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Interpreter for deaf at Mandela event called fake

December 11, 2013 4:27 pm

As one world leader after another paid homage to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service, the man standing at arm’s length from them appeared to interpret their words in sign language. But advocates for the deaf say he was a faker. The incident, which outraged deaf people and sign-language interpreters watching the service broadcast around […]

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NTSB: Aviation Experts Help Asiana Investigation

December 11, 2013 4:25 pm

Aviation experts are taking part in a hearing in Washington this week, to help the National Transportation Safety board with its investigation into the crash of Asiana Airlines plane last summer in San Francisco. (Dec. 11)

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Raw: Mandela Casket Returns to Morgue

December 11, 2013 4:25 pm

Nelson Mandela's casket was driven to a military hospital in the South African capital, Pretoria on Wednesday. (Dec. 11)

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Runaway sisters found hiding at neighbor´s house

December 11, 2013 4:09 pm

A pair of young sisters who ran away from their Richmond home on Tuesday were found this afternoon hiding at a neighbor’s home, a police sergeant said. Xiomara Zelaya, 13, and her 9-year-old sister Heidi Moreno were found around 3:15 p.m., nearly 24 hours since the pair took off from their own home in the […]

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Search for missing plane in Idaho winding down

December 11, 2013 4:00 pm

Family members say search efforts have mostly ended for a small private airplane that went missing over the mountains in central Idaho with five people aboard. Alan Dayton of Salt Lake City is the uncle of Jonathon Norton, one of the passengers. Dayton told The Salt Lake Tribune that family members feel they’ve done everything […]

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Pope Francis Is Time´s Person of the Year

December 11, 2013 3:51 pm

Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church’s new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time. The pope beat out NSA leaker Edward Snowden for the distinction, which the newsmagazine has been giving each year since […]

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Black and white, thousands bid farewell to Mandela

December 11, 2013 3:41 pm

Black and white, old and young, South Africans by the thousands paid final tribute Wednesday to their beloved Nelson Mandela. In silence or murmuring, they filed past the coffin. Some glanced back, as if clinging to the sight, a moment in history. One man raised his fist, the potent gesture of the struggle against white […]

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Egypt Police Fire Tear Gas to Disperse University Protesters

December 11, 2013 3:36 pm

Egyptian police fired tear gas for the third day running on Wednesday at student supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood. The city's al-Azhar University and Cairo University have become the scene of frequent anti-government demonstrations. At least 19 people were arrested at Al-Azhar clashes and seven at Cairo University, according to security sources.

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Raw: Ukrainian Police Clash With Demonstrators

December 11, 2013 3:36 pm

Ukrainian police clashed with demonstrators in Kiev, but then backed off. The protesters are occupying a city square in Ukraine's capital. They want the country's government removed. (Dec. 11)

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Report: Asiana crash victim was run over twice

December 11, 2013 3:36 pm

Federal investigators say a teenage girl who survived the crash of an Asiana Airlines jet in San Francisco only to be fatally struck by a fire truck actually was run over by two rescue vehicles in the accident’s chaotic aftermath. Authorities in California revealed months ago that 16-year-old Chinese student Ye Meng Yuan was alive […]

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