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South Africa

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  • Violent crime on the rise again in South Africa

    Violent crime on the rise again in South Africa
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- South Africa's high walls, electric fences and lurid headlines are all part of the country's obsession with violent crime. But the release of national crime statistics is an annual ritual that sparks anxiety like little else....
  • South Africa Picks "Four Corners" For Oscar

    South Africa has selected child-gang thriller "Four Corners" as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Award race. Directed by Ian Gabriel, "Four Corners" revolves around a 13-year old chess whiz drawn into the Cape Town's well-known child-gang...
  • South Africa: Man joins vigilante mob, which burns his son alive

    South Africa: Man joins vigilante mob, which burns his son alive
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — On Sunday morning, the residents of Khutsong, a township west of Johannesburg, decided they were fed up with crime and gangsters. A crowd gathered in a local stadium near the township to decide what to do about youth...
  • Giron overpowers Rubin

    COSTA MESA — A battle between one of the nation's highest ranked collegiate tennis players and one of the highest ranked high school players resulted in a convincing victory for UCLA's Marcos Giron, who beat New York high schooler Noah Rubin...
  • British 'White Widow' terror suspect fooled Kenyan police in 2011

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Kenyan police investigating an alleged terror cell in the city of Mombasa in 2011 walked into a house associated with one of its suspects and confronted a British woman with small children. She told them she was a tourist...
  • Wisdom and courage, not technology, will point the way to a brighter future

    I'm happy to be back breathing the hot and muggy though wonderfully sea-level air of New York, having just returned from the Aspen Ideas Festival. There were, as usual, many great speakers, but one of the speeches that became the talk of the festival...
  • Rachel Marsden: China's low-profile imperialism

    PARIS -- Hardly a day goes by without America-bashers accusing the U.S. of "imperialism" or "interventionism." Meanwhile, China is largely exempt from that sort of criticism from the same crowd. If only they'd listen to the governor of the Central Bank of...
  • Go Away With ... BeBe Winans

    Best known for his music, R&B/gospel vocalist BeBe Winans has won six Grammy Awards, 10 Dove Awards and three NAACP Awards. He's also worked with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and the late Whitney Houston. It was his 28-year friendship with...
  • Seniors on the Go: Heading overseas? Check your paperwork

    Seniors on the Go: Heading overseas? Check your paperwork
    Several decades ago, a high-powered Madison Avenue ad man I know was heading to an important client meeting in Frankfurt. He had a reservation for a flight on Lufthansa, but when he got to JFK, he realized that his passport had just expired. Being a...
  • ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION: Hoodia, 'enhanced' waters and the Nordic diet

    Environmental Nutrition Q. Is hoodia safe as a weight loss supplement? A. The jury's still out. According to South African aborigines, hoodia (Hoodia gordonii), a flowering succulent that grows in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa, reduces hunger...
  • Go away with Blair Underwood

    Go away with Blair Underwood
    Fans are used to seeing Blair Underwood playing a variety of roles: a hotshot attorney ("L.A. Law"), a charismatic doctor ("Sex and the City") and a ruthless businessman ("Dirty Sexy Money"). But in the new NBC series "Ironside," Underwood tackles the...