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South Africa applaud 1 of their own: Trevor Noah

It's thumbs up for Trevor Noah in South Africa. Many compatriots on Tuesday applauded the South African comedian's debut as host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show." They called him a deserving successor to Jon Stewart as anchor of the parody newscast. Even the South African government congratulated Noah for hosting his first show on Monday night. Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane had traveled to New York City for the United Nations General Assembly and visited Noah at his studios. "Mr. Noah is assuming an important global platform through which he will be flying the South African flag high," Nkoana-Mashabane said in a statement. A public...