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  • Cape Town bursts with blooms during its spring wildflower show

    Cape Town bursts with blooms during its spring wildflower show
    When I visited Cape Town in September, the tree buds were exploding, and golden-green blades were popping up in the pavement cracks. The seasons are reversed in the Southern Hemisphere, so as Angelenos are lamenting the onset of fire weather, those...
  • A two-wheel tour down Table Mountain and into Cape Town history

    A two-wheel tour down Table Mountain and into Cape Town history
    "It's not really technical?" Liz asked Axel Zander, our cycling guide, as he shuttled the four of us to our drop-off point a third of the way up Table Mountain. "There's some rocky sections, but I'll warn you," said Zander, the founder of Downhill...
  • Touring Athens and the Greek Isles for $2,199 per person, including air

     Touring Athens and the Greek Isles for $2,199 per person, including air
    If Greece and the Greek Isles have been on your list of destinations, Friendly Planet Travel has several options that range from packages that explore Athens and a variety of the islands to strictly Greek Isles cruises. There are also packages that...
  • Jackie Selebi dies at 64; South Africa police chief convicted of corruption

    Jackie Selebi dies at 64; South Africa police chief convicted of corruption
    Jackie Selebi, South Africa's ex-police chief and a former president of Interpol who was sentenced to 15 years in prison after his conviction on corruption charges, has died. He was 64. Selebi died Friday in a Pretoria hospital after being in an induced...
  • Foreign-owned shops targeted in South African looting spree

    Foreign-owned shops targeted in South African looting spree
    There’s an air of glee and abandon when the looting starts. South African police have been reported to stand by and watch – or even help – when township people attack the shops of foreign migrants and loot. The looters break open...
  • Widow of South African slain in Yemen raid speaks of forgiveness

    Widow of South African slain in Yemen raid speaks of forgiveness
    Yolande Korkie allowed herself to imagine embracing her husband, schoolteacher Pierre Korkie, when she was told Saturday he was about to be freed by militants holding him hostage in Yemen and would be home by Christmas. Instead, she received his remains...
  • South African man has Nelson Mandela's key to Fort Lauderdale

    South African man has Nelson Mandela's key to Fort Lauderdale
    Few things are more frustrating than losing your keys or more gratifying than finding them, but Jonathan Rogers felt neither emotion when he found a Key to the City of Fort Lauderdale in South Africa. Rogers saw a piece of history. He says the key...
  • 'Idol' singer David Oliver Willis to perform at fundraiser for African school

    'Idol' singer David Oliver Willis to perform at fundraiser for African school
    Joel Warren wants to build a school, but he needs some help. He plans to put the school in one of the poorest areas of Cape Town, South Africa. Called Khayelitsha, the 30-year old township has a young population, a high crime rate and more than half...
  • Hundreds of parents lose their children on Cape Town beaches

    The first glorious day of 2015 meant just one thing in Cape Town, South Africa: the beach. About 200,000 people headed for the city’s golden strands, 1,100 police were deployed, and by day’s end around 500 children had been lost, some as young...
  • Seafood fraud cases plummet as NOAA cuts investigators

    Seafood fraud cases plummet as NOAA cuts investigators
    In a sprawling warehouse five miles inland from the port of Newark, N.J., Special Agent Scott Doyle was dwarfed by the metal shipping container that had just arrived from Indonesia and was headed to Maryland. It held 14 tons of pasteurized crabmeat,...
  • Nelson Mandela's uneven legacy

    Nelson Mandela's uneven legacy
    Nelson Mandela's selfless brand of leadership surprised the world and won him universal accolades during his lifetime. After being confined to Robben Island for most of his 27 years in prison, Mandela became South Africa's first black president, and his...