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Fake Mandela memorial sign language interpreter hospitalised

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 19 2013, 5:56am CST

Johannesburg, Dec 19 (IANS) The sign language interpreter, who grabbed headlines across the world for allegedly using a fake sign language at the Nelson Mandela memorial last week, has been admitted to a hospital in South Africa.
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The Leading Terrorist State

Nov 3 2014 9:25am CST | Source: Truthout Stories

(Image: USA flag via Shutterstock; Edited: JR/TO)"It's official: The U.S. is the world's leading terrorist state, and proud of it." That should have been the headline for the lead story in The New York Times on Oct. 15, which was more politely titled "CIA Study of Covert Aid Fueled Skepticism About Helping Syrian Rebels." The article reports on a CIA review of recent U.S. covert operations to determine their effectiv ...
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The Leading Terrorist State

Nov 3 2014 9:25am CST | Source: Truthout Stories

(Image: USA flag via Shutterstock; Edited: JR/TO)"It's official: The U.S. is the world's leading terrorist state, and proud of it." That should have been the headline for the lead story in The New York Times on Oct. 15, which was more politely titled "CIA Study of Covert Aid Fueled Skepticism About Helping Syrian Rebels." The article reports on a CIA review of recent U.S. covert operations to determine their effectiveness. The White House concluded ...
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The Youngest Victims: Combating the Social Isolation of Ebola Orphans

Oct 21 2014 11:22am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

In 2002, I had the opportunity to meet Nelson Mandela. We were speaking about the phenomenon of social isolation -- a longtime area of focus for me -- and I said, "I can imagine you know a lot about isolation." But to my surprise, Madiba responded, "No." He told me that even on Robben Island, imprisoned for so many years, "We were all brothers working together with a commo ...
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Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela laid to rest (Roundup)

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 15 2013, 7:10am CST

Pretoria, Dec 15 (IANS) The world's anti-apartheid icon and South Africa's first non-white president Nelson Mandela was Sunday laid to rest at his ancestral home in Qunu village in Eastern Cape province at a state funeral.
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Tutu not invited for Mandela's funeral: South Africa

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 14 2013, 9:48pm CST

Cape Town, Dec 15 (IANS) The South African government confirmed Saturday that it did not send any invitation to Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu to attend former president Nelson Mandela's funeral, as it did not send any invitation to anybody.
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African National Congress bids farewell to Mandela

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 14 2013, 4:54am CST

Pretoria, Dec 14 (IANS) The African National Congress (ANC) bid farewell to former South Africa president Nelson Mandela Saturday ahead of his mortal remains being taken to his home village of Qunu where he will be buried Sunday.
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South African minister sorry for sign interpreter's performance

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 13 2013, 10:16am CST

Johannesburg, Dec 13 (IANS) South African Minister of Arts and Culture Paul Mashatile Friday apologised to the deaf community for the performance of the sign language interpreter at the memorial service to honour former president Nelson Mandela.
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Mandela's statue to be erected at Presidency

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 12 2013, 6:10pm CST

Johannesburg, Dec 13 (IANS) A statue of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who passed away last week at his residence at the age of 95, will be erected at the Presidency coming Monday, the South African government announced Thursday.
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