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Major Storm Slams Sweden

December 6, 2013 12:36 pm

The first winter storm of the year swept through the southern parts of Sweden on Thursday evening. Roads were blocked by falling trees, vehicles were overturned, houses were without electricity, and trains canceled. A truck overturned on a motorway north of Ystad. The Oresund bridge linking southern Sweden with Denmark was shut at 1500 GMT. […]

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Africa Mourns the Death of Nelson Mandela

December 6, 2013 12:36 pm

Crowds of mourners attended an interfaith service in Cape Town, South Africa to commemorate anti-apartheid hero, Nelson Mandela. "Madiba had a very special relationship with this city. To our shame and to the shame of our country, it is here in this city in Robben Island where he was imprisoned for almost more than 20 […]

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Mandela ´Way Ahead of the Curve´

December 6, 2013 12:36 pm

In the course of making a two-part BBC profile of Nelson Mandela, David Dimbleby spoke to a number of leading figures who knew Mandela well, including former US President Bill Clinton

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South Africa Unites to Mourn Mandela

December 6, 2013 12:35 pm

People from all over South Africa came together on Friday to mourn the passing of Nelson Mandela, who led the country's transition from white minority rule.

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Menurkey, Thanksgivukkah Mark White House Event

December 6, 2013 12:35 pm

President Barack Obama is marking the end of Hanukkah with two receptions at the White House. He noted the rare quirk in the calendar that overlapped Thanksgiving with the start of the eight-day Jewish holiday. (Dec. 5)

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Latin American Countries Hail Mandela as Global Model for Peace

December 6, 2013 12:35 pm

Like so many other nations, Cuba lowers its flags to half-staff for the late Nelson Mandela. Cuba holds the former South African president in high regard. After his release from prison in 1991, Mandela visited the island nation where then-President Fidel Castro awarded him the Jose Marti Order. His passing comes as the FARC rebel […]

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Marine Jailed for Afghan Murder

December 6, 2013 12:35 pm

A Royal Marine has been sentenced to life by a court martial for murdering an insurgent in Afghanistan.

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We Mourn, but Our Lives Must Go on

December 6, 2013 12:35 pm

Large crowds gathered in Soweto on Friday following the death of Nelson Mandela, but for many it was a working day, and life had to go on despite the sorrow.

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Jackie Kennedy Birth Records Donated To JFK Presidential Library

December 6, 2013 11:55 am

A hospital on Long Island, N.Y., says it's donating Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' birth records to the Kennedy library in Boston.

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Power outage sends Benicia residents into a deep freeze

December 6, 2013 11:51 am

In the midst of the one of coldest nights of the year, more than 4,000 PG&E customers in Benicia were thrown into the dark by a power outage, officials said. PG&E spokeswoman Jana Morris said the outage to nearly 15 percent of the city was caused by damage to an underground cable around 3 a.m. […]

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