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Professional Surfer Attacked by Shark on Live Television
During the final round of a surfing event in South Africa, Mick Fanning was attacked by a shark. And the whole thing was caught on live television! Fanning was competing in Jeffreys Bay on Sunday when the shark approached the board.
"I was just about to start paddling again and all of a sudden I…
Pistorius Guilty Of Culpable Homicide
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide in the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
The judge in the case said yesterday the state had not proved that Pistorius was guilty of premeditated murder...
Pistorius Not Guilty Of Murder
The judge in the case of South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius says the defendant is not guilty of the premeditated murder his girlfriend.
After a six and-a-half month trial, a judge in Pretoria said this morning that the state did not prove Pistoirus deliberately acted to kill Reeva Steenkamp...
Photog in Africa Says Michelle Obama Was Not Upset
The AFP photographer who snapped the photos at the Nelson Mandela memorial of President Obama and the prime ministers of Britain and Denmark taking a selfie, as well as others that appeared to show Michelle Obama annoyed at her husband talking with the attractive female Dani…
Obama Eulogizes Mandela During Memorial Service
President Barack Obama says Nelson Mandela earned his place in history through struggle, shrewdness, persistence and faith.
Obama is eulogizing the former South African president at a memorial service in Johannesburg. He's comparing Mandela to Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr...
Maya Angelou Compares Mandela To MLK
Maya Angelou, who first met Nelson Mandela in the early 1960s, praised him as a great man worthy of comparison to another icon she knew _ the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
 
    ``Our planet has lost a friend,'' Angelou said Friday during a telephone interview with The Asso…
Nelson Mandela Dead At 95
Former South African president and human rights champion Nelson Mandela is dead at the age of 95. 
South African president Jacob Zuma made the announcement in a statement to his people today.  He said the country will mourn the passing of one of the country's heroes.  Z...

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