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South Africans mark Nelson Mandela’s birthday

July 26, 2010

Mandela, who turned 92 years old on Sunday and is largely retired from public life, spent the day with his family in Johannesburg. Early Sunday, his wife went to an orphanage in Soweto to help plant a vegetable garden.

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Bombs kill 64 World Cup watchers in Uganda

July 18, 2010

In simultaneous bombings bearing the hallmarks of international terrorists, two explosions ripped through crowds watching the World Cup final in two places in Uganda’s capital late last Sunday, killing 64 people, police said. One American was killed and several were wounded.

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Johannesburg draws poor, struggles to house them

July 9, 2010

The handsome art-deco building at 193 Jeppe St. was typical of its apartheid times: full of white-collar professionals, mostly white, and an army of blacks pushing brooms and serving tea until night fell and the segregation banished them to their distant townships.

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Caster Semenya to be cleared to race again

July 9, 2010

Jacob Semenya told The Associated Press that he had spoken to the 19-year-old runner on Tuesday morning and she was happy and was waiting for a formal announcement allowing her to return to competition following her controversial gender tests last year.

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Jamaica urges calm after catching top fugitive

July 5, 2010

Hunted by security forces across Jamaica, reputed drug baron Christopher “Dudus” Coke sought out a preacher’s advice and tried to turn himself in to U.S. marshals. He was caught by police at a highway checkpoint before he could get there.

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Manute Bol, NBA player-humanitarian, dies at 47

June 28, 2010

Bol joined the NBA with Washington in 1985 and played three seasons there. He returned to the team briefly toward the end of his career. The Wizards lauded him as a “true humanitarian and an ambassador for the sport of basketball.”

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Group calls on Caribbean Americans to descend on Congress

June 21, 2010

Concerned by legislative measures taken in Arizona and pending in other localities, and feeling shut out of the immigration debate, the group is heading to Congress with their own legislative agenda. The Forum is being held during the national Caribbean American Heritage Month.

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Interracial marriages double

June 13, 2010

In 1961, the year Barack Obama’s parents were married, less than one in 1,000 new marriages in the United States was, like theirs, the pairing of a black person and a white person, according to Pew Research estimates.

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