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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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  • 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....
  • Kenyans take Britain to court over colonial-era torture

     
    Nearly half a century after Kenya won its independence, three elderly Kenyans who say they were tortured and brutalized at the hands of the British during the Mau Mau uprising in the 1950s are seeking justice in a London courtroom, rekindling debate...
  • Obama says Nobel Peace Prize is 'a call to action'

    Obama says Nobel Peace Prize is 'a call to action'
    President Obama, who has pledged to place diplomacy ahead of confrontation and reached out to a skeptical world with offers of mutual understanding, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace today for what the Nobel committee called "his extraordinary efforts...
  • Sending them away -- for their own good

    Sending them away -- for their own good
    On a recent Sunday morning, Brian Barajas, a mop-topped 8-year-old, stashed his bike against the wall and raced inside a tired little house, ducking under two withered fruit trees. The house was so close to the tracks you could hear the engineer call...
  • Stars support Dalai Lama

    Stars support Dalai Lama
    In Hollywood, everyone takes the Dalai Lama very seriously -- except perhaps for the Dalai Lama himself. The 14th reincarnated primate of Tibetan-style Buddhism -- as well as his scattered people's political leader -- comes pretty close to being the...
  • Judge named to lead Gaza inquiry is known for fairness

    Reporting from Johannesburg, South Africa, and Jerusalem -- Richard Goldstone, a quiet, self-effacing jurist from South Africa, agonized for days over the job offer: Unravel the accusations and counter-accusations of war crimes related to Israel's...