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  • Nelson Mandela memorial: Flap over 'hand-flapping' interpreter

    Nelson Mandela memorial: Flap over 'hand-flapping' interpreter
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The official sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's state memorial service on Tuesday didn't even know the gestures for "South Africa" or "thank you," according to representatives of organizations for deaf people....
  • Scarlett Johansson takes heat for promoting Israeli firm SodaStream

    RAMALLAH, West Bank – Actress Scarlett Johansson is taking heat from Palestinian activists for becoming a brand ambassador for SodaStream International Ltd., an Israeli company that operates a factory in the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim....
  • Cheetah Tail Could Prevent Car Rollovers, Seriously

     
    Along with anthropomorphic accessories like eyelashes and mustaches, it's not uncommon to see cars dressed up with plush jungle-cat tails affixed to their rear end, especially in a college town where the dominant sports mascot is, say, a tiger....
  • Pictures in the News | Dec. 16, 2013

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News begins in the Southland, where more than 500 Santa Clauses, a few reindeer and one gingerbread man poured into downtown Los Angeles and surrounding bars of interest for SantaCon L.A. 2013....
  • Berlin - Studiocanal Powers Up Sales on 'Man Up,' 'Untitled,' 'Paddington' (EXCLUSIVE)

    PARIS - Bucking Berlin's market downturn, Euro film/TV group Studiocanal is closing a weighty deal on its market debut "Man Up" and has sold much of the world on its major auteur crossover offering at Berlin, "Untitled Stephen Frears Project." After...
  • Out of the Blue: Laguna is Little Cape Town

    Westminster has Little Saigon. Artesia has Little India. Even Anaheim got in the act by declaring a section of Brookhurst Street as Little Arabia. It's high time Laguna memorialized its very prominent South African community and officially declare...
  • Ugandan parliament passes tough anti-gay law

    Ugandan parliament passes tough anti-gay law
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Uganda's parliament on Friday passed tough anti-gay legislation that will punish those found guilty of "aggravated homosexuality" with life in jail. While same-sex marriage has been enshrined in a growing number of...
  • When Nelson Mandela visited Los Angeles

    When Nelson Mandela visited Los Angeles
    Twenty-three years ago, for barely 24 hours, Nelson Mandela visited Los Angeles. It was 1990, and he had been a free man for only a handful of months, but he had been a symbol for years -- of endurance, of the black-and-white apartheid battle in South...
  • Local political consultant recounts meeting Nelson Mandela

     
    As a Democratic operative and former Easton councilman, Mike Fleck has had the opportunity to meet plenty of big name politicians. But only one was the subject of his studies at the time. In 1997, Fleck was studying abroad in South Africa at University of...
  • Oscar Pistorius mourns slain girlfriend in Valentine's Day message

    Oscar Pistorius mourns slain girlfriend in Valentine's Day message
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Just weeks before South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius is due to face trial on charges of murdering his girlfriend, he posted a Valentine’s Day message on his website, calling the shooting a “devastating...
  • Councilman presses Anne Arundel resolution to honor Mandela

    Councilman presses Anne Arundel resolution to honor Mandela
    The Anne Arundel County Council unanimously passed a resolution honoring the late Nelson Mandela on Monday night, after Councilman Daryl Jones made a personal appeal. Jones recalled his time as a college student in the 1980s, when he lobbied the...