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Speech Highlights From Nelson Mandela’s Funeral

December 15, 2013 5:33 am

Family members, friends and political figures including South African President Jacob Zuma paid tribute to Nelson Mandela at his funeral in Qunu. Photo: AP

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Santacon Returns to NYC

December 15, 2013 5:32 am

Booze-fueled, holiday-themed partying parades through the streets of New York as Santacon 2013 comes to town.

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South Africa Buries Mandela

December 15, 2013 5:00 am

South Africa buried Nelson Mandela on Sunday, closing one chapter in its tortured history and opening another in which the multi-racial democracy he founded will have to discover if it can thrive without its central pillar. The Nobel peace laureate, who was held in apartheid prisons for 27 years before emerging to preach forgiveness and […]

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A Funeral Service for Nelson Mandela

December 15, 2013 5:00 am

South Africa's prominent personalities, world leaders and VIPs pay their respects to Nelson Mandela in a funeral service in his ancestral village of Qunu. Candles on the stage symbolise each of Mandela's 95 years. Chief Ngangomhlaba Matanzima representing the family, narrated Mandela's origins. His granddaughter Nandi recalls how Mandela loved telling stories from his youth, […]

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Audi RS7: A Supercar With a Key Weakness

December 15, 2013 4:30 am

The 2014 Audi RS7 is a super sports sedan of impressive pace and power, unless you want to drive in the cold. Rumble Seat columnist Dan Neil reports on the News Hub. Photo: Audi.

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Mandela Funeral Service Draws Thousands

December 15, 2013 2:55 am

Guests gathered on Sunday in a huge tent at the family compound of Nelson Mandela to attend the funeral ceremony for the anti-apartheid leader. (Dec. 15)

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Charities Benefit from Bank Fines

December 15, 2013 1:57 am

The latest tranche of money gathered from UK banks in Libor fines has been allocated to 24 military charities.

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An Emotional Eulogy by Mandela´s Close Friend

December 15, 2013 1:57 am

Ahmed Kathrada, a dear friend of Nelson Mandela. He spent 26 years behind bars, just one year short of Mandela's term. Both were veterans in the struggle against apartheid. In a funeral service in Qunu, Kathrada addressed his friend of 67 years, calling him their mutual nickname Madala.

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KISS guitarist Frehley´s NY home goes up in flames

December 15, 2013 12:22 am

A suburban New York house owned by former KISS lead guitarist Ace Frehley has gone up in flames. The Journal News reports that firefighters were called to the stone house in the town of Yorktown Heights late Saturday morning. The home was heavily damaged, with flames burning through the roof. The newspaper says the musician […]

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Residents organize touching tribute to Newtown victims

December 15, 2013 12:03 am

Remembrances for the victims of the Sandy Hook School massacre were held Saturday across the Bay Area, including a poignant vigil in Mill Valley.  White cardboard boxes stood as improvised pillars with a victim’s name and age written on each one. The 26 boxes were arranged in an arc, with a pair of shoes on […]

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