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South Africa: Lawmakers adopt secrets bill

November 28, 2011

The governing African National Congress pushed a bill through South Africa’s parliament Tuesday to protect state secrets, despite strong objections from opposition politicians who included white conservatives and black nationalists who were enemies under apartheid.

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Medgar Evers’ widow christens Navy ship

November 20, 2011

Back in the early 1990s, when he was governor of Mississippi, Ray Mabus made Myrlie Evers a promise that she doubted he would ever keep: “I will do something at some point to see to it that Medgar Evers is remembered for the man he was,” Mabus told the widow of the World War II veteran and slain civil-rights leader.

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Libya declared free, but Gadhafi death questioned

October 29, 2011

Libya’s interim rulers declared the country liberated last Sunday after an 8-month civil war, launching the oil-rich nation on what is meant to be a two-year transition to democracy. But they laid out plans with an Islamist tone that could rattle their Western backers.

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285 Indian girls shed ‘unwanted’ names

October 29, 2011

More than 200 Indian girls whose names mean “unwanted” in Hindi chose new names last week for a fresh start in life. A central Indian district held a renaming ceremony it hopes will give the girls new dignity and help fight widespread gender discrimination that gives India a skewed gender ratio, with far more boys than girls.

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Libya’s Gaddafi caught hiding like a “rat”

October 23, 2011

Shortly before dawn prayers on Thursday, Gaddafi surrounded by a few dozen loyal bodyguards and accompanied by the head of his now non-existent army Abu Bakr Younis Jabr broke out of the two-month siege of Sirte and made a break for the west.

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