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  • Rare, hefty blue diamond found in South Africa; check out these gems

    Rare, hefty blue diamond found in South Africa; check out these gems
    A big blue diamond has been found at a South African mine known for churning out famous diamonds, and the stone could be worth tens of millions of dollars. The diamond, extracted from the Cullinan mine near Pretoria, is 29.6 carats. Larger blue...
  • Pictures in the News | Dec. 10, 2013

     
    In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, the late Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, is honored at a memorial in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mandela died Dec. 5 at his home in Houghton at the age of 95. Mandela became South Africa's first black...
  • At Nelson Mandela's last goodbye, music soars and then he's gone

    At Nelson Mandela's last goodbye, music soars and then he's gone
    QUNU, South Africa — When South African President Jacob Zuma stood at the microphone before a sea of mourners, the first notes of his unexpected song for liberation hero Nelson Mandela were lonely and poignant. But the magic of the answering...
  • South Africans line up to view Nelson Mandela's body

    South Africans line up to view Nelson Mandela's body
    PRETORIA, South Africa — Theophalus Riba got up early Wednesday and hurried to participate in something momentous: He stood in line for five hours under the hot sun to see the casket of Nelson Mandela. The last time Riba had waited in line that...
  • At Mandela memorial service, Obama urges world to honor his spirit

    At Mandela memorial service, Obama urges world to honor his spirit
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — In a misty rain that African officials said symbolized the departure of a great leader, mourners wept at South Africa’s state memorial for Nelson Mandela, but also sang, danced and ululated to celebrate the man...
  • Senate confirms Mel Watt to key housing post

    Senate confirms Mel Watt to key housing post
    WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Mel Watt as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency on Tuesday, ending a long battle by Democrats to change leadership of the entity that regulates Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The 57-41 vote was the...
  • Mixed feelings about Mandela in South African mining town

    Mixed feelings about Mandela in South African mining town
    FOCHVILLE, South Africa -- In Fochville, a mainly Afrikaner mining town about 30 miles southwest of Johannesburg, not everyone wants to talk about the legacy of Nelson Mandela. “No thank you,” said one white man, his face hardening at the...
  • Obama navigates tricky diplomatic waters at Nelson Mandela memorial

    Obama navigates tricky diplomatic waters at Nelson Mandela memorial
    WASHINGTON — Even in death, Nelson Mandela is bringing together unlikely bedfellows. For President Obama, the trip to South Africa for the international icon’s memorial service has been a steady series of encounters that can test...
  • South African President Zuma humiliated at Nelson Mandela memorial

    South African President Zuma humiliated at Nelson Mandela memorial
    SOWETO, South Africa -- When South African President Jacob Zuma walked into the stadium for the memorial service of Nelson Mandela, he drew a cheer from the ruling African National Congress crowd. But then little by little, the booing started. In what...
  • Watch it live: Nelson Mandela's memorial service

    Watch it live: Nelson Mandela's memorial service
    More than 90 world leaders and tens of thousands of South Africans plan to pay their last respects to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service Tuesday in the Johannesburg township of Soweto. The gathering, part of 10 days of national mourning, takes place...
  • Nelson Mandela's daughter shares memories of her father

    Nelson Mandela's daughter shares memories of her father
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela's eldest daughter, Makaziwe, shared memories of her father with the BBC and described the late elder statesman's "wonderful' last day, spent surrounded by members of his family. "When the doctors told us, I...