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Pakistani police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters as they tried to march toward the prime minister's home in the capital on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering...More >>
Hundreds of people were injured as Pakistani police battled throngs of protesters demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with tear gas, batons and rubber bullets outside the prime minister's official...More >>
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Australia's foreign minister has criticized the detention of 44 Fijian peacekeepers by Syrian rebels and is calling for their unconditional release.More >>
Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization...More >>
(RNN) - Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa and a legendary figure who helped end apartheid in that country, has been hospitalized for a reccurring lung infection, the Associated Press reports.
Mandela, 94, has been in the hospital quite a bit in recent years, most recently in December, when he spent three weeks in the hospital for gallstones and a lung infection.
He spent 27 years in prison for speaking out against apartheid, the segregation practice in force for decades in South Africa, before being released in 1990.
Mandela served a single term as the first freely elected president from 1994 to 1999, and then retired from public life.
His most recent public appearance was made during the 2010 World Cup soccer tournament, held in South Africa.
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