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He had no idea he would be in Nelson Mandela's home town when the world learned of Mandela's death.
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In a statement issued early Wednesday, Harper calls the use of riot police against peaceful protesters in the capital Kyiv "undemocratic and excessive."
9 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington
A man who appeared to provide sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Wednesday.
10 hrs ago | CBC News
Retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks at the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela.
South Africans are expected to form a guard of honour for their former president this morning as the body of Nelson Mandela is transported through the capital to lie in state for the first of three days.
The world may be abuzz over President Barack Obama 's decision to shake the hand of Cuban leader Raul Castro at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, but the late South African president most certainly would have approved.
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President Barack Obama talks with Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela The two men were sat either side of Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and smiled as she took the snapshot of the three leaders at the FNB Stadium in Soweto.
President Obama remembered Nelson Mandela as a ''man who earned his place in history through struggle and shrewdness, persistence and faith" at a memorial in South Africa Tuesday, which, despite rainy weather, was attended by tens of thousands, including several Hollywooders.
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South Africans were praised for the "dignified" way in which they have commemorated the death of Nelson Mandela as the memorial service for the anti-apartheid hero got under way.
Here's a selection of quotes from the speeches at the memorial service and from mourners attending the event compiled by The Associated Press: "He touched my heart, my soul, my life and those of the millions of South Africans," said Mandela family friend Andrew Mlangeni in his opening remarks at the memorial service.
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.
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.
Fresh off a series of scandals over his high-flying lifestyle and expensive habits, Israel's prime minister says he will skip Nelson Mandela 's funeral on Tuesday due to the high cost of the trip.
President Barack Obama and three of his predecessors, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and many European leaders are among those expected to assemble at Johannesburg's 95,000-capacity FNB Stadium, the South African government said Monday.
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