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At Nelson Mandela's last goodbye, music soars and then he's gone

At Nelson Mandela's last goodbye, music soars and then he's gone | Daily News Bite | Scoop.it
QUNU, South Africa — When South African President Jacob Zuma stood at the microphone before a sea of mourners, the first notes of his unexpected song for liberation hero Nelson Mandela were lonely and poignant.
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Politicians, Hollywood distort the true Mandela | Al Jazeera America

Politicians, Hollywood distort the true Mandela | Al Jazeera America | Daily News Bite | Scoop.it
The ANC made Madiba, not the other way around
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Nelson Mandela is prayed for, celebrated at South African church

Nelson Mandela is prayed for, celebrated at South African church | Daily News Bite | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — When South Africa’s national anthem swelled in the Regina Mundi church in Rockville , Soweto, on Sunday, retired teacher Liz Magubane was sure that somewhere, Nelson Mandela could hear them.
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Nelson Mandela funeral set for Dec. 15; 10 days of mourning begin

Nelson Mandela funeral set for Dec. 15; 10 days of mourning begin | Daily News Bite | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- After 10 days of national mourning, anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela will be buried on Dec. 15 in a private service in his home village of Qunu, President Jacob Zuma told journalists Friday.
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With Glut of Lonely Men, China Has an Approved Outlet for Unrequited Lust

With Glut of Lonely Men, China Has an Approved Outlet for Unrequited Lust | Daily News Bite | Scoop.it
The Guangzhou National Sex Culture Festival is where hedonism meets capitalism in China, and its mostly male visitors reflect the country’s gender imbalance.
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Ninety Companies Responsible For Two-Thirds Of Global Warming Emissions

Ninety Companies Responsible For Two-Thirds Of Global Warming Emissions | Daily News Bite | Scoop.it
According to new research, just 90 companies produced 63 percent of the cumulative global emissions of industrial carbon dioxide and methane between 1751 to 2010.
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A shrine within a shrine reveals evidence of Buddha's birth

A shrine within a shrine reveals evidence of Buddha's birth | Daily News Bite | Scoop.it
Ancient bricks, tile roofing and wood charcoal discovered beneath a Nepalese pilgrimage site are providing new evidence for the time of Buddha's birth, according to archaeologists.
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Mexican teenage assassin to soon live freely in Texas

Mexican teenage assassin to soon live freely in Texas | Daily News Bite | Scoop.it
MEXICO CITY — He admitted being a salaried killer for a drug cartel, the kind of assassin who preferred slashing his victims' throats.
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Russia bails three of the Arctic 30

Russia bails three of the Arctic 30 | Daily News Bite | Scoop.it
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Russian Greenpeace activists bail. But Aussie activist will eat kasha at Christmas.

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In new Mandela center, fragments from the past tell his story

In new Mandela center, fragments from the past tell his story | Daily News Bite | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Inside the Nelson Mandela Center of Memory, opened Monday by President Jacob Zuma , a small fragment of compacted mud is all that remains of the hut where Nelson Mandela was born in Mvezo village in the Eastern Cape...
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Ariel Levy: “Thanksgiving in Mongolia”

Ariel Levy: “Thanksgiving in Mongolia” | Daily News Bite | Scoop.it
When I got back from Mongolia, I was so sad I could barely breathe. On five or six occasions, I ran into mothers who had heard what had happened, and they took one look at me and burst into tears.
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A heart-breaking and brave piece about a subject usually left unsaid. 

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Toronto City Council votes to strip Mayor Rob Ford of key powers

Toronto City Council votes to strip Mayor Rob Ford of key powers | Daily News Bite | Scoop.it
Toronto city council members voted overwhelmingly Friday to strip Mayor Rob Ford of his powers of appointment and emergency rule, an act of damage control as the leader of Canada's biggest city continues to provoke scandal and revulsion.
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HIs second worst day.

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Cardiologists recommend wider use of statin drugs

Cardiologists recommend wider use of statin drugs | Daily News Bite | Scoop.it
Dramatically escalating the fight against heart attacks and strokes, the nation's cardiologists have rewritten the guidebook on how Americans should be treated with statins and unveiled a plan that could double the number of patients taking the...
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With Nelson Mandela gone, many South Africans are questioning the ANC

With Nelson Mandela gone, many South Africans are questioning the ANC | Daily News Bite | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nelson Mandela , cushioned in the comfortable blur of old age, never knew much about the scandals and corruption that have engulfed the party he believed in and its leader, President Jacob Zuma.
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Obama flies in as singing crowds await Nelson Mandela memorial

Obama flies in as singing crowds await Nelson Mandela memorial | Daily News Bite | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Thousands of South Africans filed into the 94,000-seat soccer stadium in Soweto early Tuesday for the state memorial service of the nation’s apartheid-struggle hero, Nelson Mandela .
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South Africans rich and poor mourn Nelson Mandela, celebrate his life

South Africans rich and poor mourn Nelson Mandela, celebrate his life | Daily News Bite | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- From the glitzy shopping malls of upscale suburban Sandton, north of Johannesburg, to a trash-strewn corner in a crowded Soweto street, South Africans rich and poor, influential and jobless, black and white, united...
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Nelson Mandela wore the mantle of saint reluctantly

Nelson Mandela wore the mantle of saint reluctantly | Daily News Bite | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — An irritable man who got cross when he couldn’t have his favorite brand of mineral water? A fusser who obsessively folded his daily newspapers just so, who got annoyed if things weren’t lined up in their precise order?
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The French Painter Bernard Durin’s Close Look at Insect Life

The French Painter Bernard Durin’s Close Look at Insect Life | Daily News Bite | Scoop.it
“Beetles and Other Insects,” an expanded edition of Bernard Durin’s 1980 work, gathers 60 color plates of all his known watercolor portraits of insects.
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First Wine, Now Lavender? Another Iconic French Industry Threatened By Climate Change

First Wine, Now Lavender? Another Iconic French Industry Threatened By Climate Change | Daily News Bite | Scoop.it
The iconic lavender field of Provence, France are being attacked by a tiny pest, made possible by climate change.
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Atlantic fishing nations fail to act to protect sharks, tuna

Atlantic fishing nations fail to act to protect sharks, tuna | Daily News Bite | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nations whose fleets fish for bluefin tuna and sharks ended a meeting in South Africa without reaching agreement on action to protect critically endangered species, environmentalist groups said.
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U.K. scientists track iceberg the size of Chicago.

U.K. scientists track iceberg the size of Chicago. | Daily News Bite | Scoop.it
Add this to the long list of hazards to navigation for the world's ship captains: a slow-moving iceberg about the size of Chicago.
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Activists seeking to stop illegal fishing gather in South Africa

Activists seeking to stop illegal fishing gather in South Africa | Daily News Bite | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Illegal fishing off Africa -- often by ships from wealthy nations like South Korea -- costs the continent millions of dollars a year, with poor West African nations among the hardest hit.
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When - and where - did dogs first become our pets?

When - and where - did dogs first become our pets? | Daily News Bite | Scoop.it
When it comes to evolutionary debates, this one is a major dogfight.
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In Karachi, Pakistan, few families are untouched by crime

In Karachi, Pakistan, few families are untouched by crime | Daily News Bite | Scoop.it
Karachi is Pakistan's economic hub and also its crime capital. If you haven't been kidnapped, you've probably been mugged.
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