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Ivory Coast dispute leaves two presidents, chaos

December 12, 2010

The two candidates in Ivory Coast’s disputed presidential election took dueling oaths of office last weekend after each claimed victory, as the political crisis spiraled out of control and renewed unrest in this country once split in two by civil war.

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Over one in three South African men admit to commiting rape

December 5, 2010

The government-funded Medical Research Foundation says that in Gauteng province, home to South Africa’s most populous city of Johannesburg, more than 37 percent of men said they had raped a woman. Nearly 7 percent of the 487 men surveyed said they had participated in a gang rape.

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Muslim hajj pilgrims perform devil stoning ritual

November 21, 2010

Pilgrims performing the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia cast pebbles at three stone walls representing Satan in a symbolic rejection of temptation, as Muslims around the world celebrated Islam’s biggest holiday, the festival of sacrifice.

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Legendary novelist Toni Morrison awarded the Legion of Honor in France

November 14, 2010

Toni Morrison is “beloved” in France, the country’s culture minister said Wednesday, as he inducted the celebrated U.S. novelist into the elite Legion of Honor society. In a ceremony in a gilded hall in the ministry, Frederic Mitterrand pinned a red and gold medal onto the celebrated author’s jacket…

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