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Mandela Remains ‘Serious But Stable’ in Hospital

South Africa says former president Nelson Mandela remains in “serious but stable” condition as he spends a third day in a Pretoria hospital getting treatment for a recurring lung infection.

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Anger Erupts in Egypt Over Mubarak Retrial

(VOA News) Anger erupted Saturday in the Egyptian court retrying ousted president Hosni Mubarak for complicity in the killings of hundreds of protesters, after a judge barred the participation of

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Slight fall in world’s children without schools

By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent The global figure for the number of children without access to schools has fallen to 57 million, according to the United Nations Educational,

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Zambia’s Former President to Petition High Court over Passport

Attorneys for former Zambian President Rupiah Banda plan to ask the High Court Tuesday to release his passport so he can travel to a conference in South Africa. “Today, hopefully,

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Suspected Islamist militants attack Niger prison

(BBC NEWS) Gunmen have attacked the main prison in Niger’s capital, Niamey, killing at least two guards, officials say. They are thought to be members of the Islamist militant group,