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27 min ago | USA Today
In this file photo, Nelson Mandela stands on March 27, 1998 behind the bars of the former cell where he spent 18 of his 27 years as a political prisoner on Robben Island.
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4 hrs ago | KFVS12
NBC's Brian Williams is anchoring his nightly newscast from South Africa early this week, covering the world's mourning for Nelson Mandela, but he won't have some of his usual company.
4 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee
The high-powered traveling partners came together for a transcontinental trip to South Africa for a memorial service honoring Nelson Mandela, the former South African leader who died last week at the age of 95. The unusual manifest required some creative seating arrangements on the presidential plane.
8 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com
Benjamin Netanyahu's decision stood in contrast to the mad rush by world leaders to attend the event, and seemed to underscore the embattled Israeli leader's isolation on the world stage.
11 hrs ago | Arbitrage Magazine
While it is generally accepted within the scientific community that the ancestors of modern Homo sapiens regionally interbred with other hominins, Neanderthals and Denisovans, before their eventual extinctions, a genome analysis reveals that an enigmatic human species was also in the mix.
15 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle
FILE – In this July 14, 2013 file photo, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama seated in front of the posters of Mahatma Gandhi, right, the Buddha, center, and himself, left, addresses school children after inaugurating an auditorium at a Tibetan school in Gurupura 210 kilometers southwest of Bangalore, India.
16 hrs ago | FOX Carolina
Thousands of South African police officers will be on hand at a ceremony honoring Nelson Mandela in a Soweto soccer stadium, and authorities will block access to the site if crowds become too large, officials said Monday.
More than 20 members of the U.S. House, mostly Democrats, and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz will travel to South Africa to honor and commemorate former South African president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela.
The Molefo family came from Pretoria to Soweto, the black township where they once lived, to honor Nelson Mandela outside the home on Vilakazi Street where he lived before going to prison in 1963.
In death, Nelson Mandela unified South Africans of all races and backgrounds Sunday on a day of prayer for the global statesman - from a vaulted cathedral with hymns and incense to a rural, hilltop church with goat-skin drums and barefoot dancing.
Rick Clark , the sheriff of Pickens County, South Carolina, is refusing to lower the flag to half-staff to honor the life of Nelson Mandela , publicly defying the orders of President Barack Obama .
Some people don't celebrate something like this, but these people were celebrating his life.
It is public art made of private wishes. In a phenomenon spreading across the globe, oversized blackboards, painted on buildings and freestanding displays, invite passers-by to complete the sentence: "Before I die I want to ..." Answers, some profound, some profane, are written on stenciled lines with pieces of sidewalk chalk picked from the ... (more)
Mandela's passing has provoked a huge outpouring of emotion among NZ-based South Africans, an expat says.
A silver and blue plaque with the words "Mandela's Place" mounted on the brick wall of a small, dilapidated row house is the only recognition of the world-famous statesman who once lived there: Nelson Mandela.
A COUNTY Limerick nun who spent almost six decades working in South Africa was one of over 200 returned missionaries honoured at a special ceremony in Dublin.