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  • Madame Nhu dies at 86; flashy, sharp-tongued former South Vietnam dignitary

    Madame Nhu dies at 86; flashy, sharp-tongued former South Vietnam dignitary
    In 40 A.D., the fabled Trung sisters rode elephants into battle to free Vietnam from its Chinese invaders. Nearly 2,000 years later, Ngo Dinh Nhu fancied herself a modern-day Trung, defending her country against communist rebels and American imperialists....
  • Juan Maria Bordaberry dies at 83; Uruguayan dictator

    Juan Maria Bordaberry dies at 83; Uruguayan dictator
    Former president-turned-dictator Juan Maria Bordaberry, whose self-coup launched more than a decade of military rule in Uruguay died while under house arrest in the country for leading efforts to eliminate leftist dissent in the 1970s. He was 83....
  • PASSINGS: Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Jeno Paulucci, Walter Doniger, Lynn Margulis, Irving Elman

    PASSINGS: Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Jeno Paulucci, Walter Doniger, Lynn Margulis, Irving Elman
    Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Nigerian secessionist leader in '60s Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, 78, a millionaire's son who led Nigeria's breakaway republic of Biafra during the country's civil war that left 1 million dead, died Saturday in a London...
  • Unpredictable to the end, Moammar Kadafi ruled Libya for decades

    Unpredictable to the end, Moammar Kadafi ruled Libya for decades
    In the modern pantheon of the world's dictators, Moammar Kadafi stood apart. Far apart. Erratic and mercurial, he fancied himself a political philosopher, practiced an unorthodox and deadly diplomacy, and cut a sometimes cartoonish figure in flowing...
  • Discoveries

    Discoveries
    Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work by Edwidge Danticat ( Princeton University Press: 181 pp., $19.95) "Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. This is what I've always thought it meant to be a writer. Writing, knowing in part...
  • PASSINGS: Robert C. Pierpoint, Aron Kupperman, Begum Nusrat Bhutto

    ROBERT C. PIERPOINT CBS News correspondent covered six presidents Robert C. Pierpoint, 86, a CBS News correspondent who covered six presidents, the Korean War, the Kennedy assassination and the Iranian hostage crisis in a career that spanned more than...
  • Universal Studios Orlando plans 'Despicable Me' attraction and digital upgrade to Spider-Man ride in 2012

    Universal Studios Orlando plans 'Despicable Me' attraction and digital upgrade to Spider-Man ride in 2012
    Universal Studios Orlando on Thursday announced plans to retheme its Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast attraction with a new "Despicable Me" story line, and to digitally refresh the Amazing Adventures ofSpider-Man motion-simulator ride for 2012. With no new...
  • In rotation: El Rego's 'El Rego Et Ses Commandos'

     
    In the early 1970s, El Rego had to write a song. His country, Benin (then known as the Republic of Dahomey), had just been claimed in a military insurrection, and the army needed anthems. The coup leaders suggested (more like......
  • Why is Senegal -- an African success story -- becoming unstable?

     
    Unrest is building in Senegal over President Abdoulaye Wade's plan to seek a third term....
  • With military in disarray, Tuareg rebels gain in northern Mali

     
    Tuareg rebels in Mali seize territory as the army falls into disarray after Thursday's military coup that ousted the government of President Amadou Toumani Toure....
  • Pakistan's prime minister fires defense secretary

     
    Pakistan’s prime minister fired the country’s defense secretary Wednesday for “gross misconduct and illegal action,” the latest salvo in a growing conflict between the civilian government and the military....