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  • Oscar Pistorius to face gun charges unrelated to murder case

    Oscar Pistorius to face gun charges unrelated to murder case
    South African runner Oscar Pistorius was indicted Wednesday on two new charges that are believed to allege he fired guns in public during separate incidents that occurred before he killed his girlfriend in his apartment in February. Already indicted...
  • 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...
  • Pictures in the News | Dec. 12, 2013

     
    In Thursday's Pictures in the News, skyscrapers poke out of London's famous fog in an aerial photo by the Metropolitan Police. Pretoria, South Africa: Mourners line up to pay respects to Nelson Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in...
  • Nelson Mandela and the Springboks: Rugby played for higher stakes

    Nelson Mandela and the Springboks: Rugby played for higher stakes
    The following is a first-person report originally published in The Times on Dec. 15, 2009, under the headline: A game played for high stakes. The secondary headline read: A reporter remembers when Nelson Mandela united a young nation behind a rugby team....
  • Guillermo Martinez: Opposition in Venezuela must keep up the fight

    Venezuela has a democracy in name only. The regime led by Nicolás Maduro controls the National Assembly, the judges, the Election Council, the military, and all the media- with the exception of two newspapers. The opposition has tried mightily to...
  • Pictures in the News | December 13, 2013

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins in the Southland, where an image of Jesus with flashing lights is displayed by a vendor at a stand outside La Placita Church in downtown Los Angeles during El Dia De La Virgen De Guadalupe celebrations that include...
  • Pictures in the News | Dec. 16, 2013

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News begins in the Southland, where more than 500 Santa Clauses, a few reindeer and one gingerbread man poured into downtown Los Angeles and surrounding bars of interest for SantaCon L.A. 2013....
  • Out of the Blue: Laguna is Little Cape Town

    Westminster has Little Saigon. Artesia has Little India. Even Anaheim got in the act by declaring a section of Brookhurst Street as Little Arabia. It's high time Laguna memorialized its very prominent South African community and officially declare...
  • Meeting Mandela: Chance Of A Lifetime

    Over the years, invariably, someone will ask what was my most memorable moment in journalism. "You mean besides meeting Mandela in South Africa?'' is my ready response. It really doesn't get better than meeting a man you have long admired at his home,...
  • Ugandan parliament passes tough anti-gay law

    Ugandan parliament passes tough anti-gay law
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Uganda's parliament on Friday passed tough anti-gay legislation that will punish those found guilty of "aggravated homosexuality" with life in jail. While same-sex marriage has been enshrined in a growing number of...
  • South Africa, the nation that gave up its nukes

    It would be a mistake to think that the end of the Cold War also ended the threat posed by nuclear weapons. Nuclear-armed states continue to deploy huge arsenals of nuclear weapons, other states continue with their efforts to acquire nuclear weapons,...
  • He raised his voice for tolerance, not his fist for revenge

    He raised his voice for tolerance, not his fist for revenge
    It wasn't the 27 years Nelson Mandela spent in prison that was most significant. It was what came afterward: His decision to reach past resentment, anger and revenge for the good of his nation. Given the cruel history of the world and the bloody...