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A Palestinian health official says 13 people were killed after tank shells hit a U.N. school in Gaza where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge from Israeli attacks.More >>
Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting on Wednesday, killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two classrooms, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency...More >>
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Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says his government has allocated two installments of 500 billion dinars ($429 million) to assist citizens who have been internally displaced by the advance of Sunni militants...More >>
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Wednesday said his government has allocated more than $850 million to assist those displaced by last month's militant takeover of much of the country, and called on Sunnis...More >>
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Russia's central bank is promising to support financial institutions hit by U.S. sanctions as stocks took a tumble on opening in Moscow.More >>
Russia was counting the potential cost of Western sanctions targeting its key energy and finance sectors on Wednesday, with the central bank promising to support lenders hit with penalties.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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