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African cannibal sets man alight and eats his leg to avenge wife’s murder

African cannibal sets man alight and eats his leg to avenge wife’s murder

The victim was attacked by a militia of around 20 machete-wielding men Ouandja Magloire – also known as Mad Dog – reportedly ate part of the man Witnesses did not intervene but filmed the attack on their mobile phones ‘The scene made ...

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Beauty queen shot dead in robbery

Beauty queen shot dead in robbery

A former Miss Venezuela and her husband have been shot dead in front of their young daughter during a robbery after their car broke down in the country. Monica Spear, 29, and Henry Thomas Berry, 39, were attacked near Puerto ...

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Brazil senate chief to repay ‘hair transplant’ flight

Brazil senate chief to repay ‘hair transplant’ flight

AFP BRASILIA – The president of Brazil’s senate, Renan Calheiros, will repay the cost of using an air force jet for a trip during which he reportedly had a hair transplant, his spokesman said Tuesday. “The president is to repay ...

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Nelson Mandela laid to rest

Nelson Mandela laid to rest

AFP QUNU, South Africa: Big guns fired a salute in the rural village where Nelson Mandela grew up and military servicemen marched stiffly behind his casket on a winding dirt road Sunday as South Africa said goodbye for the last ...

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Mandela’s body reaches childhood village for funeral

Mandela’s body reaches childhood village for funeral

PTI QUNU: Nelson Mandela’s remains arrived in his childhood village in eastern South Africa on Saturday for a traditional burial on Sunday, bringing down the curtain on ten days of national mourning and memorial events for the anti-apartheid icon. An air force plane carrying Mandela’s ...

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Nelson Mandela’s first ever TV interview in 1961

Nelson Mandela’s first ever TV interview in 1961

Nelson Mandela’s first ever television interview was given to ITN reporter Brian Widlake in May 1961. Widlake had arranged to meet Mandela in his hideout as the activist, then aged 42, was on the run from South African police. Widlake: ...

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All living US presidents – except ailing George H.W. Bush – to attend Mandela’s memorial

All living US presidents – except ailing George H.W. Bush – to attend Mandela’s memorial

  The White House says President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend a Tuesday memorial service in South Africa honoring Nelson Mandela. The service will take place at a stadium in Johannesburg. The Obamas will be accompanied ...

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Brazil’s child sex tourism set to rise as World Cup draws near

Brazil’s child sex tourism set to rise as World Cup draws near

Reuters FORTALEZA: With Brazil hosting the World Cup next year, officials fear an explosion in child prostitution as sex workers migrate to big cities and traffickers recruit more underage prostitutes to meet the demand from local and foreign soccer fans. ...

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Egypt sentences 12 pro-Morsi protesters to 17 years

AFP CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced 12 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to 17 years in prison on Wednesday for taking part in a violent protest, state media reported. The official MENA news agency reported the protesters were ...

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