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South Africa

South Africa
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  • South African military joins police to tamp down attacks on foreigners

    South African military joins police to tamp down attacks on foreigners
    Security forces raided a men’s hostel outside Johannesburg as authorities deployed the South African military for the first time to crack down on recent violence against foreigners, most from other African countries. The joint police and army...
  • Heat's Deng to participate in exhibition in South Africa

    Heat's Deng to participate in exhibition in South Africa
    Miami Heat forward Luol Deng is among a group of NBA players who will participate in an Aug. 1 exhibition in Johannesburg, South Africa. Deng, who is coming off his first season with the Heat and has a late-June deadline to decide whether to opt out...
  • Penis transplant offers hope to victims of botched circumcisions

    Penis transplant offers hope to victims of botched circumcisions
    In the deep of winter high in the mountains of South Africa's Eastern Cape, teenage boys clad only in blankets, with white clay painted on their faces, undergo agonizing traditional circumcisions. Hundreds have died as a result of the ritual, and hundreds...
  • South African students must take movement to society for real progress

    South African students must take movement to society for real progress
    On April 9, a larger-than-life bronze statue of Cecil John Rhodes was removed from its perch at the University of Cape Town. Before the statue was hoisted into a truck and taken away, the black university students who had successfully demanded its removal...
  • Attacks on foreigners spread in South Africa; weekend violence feared

    Attacks on foreigners spread in South Africa; weekend violence feared
    Attacks against immigrants in South Africa spread Friday to the largest city, Johannesburg, raising fears of a weekend of violence in tense townships. Hundreds of immigrants fled their homes and took shelter in police stations in different areas of...
  • South Africa grapples with outbreak of anti-immigrant violence

    South Africa grapples with outbreak of anti-immigrant violence
    It began after the Zulu king, Goodwill Zwelithini, told his followers last month that foreigners in South Africa should pack up and leave. President Jacob Zuma’s eldest son, Edward, chimed in that foreigners were “taking over the country&...
  • Sports TV and radio: Saturday's 2/28 log (updated Saturday AM)

    5:30 a.m.    Golf: Joburg Open third round (in Johannesburg, South Africa).--Golf 7:40 a.m.    Soccer: English Premier League: Crystal Palace at West Ham.--NBCSN 8:30 a.m.    Highlights: North Carolina basketball.--MASN 9 a.m.    Motorsports: NASCAR...
  • Go Away With ... Eddie Kaye Thomas

    Go Away With ... Eddie Kaye Thomas
    Born in New York, actor Eddie Kaye Thomas has adjusted to living in Los Angeles where he moved to launch his acting career, though he admits it wasn't easy. Thomas, who may always be remembered for his role in the "American Pie" films, is now one of the...
  • Michael Cohen dies at 79; co-founder of California fashion brand Michael Stars

    Michael Cohen dies at 79; co-founder of California fashion brand Michael Stars
    Michael Cohen, co-founder of the California fashion brand Michael Stars, died Friday at his Manhattan Beach home. He was 79. The cause was prostate cancer, brand publicist Jennifer Cornwall Rojas said. Cohen and Suzanne Lerner co-founded Michael Stars...
  • Community events and announcements

    Merrillville FOP hosts candidates Merrillville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 168 is hosting a candidates night for those vying for elected town positions at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the American Legion Post 430, 7430 Broadway. The FOP lodge will make its...
  • For soprano Pretty Yende, a career in opera adds up

    For soprano Pretty Yende, a career in opera adds up
    Had it not been for a random encounter with a British Airways television commercial when she was 16, soprano Pretty Yende might be crunching numbers in an office today rather than performing at some of the world's most famous opera houses. The South...