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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 Danish prime minister, has come forward to say the hoopla around the photos has been blown out of proportion.

Roberto Schmidt wrote of the selfie seen 'round the

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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

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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 Associated Press. She

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President and Mrs.Obama To Visit South Africa To Honor Mandela

 

The President and First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to South Africa next week to pay tribute to the late Nelson Mandela. 

That will include participation in memorial events for the former South African president and anti-apartheid champion.  M

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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.  H

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South Africa’s Nelson Mandela Critical

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is said to be on his "death bed." Mandela's family says he's putting up a courageous fight.

The 95-year-old has been battling a recurring lung infection for nearly three months

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Oscar Pistorius Indicted On Murder Charge

Oscar Pistorius has been indicted on charges of murder and illegal possession of ammunition for the shooting death of the double-amputee Olympian's girlfriend on Valentine's Day.

A Pretoria court on Monday set March 3 as the trial date for Pistorius, who says he shot Reeva Steenkamp by mistake, believing she was an intruder in his home

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Nelson Mandela’s Wife Says He is Seldom in Pain

The wife of critically ill Nelson Mandela says the former South African president is sometimes uncomfortable but seldom in pain while being treated in a hospital.

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Oscar Pistorius Breaks Down In Court — Officially Charged with Murder of Reeva Steenkamp

Olympic star Oscar Pistorius broke down in tears as he stood before magistrate Desmond Nair. Pistorius is being charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp.

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