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  • Trevor Noah set to replace Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show'

    Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times in recent months, will become Jon Stewart's replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday. Noah was chosen a little more than a...
  • Trevor Noah�is about to explode America's attitudes about Africa and our place in the world

    In his 2012 comedy special "That's Racist," one of Trevor Noah's funniest stories is about AIDS, and other dumb questions Americans ask Africans. "The best ignorant conversation I had was in California, in a place called Malibu," he tells the South...
  • South African comic Noah will replace Jon Stewart

    The choice of South African comic Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart's replacement on "The Daily Show" advances an intriguing new trend of late-night comic hosts with a more worldly perspective while continuing the longer-running pattern of keeping those jobs...
  • S. Africa: Opposition accuses president of security meddling

    South African President Jacob Zuma is putting the country on a "road directly to dictatorship," said an opposition leader who on Monday accused the president of manipulating state security. Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, said...
  • 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...
  • Ken Owen, former South African editor, dies

    "All offended?" former South African newspaper editor Ken Owen asked an audience of friends and family in a speech marking his 80th birthday. Owen, a tenacious force in journalism in the last years of white racist rule, delivered trademark zingers at the...
  • South African judge convicts retired tennis champion of rape

    A judge in South Africa on Monday convicted Bob Hewitt, a former Grand Slam tennis champion, of raping and sexually assaulting three girls whom he had been coaching. The assaults occurred decades ago, according to the victims who are now grown women....
  • 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...
  • South African teen stolen as infant found after befriending sister

    South African teen stolen as infant found after befriending sister
    Every year, on Zephany Nurse’s birthday, her parents got a cake to honor their first daughter, who was stolen from her mother in a Cape Town maternity unit as a newborn. Gathered around the cake each April 28, Zephany’s younger brothers...
  • South African firm suspends officials amid anger over power outages

    South African firm suspends officials amid anger over power outages
    In South Africa, people check the weather report for rain and thunder¬† -- and the electricity report from the state-owned company Eskom for word on the frequent power blackouts. Is it going to be a “stage three” day, with a very high...
  • South African mother on baby's abduction: 'It just hurts so much'

    South African mother on baby's abduction: 'It just hurts so much'
    A South African mother whose stolen baby was found 17 years after being abducted spoke Monday of the pain of losing all but a few months of her daughter’s childhood. “It hurts to know that 17 years have been taken; it just hurts so much,"...