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Desmond Tutu

Desmond Mpilo Tutu is a former cleric who gained fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid in his native country of South Africa.
Desmond Mpilo Tutu is a former cleric who gained fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid in his native country of South Africa. « Show less

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  • YouTube tests out converting video clips to 3-D

     
    YouTube is testing a new feature to convert uploaded videos into 3-D content with a click of a button. Starting Wednesday, users can click "Edit Info" on a video's watch page and select "3D Video" to convert an already uploaded......
  • Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama hangs out on Google+

     
    Dalai Lama is going to celebrate Archbishop Desmond Tutu's 80th birthday in a hangout on Google+....
  • South Africa's ruling ANC passes controversial secrecy law

     
    South Africa's ruling ANC passes law on state secrets amid outcry: South Africa's ruling ANC used its parliamentary majority to pass a controversial secrecy bill which critics say will stifle freedom and have a chilling effect on investigative...
  • Death sentences plunge in U.S.; Texas again No. 1 in executions

     
    Death Penalty Information Center survey: Death sentences plummeted in 2011 and executions have declined. Texas was still first in executions, with 13....
  • Hundreds of banks help finance nuclear weapons, report says

     
    More than 300 banks, insurance companies and other institutions are helping to finance nuclear weapons around the world, according to a new report from an activist campaign that aims to prod banks to divest from the makers of nuclear weapons....
  • Sri Lankan monks pray against call to investigate war crimes

     
    Every day on World Now we choose a remarkable photo from around the world. Today we spotted this vivid shot of Buddhist monks gathering in Sri Lanka, pushing against calls to investigate alleged war crimes....
  • Sri Lanka angered by new calls to investigate war crimes

     
    Nearly three years after the end of a bloody war that endured for a quarter of a century, Sri Lanka faces new calls to investigate alleged war crimes and stop a continuing pattern of shadowy disappearances and detentions. The accusations have angered...
  • The BRICS are getting together. Who are they?

     
    The BRICS are meeting Thursday for an economic summit in India. If you're scratching your head over that acronym, here's a quick explainer on who the BRICS are and why they've teamed up. The BRICS stand for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa....
  • ‘Saturday Night Live’: Sofia Vergara sasses with style

     
    The other highlights included Wiig's impersonation of Drew Barrymore and Kenan Thompson's wacky take on Bishop Desmond Tutu. "SNL" opened by spoofing the public-speaking gaffes of Mitt Romney (Jason Sudeikis). (There were no Barack Obama jokes.)...
  • Sweden's Robyn joins 'day in the life' photo project

     
    The Swedish pop star Robyn will join Richard Branson, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and thousands of others in an attempt to document their everyday lives as part of a photography project....
  • Alice Walker says no to Israeli edition of 'The Color Purple'

     
    In a protest of Israeli policies, Alice Walker has declined to publish an edition of her prizewinning novel "The Color Purple" in that country....