At 95: VP Joe Biden’s Statement

Joe Biden, the Vice President Of The United States, left this statement in the wake of the passing of Nelson Mandela: Statement by the Vice President on the Death of Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela once said, “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.” Mandela’s wisdom and compassion were formidable enough […]

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Nelson Mandela Dead At 95: President Obama Remarks At Hanukkah Celebration

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release December 5, 2013 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT EVENING HANUKKAH RECEPTION Grand Foyer 8:03 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Good evening, everybody. (Applause.) Welcome to the White House and Happy Hanukkah. I should say that normally we just have one Hanukkah reception, but this […]

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Nelson Mandela Dead At 95: President Obama’s Statement

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s most popular President and President Barack Obama, America’s first black President, hold an obvious, special place in World history. Here’s President Obama’s statement on the passing of President Mandela: THE PRESIDENT: At his trial in 1964, Nelson Mandela closed his statement from the dock saying, “I have fought against white domination, […]