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  • Students press schools to drop fossil fuel stocks

    Students press schools to drop fossil fuel stocks
    In the 1980s, student protests against apartheid led universities to sell off stocks in companies doing business in South Africa. More recently, concerns about genocide in Darfur, the health effects of tobacco and handgun violence led to more college...
  • Nelson Mandela home from hospital, remains 'unstable'

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Nelson Mandela was discharged from the hospital Sunday but will continue receiving care at home under the close supervision of doctors, and with his family nearby. The former South African president, who is 95, was...
  • Jennifer Hudson tackles 'intimidating' role of Winnie Mandela

    Jennifer Hudson tackles 'intimidating' role of Winnie Mandela
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For Oscar and Grammy-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson, the decision to play anti-apartheid activist Winnie Mandela in her first lead role was no easy matter, especially when she saw what the former South African first...
  • Film Reviews: Opening This Week (Sept. 2-6, 2013)

    A critical digest of the week's latest U.S. theatrical releases. Where applicable, links to longer reviews have been provided. Riddick Distributor: Universal Having been left for dead in more ways than one after the critical and commercial failure of...
  • African leaders call for International Criminal Court immunity

    African leaders call for International Criminal Court immunity
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - African Union leaders Saturday said that no sitting African leader should face trial by the International Criminal Court for heinous crimes. But African opponents failed to win support for a mass withdrawal from the ICC at...
  • Toronto: 'Momentum' Adds Quartet of Thesps (EXCLUSIVE)

    Olga Kurylenko and Vincent Cassel are set to square off in Stephen Campanelli's action thriller "Momentum." Morgan Freeman and Shea Whigham co-star. Colette Aguilar, sales president at Moonrise Pictures, "Momentum's" sales agent, made the key cast...
  • Toddler killings shock South Africa; three suspects in custody

    Toddler killings shock South Africa; three suspects in custody
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Last weekend, the men of Diepsloot township, north of Johannesburg, searched the community's shacks for two missing toddlers. They looked around the shops and combed the river. They spread out and searched the bush near the...
  • Bryce Courtenay dies at 79; best-selling Australian author

    Bryce Courtenay dies at 79; best-selling Australian author
    Best-selling Australian author Bryce Courtenay, whose debut novel, "The Power of One," was made into a popular 1992 movie starring Morgan Freeman, has died. He was 79. Courtenay died Thursday at his home in Canberra, Australia, according to his...
  • William H. Gray III dies at 71; influential Philadelphia politician

    William H. Gray III, a Baptist minister and Democrat from Philadelphia who during six terms in Congress became the first black party whip — the No. 3 leadership post — and first black chairman of the House Budget Committee, has died. He was...
  • Yvonne Mounsey dies at 93; Westside School of Ballet director

    Yvonne Mounsey dies at 93; Westside School of Ballet director
    Yvonne Mounsey, a principal dancer with New York City Ballet and the longtime director of one of Southern California's most prominent ballet schools, died Saturday from cancer at her Los Angeles home. She was 93. Her daughter, Allegra Clegg of Pacific...
  • PASSINGS: Fyodor Khitruk, James R. Whelan, Arthur Chaskalson

    PASSINGS: Fyodor Khitruk, James R. Whelan, Arthur Chaskalson
    Fyodor Khitruk Animated Soviet version of 'Winnie the Pooh' Fyodor Khitruk, 95, a prominent Russian animator and director who created the Soviet Union's cartoon version of A.A. Milne's classic Winnie the Pooh stories, died Monday in Moscow,...
  • Have road will travel: Top 10 drives along the coast

    Have road will travel: Top 10 drives along the coast
    Few things celebrate the end of winter like a great drive and enjoying the beach. Whether you can put the top down or not, members and editors of travel website VirtualTourist.com are sure you'll enjoy any of our "Top 10 Coastal Drives." 1. Pacific...