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Paralympian Pistorius murder trial to be conditionally televised in S. Africa – Xinhua

XinhuaJOHANNESBURG, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) — The upcoming murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will be partially broadcasted in South Africa, a high court ruled on Tuesday. Pistorius is scheduled to go on trial on charges of premeditated murder and reckless …Oscar Pistorius trial to be broadcast on TV, rules South African judgeTelegraph.co.ukPistorius case: Partial televising […]

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South African rescuers try to reach over 200 illegal miners – Reuters

ReutersBENONI, South Africa (Reuters) – South African rescuers were trying to reach more than 200 illegal miners reported trapped underground in an abandoned gold shaft in a suburb just east of Johannesburg on Sunday, an emergency services spokesman said.Scores of SA miners feared trappedBBC NewsSouth Africa: dozens of illegal miners trappedWashington Post200 miners trapped underground […]

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Scores of SA miners feared trapped – BBC News

BBC NewsScores of illegal miners are feared trapped in an abandoned gold shaft near Johannesburg, South African emergency officials say. Emergency services told Reuters that they were communicating with a group of 30 miners trapped near the top of the mine by …200 feared trapped in South African illegal gold mine: RescuersTimes of IndiaHundreds of […]

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Body Found in Plane’s Wheel Well at Washington, DC, Airport – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comA man’s body was found in the wheel well of an airplane at Dulles International Airport Saturday afternoon. Airport officials say a ground crew assigned to the South African Airways aircraft found the body at 1:30 p.m. in the landing-gear wheel well …Body found in plane’s wheel well at DC airportCANOEBody Found in Landing Gear […]

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Oscar Pistorius ‘consumed by grief’ one year on from girlfriend Reeva … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsOscar Pistorius has broken his silence over the fatal shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on the first anniversary of her Valentine’s Day 2013 death. The South African double-amputee runner, who goes on trial for her murder next month, said he was still …Oscar Pistorius trial: Why has he been on bail for […]

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Oscar Pistorius sends out Valentine’s Day message of regret over dead girlfriend – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukOscar Pistorius, the South African paralympian due to face trial next month for shooting his girlfriend dead last St Valentine’s Day, has issued a rare public statement saying he is “consumed with sorrow” by what happened which he would carry with him for …Oscar Pistorius posts Valentine’s Day tribute to Reeva SteenkampDaily MailPistorius: Consumed ‘With […]

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Oscar Pistorius looks back a year after killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — A year to the day he killed his girlfriend, South African blade runner Oscar Pistorius broke his silence Friday, describing her death as a “devastating accident.” The double amputee Olympic star is charged with premeditated murder in the shooting …Oscar Pistorius sends out Valentine’s Day message of regret over dead girlfriendTelegraph.co.uk‘Blade Runner’ […]

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Why do we find muscular women wildly perplexing? – The Conversation

Why do we find muscular women wildly perplexing?The ConversationOther examples include retired world champion bodybuilder Bev Francis and South African middle-distance runner Caster Semenya. They have all been criticised for having bodies that can’t possibly belong to real women. Why are we so afraid of strong, … …read more Source: Female Bodybuilder News By Google

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British Airways’ Plane Clips S Africa Airport Building – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalJOHANNESBURG—South African aviation authorities said Monday that four airport employees were slightly injured after a British Airways’ aircraft heading to London turned onto the wrong runway, causing it to clip a building at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo …British Airways 747’s Wing Slices Into Johannesburg Building (1)BusinessweekPassenger: BA plane accident ‘bizarre’BBC NewsAnalysis: the danger was […]

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Plane Wing Clips Building at Johannesburg Airport – ABC News

ABC NewsSouth African airport officials say four airport staff were slightly injured when the wing of a British Airways passenger aircraft clipped a building at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport shortly before taking off for London. The Airports Company South …British Air plane wing clips building in JohannesburgReutersFour Injured As Aircraft Crashes Into Airport BuildingAllAfrica.comLondon-bound […]

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Mandela, Miley top Google searches in 2013 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNelson Mandela, the former South African leader and human rights activist who died earlier this month, was the world’s top trending search on Google, according to annual data released by the tech giant on Tuesday. The company says trending searches …Google Trends of 2013: Mandela, iPhone, Pop CultureBloombergGoogle Zeitgeist list reveals New Yorkers’ quirksNew […]

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Goodbye Madiba: Nelson Mandela laid to rest in hometown in Qunu – Indian Express

Indian ExpressMandela Nelson Mandela’s grandson Mandla Mandela, left, watches as military soldiers stand at attention over former South African President Madela’s casket before his burial in his home village of Qunu. (AP photo) …Nelson Mandela laid to rest in home village of Qunu, South AfricaLos Angeles TimesNelson Mandela: An opportunity to reflect on his legacyBBC […]

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Desmond Tutu: Not invited to Mandela funeral – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG (AP) — Preparations for Nelson Mandela’s funeral have been marred by a public spat between the South African government and retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu, one of the most prominent survivors in the long anti-apartheid struggle.Tutu’s exclusion overshadows preparations for Mandela’s state funeralThe Globe and MailTutu didn’t receive credential for Mandela funeralMiamiHerald.comDesmond Tutu will […]

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South Africa Looks Into Claims of Interpreter’s Criminal Past – New York Times

New York TimesQUNU, South Africa — The South African government said on Friday that it was looking into news media reports that the man hired to provide deaf interpretation at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service had once been accused of murder and other serious …Mandela’s ‘long walk’ nears its endAFPMandela’s Casket Being Flown to HometownVoice of […]

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Report: S. African interpreter accused of murder in 2003 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe South African government says it is investigating the ‘fake’ sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial, according to the Associated Press. Here’s what we know about the situation involving Thamsanqa Jantjie: 1) Citing court documents, …Man who faked sign language at Mandela memorial has faced murder, other …Washington PostSouth Africa keeps media at […]

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Mandela signer hits back: I’m sign language champion – Reuters

ReutersJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – A South African sign language interpreter accused of gesticulating gibberish as world leaders paid tribute to Nelson Mandela defended himself as a “champion” signer on Thursday, but said he suffered a schizophrenic episode …Nelson Mandela memorial ‘fake’ sign language controversy: who’s the man in …ABC OnlineInterpreter at Mandela memorial defends his work, […]

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Mandela memorial service brings raucous celebration, introspection – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG – South Africans gave the man they consider the father of their country a raucous and festive sendoff that at times was part revival and other times seemed more like a soccer match. The steady, cold rain kept many home, leaving entire …South African leader Mandela rememberedWashington PostObama Hails Mandela As “Last Great […]

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President Obama Shakes Raul Castro’s Hand, Twitter Trend Erupts

President Obama shook the hand of Raul Castro at the funeral for Nelson Mandela, and really, in the sprit of Mandela himself, and yet, many on Twitter, who are either ignorant of the meaning of the now-late South African President’s life, or just looking for something to blast Obama about just because, issued some rather […]

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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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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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Paris Hilton slams fake Nelson Mandela tweet: ‘Get a life and stop talking about … – Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment WeeklyIn the wake of Nelson Mandela’s death Thursday, many celebrities took to social media, including Oprah Winfrey and Morgan Freeman, to express their condolences for the late South African president. And shortly after the news broke, blogs re-posted a tweet …Paris Hilton slams ‘stupid’ Twitter hoax mixing Mandela, MLK Jr.Los Angeles TimesThat Paris Hilton […]

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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 […]